Assistant Curator

Deadline: Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 09:00
Employer: Horsham District Council
Contract Duration: Permanent
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: £21,962 - £24,174 pa

We are seeking an Assistant Curator to join Horsham's Museum and Art Gallery. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain curatorial and overall museum operation experience in one of the south east's most popular museums. With collections that span from archaeology to zoology. You will be in your element if you are seeking a lively engaging museum that is networked into the community.

The museum has 20 permanent display spaces, 5 gallery/temporary exhibition spaces, an HMRC recognised archive holding records from the 18th onwards, an internationally respected Shelley Library and archive, as well as extensive social history collection. It also delivers a volunteer led reminiscence loan service and works with community groups across the district in promoting local heritage.

As Assistant Curator you will assist with 15 exhibitions a year, work on gallery developments, help implement changes in IT computer software, tackle cataloguing and documentation issues, engage with the public, help manage over 50 volunteers and help look after a Grade II* medieval museum building with 26 display spaces.

To succeed in this role you will have knowledge of museum documentation standards, experience of working in a museum environment, good customer service skills and supervisory experience.

A degree in a relevant discipline or demonstrable equivalent learning. Support to become AMA qualified is available.

For full details of this exciting and challenging opportunity contact, Jeremy Knight Museum & Heritage Officer on 01403 282590.