The Horniman Museum and Gardens in south east London has been open since Victorian times, when the tea trader and philanthropist, Frederick John Horniman first opened his house and extraordinary collection of objects to the local community. Since then, our collection has grown significantly and includes internationally important collections of anthropology and musical instruments, as well as an acclaimed aquarium and natural history gallery – all surrounded by 16 acres of beautiful Gardens offering breathtaking views across London.
The Content team comprises experts in our collections of Anthropology, Musical Instruments, and Natural Sciences, and in schools learning, community engagement and volunteering. Their collaboration and expertise helps share knowledge, deepen understanding and tell stories emanating from our collections to our visitors in ways that achieve our mission and priorities and raise the profile of the Horniman nationally and internationally.
We are looking for a Senior Curator of Social Practice to help deliver the Horniman’s Reset Agenda by taking a community and access driven approach to opening up the collections to a wider range of audiences, particularly by building relationships and supporting collaborative projects with source community and diaspora members. You will be dynamic, have experience in researching colonial history and a track record of public engagement using archives or museum collections.
Please note that the post requires a Basic DBS check.