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Curator of Fine & Decorative Arts

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Organisation:Nottingham City Council 

Working Hours: Part Time , Hours per week - 18.5 

Salary:£28,785 - Pro-Rata 

NPPV Required:No 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Brewhouse Yard, Castle Boulevard, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG7 1FB 


Closing date:24 July 2019 at midnight 

The starting salary is £28,785 (Level One) rising to £30,507 (Level Two) on the first year anniversary, subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period (pro rata for part time workers).
We’ve got an exciting opportunity available for talented individuals to join our workforce - perhaps this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for? Read on to find out more…
There has never been a better time to join Nottingham City Council. Known for inclusivity and innovation, we have also won a host of Employee Benefits Awards, are a leading employer of Apprentices and we are continually working around the clock to deliver high quality services for Nottingham’s citizens, visitors and investors.
Our aspiration is to make Nottingham a Great City, but to do this we need to be a Great Council, provide Great Services and recruit and develop a Great Workforce.
Join an organisation that gives you extra – we will value your contributions, promote flexible and modern ways of working, will double your monthly pension contributions, offer a very generous 25-32 days holiday package each year (exclusive of public bank holidays and dependent on length of service) and give you the option to purchase up to 28 days additional holiday tax-free!
We are looking for someone who is passionate about visual art to join the team of specialist Curators at Nottingham City Museums Service, who together maintain, care for, research and develop the City's museums collections. Based at our Collections Centre, your specialist focus will be our nationally important Fine and Decorative Arts collections, including works of art dating from the medieval period to the present day. In liaison with your job-share, you will be responsible for ensuring that the collections are relevant and accessible to a wide community. You will contribute to public engagement and activities programmes, exhibitions, talks and tours at museum sites including Newstead Abbey and Wollaton Hall, and develop digital content about the collections to increase access and awareness. You will also play an active role in the team delivering the exciting new collection displays for Nottingham Castle, ready for its re-launch following a major Transformation Programme. 
We anticipate that interviews will take place on Monday 5 August.
  • Substantial experience of working within the field of Fine and Decorative Arts, in a discipline relating to the areas outlined above.
  • Knowledge of at least one of the subjects within area of responsibility to degree level or equivalent.
  • Significant experience of collections management and collecting practice.
  • Ability to give talks and to design and deliver events, displays and exhibitions within area of expertise, and to communicate specialist knowledge in ways that are accessible to a wide range of people with different needs and interests.
  • Experience of handling and packing art collections and knowledge of correct procedures. 
  • Ability to identify and build strategic networks and partnerships which will further the aims of the Service, within the areas of responsibility.
For more information, please view the Job Description and Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
For informal enquiries please contact Deborah Dean, Tel: 0115 876 1438 (or 0115 876 1416 to leave a voicemail message)
Useful information for Applicants
Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions information, which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working, and our Total Rewards Package, which includes information on some of the great benefits when working for Nottingham City Council.
This post is covered by the statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) (English Language Requirement for public sector workers) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English, as detailed in the job description and person specification, is an essential requirement for the role.
Nottingham City Council are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we are striving to have a reflective workforce of the citizens we serve.As a result of our commitment to this agenda, we anonymise all applications to remove the risk of unconscious bias. The application process will capture your personal details (including your name) and these details will only be made visible to recruiting managers once the shortlisting stage has been completed
We particularly welcome applicants from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities and applicants that consider themselves disabled as these groups are currently under represented within our workforce.

Nottingham City Council is open to conversations regarding flexible working options at the point of interview.
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