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: Digitisation Officer – New Forest Knowledge

Part time until end December 2017

Salary: £20,000 per annum pro rata (22.5 hours a week)

Closing date for applications 16th September 2016

The New Forest Centre is eight months into the New Forest Knowledge project. As one of the 'Our Past, Our Future' Forest wide projects, funded by the Heritage Lottery and coordinated by the National Park Authority, the New Forest Knowledge Project aims to share knowledge, data and information about the New Forest with the intention of advancing awareness and conservation of its heritage. Through the creation of an online gateway, the public will be able to access information and materials held in the New Forest Centre's Museum and Library, and in a wealth of other libraries, museums, universities, archives and specialist research organisations. 

As Digitisation Officer for New Forest Knowledge, you will be responsible for cataloguing and digitising the New Forest Centre's collections, supporting and maintaining the Adlib collections management system, and uploading information onto the online portal. You will possess strong IT skills, and will report to the Project Officer and work alongside existing staff and volunteers.

Job description and application form are available at: http://www.newforestcentre.org.uk/vacancies/

For further details please call Dr. Kath Walker on 023 8028 6150 or email kath.walker@newforestcentre.org.uk.