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Subject: Position at Hampshire County Council Arts and Museums Service

Position at Hampshire County Council Arts and Museums Service

From: James Standing <james.standing<-at->
Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Principal Conservator
Hampshire County Council Arts and Museums Service
Chilcomb House, Winchester

UKP29,895 - UKP33,648 per annum

Ref: HCC1305477

37 hours per week, permanent

Hampshire County Council Arts and Museums Service delivers high
quality museums services to 19 venues and works in collaboration
with arts and museum partners in the Hampshire-Solent area. Sites
include our flagship museum 'Milestones' in Basingstoke and our
community museums which use the collections to recreate the history
that gives each town its distinct character. We also manage several
specialist sites including a working windmill and the remains of a
Roman Villa in the New Forest. Our collections are enjoyed by over
half a million people every year with many more exploring them
online.

Joining our dedicated team, you will help us care for a wide range
of collections representing Hampshire's archaeology, social and
industrial history, natural science and the arts. In particular, you
will provide leadership for conservation and collections care
managing five collections officers within the Collections Team to
support access to collections through exhibitions, learning and
public engagement programmes.

With the relevant educational background, you will have significant
previous experience of collections management within the museums
sector. You will have a business acumen approach to income
generation and resource management. Above all you will share our
passion for collections and the stories that relate to them, and
making them accessible and inspirational to the diverse communities
we serve. It would be ideal if you also have practical experience in
textile conservation.

Job purpose: To provide leadership and management of resources for
conservation and collections care within the Collections Team to
support access to collections through exhibitions, learning and
public engagement programmes.

Essential qualifications

 Relevant first degree and post graduate qualification in related
 museum specialism or AMA. ICON Professional Accreditation of
 Conservator-Restorers (PACR)

Essential knowledge, skills and experience

    A proven track record and significant experience of collections
    management within the museums sector

    A proven track record in a specialist conservation discipline

    Management skills that will inspire and lead a Collections
    Officer Team with a wide range of professional skills and
    encourage success in cross-team delivery

    The ability to identify the specific needs for collection care
    and conservation strategies

    The ability to negotiate resources for the Collections Officer
    Team to operate through the service planning framework

    A successful track record in income generation and levering in
    additional external funding

    Good communication and advocacy skills via a variety of media
    and audiences

    The ability to identify gaps in policy and procedures in order
    to increase effectiveness of staff and resources within the
    Collections Officer Team

    The ability to undertake the responsibility for
    financial/resource management

Desirable knowledge, skills and experience

    Practical experience in the conservation and care of textile
    collections

Contact

    Jo Bailey
     Collections Team Manager
    +44 1962 826708

for an informal discussion.

To apply, please go to:

    <URL:https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/company/hiowlga/jobs.cgi?SID=amNvZGU9MTMwNTQ3NyZ2dF90ZW1wbGF0ZT03NTAmb3duZXI9NTAzMTcyMCZvd25lcnR5cGU9ZmFpcg>

Closing date: 28 February 2013.


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