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Museum Curator

Salary details: £16053 - £18653

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Mansfield District Council
Salary details
£16053 - £18653 
Job term
Part Time
Closing Date
22 September 2019
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£16,053 - £18,653 pa, plus casual car user payment as necessary

22 hours per week (Mon – Thurs: 09:00am – 01:30pm, Fri: 09:00am – 1:00pm)


You will be taking over a highly respected, award-winning museum at the very heart of its community, a museum that never stands still.


Years of dedicated and sometimes innovative commitment to audience development have given Mansfield Museum an impressive base of supportive visitors, with a particular appeal to families.


At the same time, it has strong ties to local history and archaeological societies, to camera clubs and artists’ groups, care homes and hospices. The hugely successful Education Service is well-known throughout North Nottinghamshire and beyond.


Annual, slightly unexpected events such as the three-day Christmas Market; the Christmas Tree Festival and Cool Choirs (a multi-day showcase for local schools’ singers) guarantee exposure to the museum’s attractions by hard-to-reach sections of the local population. The museum mounts its own in-house exhibitions, including its yearly summer blockbuster.


All school holidays see a huge range of children’s craft and play activities rolled out. Outreach work includes Memory Boxes for care homes and other interested parties. A very competent and committed volunteer group help not only with collection care but with our monthly Memory Café. Regular Valuation Days offer another valued service. Gallery staff are remarkably hands-on, with a stake in adaptable approaches to involvement in the whole range of activities.


If you are searching for a museum with its roots firmly in its surrounding area, where it is fondly regarded, but with an eye to constantly developing what’s on offer, then this well-established, resilient place, thriving on new ideas, could be the one for you.


The successful post holder will be required to undergo an enhanced criminal record check.

Closing date:          22nd September, 2019

Interview date:        04th October, 2019