We wish to appoint a creative and highly motivated individual to lead the sustainable development of The Infirmary Museum, a permanent exhibition gallery on medical history
This post becomes available through a unique partnership between the University of Worcester and the Charles Hastings Education Centre (CHEC), which was awarded a grant of £537,000 by the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2011 to establish an interactive exhibition and associated learning and outreach programmes.
The exhibition is located within a former hospital ward inside the beautiful Georgian Worcester Royal Infirmary, where the British Medical Association was founded in 1832, and which is now the centre-piece of the new city centre University campus.
The post holder will have overall responsibility for successful development to ensure the continued sustainability of the museum and programmes beyond the life of the HLF-funded project (which ends in October 2014).
After less than a year of operation, the Museum is already making a significant contribution to the University’s access and inclusion programme, and creating a diverse range of educational opportunities for children and young people. In addition, the Museum team work with academic staff at the University, using the collections imaginatively to support the undergraduate curriculum across a number of disciplines. Visitor numbers are increasing, and the Museum has become part of a vibrant heritage offer in Worcestershire, working alongside our partner, the George Marshall Medical Museum.
The successful applicant will be an outstanding communicator, with the vision and ambition to take the Museum forward into the next phase of development; and ensuring a sustainable future post HLF project funding. You will have a relevant post-graduate qualification, a minimum of 3 years’ experience managing a successful museum, or other relevant heritage sector experience, and knowledge and experience of curating, interpreting and managing social history collections.
Closing date: Monday 17 Jun 2013
To find out more and to apply, please follow this link: http://www.worc.ac.uk/community/job-vacancy-head-of-the-infirmary-medical-museum.html