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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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