Job opportunities (18.6.2022)
Assistant Curator, Watts Gallery Trust
Heritage Events Coordinator Internship, St. Marylebone Parish Church
Museum Manager, The Fusilier Museum, Warwick
The Fusilier Museum Warwick is moving to a new site in the centre of the town 200 metres from the castle. The Museum is seeking a Manager who will be the driving force behind the day-to-day management of the Museum supporting and developing the team in order to ensure excellence in service delivery across every area of the Museum. We seek an individual with curatorial knowledge/qualifications, leadership skills and business acumen.
Hours of work: Hours will be flexible across the week, 32 hours a week, subject to discussions with the museum trustees. Occasionally, additional time may be needed to undertake other duties which may be reasonably requested by the Trustees and which are compatible with the overall scope and authority of the role.
Lead Curator - African Collections, BRITISH LIBRARY
The British Library holds a significant and growing collection of contemporary and heritage material from and relating to Africa, including printed books, journals, newspapers, reports, manuscripts and digital resources.
This role offers an exciting opportunity to join the British Library and to lead on developing, managing, promoting and making accessible the Library's African collections. The Lead Curator, African Collections will specifically be acquiring and cataloguing publications from and in the languages of Africa south of the Sahara, as well as engaging with items in a number of formats. They will be responsible for projects and activities relating to this collection, and associated budget and staff, as well as taking a leading role in developing future major programs and partnerships, working collaboratively across the Library and with external partners. They will interpret, promote and make accessible the collection to diverse users and audiences through public engagement activities, documentation and digitisation projects, research, exhibitions, and cultural events.
The successful candidate will have a first degree or equivalent in a discipline relevant to African collections, a good knowledge of the history and cultures of Africa south of the Sahara, exemplified by a research or other relevant output, and a good working knowledge of one or more African languages. They will have experience in managing heritage and contemporary collections in a library, archive or museum setting, and in managing resources and/or projects. Excellent communication and organisational skills are essential to this post, and experience of working with diverse audiences would be desirable.
As one of the world's great libraries, our duty is to preserve the nation's intellectual memory for the future and make it available to all for research, inspiration and enjoyment. We have well over 170 million items, in most known languages, with three million new items added every year. We have manuscripts, maps, newspapers, magazines, prints and drawings, music scores, and patents, including a growing digital collection, and we make our collection and programmes available to all. We operate the world's largest document delivery service providing millions of items a year to customers all over the world. What matters to us is that we preserve the national memory and enable knowledge to be created both now and in the future by anyone, anywhere.
In return we offer a competitive salary and a number of excellent benefits. Our pension scheme is one of the most valuable benefits we offer, as our staff can become members of the Alpha Pension Scheme where the Library contributes a minimum of 20.6% (this may be higher dependant on grade. Another significant benefit the Library provides is the provision of a flexible working hours scheme which could allow you to work your hours flexibly over the week and to take up to 5 days flexi leave in a 3 month period. This is on top of 25 days holiday from entry and public and privilege holidays.
Assistant Curator, WATTS GALLERY - ARTISTS' VILLAGE
We are looking for an enthusiastic museum professional to join our Collections and Exhibitions team as an Assistant Curator. From our beautiful and inspiring setting of Watts Gallery - Artists Village we aim to deliver our Art for All by All Mission and our teams are the driving force behind this. Could you help us?
This is an excellent opportunity to work with our outstanding collections and to develop and improve key curatorial skills whilst enhancing our specialist knowledge and interpretation. If you are passionate about sharing collections with diverse audiences and are flexible, organised, and motivated by a varied role then we would love to hear from you.
In return we can offer you a flexible and supportive work environment, discounts in our shop and tea shop as well as friends and family tickets. Watts Gallery is a truly inspiring and special place to work; come and see for yourself.
This is a full time permanent position.
If you are interested in joining the team please complete an application form and return it by an email by 10th July 2022.
Head Curator, SCIENCE MUSEUM GROUP
Do you have substantial experience of developing collections and communicating them in innovative ways? Are you able to lead and motivate a team effectively to deliver results and promote an open and inclusive culture?
The Science Museum Group (SMG) is here to inspire futures. As part of this world-leading collective, the National Science and Media Museum explores the culture of image and sound technologies and their impact on our lives. It holds internationally significant collections of film, television, photographic and sound technologies as well as extensive library and archive collections. As well as maintaining and developing its historic collections, the museum has ambitions to collect more contemporary and digital material, as well as developing innovative, collaborative modes of collecting.
The museum has an exciting strategic vision, delivered through its masterplan, that will see it become an internationally recognised museum, while retaining a strong sense of place and relevance for its local communities. Over the coming three years the Museum will undergo significant transformation, delivering two new permanent galleries to showcase its world-class collections, a new lift and redevelopment of the visitor entrance.
We are now looking for a Head Curator to join our expanding Curatorial team at the National Science and Media Museum in the heart of Bradford - the new City of Culture for 2025! This role is a permanent contract, working 35 hours per week.
About the role
As Head Curator you will play a pivotal leadership role in National Science and Media Museum's senior leadership team, contributing to strategic planning and decision-making across all areas. You will lead the Curatorial and Archives team to ensure work is delivered in line with museum priorities and to shape the museum's narrative through exhibitions, events and public programmes, increasing physical and intellectual access to the collections.
As well as developing our historic collections, you will champion our ambitions to research and collect more contemporary materials, working collaboratively with key academic and industrial partners, particularly in areas such as the digital and creative industries.
Working closely with curatorial colleagues across SMG, you will share knowledge and expertise, maximising the impact of being part of the world's leading group of science museums. Together with the Curatorial and Collections Services senior leaders at other SMG museums, you will be leading a drive towards a shared approach to collections development, ensuring we draw effectively on the skills and expertise of colleagues across SMG and beyond.
As a key contributor in the ambitious development of the museum, you will take a strategic lead in the delivery of two new permanent galleries - the Sound & Vision project - ensuring the narratives and content align with our vision and ambitions and showcase the very best of our collections.
This is a fantastic opportunity to become a key part of the leadership team at the National Science and Media Museum at an exciting time for both the museum and the city of Bradford as a whole.