The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is looking for a Geological Collections Assistant with experience of working in Earth Science storage facilities to join the Research Development & Support (ReDS) team.

Getting paid to read The Geological Curator?

As regular visitors to our website may have noticed, we have started a project to generate a full text, fully searchable index of The Geological Curator. To do this, it is necessary to enter details about the article (for example the title, authors, abstract) into a database which is then searched by the website.

The committee is now seeking to engage individual(s) on a freelance basis to enter this information, and we are currently seeking expressions of interest before 1st May 2019. Further details in this document: 

Journal indexing person specification


"Why do you want to work for this museum?"


Ah, the interview question we all dread - what answer will you have up your sleeve? We took a very quick poll of curators and others who work with geology collections and this is a quick summary of the answers we received:

  • "It is a privilege to work with these historic collections"
  • "Every day is different, usually in a good way"
  • "I meet fascinating people all the time"
  • "I'm not in it for the money, it's because I'm passionate about my job"
  • "I work with dinosaurs. Enough said"


Most jobs are advertised on-line - here we have compiled a list of possible sources for you to start your search from. Click through to see any vacancies that we know about, and to find a list of other websites. Good luck!