The leading independent museum for trolleybuses is seeking to replace their Museum Mentor who is due to retire from this role in late May 2017. The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft holds the largest collection of historic trolleybuses in the world and has been Registered and subsequently Accredited for many years. It is run entirely by enthusiastic volunteers, but also occasionally uses outside contractors, when necessary.
An operational Museum, rather than ‘glass case’ style, it attracts a number of unique challenges. Established in 1969, the Museum has been successfully expanding at a steady rate, but is now in the midst of a substantial development and expansion programme.
The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft is well connected within the transport community and has several associations to other related Museums and organisations. The museum is based in North Lincolnshire, close to the M180 and just 10 miles from Doncaster
Do you think you can assist the Museum?
We are looking for:
- an experienced and dynamic museum professional who can both advise and support us in regard to museum professional standards
- someone who would enjoy working alongside such an extensive and unique collection
- a working knowledge of the Transport sector or industrial collections would be useful, but not essential.
Further details about the criteria for a Museum mentor can be located at:
Please send your CV and a covering letter or email to:
The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft- (www.sandtoft.org.uk)
Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster, DN8 5SX
If you would like to find out more or would prefer an informal chat beforehand please contact Bruce Lake on 07788 642799. Note not always immediately available by phone due to working in current public transport, so an initial email or text to set up a conversation would be appropriate.
Details of a new job at the Manchester Museum of Science & Industry (closing date 31st May 2017):
“With world-class collections at the heart of our museums,our curatorial and research team are committed to delivering a sustainable,accessible and interactive museum offering by improving the management of our objects – allowing us to be accessible and open for all.
We are looking for an Assistant Curator to join the team here at The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, on a fixed term basis, to support curators with collections management, research and access.
As part of an important task force which underpins the care of our objects you will also work to enhance our collections information,promoting the use of our collections whilst assisting independent researchers and higher education groups with their enquiries – inspiring futures through STEM.
You will also work with a passion to grow the ‘science capital’ of visitors and colleagues by providing tours of galleries and stores,sharing authentic stories with varied and diverse audiences.
In this role you will be offered a competitive salary alongside a number of excellent benefits including generous holidays the option to join one of our rewarding pension schemes.
If you have an enthusiastic interest in working with science and technology collections we would love to hear from you!”
Interviews will be held on 14th June 2017.
To apply and to view a full job description, please view the vacancy information pack.
Final details of ABTEM’s spring meeting to be held on 16th June at Wheal Martyn in Cornwall have been announced.
“Overexposure: Caring for Objects that have to stay Outside” will deal with the trials and tribulations of looking after large objects and pieces of machinery that museums cannot keep under cover.
Speakers include: David Eveleigh, Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Dave Morris, Fleet Air Arms Museum, Peter Bannister, Wheal Martyn and Kevin Baker from the King Edward Mine Camborne.
Helen Ashby from consultants IRHC will also give an update on our Arts Council-funded project to produce new guidelines for the care and operation of larger and working objects.
The event runs from 10.00 to 16.00 – places are limited to 40, so early booking is recommended.
For the full programme and to book a place, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/abtem-spring-seminar-overexposure-caring-for-objects-that-have-to-stay-outside-tickets-33816141991