Curator, The UWI Zoology Museum (Ref# 157/64 I L1)

Faculty: Science and Technology
Life Sciences

Deadline Date: Sunday, May 26, 2024
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Qualifications and Experience

 The successful candidate must possess a Master’s degree, which should be in a relevant Biological Science.


Candidates should also possess:

  • Demonstrated experience in running a museum
  • Experience in managing and curating zoological collections
  • Experience in planning, organizing interpreting and presenting exhibitions – both online and physically
  • Experience in networking with other institutions, as well as supervising a small staff contingent
  • Evidence of outreach activities and enhanced communication and engagement with a range of stakeholders
  • Database management skills
  • Knowledge of faunal taxonomy
  • Knowledge of conservation practices


Candidates with the following would have an advantage: 

  • Certification in museum science or museum curation
  • Demonstrated experience (including writing) in the development of successful proposals for research funding including museum activities
  • Photographic, and web-site design experience
  • Ability to engage in multi-disciplinary projects as evidenced by research interests that complement existing research groups within the Department of Life Sciences


 The following would be considered assets:

  •  Teaching and research in biosystematics and biodiversity, including relevant publications
  • Evidence of success in relevant grant writing and project fund applications


Special Responsibilities 

  • Managing and curating The UWI zoological collections and running the museum
  • Planning, organizing interpreting and presenting exhibitions – both online and physically
  • Networking with other institutions, as well as supervising a small staff contingent
  • Developing proposals for research funding including museum activities
  • Teaching and conducting research in Biosystematics and Biodiversity
  • Updating The UWI Zoology Museum website


Personal Attributes 

The Campus places high priority on individuals of integrity who can work well in a team and student friendly environment. Candidates should also possess good communication and interpersonal skills. A good command of both oral and written English is essential. Candidates should also: 

  • Be willing to work collaboratively with academic and support staff
  • Possess problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Be self-motivated and contribute to team work
  • Be able to plan, organize and implement work programmes
  • Be service driven
  • Possess good time management skills
  • Be able to work well under pressure and work on multiple projects concurrently 


Detailed application and full curriculum vitae should be sent to the Campus Registrar, c/o HR Division (Appointments Section), Main Administration Building, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I. via e-mail: Three (3) referees (one of whom should be from your present organization) must be indicated. Application forms may be obtained at in the Faculty & Staff, Staff Vacancies section. Further particulars including remuneration package may also be obtained at the above address. In order to expedite the appointment procedures, applicants are advised to ask their referees to send their signed references under CONFIDENTIAL cover DIRECTLY to the Campus Registrar at the above address without waiting to be contacted by the University. Applications received after the deadline date will not be considered.