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Posted: Tuesday, May 15th 2018
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Job Title:     Interim Head of Museums and Collections
Organisation:     Culture Perth and Kinross Limited
Salary:     £44,035 - 48,183 p.a.
Type:     Full-Time Position
Location:     Perth, Scotland
Closing Date:     Friday, June 1st, 2018
Job Ref No:    
Other Benefits:   +17% employers pension contribution
Job Description:
Culture Perth and Kinross is seeking to appoint an Interim Head of Museums and Collections. The successful candidate will be a skilled communicator with a strong track record of working collaboratively with partners, communities and diverse audiences. They will have demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities, creative and innovative practice and be experienced in managing complex change.

Job Purpose
•Contribute to the capital projects including planning, community engagement and organisational change and development
•Contribute to the strategic development and operational delivery of the organisation as part of the senior management team
•Responsible for the management, care and development of the permanent collections held at Perth Museum and Art Gallery, the Fergusson Gallery, Alyth Museum and the Archive and Local Studies at AK Bell Library.
•Supervise and develop Museum and Collections team staff, interns and volunteers so that they have the motivation and skills to deliver required levels of performance
•Oversee public and community programming development, co-ordination and delivery
•Deputise for the Chief Executive as required

Main Accountabilities
•You will be expected to work independently as well as across different teams in order to contribute to and deliver the priorities of Culture Perth and Kinross - using your knowledge, skills, talent and potential to the best of your ability.
•You will focus at all times on delivering excellent customer service and ensuring value for money while being professional, courteous and demonstrating the behaviours and attributes expected of all Culture Perth and Kinross employees.
•You will be expected to work across departments effectively, working with individuals, partners and where appropriate volunteers.
•You will identify and implement learning and development needs for both yourself and your team, including volunteers, as appropriate.
•You will be expected to comply with corporate standards, and use corporate systems, processes and procedures – and undertake any necessary training as directed.

In addition, your duties will include:

Archive, Museums and Galleries
•Lead on the further development and delivery of museum and gallery and Archive services at both strategic and operational levels and in particular the development of key capital projects (Perth Museum and Art Gallery, Perth City Hall and new storage facility.
•Manage the collections management and public programming activity across the organisation.
•Ensure strategic policies, policies and procedures are in place to support the efficient and effective delivery and development of Museum and Gallery and Archive services.
•Ensure Museum and Gallery and Archive services activities support the CPK Vision, Key Strategic Objectives and Priorities including developing audiences, increasing access to collections and services, creative programming, digital inclusion, promoting personal growth and promoting the organisation.
•Oversee and monitor the care and safety of the permanent collections on and off the premises ensuring that all security and environmental conditions are met as required.
•Lead on the development and maintain all physical and electronic records for the permanent collection, including collection component of Web Site.
•Coordinate and implement the receiving, cataloguing, condition reports, copyright and exhibition rights, and location assignments of new acquisitions.
•Lead on the development of the Collections through proactively seeking new acquisitions in line with Collections Development Policies.
•Ensure professional and efficient working practices across the team, including handling of loans in and out, receiving new acquisitions and collections management in line with the Collections Management Framework and the Archives Strategy.
•Develop and maintain schedules for treatment and maintenance of works in the permanent collection in consultation with curatorial and archival staff.
•Provide professional development support for staff.
•Provide and regulate access to the collection and collection information internally and externally.
•Oversee loans out from the permanent collection.
•Undertake regular site visits to properties to ensure consistent practice across the service.
•Ensure Accreditation status is maintained for museums and galleries and work towards achieving Accreditation for Archives in line with the Archive Strategy.
•Provide co-ordinating and practical support and advice for relevant Collections to ensure submissions to the Museum Accreditation Scheme and/or best practice.

Organisational Management and Leadership
•Ensure Museums and Galleries services undertake the required organisational development to maximise the opportunities of the capital development project programme for the service and for audiences.
•Contribute to the development of the CPK Strategic Operating Plan and lead on its delivery for Museum and Gallery and Archive services.
•Manage cross service roles and responsibilities as part of the EMT including copyright, staff network sessions, engagement, locality planning, performance reporting, recruitment and selection and volunteering.
•As part of the SMT, provide leadership for the whole organisation to support its development and enable it to flourish.
•Develop and monitor devolved budgets ensuring Best Value.
•Ensure good working relationships with existing partners, communities and stakeholders and develop new relationships to further raise the profile and maximise the potential of the organisation.
•To manage within your team staff performance, absence, rotas and leave as required and undertake recruitment processes as agreed
•Undertake supervision meetings, ERD and support staff development as appropriate
•Lead on the management, delivery and reporting for the Creative Pipeline project.
•Prepare regular performance monitoring reports for internal, Board and PKC reporting and contribute to evaluation and other external reporting as required.
•Contribute to audience research and evaluation activities and build and evidence base to inform public programming decisions.
•Contribute to performance management activities within the Services.
•Contribute to meetings of the Board, Senior Team Meetings, Improvement Planning Processes and internal development activities as required.
•Manage procurement and commissioning processes as required.
•Identify and secure funding and sponsorship from external sources where appropriate.

Working with the Board
•Support the Board as required to fulfil their strategic role in relation to museum and gallery and Archive services.
•Prepare Board reports for information/approval as required.
•Advise on best practice, new developments and legislation in the sector, to support museums and gallery and Archive collections activity.

The post holder may be required to perform duties other than those given in the job description for the post. The particular duties and responsibilities attached to posts may vary from time to time depending on the requirement of the Service without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibilities entailed.

The post holder may be required to work occasional evening and weekends to meet the delivery needs of services.
Required Skills:
Knowledge & Experience:
•Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in a field related to P+K Collections or in the fields of management, organisational development, heritage or cultural management
•Evidence of further post-degree study in collections management, organisational development, management, heritage or cultural management, or previous experience in a senior management role (3 years minimum)
•Experience of leading change
•Experience of leading multi-disciplinary teams
•Experience of managing and monitoring budgets
•Experience of procurement and commissioning arrangements
•Experience of developing and delivering public programmes
•Experience of collections management and development
•Experience of working with Capital Development Projects
•Current IOSH Managing Safely Certificate
•Knowledge of working in the voluntary sector
•Evidence of a very good understanding of key cultural sector issues

Customer Care:
•Evidence of a commitment to providing a high level of customer care when dealing with colleagues, partners and employees

Health & Safety:
•Must be able to cope with the demands of the job
•Able to undertake risk assessments

Equality & Dignity at Work:
•Must be able to treat colleagues and customers with dignity and respect

•Ability to communicate effectively with the public, partners, staff members and Management
•Excellent presentation and report writing skills
•Excellent networking and persuasive skills

•Able to work independently with a flexible approach to working hours or location

Achievement of Results:
•Able to under pressure and to strict deadlines and to set and meet targets

•Ability to write clear and concise reports
•High degree of personal and professional integrity
•Ability to maintain confidentiality

Team Working:
•Ability to work effectively as a team member within the service, corporately and with Partners

Decision Making & Problem Solving:
•Ability to understand complex issues and apply associated procedures correctly
•Ability to manage a number of projects simultaneously
Application Instructions:
If you believe you have what it takes to help us achieve success then please email for an application pack including Post Description.
Contact Name:     Ms Dawn Morrison
Contact Tel:     01738 477031
Contact Fax:    
Contact Email:
Address:     AK Bell Library, 2-8 York Place, PERTH, .  
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