Jobs: Interpretation Officer – Museum of Leathercraft
The Museum of Leathercraft wishes to recruit an experienced, enthusiastic professional to play a major role in the next stage of its development.
Deadline: Friday 29 November, interviews will be held on Wednesday 11 December.
The Museum, founded in 1946, is housed within Northampton Museum and Art Gallery and holds a collection of over 5,000 objects and archival material. The Museum is fully accredited and has secured funding from HLF to enable it to develop the presentation and interpretation of its collection, ensure that it is enjoyed by a wider audience and recruit a body of volunteers.
A key part of this initiative is the appointment of an Interpretation Officer who will take responsibility for the care of the collection and deliver exhibitions, displays, events and outreach activities that bring the collection to a wider audience. These activities will be delivered in partnership with Northampton Museum and Art Gallery’s management team and with the support of enthusiastic Trustees and volunteers.
have a minimum of five years’ experience in collection management and interpretation together with a relevant degree or professional qualification. In addition they must have both a good understanding and practical experience of curating displays and exhibitions, developing events and outreach activities, recruiting, developing and managing volunteers.
will be based in Northampton, and can be undertaken on a full or part-time basis with a minimum of three days per week. We can be flexible on the terms of the appointment and welcome applications from individuals who wish to fill the role either as an employee or a self-employed contractor. Any employment would be on four year fixed term contract.
How do I apply?
Please apply in writing to Philip Saunderson, Chairman of Trustees, The Maltons, Church Lane, Pitsford, Northampton NN6 9AJ with a detailed CV that includes details of current and required earnings.
Find out more…
About the Museum of Leathercraft at http://www.museumofleathercraft.org/