General Manager, Heritage Railway West Cumbria, UK
Salary £40,000 - £45,000 + package
Closes 18 Aug 2017
Lake District Estates is a family owned business with its head office located in Kendal. The company owns and operates a selection of high quality and award winning tourist attractions, caravan parks, retail outlets and letting properties. Heritage and preservation are at the heart of the business, that operate two of the Lake Districts best loved attractions Ravenglass & Eskdale Steam Railway and Ullswater ‘Steamers’.
This exciting opportunity to join Ravenglass and Eskdale Steam Railway arises as the current General Manager steps down after 40 years of service. This railway is one of the major tourist attractions in Cumbria, situated in a quiet, rural area of West Cumbria.
As General Manager you will be responsible for the day to day operation of the railway and for the implementation of the strategies, policies and objectives set out in the business plan. You will report to the Board of Directors/CEO and have direct line responsibility for 4 HODs and ultimate responsibility for a team of up to 50 employees and a large number of volunteers. You will engage, lead and inspire this large and diverse team to deliver an outstanding customer experience to every visitor!
Full posting here.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted July 22nd

Executive Director Richmond, BC, Canada
Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society
Application Deadline: 2017-08-13
Job Start Date: 2017-09-25
Salary range is commensurate with experience and qualifications, Comprehensive benefits package, RRSP matching contribution program
Job Description:
The Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society is a charitable non-profit whose mission is to preserve and promote the history of Canada’s west coast fishing industry. The Society does this by operating the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site and undertaking other public education initiatives related to its mission.
Full posting here.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted July 22nd

Exhibitions and Interpretation Officer London, UK
Imperial War Museums
Salary: £25,000 - £29,375 per annum + 20.9% employer pension contribution
Closes: 07 Aug 2017
We are looking for a bright, ambitious museum professional to join our Exhibitions and Interpretation team. You will have experience of working in the museums and heritage sector, a passion for the stories IWM tells and the skills and enthusiasm to work with colleagues from different specialisms to improve the visitor experience at Churchill War Rooms, one of our London branches. You may have a background in museum studies or a project management qualification. Experience of managing digital design and interpretation would be an advantage, as would knowledge of collections management in a museum context. Above all though, you will have the drive and ability to work proactively and collaboratively with others to turn ideas into reality
Full posting here.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted July 22nd

Archival Assistant Maple Ridge,, BC, Canada
MR-PM TIMES newspaper photograph collection
Maple Ridge Museum & Community Archives
Temporary Job (Summer, Student, Seasonal, etc.)
Application Deadline: 2017-08-10
Job Start Date: 2017-09-10
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Salary: $18.50/hr
Job Description:
The Archival Assistant is responsible for the rehousing of a large collection of photographic negatives from the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows TIMES newspaper in negative preservers and the organization of the collection – which also includes prints and contact sheets – by publication date. Once the conservation and organization are complete, selective scanning of images will begin.
The Archival Assistant position is temporary full-time from September 10, 2017 to March 8, 2018. The Archival Assistant reports to the Museum Director.
Full posting here.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted July 22nd

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Conservator Vancouver, B.C.
Vancouver Art Gallery
Vancouver Art Gallery Association
1 Full-time Position Available
Reporting to the Director of Operations & Museum Services, the Conservator is responsible for the overall design and administration of the conservation program with regards to all works of art of the Vancouver Art Gallery, including works on loan. He/she supervises the work of staff/interns; provides conservation input with regards to exhibitions, loans and acquisitions. The Conservator examines works of art to determine conservation techniques required; executes conservation and restoration treatments on works of art; ensures that professional conservation standards for mounting and framing works, environmental and lighting conditions are met. He/she works with the Director of Operations and the Senior Curator to develop and manage the conservation and permanent collection maintenance budgets. The Conservator provides consultation and technical guidance to members of the Gallery staff, colleagues from other institutions, artists and lenders, regarding conservation. He/ she oversees and maintains departmental records and database files; and produces reports as required. He/she maintains a current awareness of developments in art conservation and research into conservation techniques and materials.
The Conservator supervises and participates in the work of staff/interns engaged in conservation duties, such as examining works of art (to determine the condition of the work), and conservation treatments required both for newly acquired art work and works in the collection.
Major Responsibilities:
- Determine and perform, or supervise, treatments for art works and prepare relevant reports.
- Manage contract conservation services for art works requiring specialized expertise, or when time is not sufficient to do the work in- house.
- Devise techniques for conservation treatments.
- Test new materials for conservation use and ensure that all materials used meet conservation standards.
- In consultation with Curatorial staff, approve art works for loan to other art galleries, museums and institutions based on knowledge of the art work, and a review of facility reports from borrowing institutions.
- Examine incoming and outgoing works of art, prepare condition reports or supervise the preparation of condition reports by other staff, stabilize art works and ensure their condition is satisfactory for travel.
- Manage the care and maintenance of the Outdoor Art collection.
- Assist the Director of Operations in developing and administering an annual budget for the Conservation department.
- Assist the Senior Curator in developing and administering an annual budget for the maintenance of the permanent collection.
- Work with the Director of Operations, Chief Curator, Curators, Registrar and Preparation staff, and lead the preservation of the collection in terms of environmental and physical conditions in the Gallery and storage areas. Advise Preparation on packing and crating, matting and framing and handling of works of art.
- Select and supervises Conservation Interns and volunteers.
- Assist in writing grant applications for conservation interns and conservation projects.
- Oversee and develop conservation documentation, including: condition reports, treatment reports, installation instructions and the preparation of information for the collections database and conservation database. Ensure data standards and guidelines are followed. Develop reports and respond to requests for information as required.
- Chair the Vault Working Group.
- Lead Emergency Preparedness for the Permanent Collection
- Represent the Conservation department at a variety of meetings, including exhibition, loan and department head meetings.
- Respond to inquiries from colleagues at other institutions, artists and lenders regarding a broad range of matters related to conservation, environmental conditions and conservation-related supplies and services.
- Travel to tour venues and complete condition reports and other work as required. Performs as a courier for loaned works of art as required.
- Assist with the development of plans for the future Vancouver Art Gallery, especially with respect to designs for the future storage of the Permanent Collection, and for the future Conservation Laboratory.
The duties and responsibilities outlined above are representative, but not all inclusive.
Required Knowledge, Abilities and Skills
- Thorough knowledge of the theory and practice of restoration and preservation of works of art in one or more areas of specialization.
- Thorough knowledge of the correct nomenclature and terminology to describe damage, deterioration, and incipient problems in works of art.
- Thorough knowledge of the factors which may contribute to the deterioration of works of art and the conservation programs necessary to combat deterioration.
- Thorough knowledge and experience in all application treatments to conserve and restore art works in own area of speciality.
- Thorough knowledge of the principals of art, chemistry, bacteriology, physics and laboratory techniques as they apply to the conservation of works of art.
- Working knowledge of preparation techniques.
- Considerable knowledge of conservation and restoration techniques applied to works of art other than those of own speciality.
- Knowledge of the photographic processes required in conservation work.
- Ability to supervise and participate in the work of subordinates engaged in conservation duties.
- Ability to develop a budget, and select and order suitable equipment and supplies for the conservation laboratory of a major Art Gallery.
- Ability to recognize and respect curatorial prerogatives in conservation.
- Ability to write clear, concise reports.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Art Gallery staff, vendors of equipment, materials, and services; colleagues in other institutions, both local and international, and the public.
- Skill in the use and care of scientific laboratory equipment.
Training and Experience:
A Master’s degree in Art Conservation specializing in fine Arts; supplemented with considerable experience (minimum of 5 to 7 years) in Art conservation at the supervisory level in a major Art Gallery. The successful applicant will be required to consent to a Criminal Record and Background Check. All applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada
Salary: Pay Grade 26 Step 1 $31.40 per hour
Hours: Monday to Friday; nine day fortnight, 70 hours bi-weekly
Please send your resume, in confidence, by Monday, July 31, 2017, to the Director of Human Resources, Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6Z 2H7, Fax: (604) 682-1086 or email:
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those short-listed will be contacted.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted July 1st

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Manager, Art Rental & Sales
Vancouver, B.C.
Vancouver Art Gallery
Vancouver Art Gallery Association
One Full-Time Excluded Position
Temporary Maternity Leave
Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Manager, Art Rental & Sales assists the Vancouver Art Gallery in meeting the objectives of its strategic plan by effectively managing a profitable art consignment program. This role requires a combination of artistic knowledge, business acumen and interpersonal skills. The ability to manage and lead a diverse team is a must which included a clear understanding of priorities.
The Manager of Art Rental & Sales actively solicits and cultivates clients and leads the sales team. The Manager will oversee, advise and provide direction on areas including but not limited to sales and rentals, client relations, networking, guiding daily operations and promoting the program through marketing networks and programs. This position is responsible for the financial performance of the Art Rental & Sales program, meeting sales targets, cultivating clients and ensuring a high calibre of art selection that meeting certain criteria. The Manager supervises Art Rental & Sales staff, and monitors a group of volunteers. This position maintains ongoing communication with the Gallery staff and senior management.
Key Responsibilities:
Meets the objectives and priorities of the Gallery’s strategic plan to increase the Gallery’s visibility provincially, nationally and internationally through a revenue generating art consignment program.
Responsible for the promotion and development of the Art Rental & Sales program’s public profile in the local arts community through effective partnerships and collaborations with commercial galleries, artist run centres and arts institutions. Networking and business development activities are an important element of the role in addition to overall management activities described below.
Working with the Finance team, prepares the annual budget and annual business plan, monitors revenues and expenses, and adjusts resources in response to sales results.
Manages the process related to operations including generating monthly financial statements, monthly client statements of account and quarterly payments to consignors and ensures that the team actively collects on overdue accounts.
Responsible in an accurate and timely manner, for the annual Open Call for Submissions to the Art Rental & Sales program, including but not limited to setting timelines, submission criteria, correspondence with applicants, soliciting members of the selection committee, scheduling meetings and acting as committee chair.
Responsible for the ongoing analysis, selection process and exchange of consigned Canadian artworks to be used as inventory in the Art Rental & Sales program. The selection process and procurement of artworks may include but is not limited to artist studio visits, public art events and art exhibitions. Ensures the artwork chosen for the program enhances and promotes the Gallery’s strategic plan, is a reflection of the contemporary Canadian art community and in doing so, ensures a good return on sales.
Recruits, hires, trains and supervises Art Rental & Sales staff, performs regular staff evaluations and provides strong leadership and mentorship. Sets monthly sales targets, coaches and manages staff in achieving same. Develops and implements a policy of exceptional client relations and customer service and is responsible for the adherence of AR&S staff and volunteers to that policy. Works with the Vancouver Art Gallery’s Volunteer Coordinator to interview and select volunteers for Art Rental & Sales.
Responsible for the selection, scheduling and programming of the Art Rental & Sales Featured Artist, which includes but is not limited to Showroom exhibitions, artists talks, Showroom tours, and other special events.
Responsible for Art Rental & Sales consignor contracts, copyright agreements, transportation contracts, and insurance contracts seeking the appropriate counsel when required to ensure they are sound, standardized, user-friendly and represent institutional needs. Updates or drafts new contracts as required.
Works to establish effective operating policies and procedures and ensure adherence to the same by staff.
Provides accurate and timely Art Rental & Sales marketing content for the Gallery’s website, publications and social media platforms.
Oversees the transport of artworks for Art Rental & Sales consignors and clients in a secure and cost effective manner.
In keeping with budgets and operating procedures, oversees and advises the Art Rental & Sales Showroom Assistant in the timely repair and maintenance of damaged inventory artworks. In consultation with the Chief Operating Officer, reports, files and oversees all inventory insurance claims as necessary.
Develops, demonstrates and implements the highest level of consignor relations, client relations and customer service. Establishes and ensures adherence to Showroom operating policies and procedures. Reviews and resolves complaints from Art Rental & Sales clients, consignors and the general public and works within the Gallery guidelines to resolve them. Works with sensitive information and preserves confidentiality.
Respects the privileged nature of information obtained through this position with the Gallery and must not in any way discuss or disclose this information to other employees or to persons or organizations outside the Gallery except as authorized. Takes all reasonable care to prevent its examination by unauthorized employees or members of the public.
These duties and responsibilities outlined above are representative, but not all inclusive. Other related duties may be required to meet the objectives of the program.
The successful individual will have a post-secondary degree in Art History, Fine Arts, Business Administration, Museum Studies or equivalent. Five plus years, experience leading a diversified team in an art gallery or art retail setting is a priority. The applicant must have a working knowledge of business principles, sales and practices including financial statements and budgeting. Must have excellent communication and organizational skills. Must have experience in planning, coordinating and executing marketing strategies and events . Computer proficiencies with database, accounting, website and MS Office is an asset.
Application Deadline: Please mail or fax your resume to the Director of Human Resources by Friday, August 4, 2017 Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6Z 2H7, Fax: (604) 682-1086, email hr@vanartgallery.bc.c.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted June 29th

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