Stuff and Knowledge: An exploration of the future of teaching and learning within university museums
Monday 11th – Tuesday 12th September 2017
Unfortunately, Professor Alice Roberts is no longer available to give the keynote address at the conference. However, we are delighted to announce that the brilliant Dr Ellen McAdam, Director of Birmingham Museums Trust, has stepped in and will share her thoughts on the future of teaching and learning and university museums.
DAY 1 Monday 11th September 2017
Panel session 1 – What Next? Pedagogy and Policy Drivers in Object-Based Learning
What will the Teaching Excellence Framework, the employability agenda, and emerging learning paradigms mean for the future of object-based learning? Representatives from the frontline of object based learning in universities discuss the challenges and opportunities that they are facing in a changing Higher Education landscape.
Panel session 2 – ‘Where is the leading edge for teaching and learning in university museums?
The panel will unpick the unique qualities of university museums as contexts for teaching, covering object-based learning, digital, working across disciplines and reaching out to non-HE audiences and debate which should take priority.
18.15 – 19.30 – Conference drinks reception at the Lapworth Museum of Geology –
Finalist for Art Fund Museum of the Year
DAY 2 Tuesday 12th September 2017
For further details of the conference programme, speakers, events and to book a place, please see the UMG website.
Employment Type: Permanent
Hours per week: 37
Salary: £23,398-27,668 per annum
Closing Date: 2/7/2017
Are you ready to act quickly and decisively for an exciting career move?
Lancashire’s Museum Service is looking for a new colleague for its busiest museum. Based in the heart of Lancaster, the Museum Manager leads a team of staff providing a comprehensive museum offer to its visitors. The new Museum Manager will look to broaden the visitor base, find new ways of reaching audiences and seek new partnerships.
Supported by talented colleagues in the central services teams – Heritage Learning Team, Lancashire Conservation Studios, Collections Team, Technical and Design – the Museum Manager works in partnership with the King’s Own Royal Regiment Museum housed within Lancaster City Museum.
Lancaster is one of England’s Heritage Cities. The Museum Manager links into a group of professionals working hard in the field of heritage and the arts to raise awareness of the city’s rich history and its potential to inspire and delight people of all ages.
The Museum Manager’s team also covers the tiny 18th century Cottage Museum nestled opposite Lancaster Castle. The contrast of scale could not be more spectacular.
For more details and your online application form please go to:-
Time is tight – will you seize the opportunity?
For more information and an informal conversation about the role please contact Susan Ashworth, Senior Museums Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
GEM is offering a number of bursaries for this year’s annual conference Facing the Future, Forging Ahead in Hull from Tuesday 5 to Thursday 7 September 2017. Each conference bursary is worth £320, which enables you to attend all the conference sessions (excludes travel and accommodation). Priority this year will be given to GEM members attending conference for the first time who are volunteers, or work for small organisations or otherwise unable to pay the conference fees.
You could qualify for a free place at GEM conference 2017 if you satisfy several of the following criteria:
- Be a volunteer
- Attending GEM conference for the first time
- Unable to afford the conference fees
- Be a museum or heritage studies student
- Be an overseas GEM member
- Be a GEM member (or will join GEM).
For more information and how to apply, please visit the conference page on the GEM website. Deadline for applications is Friday 23 June 2017 at 12.00 (noon).
Secretary, Heritage Committee
As the result of a sudden vacancy arising, the HRA Heritage Committee is seeking applications for the role of Committee Secretary.
This is a volunteer role with no remuneration. Travel and subsistence costs (and any other appropriate outlays) can be reimbursed under the terms of the current HRA Expenses Guidelines. No specific hours of duty but the successful applicant will have sufficient time to undertake the role. Meetings are held four times a year at the NRM, York, generally on weekday afternoons (the next meeting being scheduled for 19th September 2017).
Core tasks will include taking and circulating the Minutes of meetings, for which at least some previous experience would be helpful. An interest in railways or industrial heritage would be an advantage. You should be computer literate and have good communicating skills. The Secretary is responsible to the committee Chairman for organising meetings, including liaising with the host venue, drafting agendas and circulation of other related documents.
In addition to the core tasks, you would be welcome, if you wish, to assist with other elements of the Committee’s work, specific tasks being shared out amongst Committee members.
Please reply in the first instance to: Sam Bee (Committee Chairman) at email@example.com, with C.V. and any further detail which you think might be relevant.
Expressions of interest would be appreciated by 4th August.
NEW: Collections Skills Sharing Session 7 August 2017 – ‘Collections Moves: A Case Study’
Booking is now open for a free collections skills sharing session on Monday 7 August at the British Museum, using a recent emergency decant as a case study for collections moves. The session is for people working or volunteering within the museum and heritage sector, with travel bursaries available for those who might otherwise not be able to attend thanks to the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund. Tickets are free, but booking is essential via Eventbrite.
REMINDER: Marsh Awards – 3 weeks to go!
Applications are still open for this year’s Volunteers for Museum Learning Award, presented by the British Museum and the Marsh Christian Trust. The award celebrates the contribution of volunteers in museums, galleries and heritage sites all over the United Kingdom. Winners of the twelve regional awards will each receive a £500 prize. An overall national winner will also be chosen and they will receive an additional £2,000. Prizes will be awarded at a ceremony at the British Museum in September 2017. For more information and to apply, please visit the British Museum website. The closing date for applications is Friday, 14 July 2017.
Have you ever wanted to engage with more young people in your museum and get their opinion on the work you do?
After the success of our first Young Evaluators Programme, we’re running a second programme in collaboration with Curious Minds and their group of Young Associates. The programme offers 6 North West museums the chance to have their marketing strategy assessed by young people (aged 16-24) with the opportunity to implement some of the recommendations made.
The programme will consist of desk-based research and mystery shopping site visits undertaken by the young people, who will draft reports and feedback to staff and Boards, giving a no holds barred view of your marketing strategies and how it can be improved to attract a younger and more diverse audience. Participating museums will then have the opportunity to bid for funding to support the implementation of the recommendations.
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Oral History and Public Engagement Officer x 2 (part time)
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Duration : 1 August 2017 until 28 February 2018
Hours Per week : 0.75FTE
Salary : £26,052 (pro rata) per annum
Location : various locations, Manchester
Closing Date : 29/06/2017
A unique opportunity to join an ambitious public history project focusing on the NHS. 2 Oral History and Public Engagement Officers to fill part-time (0.75FTE) 7 month fixed-term posts during the development phase of From Cradle to Grave: The NHS at 70 – a major programme of work funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund to preserve NHS heritage and mark its 70thanniversary in 2018 by capturing memories and memorabilia from a diverse range of communities.
Your role will be to deliver the oral histories collection in Greater Manchester/South Wales, organise community events and contribute to the evaluation process. You will be self-motivated and enthusiastic, with excellent oral history and communication skills. You will have proven experience of engaging and motivating people, and be comfortable interacting with all levels of the community to build networks. You will be able to use your initiative to solve problems and effectively prioritise your workload.
You must be willing to travel throughout the project area (Greater Manchester / South Wales) and have access to transport.
Please refer to the job description and person specification for more details of the roles – https://www.jobs.manchester.ac.uk/internal/displayjob.aspx?jobid=13600. These are part-time, fixed term positions (consultancy options can also be considered).