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Posted: Thursday, August 9th 2018
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Job Title:     Curator of Social History
Organisation:     York Museums Trust
Salary:     £27,924 - 29,769 p.a.
Type:     Full-Time Position
Location:     York, England
Closing Date:     Wednesday, August 29th, 2018
Job Ref No:    
Other Benefits:   Defined Benefit pension scheme, flexible working hours
Job Description:
York Museums Trust is an independent charitable organisation created to manage York Art Gallery, York Castle Museum, Yorkshire Museum & Gardens, and York St Mary’s.

We are looking to recruit a Curator of Social History to join the History team as we prepare and research the collections for the development of a new major capital project at York Castle Museum.

Based at the York Castle Museum and the Museum Collections stores, you will support and occasionally deputise for the Senior Curator York Castle Museum, working with them to ensure the development, management, care, research, and interpretation of our Social History collections. Acting as a passionate advocate for the collection internally and externally, you will help drive our understanding of one of the designated collections in our care, including Social and Military History materials. Driving new knowledge of the collections, you will also contribute to the development and delivery of a major capital project at this site to engage new audiences with our stories and collections.
Required Skills:
You will have experience of working with collections and knowledge of documentation systems and conservation issues for social history collections. You will also be knowledgeable about a major relevant aspect of the collection and be able to communicate information and enthusiasm to a non-specialist audience.
Application Instructions:
How to apply:
Access the job description and application form at on the About Us, Jobs Vacancies page.

Forms should be returned to 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, as we are unable to respond to every applicant.

As an organisation York Museums Trust is 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 Wednesday 29th August 2018
Interviews will take place in York on Tuesday 11th September 2018
Contact Name:     Mrs Olesya Pounder
Contact Tel:     01904687621
Contact Fax:    
Contact Email:
Address:     St.Mary's Lodge, Marygate, York, .  
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