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Vacancies: Exhibitions Project Officer and Volunteer Team Leader, Haynes Motor Museum

Haynes Motor Museum is recruiting for two new full time roles, an Exhibitions Project Officer and Volunteer Team Leader. Details of the two roles can be found on the Haynes Motor Museum website.

Exhibitions Project Officer

“We are looking to recruit an experienced museum professional with a proven track record in exhibitions commissioning, installation and project management.

The successful applicant will work closely with the Curator, other colleagues and external contractors to deliver an experiential interpretational journey designed to appeal to a wide range of audiences. Reporting to the Curator, who is head of department, you will be working alongside the Volunteer Team Leader and working with the broader Museum team across departments.”

Volunteer Team Leader

“After carrying out a volunteer review, the Museum is recruiting a Volunteer Team Leader to help to develop, plan and then implement a new volunteer strategy and lead the volunteer cohort. This is an exciting opportunity to develop the volunteer experience and guide volunteer growth at the Museum through the recruitment, training and coordination of volunteers.

The Museum is moving from “car collection to museum” which will reimagine the visitor journey, reconceptualising ways in which volunteers can improve the visitor experience and use of collections across site. The successful candidate will support the Museum’s development through the management of volunteers with the aims of:

  • Supporting the creation of an exceptional visitor journey
  • Facilitating innovative educational opportunities
  • Being conscientious custodians of our collection

Reporting to the Curator, who is the head of department, you will be working alongside the Exhibitions Project Officer within the Collections team. You will also be working with the broader Museum team across departments.”

Further information on both roles can be found on the Haynes Motor Museum website.

Vacancy: Head of Engineering, The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust (IGMT) are currently advertising for a Head of Engineering.

The IGMT are “looking for someone to lead the Engineering team in providing both a reactive and proactive, multi-skilled maintenance service on all plant, equipment and mechanical exhibits at Blists Hill Victorian Town. They will be responsible for providing an efficient Engineering function, ensure all projects, inspections and maintenance are delivered on budget and on time to the highest standard.”

More details can be found at: Careers at The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust

Vacancy: Assistant Curator, The British Motor Museum

The British Motor Museum, Gaydon is looking to recruit an Assistant Curator on a full-time, permanent basis.

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.

More details can be found at:  https://www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/about-us/get-involved/current-vacancies

Vacancy: Engineering Coordinator, Black Country Living Museum

The Black Country Living Museum is currently advertising a vacancy for an Engineering Coordinator. The description is as follows:

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.

To apply for the role, read the job advert here.

SENIOR CURATOR (HISTORY) VACANCY – BRISTOL MUSEUMS

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.

More information is available at:

Vacancy for Library Curator at National Motor Museum

Details of a new vacancy:

Library Curator

National Motor Museum Trust

Beaulieu

37.5 hours per week

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

To apply for this position please download an application form from our website at http://www.beaulieu.co.uk/careers . Alternatively please email recruitment@beaulieu.co.uk or call 01590 614681 if you would like an application form posted to you.

Closing Date: Tuesday 18 June at 12 noon

Interview Date: Wednesday 3 July 2019

Please quote reference number V143

BL

Curatorial Vacancy – Haynes International Motor Museum

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.

More information is available at: https://www.haynesmotormuseum.com/jobs/museum-curator-ft

Closing date: Monday 10th June 2019

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Vacancy at the National Motor Museum

Details of a job opportunity at Beaulieu:

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.

For an informal discussion, please telephone

Dominic Ivaldi on 01590 614654

To apply for this position please download an application form from our website at www.beaulieu.co.uk/careers . Alternatively please email recruitment@beaulieu.co.uk or call 01590 614681 if you would like an application form posted to you.

Closing date: 23 April at 12 noon

Interviews will take place during week commencing

29 April and the 6 May

Please quote reference number V129

BL

Learning and Engagement Vacancy at Haynes International Motor Museum

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.

How to Apply:

Please visit: https://www.haynesmotormuseum.com/jobs/learning-engagement-officer-ft

 

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Job Vacancy: Collections Manager – Aerospace Bristol

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.

More information about the post can be found at: http://aerospacebristol.org/careers

Closing date: 25 February 2019

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