As Assistant Curator, you will join the small, proactive and friendly curatorial team in a role that involves everything from the documentation and collections care of the Museum collections, dealing with enquiries, to helping research and deliver exhibitions and audience programmes. The Trust is looking for someone who will share our passion for bringing the fantastic collections even more to life and is willing to be hands-on in this varied role.
37.5 hours a week (full time), £28,000 p.a., permanent.
This is an exciting opportunity for someone with solid practical project management skills to join our Site Conservation, Transport & Maintenance Team as an Engineering Coordinator.
If you have a passion for heritage engineering and have strong experience of coordinating schemes of work, this is the role for you. You will have the opportunity to help shape the Museum’s strategic approach to its historic mechanical, industrial and operational collections as well as coordinate the operational maintenance of working exhibits, which range from steam boilers to coal fired ovens.
Specifically you will:
Coordinate the work delivery of significant programmes of repair, restoration and conservation around the Museum’s historic site.
Determine specifications and tender content for the use of external contractors and suppliers.
Consider financial resources and the challenges of working in a visitor environment, when prioritising projects.
Develop optimum standards and working practices for the care, maintenance and ongoing use of relevant collections.
Ensure that relevant collections are maintained in-line with safety management systems, health & safety policies and external regulations as required.
Maintain accurate electronic inventories of equipment, materials, and service records.
Provide regular and timely written communication on the progress of works to appropriate stake holders
We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and organised individual with proven project management/coordination experience. Strong all round communication skills are critical as you will be required to make and present your recommendations. You should also be adept at working independently but ensuring clarity of your outputs.
Whilst a specific engineering background is not essential you must have some experience of working in an industrial setting and be able to evidence your engineering skills and knowledge.
Here are details of a new post of Senior Curator (History) at Bristol:
The postholder based at M Shed and Blaise Museums will manage a team of history curators (currently three) caring for social, industrial, and maritime history collections relating especially to the past and, very importantly, the contemporary life of Bristolians.
In addition the Senior Curator will also oversee the operation of the ‘working exhibits’ in the City Docks – the Bristol Harbour Steam Railway, three historic boats, 4 electric cranes and 1 steam crane – managed through one of the curator posts and utilising an extensive volunteer force.
The Senior Curator will also work closely with the Bristol Archives team, especially regarding photographic and oral history collections.
The National Motor Museum Trust at Beaulieu is a charitable organisation dedicated to engaging and inspiring people with the story of motoring through world class collections. There are over 250 vehicles and extensive object, photographic, archive and library collections, all of which have Designated status.
This is an exciting opportunity to join an enthusiastic and proactive Collections Team within an Accredited museum and take responsibility for the Reference Library Collection. The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant field with demonstrable museum and collections management experience.
For an informal discussion, please telephone Dominic Ivaldi on 01590 614654
Details of a vacancy for the role of Curator at the Haynes International Motor Museum in Sparkford, Somerset.
As one of the leading museums and visitor attractions in the South West, with over 125,000 visitors annually, you will be joining a dynamic and engaged team of over 120 staff and volunteers.
The museum is looking for an innovative, enthusiastic and motivated museum professional to be its subject specialist, knowing the Collection inside and out, and able to preserve that information for the next custodians of our Museum. The successful candidate must be proactive and keen to work in a fast paced work environment. They’ll strive to deliver a culture of exceptional service, ensuring our visitors and partners always have the best possible experience.
The Museum has over 400 vehicles and as a charity it has three core aims: preservation, restoration and education. The Museum also operates several businesses that donate all of their profits to support these charitable aims. It is essential that the successful candidate can collaborate across the organisation in order to help deliver the Museum’s strategic plan.
The National Motor Museum Trust is seeking an experienced Library Officer to undertake collections management procedures relating to the Reference Library Collection. The successful candidate will help facilitate access through effective storage, efficient information retrieval and engagement in audience-based activities. You will be responsible for all documentation and the implementation and maintenance of appropriate levels of collections care. The Library Officer will also undertake preventive conservation, including environmental monitoring, actively seek the acquisition of new titles for the Collection, supervise volunteers and provide training where necessary.
Do you have relevant museum experience working with collections, documentation procedures, standards and proven experience of collections care? If so we would like to hear from you.
News of a job vacancy for the role of Learning & Engagement Officer at Haynes International Motor Museum in Sparkford, Somerset. As one of the leading museums and visitor attractions in the South West, with over 135,000 visitors annually, the successful candidate will be joining a dynamic and engaged team of over 120 staff and volunteers.
The role will be responsible for:
Formal learning and schools programme for all key stages with a variety of education and interest groups
Co-ordination of outreach programmes and events such as classic car shows and industry events
Active management, development and delivery of planned and programmed visitor events and activities such as Discovery, Get Closer, half-term and holiday trails
Research and delivery of talks and tours both on site and beyond the museum gates.
The Museum is looking for an innovative, enthusiastic and motivated learning professional to lead, develop and drive this work stream. The successful candidate must be proactive and keen to work in our fast paced and flexible work environment in this hands-on, varied operational role.
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and talented professional Collections Manager to join Aerospace Bristol, a new museum which opened in 2017.
Aerospace Bristol tells the story of over 100 years of aerospace design and manufacturing. The museum has learning at its heart and aims to inspire, entertain and inform present and future generations through their understanding of, and engagement with, the stories and collections of Bristol’s aerospace industry – past, present and future. It is also home to the last Concorde ever built and the last to fly when it returned to its UK birthplace in Bristol.
The Collections Manager is a permanent post and will provide overall strategic direction and managerial responsibility for the collections, staff and volunteers. The role requires outstanding collections and people management skills. There is a small collections team and body of volunteers already in place, working on the restoration and conservation of objects and exhibition maintenance.
The Brooklands Museum are now recruiting for the new role of Heritage Engineering Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for the maintenance, care and preservation of Brooklands Museum’s historic aviation, vehicle and large mechanical objects through a range of activities that include their inspection, conservation, handling and movement.
The Heritage Engineering Manager will be responsible for the planning and delivery of key projects. These will range from routine maintenance of the museum’s historic car and motorcycle collection to the development and co-ordination of preservation works on our aircraft. The postholder will work closely with volunteers, providing direction and ensuring all activities are carried out to the highest possible standard. The Heritage Engineering Manager will also play a vital role in the live running of key historic vehicles and aircraft, used to bring the site to life in a safe and enjoyable way for visitors to Brooklands.
The closing date for this interesting vacancy has been extended until 26 October – details below:
(Part-time, 22.5 hours per week, fixed-term 18 months)
Salary: £23,500 pro rata
In 2017, the British Motor Museum became part of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio. The four-year programme funded by Arts Council will help widen the Museum’s audience through a range of activities working with communities and groups locally and regionally.
A key part of the programme will be the development and creation of innovative exhibition content at the British Motor Museum. This new Exhibitions Officer post will be an exciting opportunity to assist the Museum team in delivering a range of exhibition and audience content including, in particular, a new exhibition ‘The Car. The Future. Me’, due to open in June 2019.
The Museum is looking for an experienced museum professional who has worked on exhibition development and delivery. The role will include assisting in planning, procurement and project management as well as working with colleagues across the organisation, external partners and community groups to successfully deliver the exhibition.