Museum Curator- Maternity Cover
Kent County Council is seeking to appoint a temporary Museum Curator to cover Maternity leave at Sevenoaks Museum.
We are looking for someone who is passionate about working in a museum environment. This is an exciting opportunity to be creative in raising awareness of the local collections by engaging with the local community. The role consists of supporting various groups and the general public visiting the Museum which is located in Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope consisting of the Library, Museum and Art Gallery.
The Museum tells the story of Sevenoaks rich history and its people, it has been developed and curated for families, older people, schools, community groups and the wider public to engage with their local heritage.
We are looking for candidates with experience in caring for collections and keeping collection records updated. Experience of working on funded projects and working with partners would be welcome but not essential.
The role will include care of the collections and updating collection information on the museum database.
The successful candidate will have strong written and verbal communication skills and experience of working with a range of stakeholders both internal and external. As the role also involves maintaining a dedicated Museum website, monitoring and responding to enquiries from the public and managing a team of volunteers.
The working pattern for the 22 hours is negotiable and it is hoped that the successful candidate will be in post early to mid November.
Shortlisting will take place on Tuesday 10th October and interviews will be held on Tuesday 17th October
- You will be passionate about the positive impact that engagement in heritage and culture can have on people’s lives.
- You will bring your own ideas and experience to the role.
- You will have on the ground experience of facilitating engagement activities.
- You will have experience of working collaboratively to develop inclusive projects that increase access and engagement
This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.
For more information, please contact:
Caroline Frater Service Manager Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks Districts
About the Company
KCC is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the county's working residents, encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds and faiths, and aspires to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves at work.
Please note – if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as the closing date for this advert may be earlier than stated should a number of suitably qualified candidates apply.