Project Curator

Recruiter
NATIONAL TRUST
Location
Bodmin
Posted
16 Apr 2019
Closes
26 Apr 2019
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Summary

The National Trust has significantly invested in curatorship, increasing the number of curators and developing our capability and confidence across the organisation. We are now looking for a Project Curator to complete preparatory work for Lanhydrock’s conservation management plan.

This is a six months fixed-term contract working 22.5 hours per week. The successful candidate will be based at the Cornwall regional office at Lanhydrock and will report in to the National Trust Consultancy.

For more information please contact Ian Wright (Consultancy Manager) .

What it's like to work here

Lanhydrock house and estate is one of the most popular National Trust properties, with rich and varied collections.

What you'll be doing

Part of the regional consultancy team, as Project Curator, you’ll work closely with the general manager, project team and property team at Lanhydrock. You’ll help pull together all the available information and work with the team in preparation for commissioning a Conservation Management Plan which will help shape Lanhydrocks future direction.

You will ensure the preparation work (see additional information) on Lanhydrock is clearly articulated and in an agreed format that will feed into a future plan. You’ll share your knowledge to enhance the skills and knowledge of the property and Consultancy team. Please also read the full role profile and more detailed briefs , attached to this advert.

Who we're looking for

Knowledge

  • Relevant knowledge of Lanhydrock and its assets
  • Degree in a relevant subject, or qualification of degree standard
  • Knowledge of Conservation Management Plans
  • Strong knowledge of professional standards and legislative requirements relating to role
  • Good understanding of the external cultural heritage environment

Skills

  • Excellent researcher, with the ability to assess and interpret complex internal and external data, intelligence and analysis
  • Ability to analyse issues holistically and apply reasoned judgement
  • A passion for public access to heritage gardens, historic houses and their collections
  • Excellent communication skills, including written, verbal and inter-personal
  • Ability to build strong collaborative working relationships and bring together teams across the NT

Experience

  • Experience of working with teams of people Experience of working with historic collections
  • Building successful relationships with internal and external stakeholders
The package

Benefits

Benefits include flexible working whenever possible plus free parking at most locations. You’ll be entitled to discounts in high street stores and cinemas, National Trust shops and NT cafes, and have free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18).

Your health and wellbeing is important to us and is supported through generous annual leave and the option to buy additional days (minimum contract length applies), a cycle to work scheme, subsidised health cash plan and confidential access to a free support service 24 hours a day should you need it.

Your future financial health is helped by an employer matched - up to 10% of basic salary - contributory pension scheme and you can further your career with training and development tailored to you.

All of this and the opportunity to give something back to your community with up to 5 days of paid volunteering per year!

Similar jobs

Similar jobs