Part time Curator

Location:Alton, Hampshire Salary:£26,000 FTE Benefits:You are entitled to the following employee benefits: ● The annual leave allowance is 25 days and public holidays pro rata. TOIL operates, including if the post holder is required to work a public holiday. ● Access to the Pension Scheme including employer contributions ● Staff discount in the café and shop ● Access to professional development opportunities ● Art Fund Curator pass, free entry to other Historic Houses members and use of Gardeners World 2for1 pass.   Main duties:

This role is an exciting opportunity for someone with good collections management experience to bring to life a remarkable but previously hidden collection. Chawton House is looking for applicants that are familiar with the subject matter, have experience of the care and conservation of books, and have led a collections review or larger collections management projects. A good communicator, applicants should have experience of Museum Accreditation and working with interns and/or volunteers.

The post requires some evening or weekend working, but is not suitable for regular working from home (as it includes conducting regular onsite collections checks).

Please apply with a CV and covering letter to:

Katie Childs, Chief Executive,

For an informal discussion about the role, please do call Chawton House to arrange a phone call with Katie on 01420 541010.

Job Description:

Manage and care for the Chawton House collection and Library.
Lead a collections review
Review and develop collections management and conservation procedures.
Develop a good working knowledge of the collection to facilitate academic and public engagement.
Manage the work of a team of collections volunteers.

0.7 FTE

Some evening and weekend working may be required.

Fixed contract: 25th November 2019 – 31st March 2021

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