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Collections Officer - Poole Museum Service

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  • Post Ref: ML7447
  • Department: Culture & Community
  • Division: Museums
  • Section: Museums
  • Salary details: £21,074 - £23,111 pro rata
  • Employment Status: Part Time
  • Hourly Rate:
  • Hours: 22.2 hours per week
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Working Weeks:
  • Closing date: 02 January 2019
  • Interview date: 10 January 2019
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Poole Museum Service is looking for a Collections Officer to work with the Curator to develop the service’s management, curation and display of its outstanding collections.

The collections reflect the rich ancient and modern history of Poole and its beautiful harbour.  They are particularly strong in the areas of maritime archaeology and history, social history, local history, ceramics and fine art, as well as having strengths in costume, natural history and world cultures.

We are looking for an outstanding individual who will work with the Curator and the collections to develop knowledge of the collections and skills in their care and interpretation.

Poole Museum is the most visited museum in Dorset and, according to Visit England, the 6th most popular free attraction in the South West, and has exciting plans for the future, which could also be your future.

On behalf of the Arts Council England funded Wessex Museums Partnership, Poole Museum Service is looking for an individual who is passionate about working with the community to develop and lead community engagement across the new Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) local authority area.

The post holder will map community groups in each locality, develop strong community partnerships and create a vibrant community engagement programme in support the Wessex Museums Partnership’s ambition to inspire more people to explore and enjoy the outstanding art and heritage of the region and to understand its significance to their lives. By sharing the amazing story of the region in new and exciting ways, we aim to make a major contribution to the cultural, social and tourism economies of Dorset and Wiltshire.

The post holder will be based at Poole Museum, the most visited museum in Dorset, and a considerable amount of the role’s activity will take place in communities associated with the Museum.

This post is offered as a temporary contract until 31 March 2021.

Please view the job description on the Jobs at Poole website for further information about the role.

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Michael Spender, Museum and Arts Manager, on 01202 262609.

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