Head of Collections and Curatorial Services

Deadline: Monday, September 24, 2018 - 09:00
Employer: York Museums Trust
Contract Duration: Permanent
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: £41,143 - £44,142 per annum

York Museums Trust is an independent charitable organisation created to manage York Art Gallery, York Castle Museum, Yorkshire Museum & Gardens, and York St Mary's.

Head of Collections and Curatorial Services, York Museums Trust
Salary: YMT SCP 43 - 46, £41,143 - £44,142 per annum
Contract: 37 hours per week, permanent

These are exciting times to join the Trust as York Castle Museum is planning a major capital project to transform its visitor experience.

We are seeking a Head of Collections and Curatorial Services to provide leadership and ensure YMT collections and buildings are cared for, developed, researched and used to maximise public benefit and long term conservation for the City of York and future generations.

The post holder will lead the project to deliver a new store for YMT collections and will hold overall responsibility for maintenance of excellent curatorial and collections management standards.

We are eager to hear from candidates with a degree and a qualification in Museum Studies, AMA, FMA or appropriate equivalent experience.

They will also have strong people management skills and experience as well as financial management skills with proven ability to manage revenue and project budgets.

A flexible approach to work is essential, including working evenings and/or weekends as required.

In return we offer a competitive salary and a range of benefits, including 25 days annual leave + Bank holiday, defined benefit pension scheme with NYPF, flexible working hours, and employee assistance programme.

How to apply:

Access the job description and application form at www.yorkmuseumstrust.org.uk on the About Us, Jobs Vacancies page.

Forms should be returned to recruitment@ymt.org.uk

or by post to:
Yorkshire Museum,
Museum Gardens,
York, YO1 7FR.

CVs will not be accepted and applications can only be accepted from candidates who have permission to work in the UK.

If, after applying, you have not heard from us by two weeks after the closing date, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

As an organisation York Museums Trust is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst our workforce.

e welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Dates to bear in mind

Closing date for applications is 9 am on Monday 24th September 2018
Initial interviews will take place in York on 11 October 2018, final interviews will take place in York w/c 15 October 2018