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.
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:
Please see details of a vacancy for a Curator of Transport and Industry at the Black Country Living Museum on their web site.
The closing date is 10 February 2017.
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 of an opportunity at Crofton Beam Engines:
The Kennet and Avon Canal Trust, the owners of Crofton Beam Engines, have applied to the Heritage Lottery Fund towards the cost of capital works to secure the future integrity of the site and a programme of interpretation and activities to improve its attraction. The estimated total project costs are over £800,000. The Project Manager will be responsible for commissioning and managing surveys, design work, budget and programmes, co-ordinating and assisting with the preparation of the main HLF application. The part-time post will commence in September this year for a period of around 10 months. You will have experience in heritage building projects, organizational and communication skills, involving HLF funding.
For full details please contact Jean Cook at email@example.com Applications must be received by 4:00pm on Friday 26 August with your daily fee schedule, CV and supporting letter. The Kennet and Avon Canal Trust, Couch Lane, Devizes, Wilts. SN10 1EB Tel: 01380 721279 Charity number 209206
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