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
A vacancy at National Museums Liverpool is currently being advertised for the post of Conservator (Urban Land Transport & Engineering) working as part of the Shipkeeping and Engineering team at the Merseyside Maritime Museum.
Details are available at:
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
News from new ABTEM Member the Underfall Yard Trust who are looking to appoint a Boatyard Manager:
The Underfall Yard Trust wishes to appoint a part-time (4 days pw, Monday to Thursday) Boatyard Manager to run an important historic boatyard on Bristol’s harbourside.
With a busy slipway, nearly twenty units rented by maritime and traditional-skills based businesses, and a visitor centre and café opening in March 2016, these are exciting times for the Underfall Yard. Thanks to a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of nearly £3 million, we will be sharing the past and present with 100,000 visitors a year – but equally important is the Yard’s future as a growing boatyard with superb services for the maritime community.
We need an energetic, enthusiastic Boatyard Manager who will respond to the challenges of this important site, working with tenants, colleagues, volunteers and visitors to ensure that this award-winning boatyard business continues to develop.
For more details and a job description see;http://www.jobsinmaritime.com/job/boatyard-manager/ or contact Nicola Dyer, Project Director on 0117 929 3250 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Interviews will take place in Bristol on Tuesday 1st September 2015 Closing date 14th August 2015
Two Heritage-lottery funded heritage engine traineeships are being advertised at:
Closing date 18 February 2014 with a start date of 1st April.
Coventry Transport Museum are looking to recruit a full-time Collections care Technician to join their team that conserve, prepare for display and transport the collection in support of the Museum’s objectives and ambitions. The job requires conservation of the static and display collections to museum standards and sympathetic maintenance of the running collection.
More details are available at: http://www.transport-museum.com/gettinginvolved/WorkAtTheMuseum.aspx