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About The Role

Contract: Permanent
Salary: £38,223 - £42,403
Hours: 37
Location: Hereford
Closing Date: 28/04/2024
Interview Date: 08/05/2024

The role

Join us in shaping the future of Herefordshire's cultural heritage.

We're in search of an exceptional individual who shares our passion for fostering inclusivity and connection through the rich cultural experiences offered by museums. You will help us achieve our vision for Herefordshire to be a centre of excellence in community-led programming and cultural engagement were diversity is celebrated, creativity fostered and curiosity sparked. 

As Senior Curator you will play an important role in supporting the redevelopment of Hereford Museum and Art Gallery and revitalisation of Herefordshire Museum Service.

Your experience of curating remarkable exhibitions, events, projects or learning experiences makes you an ideal candidate to help us achieve our goals.

What will you be doing?

As Senior Curator, your experience, knowledge and skills will be used to:

Lead the collections and engagement team, fostering a collaborative spirit, excellence in collections care and a commitment to community involvement across the service
Manage the curation, care and development of the collections to Accreditation standards ensuring alignment with Herefordshire Museum Service’s objectives and upholding our commitment to excellence
Spark innovation and dialogue with local communities and volunteers, ensuring their voices are heard and celebrated
Shape new ways of working and promote community-driven programming
Collaborate closely the Museum and Art Gallery Lead to deliver the service’s business plan and strategic priorities.

About You

As Senior Curator you will:

Be an experienced leader with a background of successfully managing teams, coordinating projects, and fostering collaboration among diverse groups
Have a proven ability to develop strong relationships with community organisations, local partners, and people from various backgrounds to promote inclusivity and accessibility
Have excellent knowledge of museum operations, collections care, and best practices, with a passion for fostering engagement and education through exceptional exhibitions, events, and programming.

Don't miss this incredible opportunity to drive impactful change, inspire connection, and celebrate the extraordinary story of Herefordshire.  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 [email protected].

We Offer

A competitive salary, holiday entitlement, and access to our contributory pension and staff benefits scheme, which includes:
Starting Salary of £38,223 - £42,403
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: [email protected].

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. 

Stronger Together, Building brighter futures

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