The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, in Shropshire, is one of the world’s leading independent museums caring for many outstanding collections of national importance and attracting over 525,000 visits a year to its 10 museums,
Applications are invited for the following position:
CURATORIAL OFFICER - COLLECTIONS DEVELOPMENT
Blists Hill Victorian Town
Salary £18,360 p.a. Fixed Term until March 2015, full-time post
The post holder will ensure the collections at the Museum reach their potential as a resource for learning, inspiration and enjoyment, through the research, care and management of the collections. They will contribute to the interpretation and display of the Museum’s collections, manage agreed initiatives and support the Senior Curator in developing and delivering a dynamic audience-focussed programme of temporary exhibitions. The postholder will liaise with curatorial, operational and Ironbridge Institute staff to provide them with relevant research information and they will contribute to the Museum’s academic profile by contributing to relevant courses and events. The role would suit someone who has specialist skills and knowledge in a relevant field such as social history, industrial history, ceramics etc., has experience of managing collections and has experience and knowledge of creating and organising special exhibitions and permanent displays. The postholder will have excellent communication skills, have the ability to work with a wide range of people and have good organisational skills.
Applicants for this position must hold a full driving licence and have access to their own transport.
Closing date is 9am 16th December 2013
Roger Clark, HR Officer, The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, Coach Road, Coalbrookdale, Telford TF8 7DQ Tel: 01952 435900 www.ironbridge.org.uk or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
We welcome applications from all sections of the community. Applicants with the appropriate skills and abilities will be guaranteed an interview if they have a disability.