Bate Collection Manager (currently vacant)

[Currently vacant - please direct any queries to]

The Bate Collection Manager is responsible for the overall management and development of all Bate Collection activities. They arrange research and student study within the collection and hosts visiting academics and researchers. They are responsible for curatorial matters and care of the collection including managing the catalogue, records and archives, receiving donations, conservation of objects and all interpretation matters. The Manager as the primary port of call for all enquiries regarding objects in the collection, providing individual advice and correspondence.

The Bate Collection Manager arranges family and community events, concerts, recitals and gallery talks. They coordinate museum education activities including taught school sessions, evening classes, specialist instrumental workshops and summer schools. The Manager arranges partnership activities with special-interest groups and other local and national organizations. They are also responsible for publicizing the collection in local, national and international publications, journals, radio and television. The Manager is secretary to the Bate Committee, the Friends of the Bate, member of the Committee of the Galpin Society and secretary of the Musical Instrument Collections Subject Specialist Network. They are also a member of the Institute of Conservation, the Museums Association and the International Council of Museums.