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Job Vacancy: General Manager/Curator for Dinosaur Isle, Isle of Wight Council

DINOSAUR ISLE, Culver Parade, Sandown, Isle of Wight PO36 8QA

Salary: Grade 11, £33,975 to £36,505 per annum.

Hours: 37 per week, annualized

This is an exciting opportunity to help run Dinosaur Isle, Britain’s first purpose built dinosaur museum, which opened in 2001. Based in Sandown on the Isle of Wight, and meeting its own running costs in recent years, this museum and visitor attraction seeks to be a national centre of excellence in the conservation, interpretation and acquisition of the Island’s dinosaurs and diverse geological heritage. 

You will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the site and its staff, the curation of its geology and palaeontological collections, and ensuring the delivery of a range of services, including an active education programme, and substantial shop sales area.

Candidates will need substantial management experience in the arts, museum, cultural or visitor attraction sector, alongside their knowledge of museum documentation procedures, standards and databases. Substantial experience of marketing and of exercising effective budgetary control is also required, alongside an understanding of the tourism industry. Candidates will hold membership of a relevant professional body. You will need to be a good communicator, able to lead and inspire, possessing a high level of personal drive and a commitment to meet the expectations of customers.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Richard Smout, on 01983 823820

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Safer Recruitment policy and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

Please view information pack and complete your job application below.  Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted. To access the online application form, click here.

Telephone 01983 823134 or email if you need further information about applying.

In the interests of efficiency and economy, no further communication will be sent to you unless you reach the final shortlist. This means that if you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion.

Closing date: 4 March 2016

Interview date: 21 March 2016

Job Description

For more details and copy of the Person Specification