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Are you an excellent communicator with a passion for collections, culture and art? We look for dynamic and passionate people to be part of our Museums team.

The museums are funded by St Albans City and District Council. 

The museum team members are employed by the Council and all recruitment is handled by the Council’s HR department directly. Please visit their webpages for any current vacancies, which are also advertised via our social media channels.

Explore more if you are interested in Volunteering or our Work Experience placement programme.

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Museums Business Manager

Full-time, inclusive salary of £44,271 to £48,108 per year + essential car user allowance + up to 18.5% employer pension contribution

Closing date for applications: 17 November 2019.

St Albans is a unique English Cathedral City with a colourful history which can be seen in the Roman remains and variety of beautiful architecture, heritage sites and conservation areas. Set within green belt, off the M25, A1M and M1 the District includes a cathedral, historic city centre and charming villages. St Albans Museums runs several sites including Verulamium Museum, the 15th century Clock Tower and the new St Albans Museum + Gallery, at the heart of the city centre.

In this new post you will ensure the delivery of a high-quality and financially viable Museum service that delivers in partnership with stakeholders on the objective of making our city and district a centre of excellence for culture and heritage. With overall lead responsibility for the Council’s museum and wider heritage services, you will represent the Council on all culture and heritage related issues. 
You will drive forward both the strategic and commercial direction of the Museum Service by managing the various teams that ensure:

  • the museums venues are operated in an efficient, safe and effective manner;
  • the targets and outcomes for lettings, retail and fundraising are achieved;
  • exhibitions, learning activities and collections care are of the highest standards and;
  • grant funding is sourced and strong relationships are formed with funders, sponsors and key stakeholders.

You will ensure the services and products offered are delivered to very high professional standards. Experience of driving commercial revenue and activities, partnership working and stakeholder engagement is essential for this post. In addition, previous experience of working in a senior role within an arts, cultural or heritage sector is essential for this post.

St Albans Museums is open to all and as an organisation we are committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We particularly welcome applications from candidates that are under-represented in the museums and heritage sector, including black and minority ethnic candidates, candidates from diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and/or candidates with a disability.

We offer a competitive package which includes up to 28 days annual leave, pension scheme, reimbursement of professional fees, access to parking, training and development opportunities, flexible working options (including homeworking), leisure and travel discounts and a number of other benefits. The post is politically restricted and subject to a Basic Disclosure Check.

Visit the Council website for more information, the job description and to apply.

Interviews are scheduled for w/c: 25 November 2019.

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Museum and Gallery Programme Co-ordinator

Part-time, 30 hours per week. Inclusive salary range from £16,348 up to £17,655 for a 30-hour week, per year. 12 months fixed term contract.
Plus up to 18.5% employer pension contribution

St Albans Museums runs several sites including Verulamium Museum, the 15th century Clock Tower and St Albans Museum + Gallery, at the heart of the city centre. You will be joining the Museums team at an exciting time, 18 months on from opening a brand-new museum and gallery. You will provide support to the Museums team in delivering the exhibitions and events programme and a range of partnership projects.  This will include (but not be limited to): helping to book resources and work out practical arrangements, supporting loans administration, collections documentation and providing support during installations.

An excellent communicator, you must have good IT and customer service skills. Previous experience of working in an administrative or a customer focussed job is essential for this post.

St Albans Museums is open to all and as an organisation we are committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We particularly welcome applications from candidates that are under-represented in the museums and heritage sector, including black and minority ethnic candidates, candidates from diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and/or candidates with a disability.

Visit the Council website for more information, the job description and to apply.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 10 November 2019.
Interviews are scheduled for w/c: 18 November 2019.

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