Mu­seum jobs boost in £42 mil­lion re­vamp

Ap­pli­ca­tions in­vited as pro­gramme gets un­der­way

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14.04.2018 Jobs have been ad­ver­tised for Pais­ley Mu­seum as it gets ready for its £ 42 mil­lion re-de­vel­op­ment.

The mu­seum will close in the au­tumn for four years as the Pais­ley Mu­seum Re- imag­ined pro­gramme gets un­der­way.

Ren­frew­shire Coun­cil is look­ing for a Dig­i­tal and New Me­dia Of­fi­cer, which is a post that comes with a salary rang­ing from £38,431 to £42,019 a year for 37 hours a week.

The con­tract is on a fixed-term ba­sis un­til Novem­ber 30, 2022.

The ad­ver­tise­ment for the job reads: “We are look­ing for a cre­ative, ex­pe­ri­enced and au­di­ence-fo­cused Dig­i­tal & New Me­dia Of­fi­cer to help cre­ate a high- qual­ity mu­seum vis­i­tor ex­pe­ri­ence.

“Pais­ley Mu­seum Re-Imag­ined is a £42 mil­lion re­de­vel­op­ment project due to be com­pleted in 2022 which will re­veal the sto­ries as­so­ci­ated with the in­ter­na­tion­ally- sig­nif­i­cant col­lec­tions of the mu­seum and the peo­ple of Pais­ley and Ren­frew­shire.

“We are de­vel­op­ing an ob­ject­based sto­ry­telling mu­seum and you will be re­spon­si­ble for defin­ing and de­vel­op­ing a dig­i­tal strat­egy for the project.

“This in­cludes the de­vel­op­ment of in-gallery in­ter­ac­tives, on­line con­tent, im­proved col­lec­tions ac­cess and so­cial me­dia us­age.

“You will have a proven track record of de­vel­op­ing and de­liv­er­ing sig­nif­i­cant scale mu­seum dig­i­tal in­ter­pre­ta­tive con­tent and of man­ag­ing the pro­cure­ment, com­mis­sion­ing and con­tract man­age­ment of all dig­i­tal el­e­ments.”

The post of Art Cu­ra­tor has also been ad­ver­tised.

This is a part- time role for 18-and-a-half hours a week on a salary scale of £14,961 to £16,341.

The ad­ver­tise­ment states a per­son “who will think cre­atively about the fine and dec­o­ra­tive art col­lec­tions in our care” is be­ing sought. The new cu­ra­tor will be re­quired to in­ves­ti­gate and re­search the col­lec­tions, and work with com­mu­nity part­ners “to find the most com­pelling nar­ra­tives for in­ter­pre­ta­tion in the re­de­vel­oped mu­seum”.

The ad­ver­tise­ment adds: “Your work will make a di­rect and tan­gi­ble con­tri­bu­tion to the re­de­vel­op­ment of Pais­ley Mu­seum and Art gallery – the flag­ship project in the cul­tural re­gen­er­a­tion of Pais­ley and a legacy project if the town is suc­cess­ful in its bid to be­come UK City of Cul­ture 2021.”

His­tor­i­cal Pais­ley Mu­seum is un­der­go­ing a £42 mil­lion re­de­vel­op­ment project

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