New role back in museum
Skinks to be honoured with special day this month
Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery has appointed a project manager after a restructure of museum staff. In December the museum welcomed Rachel Checketts to take up the role. Miss Checketts has moved back to Alexandra after working as an education officer at the Lakes District Museum in Arrowtown. Her management position at Central Stories was created after a staff restructure which started after director Brian Patrick’s contact was not renewed because of funding last year and administrator Shani Redmile’s resigned. Miss Checketts’ responsibilities will include the day-today management of the art gallery and the co-ordination of school visits and events. She will also work with the rest of the team to develop the overall goals and direction of the museum, art gallery and retail space. The museum team was made up of collections manager Rachael Welfare, who was hired fulltime, and exhibition technician Luke Anthony and office manager Diana Barker, who were both hired part-time. One of Miss Checketts’ first tasks on the job would be organising a ‘‘Skink Open Day’’ on January 9. The event will give locals and visitors the opportunity to get ‘‘up close’’ to the skinks and other reptiles at the museum. A raffle draw will be held for a chance to name two skinks.
In the chair:
Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery newly appointed project manager Rachel Checketts.