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Collections & Engagement Curator (Archaeology)

Employer
Herefordshire Council
Location
Hereford
Salary
£12,989 - £14,888 per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2024
Reference
1579 (HCWF01107303)

Job Details

About The Role
Contract: Fixed Term until 30/04/2028
Salary: HC06 £25,979 - £29,777 pro rata salary £12,989 - £14,888
Hours: 18.5
Location: Hereford
Closing Date: 07/06/2024
Interview Date: 20/06/2024
 
The role
Do you love bringing collections and their stories to life as well as have a passion for working with people?
If so, we’re looking for proactive and energetic people with previous experience of curation, engagement or museum learning to join our team. You will be part of a team who are passionate about encouraging participation and dialogue with local people, stakeholders and volunteers. You will lead one of our audience engagement areas and be responsible for our outstanding Archaeology collection, including the Herefordshire Hoard.
We understand as a hybrid role that you may have more experience in some areas than others and as such, we will support you to develop your skills and knowledge.
This post is fixed term for 4 years. This post is made possible with The National Lottery Heritage Fund, with thanks to National Lottery players.
What will you be doing?
As a Collections & Engagement Curator, you will play a pivotal role in bringing our museum collections to life, fostering enjoyment, learning, and wellbeing within our community. Your responsibilities will include managing an area of the collection, leading engagement programmes, facilitate co-production and contribute to income generation opportunities.

You will be joining the team at an exciting time as we redevelop Hereford Museum and Art Gallery and reorganise the service. We want to be a socially engaged organisation. Our aim is to re-establish strong relationships with the people and communities of Herefordshire and embed inclusivity and community involvement at the heart of how we work.
About You
As a Collections & Engagement Curator you will:
•Be experienced in working in a curatorial, engagement or learning capacity in a museum.
•Have a track record of developing high quality events, exhibitions, displays, learning sessions or projects..
•Be experienced in projects that encourage participation and dialogue with the local community, stakeholder groups and volunteers.
We are keen to find a person with the right values and attitude that match our own. If you’re unsure you meet the person specification, then complete an application and let us make that decision.  Or if you prefer, contact Damian Etheraads, Museum and Art Gallery Lead for an informal discussion about this role on 01432 260 485 or email damian.etheraads@herefordshire.gov.uk.
We Offer
•A competitive salary, holiday entitlement, and access to our contributory pension and staff benefits scheme, which includes:
Starting Salary of £25,979 - £ 29,777 (pro-rated to £12,989 - £14,888)
Pension Scheme Enrolment in the Local Government (LGPS)
Career progression: clear pathways to progress
Annual Leave: 31 days’ annual leave (pro rata) plus bank holidays. You can also purchase an additional 10 days per annum.
Flexible working: flexi-time, job-share, part-time hours and, in some instances, home working
Employee Assistance Programme: 24/7 access to support and counselling
•Payment of professional membership fees
Pick your perks – our benefits include access to a range of retail, leisure, holiday and health benefits. This includes savings, cash back and discounts.
Why Choose Us?
You will probably have heard a lot about how beautiful it is in terms of countryside and open spaces (and it is!) but there is so much more going on here, including world-class cultural assets like the Mappa Mundi, vibrant theatres and a thriving food and drink sector.
One of Herefordshire’s biggest assets is the strong and diverse communities. Our Talk Community approach brings that together supporting people to help themselves, encouraging them to help their communities and identifying how communities can help individuals. Our ambitious transformation programme aims to further build on this to offer an all-age approach. We’re excited about the potential of what we can achieve for the benefit of all residents of Herefordshire, stronger together and building brighter futures.
To find out more about what it’s like to live, work and thrive at Herefordshire Council please visit our dedicated recruitment website: www.spiritofherefordshire.com.
Don’t meet all parts of the job description?
Herefordshire Council is committed to strengthening a diverse and inclusive work environment which reflects the communities of Herefordshire.
If you are looking at the next stage of your career and have a broad base of fieldwork experience, we can provide supportive and welcoming opportunities to help you develop your professional, management & supervisory skills.
Reasonable Adjustments
Our recruitment process runs in partnership with Hoople Resourcing. If you require any reasonable adjustments or alternative methods for the online application process, please contact the resourcing team by email: enquiries@hoopleresourcing.co.uk.
Creating an inclusive workplace
Employee Network Groups play an important role in strengthening the voices of employees at Herefordshire Council. Embedded in the Council's values is a commitment to listen to people's views and needs.
Employee Network Groups are a collective of colleagues who often share identities, life experiences or cultures and who come together to initiate positive change in their work place. Our groups include: Black and Asian Staff Networking Group, LGBTQ+, Parents & Carers, Climate and Nature Emergency, Diff-abilities and Armed Forces/ Veterans. For more information on our Employee Network Groups please click here.
How to apply
To apply for a position, please upload an up-to-date CV and a supporting statement demonstrating your experience, skills and abilities for the role Be sure to include reference to the job description and person specification! . If you are successfully shortlisted, Hoople Resourcing will contact you via email to arrange your interview and/or assessment. They will confirm the date, time and location of your interview, so please keep an eye on your email inbox. Good luck, we’re looking forward to meeting you!
Community Wellbeing is connecting and belonging to the place where you live, feeling safe and having pride in your community. 
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