BSHS Engagement Fellowship 2019 – East Lothian Museums Service

Job Type: Fellowship

Application Deadline: December 23, 2019

An exciting opportunity exists for a BSHS Engagement Fellow with East Lothian Museums Service. We are seeking applications from postgraduate students with a relevant degree for a Fellowship funded by the British Society for the History of Science (BSHS), to start early 2020.

The BSHS Engagement Fellow will be based at the Museums Service HQ in Haddington. The museum holds a fascinating collection of historical medical instruments and textbooks that were used by a female GP in a local town. She worked during the 1950s and later, and the practices she performed in people’s homes have radically changed. Her story describes the changing role of medicine and the role of women in medicine in the late 20th Century. The successful Fellow will update the museum’s database with information about the objects and design new public engagement materials based on the collection.

The Fellow will commit 4 x 40 hours (160 hours in total) of time in a timetable to be agreed with the Collections Officer. This work would be supported by a bursary of £2,000 funded by the British Society for the History of Science.

More details on the opportunity can be found on the BSHS website.

To apply, please send your application to Claire Pannell Applications should contain a curriculum vitae together with a short covering letter of up to 1,000 words including a statement of interest in the Fellowship. The letter should outline your relevant experience, how you anticipate bringing that experience to the project, and your initial ideas for engaging the public with the collection based on the project outline. The deadline for applications is 09:00 23rd December.

Posted: December 11, 2019