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Duration: Full Time, Permanent
Location: Aberdeen Maritime Museum
We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic Curator (history) to join our Collections team.
Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums is redeveloping Aberdeen Art Gallery and the historic Provost Skene’s House through multi-million-pound projects and continuing to develop the purpose built open-access store and Aberdeen Treasure Hub over the next 2 years.
The successful applicant would be joining us at an exciting and dynamic stage in our history. The Curator (History) is a key member of the team for the effective delivery of these major projects for the City and for the development of our wider museums and gallery service.
They will be working across our extensive social, industrial and maritime history, numismatics and mediaeval archaeology collections, to deliver wider access to the collections in line with Aberdeen City Council’s vision and the National Strategy for Scotland's Museums and Galleries.
The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:
• Qualification at degree level in a subject related to Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums collections
• Recognised post graduate qualification in museum practice or equivalent practical experience
The post-holder is expected to demonstrate:
• Experience of working in a gallery / museum environment with good knowledge of at least one subject area of the Collections
• IT skills, particularly experience in Microsoft applications and familiarity with databases
• Good knowledge of at least one subject area of Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums Collections
• Able to handle high value and fragile objects safely.
• Able to demonstrate a well-developed visual sense and understanding of issues involved in the display and exhibition of museum and gallery objects.
• Able to demonstrate good verbal communication skills and excellent writing skills in English, including the ability to present information accurately and in a manner accessible to diverse audiences
• Able to handle information, records and statistics accurately and efficiently.
• Well organised approach to work with an ability to work successfully to deadlines
• Ability to work as part of a team or on own initiative
• Ability to prioritise tasks and work to deadlines accurately
• Ability to communicate effectively with members of the public, staff and colleagues
• Excellent written communication skills, with an ability to present information accurately and in a manner accessible to diverse audiences
• Extensive IT experience, particularly in Microsoft applications and databases
• Ability to handle fragile and high value artefacts and objects safely
• A well-developed visual sense and understanding of the issues involved in the display and exhibition of museum and gallery objects
• Well-organised approach to work with an ability to handle information, records and statistics accurately.
• Sound knowledge of museum practice, current issues and trends.
• Excellent customer service
• Continuous development in relation to the City Council’s systems and wider cultural sector practice
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