Job: Collections Manager, The New Room/John Wesley’s Chapel, Bristol (p/t, fixed term)

The New Room is undergoing a major redevelopment of its facilities. This includes a new building that will contain a brand new library and archives room. The former will house an extensive library relating to Methodist history and hymnology. The new building will have a new room for education purposes (schools, tour groups, etc) and it will release space within the original 1748 building for a total redevelopment of the museum.

We want to appoint a person who will help us with the development of the new facilities, including the expanded museum, the new library and archives and learning spaces. The appointed person will also lead and help ensure those volunteers who assist in these areas receive appropriate training. The role will also include expanding the current visitor offer and investigating future fund-raising opportunities.

The proposed new archives room will not only house existing archives. It has been agreed that part of the former archive collection of Wesley College, Bristol, and which is currently with the John Rylands Library in Manchester, will be given on permanent loan to the New Room. The proposed new resources room will not only contain the existing library (one of the finest collections on Methodist history in the country) but parts of the former libraries of the Epworth Rectory, the Wesley College Library, and the Methodist Music Society. The proposed museum, which has been developed in conjunction with a specialist museum consultancy has already led to two people wishing to offer new artefacts and others may follow.

Closing date:  17 February 2017, 12 noon

Interview date:  28 February 2017

For more information including details of how to apply, please download the job description by clicking here.

Source: South West Federation of Museum and Galleries

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