Assistant Curator (Collections)

Organisation: Scottish Fisheries Museum Trust

Salary: £22,000 per annum, pro rata

Location: Anstruther, Fife

We are looking for a dedicated professional to maintain our standards of collections care and documentation, and to supervise a small group of volunteers involved in these areas. The postholder will also have the opportunity to contribute to the process of preparing an Accreditation Return, due for submission in September 2023.

The Scottish Fisheries Museum was founded in 1969 to collect, record and interpret the history of the fishing industry in Scotland. The Museum collections of over 65,000 artefacts, including full size fishing vessels, received ‘Recognition of National Significance’ status in 2007. The Museum has a small team of paid staff plus significant volunteer support, especially through three clubs, the Boats Club, Model Boat Club and St Ayles Rowing Club. It has full Accreditation status and is graded a four-star visitor attraction by VisitScotland.

This post is within the Curatorial team and will involve working closely with the Head Curator, Assistant Curator (Engagement), Curatorial Trainees and Volunteers. You will be involved in all aspects of collections management, care and interpretation, ensuring that the Scottish Fisheries Museum continues to meet the highest standards in these fields. You will also work closely with the Head Curator on the Museum’s Accreditation Return.

The post will cover the maternity leave of the current Assistant Curator (Collections) and forms a job share post with the returning Assistant Curator (Engagement). Good communication and team-working are therefore key attributes required for the post.

This is a fixed term, part-time position.

Please see the Scottish Fisheries Museum website for the full job description, person specification and how to apply:

Application Deadline: Monday 30/01/2023