The closing date for this interesting vacancy has been extended until 26 October – details below:
(Part-time, 22.5 hours per week, fixed-term 18 months)
Salary: £23,500 pro rata
In 2017, the British Motor Museum became part of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio. The four-year programme funded by Arts Council will help widen the Museum’s audience through a range of activities working with communities and groups locally and regionally.
A key part of the programme will be the development and creation of innovative exhibition content at the British Motor Museum. This new Exhibitions Officer post will be an exciting opportunity to assist the Museum team in delivering a range of exhibition and audience content including, in particular, a new exhibition ‘The Car. The Future. Me’, due to open in June 2019.
The Museum is looking for an experienced museum professional who has worked on exhibition development and delivery. The role will include assisting in planning, procurement and project management as well as working with colleagues across the organisation, external partners and community groups to successfully deliver the exhibition.
Closing date: 26 October 2018
A full job description for this post can be downloaded here.
How to apply
To apply, please send a CV along with a covering letter or email giving full details of your experience and suitability for this position to email@example.com
Circa £25,000 PA Pro Rata. Job Share : 3 days per week (22.5 hours)
The Black Country Living Museum is looking to recruit a highly motivated individual to curate its designated industry and transport collections. With a background in an established museum or heritage environment, the successful candidate will be instrumental in enhancing and developing the visitor experience as well as maintaining optimum curatorial standards in collections management and care.
The museum welcomes over 300,000 visitors per year to explore and discover 300 years of Black Country history. Our designated collections of around 61,000 objects constitute a comprehensive record of industrial activity and society in the Black Country. BCLM: Forging Ahead is our £22m project to create a world class heritage attraction at the heart of the Black Country, telling a unique story of worldwide significance to 500,000 people each year.
For further information: see https://www.bclm.co.uk/about/jobs-at-the-museum/4.htm
Following the retirement of AIM’s long standing Bulletin Editor, Diana Zeuner, the Association is looking for an Editor to work with on an interim basis.
AIM are looking for a talented and creative Editor, preferably with knowledge of the museum and heritage sector, to work on a freelance basis to produce 5 issues, comprising the December 2018- August 2019 issues.
This would involve a start in early/mid September 2018 to begin work on the December 2018 issue
The Interim Editor will work closely with the AIM Staff team and Council members, in particular the Director, Emma Chaplin, and the Membership, Marketing and Projects Manager, Sassy Hicks, to maintain and develop consistent and complementary communications across digital and print.
For more information, please visit: https://www.aim-museums.co.uk/aim-vacancy-aim-bulletin-interim-editor/
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.”
Further information about the vacancy can be found at: https://www.haynesmotormuseum.com/jobs/head-collections-and-interpretation
DETAILS OF A NEW POST AT THE RAF MUSEUM:
c£31,000 per annum
The Royal Air Force Museum is a National Museum that tells the story of the RAF through its people and collections.
The Conservation Manager role is an exciting new opportunity to lead a dedicated team within the Museum’s Collections Services department. This team will play a leading role in the continuing transformation of the RAF Museum as it marks the centenary of the Royal Air Force.
The post holder will manage the development and delivery of conservation projects and facilities at the Museum’s London site. In support of the Museum’s collections development and exhibition programmes they will manage a range of activities to ensure the preservation of collections whilst promoting wider public access to the RAF story and greater volunteer engagement.
A relevant conservation or engineering qualification or demonstrable experience in managing and preserving aircraft or other large industrial objects within a heritage, commercial or military environment are essential. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of conservation or engineering standards.
The post will be based in Colindale, NW London. Some weekend and evening working and travel between Museum sites and to other institutions in the UK and overseas will be necessary.
Details of a vacancy at the Black County Living Museum
Curator (Industry & Transport): Job Share: 15 hours per week
Salary: circa £25,000 per annum (pro rata)
The Black Country Living Museum (BCLM) is looking to recruit a highly motivated individual to curate our designated industry and transport collections. With a background in an established museum or heritage environment, you will be instrumental in enhancing and developing our visitor experience as well as maintaining optimum curatorial standards in collections management and care. To complement our existing team, you should have a strong background in industrial history or industrial collections.
The Postholder will work within the Collections Team, supported by dedicated volunteers, and expected to provide support and advice to colleagues across that organisation. There are a number of funded activities, including the delivery of industrial elements of BCLM: Forging Ahead, for the Curator to take the lead on. Evidence of previous successful museum project management is essential. Experience of working in an open-air museum or with operational industrial exhibits is desirable.
For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Jonathan Wilson, Deputy Chief Executive (Collections, Learning and Research), Jonathan.Wilson@bclm.com .
For a job description and details of how to apply, please visit http://www.bclm.co.uk/about/jobs-at-the-museum/4.htm
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