Assistant Director, Heritage Collections and Curation

  • Job Reference: AD1436NB
  • Date Posted: 12 January 2021
  • Recruiter: St Andrews University
  • Location: St Andrews, Scotland
  • Salary: £52,559 to £59,135
  • Sector: Higher Education
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

University of St Andrews

Assistant Director, Heritage Collections and Curation –

£52,559 - £59,135 per annum

Libraries and Museums

Ref: AD1436NB


This is an exciting opportunity to join the University of St Andrews, in a dynamic new role with responsibility for stewardship of and engagement with its internationally-important heritage collections.

The Assistant Director, Heritage Collections and Curation will lead the convergence of museum and special collections teams and services, redesigning research and teaching support services and expanding digitisation and online engagement, while also contributing to the development of a new capital project for a Heritage Collections Research Centre.

They will work flexibly and collaboratively as part of the Directors’ Team to develop and lead the strategic direction of Libraries and Museums at St Andrews, and be an active and articulate advocate for heritage collections, developing strong relationships within the University, as well as in the wider HE and libraries, archives and museums sectors.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for and proven expertise in at least one of the areas covered by the heritage collections, experience in a senior management or leadership role in a research-intensive organisation, and be a problem-solver who can inspire and motivate their team in developing and delivering ambitious projects and initiatives.

Further information and informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Catherine Eagleton, Director of Libraries and Museums ( or Jennifer Louden, Deputy Director of Libraries and Museums (

Applications are particularly welcome from women, people from the Black, Asian, Minority or Ethnic (BAME) community and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in Managerial, Specialist & Administrative posts at the University.


For more information on the St Andrews University website, please click on the Apply button.

Closing date: 4th February 2021