Category Archives: Motor Museums

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

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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: Heritage Engineering Manager – Brooklands Museum

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.

More details are available at:  https://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/about/work-for-us and download the Job Description and Application Pack to find out how to apply for this position. If you are interested in this role and would like to book a 10 minute phone call to find out more, please email Alex Patterson, Director of Collections, Interpretation & Heritage apatterson@brooklandsmuseum.com.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 3 March 2019. Interviews will be held on Friday 15 March.

 

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Still time to book for the European Conference for Automotive History!

The second European conference for automotive history, is to be held at the Louwman Museum, Leidsestraatweg 57, 2594 BB Den Haag, The Netherlands, from 29 to 31 March 2019.

After the success of the first Conference held at the Cité de l‘Automobile in Mulhouse, France, in 2017, the Louwman Museum generously offered to act as host for the next conference.

The programme features presentations on a wide range of topics from automotive historians, both in Europe, and in the USA.

More details are available below:

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UK to host World Forum for Motor Museums event

The programme has been announced for the 2018 World Forum for Motor Museums which is being held at the British Motor Museum and Coventry Transport Museum between 3rd and 7th September.

More than 25 speakers from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, the USA and the UK will be sharing their knowledge and expertise in a programme packed with content covering everything from income generation to vehicle conservation and much else. The four themes of resilience and sustainability, collections, engaging audiences and motor museums for the 21st century are illustrated with presentations and debate.

Full details of the programme are now available at wfmm2018.org including information about conference hotels and how to book a place.

The deadline for the ‘Early Bird’ rate for delegate fees  has been extended by one week to 6th July – details on the wfmm2018.org web site.

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Head of Collections and Interpretation Vacancy at Haynes International Motor Museum

News of a new post being created at the Haynes International Motor Museum at Sparkford:

“An exciting opportunity has arisen at the Haynes International Motor Museum for a Head of Collections and Interpretation to join the Senior Executive Team. The successful candidate will manage the Collections Department and lead the delivery of an ambitious and forward thinking strategy. The role’s responsibilities cover the full spectrum of collections focused activity including the day-to-day management of the collection, collections documentation, conservation, the delivery of education programmes and both temporary and longer term exhibitions & displays. The adoption of sector best practice will be at the heart of this work in preparation for an eventual Accreditation application.”

Salary: c£30-40,000

Further information about the vacancy can be found at: https://www.haynesmotormuseum.com/jobs/head-collections-and-interpretation

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Brooklands Museum – Director of Collections Role Advertised

Details of a new role at Brooklands Museum:

The Museum is seeking a new Director of Collections, Interpretation and Heritage who is passionate about bringing history alive for people; telling stories of science, engineering, industry and innovation in ways that enthral and excite people of all ages and backgrounds and who wants to play a key leadership role in this growing, ambitious, independent museum.

Brooklands Museum is on the site of the world’s first purpose built motor racing circuit and the most productive aircraft factories in Europe in the twentieth century. Brooklands’ heritage includes themes of inventiveness, adventure, ambition and engineering innovation. The museum is well-known and loved by enthusiasts, and has a growing family audience. Our aim in coming years is to bring out its interest and relevance to the wider public.

It is an exciting time to join the museum. A new CEO started earlier this year, and much of the site will be reinterpreted and developed over the coming years, building on the extremely successful new £8m development of the Brooklands Aircraft Factory and Flight Shed exhibitions, completed last year.

The ideal candidate will have a good knowledge of motor sport and / or aviation collections, with a background in engineering and experience of working collections, as using collections is a key principle of the museum. Experience of working with a large team of enthusiastic, knowledgeable volunteers would be helpful. Crucially, the post holder will be able to lead the development and implementation of a site-wide interpretation plan that will engage visitors with the Brooklands story and bring it to life for a wide-range of types of visitors.

For more information about the post and how to apply please visit https://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/about/work-for-us