Curator of Olympic & Sports History
Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum

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Full time
About the Job: 

Role purpose : To be responsible for and represent all aspects of the Olympic Movement’s and the Sports’ heritage and knowledge at QOSM: undertake research into and make publicly accessible the collections of objects relating to Olympic Movement, International Sports and other related collections across the Museum. To contribute to the interpretation of the permanent and temporary exhibitions, tying into QOSM strategies and remit.

Key Accountabilities

  • To initiate and lead innovative research projects on, and beyond, the Olympic Movement and Sports including projects involving external partners.
  • To develop the Research Strategy for the Olympic Movement and Sports. Initiate, develop, achieve and represent QOSM for the relevant needed collaborations with national and international sports entities.
  • To identify and assist in the development of permanent display exhibits in the field of the Olympic heritage and International Sports and athletes today.
  • To assist in the improved documentation of the Olympic and Sports collection, working with the Collections Officer and Head of Collections. To apply specialist academic knowledge on the Olympic and Sports collection effectively, and communicate findings to a wide range of audiences.
  • To identify and lead on improving the display of the Olympic & Sports collection and research in the museum’s galleries and elsewhere both on- and off-site
  • To maintain a high standard recognized academic output and contributing to international scholarship. 
  • To work as a team member with colleagues within and beyond the department on working parties and committees, for example research strategies.
  • To undertake fieldwork on behalf of QOSM if aligned with the Research Strategy as appropriate.
  • To deal with enquiries from the public in person, in writing, by telephone and via e-mail as the primary point of contact for Olympic and Sport History. 
  • To secure research grants where appropriate and related to the Olympic and Sports movement.
  • To work with learning and engagement team to ensure new knowledge is disseminated into future learning programmes and exhibitions.
  • To guide and work with the collections and exhibitions team to accomplish high standard temporary exhibitions
  • To lead and deliver public programming projects via publication, digital, display, tour, lecture and broadcast.
  • To act as an advocate for QOSM. To represent QOSM externally where appropriate, e.g. in dealings with stakeholders and partners, ensuring positive relationships and enhancement of the organisation’s reputation.
  • To collaborate with other institutions or groups nationally and internationally and to develop or ensure good relations with relevant stakeholders.
  • To work regularly with national and international colleagues, consolidating relationships and ensuring QOSM is represented. 
  • To develop relationships with International Networks of Museums and represent the QOSM in the discussions for new developments, works, partnerships.
  • To develop partnerships with relevant Academic Institutions to accomplish the documentation and the needed research for mutual benefit
  • To undertake tours of the exhibitions where required. 
  • To undertake their own programme of CPD to maintain and develop their own expertise and knowledge within the heritage and tourism sector and beyond.
  • To assist in the training of tour guides for new temporary exhibitions. 


About The Applicant: 
  • Ability to research, create and organize sports content related to the Olympic Movement and Sport for the public
  • Minimum Master Degree in Olympic Studies/Sport Sciences/Sports History/Management/Research or other related degrees
  • 5-8 years of work related to the Olympic and International Sports. Preferably with National Sports Institutions and International Institutions for the Legacy of Sports and the Olympic Movement