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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: Centre Manager

Thursday 23rd March 2017 to Friday 21st April 2017

Job Type: Part Time

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: £6,000 per annum (4 days per month)

Application Closing Date: 21st April 2017

Interview Dates: W/C 1st May 2017

Heyford Park, formerly known as RAF Upper Heyford, has an important historical past operating as both an RAF and USAF airbase, as well as having a reputation for being Little America in Oxfordshire. Once inhabited by 14,000 American servicemen, the site was one of the largest cold war airbases in Europe. RAF Upper Heyford Heritage Centre is committed to giving those who visit the centre a real sense of how it would have felt to have lived and served at the base, using first person experiences to make this tangible for our visitors. As well as the important military history, the Centre will aim to convey just how unique RAF Upper Heyford was and will use music, oral history, video clippings and interactive digital media to reveal this.

Heyford Park is a large mixed use development being led by an innovative developer Dorchester Living who have so far has delivered housing, commercial accommodation and schooling. The team are working closely with Terry Stevens, Professor of Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure at Swansea University, to ensure that the future development of the site can expand the heritage offer alongside the housing development. We are an innovative and forward thinking team, who are committed to our Centre feeling personal, meaningful and relevant, and are thus looking for a Manager who shares are ambitions and can grow within the role.

For a full job description and information on how to apply, http://S.Fry@dorchestergrp.com">email directly.