Curator (Maternity Cover) vacancy

Curator (Maternity Cover) vacancy

Added: 07 February 2023

Curator (Maternity Cover)

Organisation: Newton Abbot Museum

Salary:           £32,909 - £34,723 per annum 

Grade:           SCP 26-28

Hours:           37 hours per week

Flexible working is preferred including occasional weekends and evenings to support events. This includes monthly Friends of the Museum evening talks. Time off in lieu will be given.

Term:             Minimum of 6 months, maximum of 12 months maternity cover

Location:      Newton Abbot Museum, Newton’s Place, Wolborough Street, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 1JQ.

To commence: mid to late April 2023

Closing date: 12 noon, Monday 13th March 2023

Interviews will be held on: Monday 20th March at Newton Abbot Museum

Newton Abbot Museum opened in October 2020 as part of a National Lottery Heritage Funded project to relocate Newton Abbot Town Council and the museum to the former St. Leonard’s Church. The project saw the restoration of the Victorian church and the addition of new community rooms. With the Pandemic lockdowns and restrictions the museum was able to re-open without bookings in July 2021. Since then, we have been working on creating a range of events, exhibitions and exciting activities to engage the community.

We are looking for a Curator to oversee and manage the museum and the medieval St. Leonard’s Tower for up to 12 months of maternity cover. This role involves looking after the collection of 16,000 objects, running the day to day operation of both sites, and managing a small team of staff and a team of 60 volunteers.

We are seeking someone who is flexible and proactive, and who can work effectively as part of a small team. You should have experience of curatorial processes, procedures and current museum standards, experience working with collections, conducting research, creating displays and working with a team of volunteers.

The museum team is comprised of a Curatorial Assistant, a Community Engagement Officer, an Administrative Assistant and a team of enthusiastic museum volunteers.

To download further particulars and the application form please visit:

CVs will not be accepted.

For informal enquiries please contact the Curator, Dr Charlotte Dixon:

Email Charlotte:

You can also contact us by phone: 01626 201121.

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