Job opportunity: Collections Manager

Here’s an opportunity to join the Wessex Museums team as Collections Manager (maternity cover), based at The Salisbury Museum.
 
We are looking for someone who is passionate about working on collections management. The role will include managing the archaeology store, working on contemporary collecting projects and leading on the development of our online collections resource. The post holder will also work on cross partnership strategies and initiatives such as a new lending strategy for the museums and the virtual Wessex Collections.
 
This is a 28 hour per week maternity cover position for 8 months (with possibility of extension to 12 months).
 
You can find further details and the application form on The Salisbury Museum’s website
 
The closing date is Monday 14 June – noon. Interviews will be week beginning 21 June.
Wild Life in the Red

What do you think about our exhibition?

Sawfish are also called carpenter sharks...but they are rays, not sharks!

There’s also a species called a sawshark, but that’s, well, a shark!

What the heck is a lek?

Males great bustards perform spectacular courtship displays, gathering at a ‘lek’ or small display ground to try to impress the females.

Road Runner!

The great bustard has a dignified slow walk but tends to run when disturbed, rather than fly.

Belly Buster!

The hen-bird on display at The Salisbury Museum was one of the last great bustards to be eaten in the town!

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