FTC 12 Months Maternity Cover
The purpose of this role is to lead and inspire the museum team during the Museum’s Manager’s maternity leave. We are looking for an experienced and innovative individual to lead Elmbridge Museum through the next phase of its Forward Plan and ensure strategic aims are met. The key aims of the role will be to provide professional advice and management to the team; build partnerships and seek opportunities within the local community to increase access to the museum’s collection; and develop and maintain policies, plans and procedures to support the museum’s next Accreditation return.
We are looking for candidates who are experienced in the management of small teams and have an understanding of how local authority museums use their collections and other resources to engage with local communities.
The successful candidate will have excellent communication, diplomacy and analytical skills and be skilled at working alongside a range of stakeholders including Council staff, partners and contractors.
Knowledge of Arts Council England Accreditation requirements, strategic planning and professional sector standards is essential. The successful applicant should also be competent in budget management and have a strong track record in partnership working and project management.
Candidates must have access to a vehicle and be able to attend the museum office, and, as required, the off-site collection stores.
Elmbridge Museum is a dynamic local authority service which is passionate about increasing opportunities for people to engage in arts, culture and heritage throughout the borough. We run an active programme of events for families, schools and community groups; create innovative temporary exhibitions which tour to a range of locations across the borough; work with volunteers to provide a thriving Local Studies research service; and care for a diverse collection of over 43,000 objects including archaeology, costume, domestic items, natural history, rural life objects and toys. We recently re-launched the museum website to increase access to our collections and strengthen existing partnership work with members of the community: https://elmbridgemuseum.org.uk/
Closing Date: Monday 20th September 09:00am
Interview Date: Friday 24th September