1943 - Assistant Curator of ISM

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Posted: 21/11/2019 10:40
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: £21,534
Location: International Slavery Museum
Level: Curatorial
Deadline: 11/12/2019 12:00
Hours: 37.00
Benefits: Company Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Travel Loan Scheme, Employee Discount Benefits
Job Type: Fixed Term [F]

WANT TO BE PART OF A CREATIVE, ETHICAL, AND INCLUSIVE MUSEUM TEAM PROMOTING SOCIAL JUSTICE?

The International Slavery Museum ISM in Liverpool opened in 2007 and has seen over 4.5 million visitors. We are embarking on the next phase of our journey, a transformational project which will redevelop the current display galleries and open the iconic Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. building on the Royal Albert Dock as the Museum’s front door. 

The post holder will support both the Curator of Transatlantic Slavery and Legacies and Curator of Contemporary Forms of Slavery on both the capital project, and core work, developing diverse audiences and new ways of programming and collecting with our community stakeholders.

You will also work with colleagues from across the organization, external partners, academics, and communities to develop and deliver a range of exhibitions, displays, research projects and public programmes which attract and engage audiences.

We may remove this advert prior to the closing date, if we have received high volume of applications. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid any disappointment

Main Activities

Reporting to Curator of Transatlantic Slavery and Legacies  you will:

  • Work with colleagues from across NML and external organisations, academics, groups and individuals to develop and deliver a range of exhibitions, displays, research projects and public programmes which attract and engage audiences.
  • Answer collection related enquiries and follow up offers to the collection as directed by the Curator of Transatlantic Slavery & Legacies and Curator of Contemporary forms of slavery.
  • Support senior colleagues to work closely with diverse audiences and key community stakeholders to develop new ways of programming and collecting.
  • Adhere to the standards expected of all public services as defined by the HM Treasury publication “Managing Public Money”. Those standards are honesty, impartiality, accountability, openness, accuracy, reliability, transparency, objectivity, integrity and fairness. These standards should be carried out in the spirit of, as well as the letter of, the law; in the public interest; to high ethical standards and achieving value for money.
  • Contribute to the management, discussion and communication of risk as appropriate to your role.  Ensure you follow, adhere to and implement (where appropriate) effective controls for policies, processes and systems within your department, directorate and for the organisation. 
  • Assist with the supervision of volunteers and work placement students, undertaking periodic appraisal and facilitating their training in association with IS staff and NML’s HR team.
  • Develop NML’s commitment to Equality and Diversity and promote non-discriminatory practices in all aspects of work undertaken.
  • Manage National Museum Liverpool’s Health and Safety Policies and Procedures, National Museums Liverpool’s access and Safeguarding policy as well as other appropriate practices and guidelines.
  • Take responsibility for personally participating in the Performance Development & Review process (PDR).
  • Undertake additional duties, as required, from time to time.
  • Undertake training and development courses and programmes, as required.
  • Show the highest integrity and confidentiality in the pursuance of these duties.

The details contained in this job description reflect the content of this job at the date of being prepared.  It is however possible that over time the nature of the job will change.  Consequently National Museums Liverpool will expect to revise this job description from time to time and will consult with the post holder at the appropriate time.

Employee Specification: Assistant Curator of International Slavery Museum

    Essential Desirable

Qualifications

5 GCSE or equivalent including Maths & English Language

  D
 

Degree in relevant subject

  D

Experience

Working with and documenting museum collections or archives collections in a museum environment

E  
 

Working effectively as part of a team

E  
 

Handling museum objects

E  
 

Labelling and marking museum objects

E  
 

Documentation of museum collections

E  
 

Use of archives classification systems

  D
 

Interpretation of collections for display

E  
 

Management of staff/volunteers

  D

Knowledge and skills

Museum documentation and cataloguing

E  
 

Storage methods for museum objects

E  
 

Knowledge of transatlantic slavery and contemporary forms of slavery.

E  
 

Use of Microsoft applications and MIMSY XG

E  

 



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