We want to up our game and revitalise the way our objects are seen and perceived. We want to break down any remaining barriers between the public and the museum. We want to excite and energise people as they move around the museum. And we want to make sure our Collections are there for millenia to come. Do you?
This is a new post for the museum, aiming to place significant emphasis on our Collections and their interpretation for visitors to the museum and via our online platforms. Responsibilities include new interpretation and display of the Hunt Museum’s collections and heritage, to inspire, educate and engage a wide range of visitors, in accordance with the museum’s vision to change lives with culture, creativity and learning. This means playing a key role in the development and delivery of a first-class visitor experience and the ability to lead and develop the Curatorial team. Equally important is the Care of the Collections making sure that there are appropriate, up to date plans and policies in place, complying with professional museum standards, for the care and preservation of the collections and heritage assets and that these plans are implemented. You will also oversee the full digitisation of the Collection and its use on a variety of platforms from academic research to education to pure entertainment.
You will manage a coordinator linked to European projects and an assistant for the digitisation of the collection. You will work closely with the Curator of Education and Outreach and Head of Museum Operations, who manages the Visitor Experience.
You will be someone who has a deep interest in at least one aspect of our very wide ranging, albeit small collection. Your education is likely to be in humanities or social science: e.g.: history, archaeology; geography at university degree level and a postgraduate qualification would be an advantage.
You will also:
- have curated and interpreted other museum collections.
- have the relevant qualifications for the care and conservation of all collections.
- be well connected into other museums on a national and/or an international stage.
- have strong and proven project management skills in a cultural environment.
- Understand museum content management systems with a good knowledge of metadata standards.
The position is initially contracted for two years, with a view to permanent employment.
CANDIDATE INSTRUCTIONS AND APPLICATION PROCESS
Note: The full job description is a guide to broad areas of responsibility and accountability and should not be regarded as a comprehensive listing. The job description may be reviewed in the light of new structures and / or the changing needs of the Hunt Museum.
Pay grade & salary: The salary will be awarded according to experience within a scale ranging from €40,000 p.a. to €46,000 p.a. Holidays are 24 days excluding public holidays.
The job is 40 hours per week, with some weekend and evening work.
How to apply: Applicants should submit a Curriculum Vitae along with a cover letter by email, outlining how they meet the required criteria to firstname.lastname@example.org with Job Ref: 2021/Head of Collections & Interpretation
The Hunt Museum is an equal opportunities employer and is actively looking to diversify its teams. Closing date for applications is 4 May. Round 1 interviews will take place online on 6 & 7 May. Job Description & Personal Specification is available HERE.