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Sustainability Project Sharing Day

28th March 2018, Kelmscott Manor, Lechlade, GL7 3HJ

Kelmscott Manor invites museums from around the area to come and find out more about their Arts Council England Resilience funded sustainability project and the Manor's plans, and to hear about what they have learnt.

In a time of political and economic uncertainty and an ever increasing demand on resources, Kelmscott Manor is looking for innovative ways to increase its profile and become more sustainable so that the Manor and its heritage will continue to attract visitors and be maintained for future generations. The day will feature talks about the project and also a talk by a professional fundraiser with a specialism in museums.

Lunch will be provided and a tour of the beautiful property will also be offered. The manor, famed for their cream teas, has been described as an 'utterly beautiful slice of heaven', and this is a day not to be missed! 

Job Opportunity: Community Curator, Kent Mining Museum

Wednesday 21st March 2018

Community Curator (HLF Supported) – Kent Mining Museum

Grade: £21,000 - £23,000

Department: Betteshanger Sustainable Parks

Division: Kent Mining Museum

Closing date: 21st March, interview 30 March

Working hours: Full-time fixed term for eighteen months (with a possibility of extension). Working hours are 40 per week, normally Monday to Thursday 8.45am to 5.00pm and Friday 8.45am to 4.30pm; with occasional weekend working.

Job Purpose:

Assisting the Head of Heritage, the Community Curator will support the development of the new HLF funded Kent Mining Museum opening 2018.

The Community Curator will to ensure that the Kent Mining Heritage Collections are managed to agreed standards in both the Kent Mining Museum and in partnership with community partners.

Betteshanger Sustainable Parks is a major new commercial, educational and visitor destination, located on the site of the former Betteshanger Colliery. The £40m scheme will regenerate this part of East Kent, preserving its history and heritage, delivering jobs and providing educational opportunity.
Betteshanger Country Park, forms a key part of the wider Betteshanger Sustainable Park vision. The new £8m Visitor Centre comprises the Heritage Lottery Fund supported Kent Mining Museum, the green energy centre, catering, conferencing, retail and cycling facilities; generating 200,000 visits per year by 2020.

The Kent Mining Museum itself will provide a focus for the Kent coalfield’s communities and its long closed collieries; bringing together and conserving nationally important stories, memories,

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