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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 firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
Job Opportunity: Director, Huguenot Museum, Rochester
Salary: The salary for this post will be within the range of £32,500 to £37,500 depending on experience
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, will include some evening and occasional weekend working
Accountable to: Huguenot Museum Trustees
The Huguenot Museum opened to the public in May last year following a successful £1.5m Heritage Lottery Fund development. Rochester’s newest museum is made up of three galleries and tells the story of the Huguenots, their persecution in France, escape to Britain and the crafts, trades and skills they brought with them.
Alongside beautiful new galleries displaying objects never seen by the public before, there is a reception area and shop, and an archive room where visitors can look at historic books and archive material relating to Huguenot families and general Huguenot history. There is also a vibrant and engaging learning space. Here visitors can further their learning experience either through a programmed craft workshop, talk, lecture, film screening or cross curricular schools session.
The Huguenot Museum Director’s post is an exciting opportunity to build on a successful museum opening to shape, guide and secure the future of this new independent museum.
We are seeking an experienced museum manager with significant fundraising experience to lead the Huguenot Museum. Applicants must also have a good knowledge of collections care alongside demonstrable communications skills. A museum qualification, an understanding of independent museums, plus experience of financial management, marketing, exhibition development and running a learning service are desirable.
Please send a CV of no more than 2 A4 sides and a covering letter outlining your relevant experience, qualifications and suitability for the post to email@example.com by Friday 5th August 2016 at 5pm. All applications after this date will not be considered.
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 24 August 2016.
For further information about the post, please contact Emily Fuggle, Museum Director by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01634 789347 on or before Saturday 9 July or after Monday 1 August 2016.