Helping To Shape Museums Now And In The Future: The AIM Hallmarks Leaders And Enablers Programme

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The AIM Hallmarks Leaders and Enablers Programmes – now recruiting to their second round – aim to combine insight from museum practitioners with new perspectives from the broader charities sector. This combination offers fresh ways to think about the challenges museums face, and applications are welcome from those that lead or support museums until 9 January 2017.

Programme speakers include Sarah O’Grady, who helped participants in Round 1 of the Leaders programme think through some of the challenges of organisational change, and she will be working again with participants in Round 2. Sarah brings experience of dealing with a very challenging, politically charged change process, having been chair of Amnesty UK during a difficult time for the organisation, taking over when the previous chair resigned suddenly in 2013. Round 1 participants appreciated her candour and willingness to share her experiences of what it feels like to guide an organisation…

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JOB VACANCY – COVENTRY TRANSPORT MUSEUM

News of a new job vacancy at Coventry Transport Museum:

Collections Care Technician

The museum is advertising a fantastic and rare opportunity for an experienced vehicle maintenance technician with a real passion for the history of the motor vehicle and their conservation.  As the successful candidate will be spending a significant amount of time working on the conservation, restoration and maintenance of historic vehicles, held by Coventry Transport Museum on behalf of Coventry City Council.

Working as part of a team of technicians, and under the supervision of the Curator of Vehicles & Motorcycles, the suitable candidate will be required to utilise their detailed knowledge of the workings of modern and historic motorised vehicles.  Undertaking research, developing and maintaining records on the collections, and ensuring we meet the required standards for our designated collection, both as part of our displays as well as in museum stores.

The closing date for applications is: 15th January 2017

More information from: http://www.transport-museum.com/join_and_support/work_at_the_museum.aspx

PROJECT CONSULTANT OPPORTUNITY

Following the completion of a Scoping project in 2015/6 and the award of further funding by Arts Council England, ABTEM now requires an experienced heritage Consultant(s) to develop guidelines for the care and operation of larger and working heritage items, including: stationary engines; industrial machinery; steam & motor road vehicles; aircraft; railway vehicles; ships; boats. A new document based on the now out-of-print and out-of date publications: ‘Standards in the Museum Care of Larger & Working Objects’ (1994); MGC ‘Larger & Working Objects: a guide to their preservation and care’ (1997); and ‘Larger & Working Objects: a guide to standards in their preservation and care’ (2009).

This project is supported by a grant from the Arts Council England’s Museum Resilience Fund. The maximum budget for this project is £25,000.The project will be completed by March 2018.

For a copy of the ITQ (Invitation to Quote), please contact Steph Gillett (Project Administrator) by email steph.abtem@gmail.com.

Deadline for receipt of quotations: 13 January 2017

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Increase Your Knowledge And Skills In 2017 With AIM

AIM Blog for independent museums and heritage sites

If you are looking to increase your professional knowledge and skills to enable you and the museums that you lead or support to flourish in 2017, then make sure you apply for the AIM Hallmarks Leaders and Enablers Programme which is now open for applications.

You might be a Museum Director who wants to build a supportive network of peers facing similar challenges – or to share ideas – or perhaps you are a Museum Development Officer or Consultant looking to extend your range of tools to resolve dilemmas and address complex issues. Whatever your role, the range of practical tools, ongoing support and new networks will inspire you with new ideas and enhance your confidence.

The AIM Hallmarks Learning Programme has been developed to address the needs of those who lead or support museums and is delivered on behalf of AIM by Ruth Lesirge and Hilary Barnard: highly experienced consultants with a strong track…

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