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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 joanna.low@brighton-hove.gov.uk to register your interest.

Job Opportunity: Curator, Royal Army Physical Training Corps Museum, Aldershot

Job Type:  Full Time (37hrs)

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary:  £18,000 - £22,000 (Depending on Experience)

Leave Entitlement: 25 Days + 10.5 Public and Privilege Days

Closing Date:  18 November 2016

Interview Date: 23 November 2016

Responsibilities:

  • Research and interpret the museum collection to create engaging and informative permanent displays & temporary exhibitions.
  • Accession and catalogue the museum collection to the SPECTRUM standard.
  • Care and conserve the museum’s object and archive collection.
  • Review and develop where necessary existing collection management policies, plans and procedural documentation.
  • Maintain the museum’s fully accredited status with Arts Council England.
  • Answer enquires and research requests, both oral and written, from members of the general public and military personnel.
  • Identify and develop potential methods of generating income.
  • Digitisation the museum collection and develop the museum’s online presence.
  • Act a project manager for specific projects associated with the curatorial role of the museum.
  • Encourage support of local and other industries and commerce for the integration of the museum into the economic and cultural life of the community.
  • Representation on various meetings that are related to RAPTC Association and Museum business.

Required Skills:

  • It is desirable that you hold a relevant degree and a postgraduate museum qualification, or have proven experience of managing a museum/heritage attraction or similar customer-focused operation.
  • You should have experience developing museum policies and plans, and helped a museum achieve Accreditation.
  • Experience using collection management databases. Experience using PastPerfect is desirable.
  • You will have proven track record of successful grant applications.
  • Knowledge of the history of the RAPTC is desirable.
  • Be able to demonstrate experience of managing projects and budgets, as well having an extremely strong customer and safety focus in all that you do.
  • Be fully conversant with all security matters and full compliance with HSE Regulations and awareness of Equality and Diversity Regulations.
  • Self-motivated and flexible in order to cover opening hours of the museum over (occasional) weekends, Bank Holidays and evenings.
  • Good IT skills with a sound knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent command of the English language both written and oral.

Desirable Competences:

  • Working Together
  • Improvement and Change
  • Planning and Managing Resources
  • Communicating and Influencing

Applications:

CV with covering letter to:

Lt Col (Retd) G B Jones
Regimental Secretary
Royal Army Physical Training Corps
HQ RAPTC, Fox lines
Queen’s Avenue, Aldershot
Hants, GU11 2LB

Telephone No: 01252 787161 or Email: raptchq-reg-sec@mod.uk

Application Deadline:           18 November 2016

Interviews on:                        23 November 2016