Head of Collections and Curatorial Services

These are exciting times to join us as York Castle Museum is planning a major capital project to transform its visitor experience.

We are seeking a Head of Collections and Curatorial Services to provide leadership and ensure YMT collections and buildings are cared for, developed, researched and used to maximise public benefit and long term conservation for the City of York and future generations. You will lead the project to deliver a new store for YMT collections and will hold overall responsibility for maintenance of excellent curatorial and collections management standards.

We are eager to hear from candidates with a degree and a qualification in Museum Studies, AMA, FMA or appropriate equivalent experience. You will also have strong people management skills and experience as well as financial management skills with proven ability to manage revenue and project budgets. A flexible approach to work is essential, including working evenings and/or weekends as required.

We offer a competitive salary & a range of benefits, including 25 days annual leave + Bank holiday, defined benefit pension scheme, flexible working hours, & employee assistance programme.

How to apply:

Access the job description and application form at:

www.yorkmuseumstrust.org.uk on the About Us, Jobs Vacancies page. Forms should be returned to recruitment@ymt.org.uk or by post to: Recruitment, Yorkshire Museum, Museum Gardens, York, YO1 7FR.

CVs will not be accepted and applications can only be accepted from candidates who have permission to work in the UK.  If, after applying, you have not heard from us by two weeks after the closing date, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

We are committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst our workforce. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Dates to bear in mind…

Closing date for applications is 9 am on Monday 4th March 2019.  Initial interviews will take place in York on 22 March 2019, final interviews will take place in York on 4th April 2019.

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Contact Name

Jacqueline Chiplin

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Start Date

8th February 2019

Closing Date

4th March 2019