Museum, Heritage and Collections Manager

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 12/05/2021 23:59
£36,922 to £40,876 p.a. Grade 12
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Arts / Tourism
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Sevenhills, Spennymoor, however you may be required to work at any Council workplace within County Durham
Post Number:
Number of posts:
Closing date:
12 May
Further Information

Maternity Leave Cover temporary until 31/08/2022 or the day before the return of the substantive post holder.

It is essential that applicants ensure that they do full-fill all of the full requirements of the role as detailed on the job description/person specification criteria.

Only those applicants who can fully demonstrate their qualifications, experience, skills, knowledge and personal qualities and who can provide relevant examples of meeting this will progress in the short-listing process, which may also include the completion and submission of an additional assessment within a specific timescale.

We have an exciting opportunity to curate and manage heritage and museum collections under the care of Durham County Council as maternity cover for the Museums, Heritage and Collections Manager.

We are looking for an experienced curator and collections manager to care for and manage collections comprising of art-work, social, industrial and geology collections, civic items, archaeology collections and collections relating to Killhope Museum and the DLI Collection.

This position will include all aspects of collections work and will include all Spectrum procedures, accreditation preparation, collections database administration and management, exhibition research and preparation, loans management, working with hazardous collections, preventative conservation, collection relocation and movement, historical research and dealing with enquiries, project management, learning and engagement development, and managing staff and volunteers.

The ideal candidate will have recent experience in museum or heritage management and the ability to be hands on as well as experience of preparing policies and procedures such as accreditation standards and grant applications.

The post holder will be able ensure effective working relationships with partner organisations and stakeholders, as volunteers, placement students and the wider museum and collections network.

Required qualifications: Degree qualification or equivalent in a relevant subject.

For further information about the post please contact Gillian Kirkbride on 03000 266631 or via e-mail at gillian.kirkbride@durham.gov.uk

Selected applicants would be interviewed via electronic means on a date which would be confirmed as soon as possible.

As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

Apply on-line via the jobs portal or for further assistance contact the Payroll & Employee Services Team on tel. no. 03000 263154 / 266148 / 264469 / 264086 or email PESREG@durham.gov.uk

Anyone currently listed on the Durham County Council Redeployment Register who is interested in being considered for this vacancy should contact the Alternative Employment Team at AlternativeEmployment@durham.gov.uk.

Permanent Durham County Council employees wishing to undertake a temporary post within the Council, whether this is within their substantive service, or across services, should seek the approval of their Line Manager/Senior Manager to undertake this temporary post with the guarantee to return to their substantive post at the expiry of the temporary post. If the temporary post is reviewed and further extended, agreement must be sought from the employee’s substantive line manager.

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.