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
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:
The next ABTEM seminar will be held at the Wheal Martyn Museum, Carthew, St Austell, Cornwall, on Friday 16 June.
The seminar is titled ‘Overexposure – Caring for objects that have to stay outside’ and will deal with the trials and tribulations of looking after objects that sit outside museums
Full details and list of speakers will follow shortly, but there will be plenty of opportunity to network and exchange ideas and strategies, and to catch up on the progress with the Arts Council-funded revision of the Standards in the Museum Care of Larger and Working Objects project being undertaken by ABTEM and consultants IRHC.
The day will also include a Guided tour of Wheal Martyn.
Why not make a weekend of it?