Culture & Leisure
Museum & Gallery
£20,456 - £22,434 - Temporary until 30/01/2019
The Tower Circus opened in 1894 and has run continuously ever since. It is one of the most historically significant circus venues in the world. The Blackpool Tower Circus collection reflects the importance of both the venue and the rich cultural legacy of the circus community. It is a stunning collection which to date it has had limited public access.
The Blackpool Heritage Service has received a grant from the Collections Fund - delivered by the Museums Association to deliver a collections care and public access project called Marvels and Mayhem. We are seeking a Project Support Officer who will play a crucial role in the coordination and delivery of the project through a range of activities.
The project is made up of a number of different strands. Initially the focus will be on cataloguing and improving collections care to prepare the collections for wider public access activities. There will be three engagement elements, the first is a partnership development with the School of Society, Health and Childhood at Blackpool and the Fylde College. The second is supporting members of the circus community to engage with the collection and finally the collection will be used as inspiration for a creative writing project with local schoolchildren.
The main duties and responsibilities of this post will include coordination of the different project strands, improving safe access to the collection through preventative conservation, volunteer coordination and supervision, developing good working relationships with project partners, support the development of relationships with the circus community and monitoring project progress.
The successful candidate will have a degree in a related subject (e.g. history, heritage management), experience of working in a museum environment, experience of project delivery and be able to demonstrate relationship building, people skills and partnership working.
Please note all applications must be submitted on line. CVs cannot be accepted.
For more information and an informal discussion please contact Caroline Hall, Collections Manager, Blackpool Council. Tel: 01253 476631.
11 59 pm
5th Jun 2017