Thursday , April 25 2024

National Trust Job Vacancies – Collections & House Manager

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Job Description:

This role will cover all the Mid Ulster portfolio of properties, which stretch from Strabane to Newry in Northern Ireland; a combination of country houses (The Argory, Springhill & Ardress House), parkland (including Derrymore House and Demesne), an island (Coney Island) and industrial heritage buildings (Wellbrook Beetling Mill and Gray’s Printing Press). Your primary location will be at The Argory; you’ll be working across the portfolio, so expect to be spending time at several sites each week, so you will need to travel independently.

Job Responsibilities:

  • You’ll provide leadership to the collection and house teams across Mid Ulster, developing a lively and engaging house experience, delivering high quality presentation, interpretation and collections care.
  • You’ll be responsible for all elements of the visitor experience programme where it relates to the cultural assets within your properties.
  • You’ll work with our internal consultants who provide specialised expertise (particularly conservators and curators) to ensure we are always delivering to the highest standard.
  • Working as part of the property leadership team, you’ll help to develop the vision for the properties we care for in collaboration with the other members of the team.

Job Requirements:

  • You have the skills to work collaboratively with a range of internal and external stakeholders. You also have strong skills in advocacy and building partnerships with regional colleagues and partners.
  • As an inspirational leader, you’ll know how to get the best out of your team, motivating them and developing them, as well as managing volunteers.
  • Good business planning and organisational skills
  • Understanding of collections care and conservation and experience of managing historic collections and properties, including an awareness of Museum Accreditation standards.
  • You are able to lead for innovative, inclusive, and accessible histories and interpretation. You understand the needs of a wide range of different audiences, to deliver creative, accessible, and
  • layered content to reveal the meanings of collections and places to meet these needs. You also have proven knowledge of visitor experience.

Qualification & Experience:

  • The portfolio includes a visitor experience manager who you will be working closely with to create and deliver an innovative and fresh programme plan for the portfolio.
  • Experienced in the management of relevant compliance, health and safety and emergency procedures.
  • Experience in the management and setting of budgets and excellent verbal and communication skills.

Job Details:

Company: National Trust

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Dungannon, Northern Ireland, UK

Application Deadline: N/A

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