Museums in Cambridgeshire News no. 108 (20 October 2017)

Dear colleague

 

Here is this week’s museums update, but firstly can I make a plea on behalf of several Cambridgeshire museums which are looking for more suitably-skilled trustees? If you might be interested in exploring the possibilities of this for yourself or a colleague please do contact me for an initial conversation.

 

  1. SHARE Conference 6 November – this is the last chance to book, as bookings close end Monday 23 October. Booking link: http://sharemuseumseast.org.uk/events/facing-change-moving-forward-the-7th-annual-share-conference/.
  2. Cambridge Museum of Technology is advertising for an Education Officer, closing date 9 November. It is job 49896 at https://www.le.ac.uk/museumstudies/Jobs2/full_job_descriptions/49896.htm.
  3. The SHARE Fenland Museums Group has its next meeting at Ramsey Rural Museum on 14 November.
  4. There are still spaces available for the SHARE day on capital projects at Norwich Castle on 10 November at http://sharemuseumseast.org.uk/events/an-inside-job-the-lowdown-on-capital-projects/ .
  5. SHARE have organised an excellent volunteer management programme to run at St Neots Museum in January, February and March next years. For details go to http://sharemuseumseast.org.uk/events/working-effectively-with-volunteers-recruitment-development-community-engagement-and-beyond/.
  6. Kettle’s Yard are advertising for a Learning and Engagement Officer (maternity cover) at http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/15271/ , closing date 8 November.
  7. Vivacity Peterborough are advertising an Outreach and Education post at https://www.vivacity-peterborough.com/vivacity/join-us/ .
  8. Chelmsford Museum has several vacancies at https://goo.gl/fkJf8E.
  9. Please let me know if you have an scallop-shell Santiago badges in your collection; a researcher is compiling a catalogue of them.
  10. If you are interested in the emerging Apprenticeship Standard for museum technicians, please complete the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HWXQ2QT by 30 October. I can also send you the Standard.
  11. I attach the latest batch of disposals from Burwell Museum. As usual contact Steve Crane at sacrane@btinternet.com if interested.
  12. Please let me know if you are interested in applying for the SHARE Museum Futures grants, deadline 14 November. These are for developing plans and strategies for museums and I would be very interested to hearing from you if you need the application forms and guidance notes.
  13. There will be a Prosper programme workshop at Cambridge Corn Exchange on 1 November; details on request.

 

Best wishes