The British Museum is now recruiting a qualified curator with a strong understanding of material culture and anthropology to join the EMKP Team.  

The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the EMKP granting process, alongside the Head of EMKP Dr. Ceri Ashley. This includes supporting and advising prospective applicants and managing grant awards. The Project Curator will also work closely with the EMKP’s global community of scholars, supporting current EMKP grantees. The successful candidate will be encouraged to carry out related research, and be an advocate for EMKP and the British Museum through dissemination of EMKP-related research in public lectures, conferences, and publications. 

Essential criteria include: a BA/BSc (or equivalent) in anthropology or related discipline; experience of fieldwork in Africa, Oceania, Asia, or the Americas; strong interpersonal skills; and some experience of managing small projects/teams. Language skills in any major languages spoken in Africa, Oceania, the Americas and Asia are also desirable.  

You can learn more about this role and apply through the British Museum’s recruitment website. Further enquiries can also be directed to the EMKP Team using the email We are happy to consider both local and international applicants.


Banner Image: A goldsmith waxing of a clay mould of a beetle in Kumasi, Ashanti region, Ghana (Photo: Kodzo Gavua)