Museums, Heritage and Collections Manager

Deadline: Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 00:00
Employer: Durham County Council
Contract Duration: Parental Leave Cover, Temporary
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: £36,922 - £40,876

Parental Leave Cover (temporary until 31/08/2022 or the day before the return of the substantive post holder).

It is essential that applicants ensure that they do fulfill all of the full requirements of the role as detailed on the job description/person specification criteria.

Only those applicants who can fully demonstrate their qualifications, experience, skills, knowledge and personal qualities and who can provide relevant examples of meeting this will progress in the short-listing process, which may also include the completion and submission of an additional assessment within a specific timescale.

We have an exciting opportunity to curate and manage heritage and museum collections under the care of Durham County Council as maternity cover for the Museums, Heritage and Collection Manager.

We are looking for an experienced curator and collections manager to care for and manage collections comprising of art-work, social, industrial and geology collections, civic items, archaeology collections and collections relating to Killhope Museum and the DLI Collection.

This position will include all aspects of collections work and will include all Spectrum procedures, accreditation preparation, collections database administration and management, exhibition research and preparation, loans management, working with hazardous collections, preventative conservation, collection relocation and movement, historical research and dealing with enquiries, project management, learning and engagement development, and managing staff and volunteers.

The ideal candidate will have recent experience in museum or heritage management and the ability to be hands on as well as experience of preparing policies and procedures such as accreditation standards and grant applications.

The post holder will be able ensure effective working relationships with partner organisations and stakeholders, as volunteers, placement students and the wider museum and collections network.

Required qualifications: Degree qualification or equivalent in a relevant subject.

Further details including the job description and person specification are available on the North East Jobs site.

VACANCY REF. REG21/131 - North East Jobs Site Ref. 206662

In line with the County Council's Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV's. Any information provided on CV's will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

APPLICATION FORMS ONLY - on-line via the North East Jobs Site or for further assistance contact the Payroll & Employee Services Team on tel. no. 03000 263154/266148/264469/264086 or email