Assistant Museum Curator (maternity cover)

Closing date for application: 15/08/2022 9:00am

Vacancy Type: Maternity Cover

Part- time fixed term contract up to one year

Salary £14,994 per annum (based on a full time equivalent of £23,324)

Christ’s Hospital has had a museum on its site at Horsham for over 25 years, but its history goes back 470 years to its foundation by Edward VI in the City of London in 1552.  Over the centuries, CH has developed extensive collections of objects which relate to the school’s history including paintings, manuscripts, costumes, ceramics and ephemera with a CH connection.  There are over 100,000 artefacts in the collection and archival records related to the 67,000 pupils the school has educated in that time.

We require a curatorial assistant to cover the existing job holder’s maternity leave for up to one year joining our small team of Museum staff and volunteers. This role involves some deputising for the Museum Curator across the broad range of tasks necessary to delivering a museum service within a school environment.

We are looking for someone with an appreciation and understanding of historical collections and their management. They should be a dynamic, organised and flexible person with strong communication skills, team-player integrity and a methodical approach to working. Ideally, you will have a relevant humanities degree or equivalent related subject and have substantial experience of working with historic collections in a museum, art gallery or heritage sector role. Sound administrative and IT skills are vital, as is an enthusiasm for and ability to lead educational sessions for all ages in formal teaching and informal groups as well as a flair for creating and delivering exhibitions and displays in a historic context. The role will require an awareness of heritage collection-care standards, including documentation within a museum database system, handling, security and storage with a view to cataloguing work, research, access and interpretation for museum users.

Normal working hours are 22.5 hours per week (0.6 FTE), and must cover a Tuesday and a Thursday (when the museum is open to visitors) and one other day to be agreed with the Museum Curator.

Applicants should evidence in their personal statement how they how they meet the requirements of the role and person specification. The successful applicant will be suitably qualified and capable, with an enthusiasm for providing a first-class service.  To apply, please complete the application form below and return to HR@christs-hospital.org.uk  by the closing date.

We welcome applications from all sectors of the community as we aspire to attract staff that match the social and cultural diversity of our student intake. We consider the most important factor to be the right skills, abilities and attitude for the job which will ultimately improve the well-being and education of the pupils.  Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

Applications should be sent to hr@christs-hospital.org.uk by 9am on Monday 15th August 2022. However early applications are encouraged as we may close early if sufficient suitable applications are received.

Interviews will be held w/c 22nd August 2022

Christ’s Hospital is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All successful applicants are required to complete an enhanced disclosure application with the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service).  More details on the disclosure process can be found on www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

Christ’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunities employer.

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