Museum Consultant to undertake an options analysis for the Museum of Farnham

Location:Remote working with some meetings and site visits to the Museum of Farnham Salary:Fixed inclusive fee of £5000 including expenses Benefits:Please email: charlotte.hall@waverley.gov.uk or call 07974 667246 for a tender brief and more information Deadline for submission: 11 June 2021 Main duties:

The consultant is required to carry out an options analysis for the service and collections. The requirement is to understand the full spectrum of implications associated with each option including; financial, socio-cultural, technological, legal, environmental, political, the future legacy and community factors.

It should include an estimation of the time and costs  involved in moving the museum out of the building as this cost, alongside a property appraisal for Wilmer House will be a determining factor in then council’s decision making.

Depending on the preferred option, this piece of work could potentially lead on to further bid writing support, if the Council goes down a fundraising route.

Closing date:11/06/2021 Job Description:

Waverley Borough Council is looking to engage the services of a museum consultant to carry out an options analysis for the Museum of Farnham, which will guide and inform an important decision about the future of the building and the museum.

The Museum of Farnham occupies a Grade 1 listed Georgian Town House which is need of remedial external repairs estimated to cost in the region of £5-600,000. The council is not in a financial position to pay for the repairs and is therefore reliant on applying for external grants. In recent years, the cost of the repairs has been a predominant factor, which has contributed to uncertainty about the building’s future and overshadowed the development of the museum. The council has done a considerable amount of work already including structural surveys, tendering works and an investment property appraisal of the building. However, in its endeavour to find a solution the council would like to understand the implications of separating the museum from the building versus the museum staying put.

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