Collections Programme Manager, Hampshire Cultural Trust

Location:Winchester, Hampshire Salary:Circa £37,000 per annum Closing date:06/11/2021 Job Description:

The Programme Team at Hampshire Cultural Trust delivers an ambitious, ever-changing programme of exhibitions and displays in our 23 venues across Hampshire.  We seek a Collections Programme Manager to allow us to realise these plans and put museum collections and their stories at the heart of everything we do.

As Collections Programme Manager you’ll provide effective line management to our team of conservation and technical specialists and will coordinate central collections, exhibition and conservation resources to deliver outstanding cultural experiences.

A bit about you

You’ll be an experienced manager who loves seeing your team succeed.  Your supportive nature will encourage individuals to reach their full potential and the wider team to meet objectives. Coming from an exhibition-based, heritage or similar background, you’ll understand current programme trends and audience needs.  You’ll be highly organised and able to balance and prioritise multiple projects from across our portfolio to ensure the best possible audience impact. You’ll be able to call upon your previous experiences working in multi-disciplinary teams and your great communication skills to manage the needs and expectations of both internal and external stakeholders. Your experience and advice regarding good practice in collections management and exhibition approaches will ensure that whilst our high programming standards are maintained, we constantly continue to seek improvements and make our collections even more accessible, engaging and sustainable.

What it’s like to work for us

At Hampshire Cultural Trust we have a vision to create inspirational culture experiences that enrich and transform lives. We manage and support 23 attractions across Hampshire and deliver county-wide outreach programmes that bring great culture to local communities. At the heart of what we do are 2.5million museum objects, which we look after on behalf of Winchester City Council and Hampshire County Council. We display the majority of those objects in our 17 fully Accredited Museums – collections as varied as Mesolithic hand axes or Nintendo Gameboys.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and a culture that actively values difference. We recognise people from different backgrounds and experiences bring valuable insights to the workplace and enhance the way we perform and work.  Our levels of employee engagement are high and our organisational culture positive.

The benefits of working for us

·         25 days annual leave (pro-rated for part time working)

·         Pension

·         Life Assurance

·         Cycle to Work Scheme

·         Health Cash Plan

·         Employee Support Programme

·         Opportunities to learn, develop and progress

·         Team Card – Free access in our fee paying venues and discounts across café and retail.

To apply please forward a copy of your CV together with a cover letter explaining why you would excel in this role.  Please note applications without a cover may not be considered.

Closing date for applications:                6 November 2022

Interview date:                                     tbc November 2022

To find out more about us visit our website

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