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.

Freelance Opportunity: Course Director, GEM

GEM (Group for Education in Museums) in partnership with AHI (Association for Heritage Interpretation) is looking for an inspirational course director to develop, organise and deliver its Intermediate Course: Heritage Interpretation in three venues across England over the period May 2017 to February 2018.  This role is a great opportunity for an experienced trainer to develop an important element of GEM’s plan to provide valuable mid-career continuing professional development (CPD) to the museum and heritage workforce. 

This course is aimed at around 15-24 participants, all mid-career museum and heritage professionals seeking to develop their skills and knowledge in heritage interpretation.  The course will be mapped onto GEM’s and AHI’s core competencies.

Each course will take place over six weeks and be based around a one-day workshop, with activities both before and after the workshop to consolidate learning.  Each course will be run three times in a different area of England to increase participation. 

The course director will be paid a fee, including taxes and all expenses, of £4,000. 

Expressions of interest must be received by Tuesday 25 April 2017 at 12.00 (noon). 

For more information, please visit the GEM website here.