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Project Curator (Galkoff’s and the Secret Life of Pembroke Place)

Project Curator (Galkoff’s and the Secret Life of Pembroke Place)

Salary: £25,180 per annum
Location: Museum of Liverpool
Level: Curatorial
Deadline: 08/08/2016 12:00
Hours: 37.00
Benefits: Company Pension Scheme, Flexi-time working, Employee Assistance Programme, Travel Loan and Childcare Voucher Scheme
Job Type: Fixed Term [F] Six months

Purpose and objectives

  1. To research, develop and deliver content for the Galkoff’s and The Secret Life of Pembroke Place displays for the Museum of Liverpool. This will include the shop frontage and other objects of a heritage value from the Kosher butcher’s shop in Pembroke Place. This is a partnership project with Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) which is funded by the :HLF.
  2. To work with community stakeholders, especially from Liverpool’s Jewish community and other interested people, and other groups/individuals to ensure they are strongly represented in the displays and have a real sense of ownership of the project.
  3. To communicate the objectives and results of the project to a wide audience and to assist National Museums Liverpool (NML) in developing audiences (local, regional, national and international).
  • To support a programme of informal learning sessions and public consultation
  • To update the cross-museum Jewish Community trail within the Museum of Liverpool and support the updating and production of a city wide trail.

Main activity

Reporting to the Deputy Director of Museum of Liverpool you will:

Provide curatorial care for the tiled frontage of Galkoff’s, and other material collected as part of the project. This includes documentation, cataloguing, display requirements, digitisation, handling, and monitoring of conservation requirements.

  • To research and develop a detailed design brief for the mounting of the tiles in collaboration with the Project Manager, project conservator, NML designers and LSTM.
  • To research and develop a detailed design brief for the display of the Galkoff’s shop frontage and The Secret Life of Pembroke Place. This will include incorporating the results of the community archaeology dig, carrying out information sharing sessions at selected community locations, a short film, oral history interviews and photography.
  • Under the supervision of the project manager and Deputy Director of MoL  co-ordinate project staff, freelance professionals on short-term contracts, volunteers and students, and contractors in relation to the project in order to achieve agreed standards and outcomes
  • Design/provide content for  a Facebook page for the project, with the support of NML colleagues, including managing and monitoring the page as well as using it to promote the project, share information and engage people that may not be traditional museum visitors.
    • Set up the page in accordance with MAC guidelines
    • Manage the page in line with NML’s social media policy and best practice guidelines
    • Co-ordinate the page’s activity in close liaison with press, web, marketing and social media colleagues in line with their timeline for activities relating to the project.
  • To support the MoL education team in the delivery of the informal learning programme, community consultation and project evaluation.
  • To work closely at NML with the Curator of Urban Community History and Curator Archaeology and the Historic Environment to ensure that material collected as part of the project is brought into the collection in accordance with NML’s procedure and support the de-installation of the Secret Life of Smithdown Road display if required.
  • To work closely with the Project Manager who will be based at LSTM to ensure the project runs smoothly both in development phase and overall when the project is complete.
  • Build on existing, and develop new, contacts and partnerships with outside organisations and individuals in order to develop and publicise the project.
  • Be responsible securing loans required as part of the displays and the completion of all associated paperwork as per NML’s procedure.
  • Lead on installation of these displays with the support of colleagues and external contractors.
  • Keep a comprehensive project file that can be easily accessed by staff and researchers once the project is completed.
  • A commitment to adhere to the standards expected of all public services as defined by the HM Treasury publication “Managing Public Money”. Those standards are honesty, impartiality, accountability, openness, accuracy, reliability, transparency, objectivity, integrity and fairness. These standards should be carried out in the spirit of, as well as the letter of, the law; in the public interest; to high ethical standards and achieving value for money.
  • Develop NML’s commitment to Equality and Diversity and promote non-discriminatory practices in all aspects of work undertaken.
  • Adhere to National Museums Liverpool’s Health and Safety Policies and Procedures, National Museums Liverpool’s access policy as well as other appropriate practices and guidelines.
  • Undertake training and development courses and programmes, as required.
  • Show the highest integrity and confidentiality in the pursuance of these duties
  • The details contained in this job description reflect the content of this job at the date of being prepared. It is however possible that over time the nature of the job will change. Consequently National Museums Liverpool will expect to revise this job description from time to time and will consult with the post holder at the appropriate time.

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