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Founded in 1967, the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust Ltd is a registered charity whose twin aims are education and heritage conservation.  The Trust cares for 36 scheduled monuments and listed buildings within the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site and operates 10 museums which collectively tell the story of the Ironbridge Gorge’s universal significance for its unique role in the development of the Industrial Revolution.  These museums receive around 500,000 visits a year, including 70,000 school visits. As well as 10 museums, the sites in the Trust’s care include a research library, a tourist information centre, two youth hostels, archaeological monuments, historic woodlands, housing, two chapels, and two Quaker burial grounds.  In managing this diverse group of assets, the Trust is pursuing an active development programme, and of key importance will be the preservation and on-going maintenance of the monuments and historic buildings in our care, together with new and innovative interpretation schemes.

All the Museum’s collections are nationally Designated. They include one of the most comprehensive and complete libraries and archives relating to the Industrial Revolution in Britain and the Curator of Library & Archives will lead on its care & interpretation. The post holder also manages the Museum Registrar who is responsible for the supervision and maintenance of the Museum’s collections management system. The Curator of Library & Archives reports to the Director of Collections & Learning.

The role would suit an experienced professional who has significant experience of managing a library and /or archive facility. The candidate will need to be able to demonstrate strong research skills and be an effective communicator who is approachable and enthusiastic

Please download an application pack from our website; and post or email your completed application to

Closing date for Applications is 3 August 2016 at 9.00am

Please note it is the Museum’s policy not to accept C.V.s.

Job Description

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust in Shropshire is one of the world’s leading independent museums, containing many outstanding collections of national importance.  Applications are invited from enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join the museum development team:

Fixed Term Role to 31 March 2018
Competitive Salary – Full Time

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust is seeking to recruit a Museum Development Officer to provide high-quality professional advice and support services to Accredited museums and those seeking Accreditation in the West Midlands; in order to engender a more sustainable sector to deliver the outcomes of the West Midlands Museum Development Programme. 

The successful candidate will have an ability to prioritise and manage a diverse, complex and time critical workload to deliver results.  They will have experience of providing business support services and training, to a diverse customer base and will be able to demonstrate previous experience of working with strategic bodies and developing partnerships.

Home based working, within the West Midlands region will be considered for the right candidate.

Please email for an application pack

Closing date for Applications is Monday 15 August 2015 at 5pm
Provisional dates: 1st interviews Wednesday 24 August,
2nd interviews Wednesday 31 August
CV’s are not accepted.