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Museum Manager Romsey, Hampshire Full time Permanent Salary – £30,000 - £35,000 depending on qualification and experience   When you visit King John’s House and Museum you make a journey through time. Located at the heart of Romsey near the Abbey, our medieval, Tudor and Victorian buildings, surrounded by a beautiful period-style garden, are rich in history. Once part of Church Court, what we now know as King John’s House was in continuous occupation and use for over 800 years.  King John’s House and Tudor Cottage Trust Limited was incorporated in September 2000 to incorporate the long-standing activities of a charitable trust. The charity had the objects of advancing the education of the public by the preservation for the people of Romsey and of the nation at large, the properties and buildings known as King John’s House and Tudor Cottage, Romsey. In 2014 the objects were extended to include operating as a museum, developing and maintaining its collections.   We are now seeking a dynamic, experienced and reliable Museum Manager to join the team, overseeing the House, Museum and on-site Tea Room.   Museum Manager, the role:  
  • Providing excellent customer service, developing an ongoing programme of events, outreach and learning activities
  • Widening engagement and awareness of the House, Museum and Tea Room through marketing, networking and collaboration with local and regional bodies such as business groups, councils and other attractions
  • Curation and other museum-specific activities
  • Overseeing business activities, including budgeting, financial reporting, people management/HR, fundraising, facilities maintenance, Tea Room operations, projects, key holding and emergency response
  • Responsibility for Health and Safety, Security and Emergency Planning
  • Managing the maintenance plan from development to execution stage, securing and liaising with contractors as required
  • Monitoring and arranging all payments relating to the property
  • Compliance with Charity Commission Regulations, Companies Act, accreditation standards and all relevant legal and regulatory requirements
  • Overseeing the catering provision in conjunction with the Catering Manager, ensuring compliance with HSE, COSHH and FSA requirements
  • Developing the retail offering to maximise sales profitability
  • Providing guidance to the Trustees to develop, review and update HR policies and procedures as required
  • Recruiting, leading, managing and developing the team of staff and volunteers, ensuring appropriate paperwork is in place and leading on people resource planning/Tea Room cover
  • Developing a work-based placement scheme with local educational providers
  Museum Manager, the person:  
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Strong finance and people management skills gained through experience in a similar environment
  • Sound business planning, reporting and administrative skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and customer-facing skills
  • Knowledge of running a catering establishment, including food safety, HSE and COSHH
  • Willing to travel and occasionally work antisocial hours
  • Public speaking skills
  Museum Manager, the benefits:  
  • Competitive Salary
  • Working in Grade 1 Listed historic setting with opportunity to develop new ways to ensure its future
  • Opportunity to join a proactive and supportive team
  • Long term permanent employment relationship
  • 20 days of Annual Leave increasing to a maximum of 25 days with years of service plus Bank Holidays
  • An immediate start
  Please send your CV and covering letter to mountolive@btinternet.com   Closing date for applications: Friday 14th June 2024