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Museum Curator (Job Share)

Contract Permanent
Hours 14.5 hours per week
Salary / pay £18,870 - £20,541
Closing date Friday 20 July 2018 at 10am
Interview date Interviews will be held in the week beginning 6 August 2018
Department Governance

Job summary

Eden District Council administers the most sparsely populated area in England. Nestled close to the Scottish border, the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales; enter Eden and you will discover the Northern Lakes, Eden Valley and the North Pennines, one of England’s most beautiful regions. 

The council is seeking a highly motivated individual to share the curatorial duties at the Penrith and Eden Museum with our existing curator. The Museum is small but offers a high standard of curatorial expertise and it is this that we are looking for you to continue.

The main role of the post is to collect, preserve and interpret material, art and antiquities relating to the cultural, archaeological and natural history of the Eden area. Further to this is a wider role which includes the development of new and varied exhibitions, providing education outreach work with school and other groups, liaising with community groups and outside bodies in order to facilitate Museum projects and events.

You will be able to work on your own initiative to develop new projects, be willing to liaise and link with external funders in order to develop Museum projects and increase the footfall within and the outreach of the museum.

You will have a good standard of general education and preferably hold or working toward a relevant professional qualification, and have suitable experience in a similar role.

The Council accepts flexible working applications, however due to the nature of this particular post the successful applicant will be expected to work Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week.

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Museum Curator (PDF: 303Kb / 5 pages)

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All applications must be made on the Council's standard application form and CVs will not be considered. No agencies please.

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In order to ensure fair and open recruitment processes we are;

  • unable to accept CVs in lieu of, or as part of, an application of employment and
  • unable to maintain a database of potential candidates so cannot accept or store applications or CV's submitted on a speculative basis.

Candidates who canvass Council Members or Senior Officers will be disqualified.

Equal opportunities

The Council aims to be an equal opportunities employer.

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