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Job vacancy – Part Time Curator and Projects Officer at Stourbridge Glass Museum
Job title: Part Time Curator & Projects Officer
Location: Stourbridge Glass Museum
Term: 3 year fixed term contract
Hours: 26 hours per week on a flexible basis to include weekend and evening duties
Closing date: 7 February 2021
An unique opportunity for a dynamic Curator & Projects Officer at the brand new Stourbridge Glass Museum providing an exciting new home for the internationally significant Stourbridge glass collection in an iconic recently restored historic building set in the Stourbridge Glass Quarter funded by John Ellerman Foundation, National Lottery Heritage Fund and others.
Reporting to the Museum Director the post-holder will be responsible for delivering the Museum’s curatorial and temporary exhibitions programme. Excellent curatorial skills will be required to provide documentation, conservation and research required for the glass collection. A strong desire to engage local people in the curatorial process is required, including outreach, working with volunteers and ensuring that the NLHF activity plan is embedded within the curatorial projects programme.
The post-holder will deliver the Museum’s curatorial duties both on site and for items in storage, upholding national standards of collection care and work in partnership with other Museum staff, volunteers, partners, designers, artists and arts organisations to create an engaging programme of world-class permanent and temporary exhibitions. You will also reach out to the local community through outreach, co-curation, public engagement events, talks and tours. You will create a collecting policy for acquisitions by the museum and complete all administration tasks relating to Accreditation. You will share the role of Duty Manager with other paid staff and work with staff, Trustees and volunteers to identify and agree priority themes and opportunities for community engagement. You will be a self-starter and develop good local and sector networks acting as an ambassador for the museum, enhancing its reputation and profile within the local community as well as nationally and beyond.
A background in museums, arts or archives with a good understanding of collections management and interpretation is essential and you should hold a degree and/or relevant professional qualification. Have curatorial and conservation experience in an applied arts (preferably glass) and knowledge and experience of delivering a programme of permanent and temporary exhibitions.
Full details including the Job Description and Application Form can be found on the web site www.britishglassfoundation.org.uk
The application form should be addressed to:
Ollie Buckley, Museum Director, Stourbridge Glass Museum, Stuart Works, High Street, Wordsley, West Midlands, DY8 4FB or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that CVs are not accepted.
The closing date for applications for this role is 5pm Sunday 7 February 2021.