Museum of Richmond

Museum Curator and Executive Officer

Salary: £30,000 per annum

Hours of work: 36 hours per week including regular Saturday working

We are looking for an energetic and highly motivated person to take on the management and development of the Museum of Richmond. You should have excellent interpersonal skills and be committed to leading a well-loved local museum (a charity) with regular exhibitions and established schools and adult learning programmes. You will be expected to develop the role of volunteers to support the Museum’s work and to be proactive in seeking funding for special projects as well as securing and delivering  the Museum’s local authority commissioning contract and improving the Museum’s resilience.

There may be major changes in the Museum’s operating environment in the near future. If so, you will play a major role in guiding the Museum through these new developments.

For an application form click here

For a detailed job description click here

For further background on the Museum click here

For further details, please contact Lisette Simcock, Acting Chairman, The Museum of Richmond Board of Trustees. Tel. 0208 940 0605

The closing date for completed electronic applications is Monday 20 March with a signed hard copy to the Museum by Wednesday 22 March 2017.

Interviews will take place on Friday 31 March 2017 and, if necessary, second interviews on Wednesday 5 April 2017.

 

Background

For centuries Richmond has been a centre of fashion and the arts, as well as home to several of Britain’s monarchs. Since its foundation in 1988, this small Museum has celebrated the rich heritage of Richmond, Ham, Petersham and Kew and, through the regular exhibition and education programmes, all other areas of the borough.

The Museum is part funded by a commissioning contract from the London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames.  It actively looks for funding for its temporary exhibitions and received a significant Heritage Lottery Fund grant to support a recent WW1 project and has secured generous public and private donations for its forthcoming exhibition on a local historic street, Old Palace Lane.  It successfully fund-raised to refurbish and modernise its premises and displays in 2011 and it continues to do so to support further modernisation, having raised £56,000 since 2009.  The Museum is well supported by its Royal Patron, its patrons and its volunteers, both trustees and others.

Pension

The Museum provides a workplace pension under the government-backed NEST scheme. Further details can be found here

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