Job Opportunity: Museum Curator (Deadline – Friday, 12 Oct 2007)

The Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, National University of Singapore is advertising for a suitable candidate to fill the post of curator at the museum.

The requirements are as below:

  • Polytechnic diploma in bioscience, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science (Honours) or MSc degree in zoology or biology.
  • As this job involves a large amount of contact with dead and preserved animal specimens, must be able to tolerate these.
  • Must be reasonably fit and able to conduct outdoor work.
  • Must have a reasonably good command of the English language.
  • Driving licence preferred.
  • Non-smoker preferred.

The duties and responsibilities include:

  • Curation of the collections of crustacean, cnidarian, echinoderm and/or other taxa in the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research. An appointee who lacks the expertise will obtain on-the-job training.
  • Building and managing the database of the collections of crustacean, cnidarian, echinoderm and/or other taxa in the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research.
  • Processing and managing of loans of specimens.
  • Maintenance of facilities and laboratory equipment in the museum’s premises.
  • Purchasing of consumables such as containers and alcohol.
  • Attending to, and assisting visiting research personnel in locating specimens and field work.
  • Field work and biodiversity surveys.

Salaries will be determined by the NUS Office of Human Resources but will be equivalent to those of the Civil Service in Singapore, for the same qualifications. Male Singapore citizens who have served National Service will also be given two increments. Experience may also be taken into consideration.

This is a one-year contract, but renewable on a yearly basis.

Suitable candidates are requested to please send the soft copy of their curriculum vitae and the completed application form, by Friday, 12 Oct 2007, to:
Assoc. Prof. Hugh Tan
Deputy Director
Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research
Email: dbsttw@nus.edu.sg

Download application form here

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