Job available in museum’s archaeology department

North Lincolnshire Museum in Scunthorpe.
North Lincolnshire Museum in Scunthorpe.

North Lincolnshire Council is advertising for an archaeology collections assistant based at North Lincolnshire Museum.

The post is being funded by a grant from Arts Council England.

The role involves assisting with the management of the museum’s extensive archaeology collection. North Lincolnshire has a rich heritage that is reflected in the size and quality of archaeological collections at the Museum.

In 2014, Arts Council England awarded £2,500,000 to the Humber Museums Partnership which includes North Lincolnshire Museum Service, Hull City Museums and East Riding of Yorkshire Museums.

In North Lincolnshire, in addition to financing the new Collections Assistant role, the grant has funded improvements to the Museum and Normanby Hall Country Park. The aim is to make the venues more attractive to families. A new Post War Gallery and an under 5s area, Dudley’s Den, is open at the Museum. A Steel Gallery is due to open in February 2017, whilst an under 5s area in the Farming Museum at Normanby will be available from April 2017.

The new Collections Assistant is a six month fixed term contract for 37 hours per week.

Councillor Carl Sherwood, cabinet member for Health and Wellbeing at North Lincolnshire Council said: “The new Collections Assistant will join us at an exciting time for North Lincolnshire Museum Service. Thanks to the grant from Arts Council England, we have been able to carry out extensive work at both the Museum and Normanby. We are pleased to see that this has resulted in visitor numbers more than doubling at the Museum in February and March, compared to last year.

“The Post War Gallery features a 1950s style kitchen, 1960s living room and 1970s collection items.

“Dudley’s Den opened last week. It welcomes under 5s and their families throughout the week, with additional fun activities on Wednesdays at 10.30am and Fridays at 1.30pm. A new buggy park has also been created to help parents and carers store their belongings securely.

“In October we will begin work to install a new under 5s area in the Farming Museum at Normanby. It will open in time for the new season in April 2017.

“I also look forward to visiting the new The Steel Gallery which will celebrate our local heritage when it opens next year.

“All periods of the past are represented in the Museum’s current archaeology collections, by finds from major excavations and field projects, as well as stray discoveries. The most recent archaeology display has a modern twist using bright colours to differentiate each period in history. Large cases, sounds, moden information panels and labels make the exhibits lively and interesting.

“If you are interested in joining the museum team as Archaeology Collections Assistant, please visit our Jobs Directory on the council website, www.northlincs.gov.uk/jobs, for more information.”