Hillingdon Council: Putting our residents first.
About the job
Hillingdon Museums is a fast-growing Museum service, having recently opened the nationally-significant Battle of Britian Bunker Visitor Centre and with an existing Local Studies collection that we intend to house in a new borough Museum in the next few years, plus historic sites such as Manor Farm in Ruislip as part of our portfolio.
We are seeking a Borough Curator to lead on the development of new exhibitions and interpretation (including online) and to set out a distinctive and compelling vision for our local museums that harmonises the needs of different stakeholders.
The postholder will have oversight of our collections, manage a team of curatorial staff and manage our programme of interpretation materials and exhibitions, while ensuring excellent care of our existing display collections. They will also co-ordinate the council’s engagement with Open Heritage and London Open House weekends, specify and commission assorted online resources such as audio guides and websites, and lead on strategic efforts to house our collections in suitable storage.
The postholder will in general be the go-to person in the council for our local history, including the borough’s considerable military connections.
About the person
You are a musuem professional with an excellent grasp of industry standards, able to take the lead in ensuring our compliance with them.
You have considerable imagination and flair for finding what will fascinate the public in collections. You will feel ready to take on the challenge of populating and organising the displays in a brand new museum.
You will have experience of designing systems of work with objects, and ideally of managing other specialist staff.
You will have an excellent standard of written and spoken English, capable of engaging with multiple audiences and be comfortable dealing with the media.
Mileage is claimable for car owners. We offer membership of the local government pension scheme.
Interviews are scheduled for [dates] and will involve a presentation, for which a brief will be given to shortlisted candidates.
We offer a range of Company benefits. These vary according to the business area and role but may include:
- local government average salary pension scheme
- free parking (4 days a week) if based at the Civic Centre
- a 36-hour week for all full-time staff
- generous holiday entitlement: a minimum 23 days a year (plus bank holidays), rising to 28 days after five years' service. For more senior positions holiday entitlements can rise to a maximum of 36 days
- career breaks
- flexible working hours
- season ticket loan
- access to a Credit Union
- on-site staff restaurant at Civic Centre
- access to a wide range of training and courses
- discount on a variety of Adult Education courses run by the Council
- payment of professional fees where these are required
- discounts at council-owned leisure centres and swimming pools at Hillingdon (Uxbridge), Queensmead (South Ruislip), Highgrove (Ruislip) and Botwell Green (Hayes)
- cycle purchase scheme
- car sharing scheme
- 30% discount on green fees at council-owned golf courses
Interviews are scheduled for week commencing 3 May 2019, however this may be subject to change depending on business need.
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