Curator – Marine Biology

Deadline: Friday, February 24, 2023 - 10:00
Employer: The Natural History Museum, Abu Dhabi
Contract Duration: Permanent
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: Negotiable

The Natural History Museum, Abu Dhabi is an exciting new development. A world class museum for the Saadiyat Culture District in Abu Dhabi, to take its place alongside the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and the Zayed National Museum. Consisting of some 25,000 sqm of facilities with 8,500 square metres of galleries, it is due to open in 2025.

Job Purpose
Working as part of a Curatorial team, under the guidance of the Senior Curator, to carry out Curatorial and Research activities related to content development and production of the Natural History Museum Abu Dhabi Collection. In addition, the care and presentation of the collections, exhibitions, commissions and publications, encompassing budget and schedule as well as design and installation needs. The successful candidate will have specific responsibility for the acquisition, field collection, care, development, research, interpretation and display of Marine Biology Collections, meeting the pre-opening collection development requirements, as well as building a world-class Marine Biology Collection with a solid foundation focused on the indigenous Marine Biology specimens of the UAE. Developing the NHMAD as a primary resource and central repository for Marine Biology display and research collections from the UAE. The successful candidate will also be expected to assist with the wider NHMAD collections in all areas, as required in both the pre-opening and post-opening phases, as an integral part of a flexible and dynamic curatorial team open to doing all that is required to make the NHMAD a success.

Further details and Application Process
Contact Thara Varughese at
or Sara Al Tamimi at