Job Vacancies with York Museums Trust

Job Vacancies

Curator of Social History

Contract: 37 hours per week

Salary: Scale SO1 (SCP 29 – 31) £27,924 – £29,769 per annum

We are looking to recruit a Curator of Social History to join the 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.

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.

How to apply:

Please read the job description, application form and information about our organisation.

Application 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, 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