We require the services of a Curator with the following job requirements. Kindly forward your CV with contactable references to the email address below. Copies of qualifications (NOT CERTIFIED) and your driver's licence.
The Curator must ensure that the necessary accredited principles and practices are in place and in compliance with international museological standards, applicable to the collection.
2.1 The duties of the Curator will be as follows:
2.1.1 Conservation and restoration
• Training of staff members (Household Manager and Cleaners) on the care of the collection.
• Set guidelines for the functional use of the collection.
• Identify items that need conservation and supervise the restoration process.
• Draw up conservation and restoration reports on antiques, artworks, tapestry, silverware, books maps and artifacts.
• Monitor the conditions in the house with regard to the internal environment, security, posts, etc.
• Keep the documentation and catalogue up to date.
• Mark items according to museological standards.
• Conduct research on the collection, buildings and grounds.
• Draw up information sheets on the collection, buildings and garden.
• Prepare quarterly, annual and other reports as required.
• Take responsibility for placing and moving objects in accordance with meseological standards.
• Manage and co-ordinate museum activities in the house and around the display of the collection.
• Establish required display standards.
2.1.4 Education and Training
• Train staff to undertake guided tours and monitor their performance
• Supervise staff in all the designated areas.
• Undertake guided tours and give lectures to visitors on request.
• Draw up a visitor’s guide and brochure/catalogue.
• Deal with inquiries regarding the collection.
• Draft policy and make recommendations to the Department regarding the care, maintenance, education and functional use of the collection, building/grounds and access thereto.
• Draw up an annual budget for the maintenance of the collection.
• Draw up progress reports and an annual report
• Advise on acquiring additions to the collection.
• Undertake any other tasks as agreed to and that are necessary for the functioning of the Museum.
• Communicate with the Regional Office at all times.
• Consult the Regional Office about the removal of items for treatment
• Arrange with SAPS to obtain temporary security clearance approval prior to visits when the Household Manager is away.
• Provide the Regional Office with a data base of service providers for the maintenance of the collection.
• Inspect the work done by the service providers.
• Provide an Audit of the collection based on the information obtained from the South African Heritage Resources Agency.
• Be available during asset count or asset verification and Auditor-General site visit.
• Develop and update the asset register for all heritage items in the house, including other ministerial residences with heritage items.
• Deal with problems as they occur in the house and liaise with the facilities manager for the estate.
2.2 Requirements and Qualifications
The suitable candidate must comply with the following:
A minimum of a BA Degree with a major in at least one of the following:
History of Arts/Heritage/Cultural/Museum Studies
2.2.2 Items to be included:
• A detailed CV with three  contactable recent relevant references is required.
• Original certified copies of qualifications and driver’s licence.
SAME AS ABOVE