News & Opportunities

Here you will find all the latest news and opportunities from around the region and nationally. Just click on the 'show tags' button on the left under the calendar to filter the information to your requirements.

Security Review 'sharing day'

Accredited museums must obtain expert and objective security advice for collections at least every five years and plan to implement any recommendations.  We are interested to find out if there are museums in west Kent who are due a review of their security arrangements and would benefit from a 'sharing day' with a consultant security advisor to help meet the Accreditation requirement. Please contact joanna.low@brighton-hove.gov.uk to register your interest.

Job Opportunity: Director, Weald & Downland Museum

The Museum’s Trustees are looking for a new Director who is comfortable with change management and transformational situations and who will be excited by the chance to bring their own ideas into shaping the future of this wonderful Museum.

The Director will work with Trustees to ensure that the Museum develops its role as a leader in its field and raises its national and international profile, maintains collections that continue to be nationally designated, and continues to engage with new audiences through learning, social and tourism programmes.

The Director will need to be an inspiring leader with the confidence and experience to deal with people at all levels, have an appreciation of the role and needs of both the heritage and charities sectors, combined with a strong sense of financial and commercial acumen. A willingness to play a key role in future fund raising is important. Previous experience in the museums or heritage sectors, while an advantage, is not essential but applicants will be expected to demonstrate the necessary qualities to quickly establish their credentials in the sector.

Selection Process and how to apply

Selection will be by open competition which, in its final stage, will include a presentation and interview. Candidates may also be asked to provide a written paper. Applications (there is no standard application form) should include full personal and career information, including details of current reward package, together with evidence of how you meet both the job requirements and personal attributes set out above and in the appendices. Applications should be submitted by E-Mail only to the Chairman of Trustees at: paulrigg@wealddown.co.uk

Applications should arrive no later than noon on: Wednesday, 17th February 2016.

Full details and how to apply