Museum etc posts and opportunities

Discussion in 'WW2 Museums. Events, & places to see.' started by Capt.Sensible, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. Capt.Sensible

    Capt.Sensible Well-Known Member

    'Evening all,

    Back on stream:

    War Memorials Trust: Conservation Officer [Scotland] – based in Edinburgh (£25,000, 4 y/c ideally starting in June 2013).

    FD/AF: visit

    CD: 10am, 24/4/13.
  2. Capt.Sensible

    Capt.Sensible Well-Known Member

  3. Capt.Sensible

    Capt.Sensible Well-Known Member

    'Evening all,

    A couple of posts going here, in rather stark contrast...


    Slough Museum: Project Learning Officer (£18,000 p/r, p/t, 21 hpw, 18 m/c) & Project Volunteer Co-ordinator (£15,000 p/r, p/t, 7 hpw, 18 m/c) for an 18 month World War 1 Centenary project ‘Frank went to the Front’ which focuses on the impact of the war on Slough & on the town’s contribution to the conflict.

    Royal Armouries: Director General (c. £90,000 + pension & other benefits).
  4. Capt.Sensible

    Capt.Sensible Well-Known Member

    A bumper harvest this week:

    Museum of Army Flying, Middle Wallop, Stockbridge, Hants: Chief Executive (c. £50,000 + Index Linked Pension). CD: 28/5/13

    Calderdale MBC: Project Officer [Great War] – Bankfield Museum, Halifax (£19,621-£21,519, 18 m/c, Ref. CM046) to lead the interpretation & exhibition development element of HLF-funded project to create a new Great War Gallery at Bankfield Museum. FD/AF, CD: 27/5/13.

    Bletchley Park Trust: Collections Officer (£ not stated). Collections include archaeology, costume & textiles, social history, maps & charts & oral history tapes. FD/AF, CD: 17/5/13.

    Imperial War Museum: Trusts & Foundations Officer – London (£24,991-£28,279).CD: midday, 24/5/13.
    Volunteer Placement Assistant – Manchester (£18,831, f/t until June 2016).CD: midday, 22/5/13

    Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum, Gloucester Docks: Learning & Participation Officer [Part time] (£12,800/£25,600 p/r, p/t, 20 hpw, 24 m/c).CD: 24/5/13

    Toodle pip!
  5. Capt.Sensible

    Capt.Sensible Well-Known Member

    'Evening all,

    Here we go:

    Luton BC: Project Officer – First World War (£23,708-£26,276 p/r, f/t until November 2014, Ref. 13/0297). CD: 10/6/13.

    Imperial War Museum: Exhibition & Display Technician – London (£19,248-£21,781).
    FD/AF: follow links from ‘jobs’ at CD: midday, 10/6/13.

  6. Capt.Sensible

    Capt.Sensible Well-Known Member

    Testing, testing, one two...does anybody actually read these posts?

  7. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Yes mate just on the way back from the interview
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  8. Noel Burgess

    Noel Burgess Senior Member

    I always read them capt. Family commitments (parents) mean that I can not move too far away - if that were not the case I might have a try at one or two.
  9. Capt.Sensible

    Capt.Sensible Well-Known Member

    Really? Well I hope it went well.

  10. Capt.Sensible

    Capt.Sensible Well-Known Member

    Thanks Noel, it's nice to know that somebody does actually look at these posts from time to time!

  11. KevinBattle

    KevinBattle Senior Member

    I'm sure that the "Read" counter will show that people DO read these, and I certainly appreciate you making the effort to post them up.
    Perhaps people applying for these posts could actually indicate whether they were successful or not, and give you some feedback at how far WW2Talk influenced folk are actually in positions to further knowledge of WW2.
    Cheers and keep it up!
  12. John(txic)

    John(txic) Junior Member

    I also look at them.

    However, in my cynical view I would have thought that a knowledge of and an interest in the subjects covered by the Museum would probably disqualify one.... Or am I jaundiced?
  13. Capt.Sensible

    Capt.Sensible Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Kevin. It would be good to know if anyone actually got a job from these posts.
  14. Capt.Sensible

    Capt.Sensible Well-Known Member

    'Evening all,

    A nice little job here, I reckon:

    New Heritage Solutions Community Interest Company, Halesworth: Project Manager ‘The Eighth in the East’ (up to £30,000) to manage the delivery of an exciting new regional project supported by the National Lottery through HLF which is based on the archaeology & social history of the Eighth United States Army Air Force in England during World War 2. FD/AF: from the Dept of Museum Studies Jobs Service at the University of Leicester. CD: 26/8/13.

  15. Capt.Sensible

    Capt.Sensible Well-Known Member

    Today's crop:

    Royal Engineers Museum, Library & Archive, Chatham: Assistant Curator [Collections Management] (£17,835 p/r, p/t, 20 hpw, permanent). FD/AF: from the Dept of Museum Studies Jobs Service at the University of Leicester, CD: 30/8/13.

    Imperial War Museum, Duxford: Learning Officer (£22,720-£25,709, f/t contract).
    CD: midday, 18/8/13.
  16. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Thank you
  17. Capt.Sensible

    Capt.Sensible Well-Known Member

    No worries!
  18. DaveB

    DaveB Very Senior Member

    I have a quick look at these posts every so often, but as I'm in Australia they're no direct help to me.

    In Australia, most searches for such jobs come back around to working for the Department of Veterans' Affairs and / or are based in Canberra (obviously).

    The job selection process for DVA positions is baffling and appears to be written so only long-term public servants can decipher them - and they must have the time to go through the 800 steps to be considered.

    One concrete thing your posts has provided me though is that I am not using the correct search words to find any such opportunities here in Aus. I should start looking for Curator or "Learning Officer" (whatever the heck that is).

    How do you find these listings? Do you have a list of keywords to search for etc?



    PS - the reason I'm interested is that I was recently offered a redundancy from the RAAF after 30 years service. I receive a pension which I supplement with other work. But if I could find a similar position to some of the ones listed here then I would be a very happy little vegemite.
  19. Capt.Sensible

    Capt.Sensible Well-Known Member

    Hello Dave,

    I get these little snippets in a weekly round up of jobs in the UK heritage sector that is compiled by a professional body that I belong to, the Institute for Archaeologists:

    I hope you find a post that suits you soon but I don't think I can offer you any special insight into the Aussie heritage sector, unfortunately.

  20. Capt.Sensible

    Capt.Sensible Well-Known Member

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