The Museum is run on a day to day basis by a small executive team led by a Director. This is supported by a large number of volunteers who give freely of their time. See the separate page on volunteering for details of what this involves.
In the interest of advancing employment and skills, the Museum works closely with two local education providers: University College Falmouth and Falmouth Marine School, who run a boat building (NVQ Level 3) course on the Museum's premises.
The National Maritime Museum Cornwall is an award winning Museum, committed to a special mix of conservation, research, education and entertainment. We are currently wishing to recruit the following person to join our team:
Curatorial Assistant, Salary £17,000 per annum pro rata
Part-time, 2 days per week (Maternity Cover)
Assisting our Curator, the Curatorial Assistant will have the responsibility for managing our acquisitions from incoming offers through to co-ordinating the Acquisitions Committee meetings, to labelling and storing the objects once accepted into the collection. You will assist with the care of our collection, undertaking remedial conservation work and carrying out object and gallery checks on a monthly basis.
Writing text for the Museum website each month, working on getting our databases online and organising the Museum publications, will also be part of this role.
It is essential that you have previous experience of working with archives and objects, including the ability to write accessibly for different audiences.
You must have a relevant first degree, excellent communication and research skills and a good knowledge of computer systems, particularly Access.
It would be beneficial if you have a working knowledge of Modes and have photographic skills.
Please note that the purpose of this post is to cover maternity leave absence which is expected to last for one year.
Full details of this post, including a full job description, can be downloaded from the left of this page. If you would like to apply then please send your CV with a covering letter telling us why you think you would be an ideal candidate to Linda Frost, Human Resources Manager, National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Discovery Quay, Falmouth, TR11 3QY or email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date for applications will be Friday, 31 May 2013.