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AIM E-News August 2016 Edition – Number 90


Posted : 23/08/2016 13:17:40

 

Association of Independent Museums

AIM E-News August 2016 Edition – Number 90

 

AIM NEWS

AIM Event: UK Launch of AIM Admissions Research Report – 8 September, Cardiff (morning)

On Thursday 8 September, AIM will be holding two free events at The Glamorgan County Cricket Club, Cardiff, with lunch included. Attendees are welcome to attend either or both events and enjoy lunch with additional networking opportunities

In the morning, the UK Launch of the AIM Admissions Research Report will take place. This presentation will summarise the main findings about the impact of charging, explaining the complexity and diversity of the picture around charging for admissions by museums, and the importance of the specific context for each individual museum in decisions around charging.

The event will include an introduction to the AIM Admissions Research Report by Dr Matthew Tanner, Vice Chair of the Association of Independent Museums followed by a report presentation by Dr Stephen Connolly from DC Research with case studies from two participant museums: Tenby Museum and Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. The event will conclude with a panel discussion with the morning’s speakers, and Carol Whitaker from MALD (Welsh Government).

This event is free and booking is now open. Further information can be found by visiting:

 AIM Event: UK Launch of AIM Admissions Research Report – 8 September, Cardiff or by emailing: shanna@aim-museums.co.uk

AIM Hallmarks in Wales – 8 September – Cardiff (afternoon)

Attendees are invited to lunch followed by an afternoon session exploring the AIM Hallmarks of Prospering Museums. Guest speakers will reflect on their own leadership approaches and organisational development in light of the Hallmarks and there will be more information about the  AIM Hallmarks programme. Thanks to funding from Welsh Government, AIM members in Wales are now eligible to apply for grants via the AIM Hallmarks Awards.

The event will include an introduction to the AIM Hallmarks of Prospering Museums by Tamalie Newbery, AIM Executive Director followed by presentations from Emmie Kell, Chief Executive of the Cornwall Museums Partnership and Traci Dix-Wiliams, Director of Operations, Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust before concluding with a session from AIM’s Assistant Director, Helen Wilkinson, who will offer tips and advice to museums considering applying for funding through the AIM Hallmarks programme in Wales.

AIM Hallmarks in Wales – 8 September – Cardiff (afternoon)

 

 AIM Biffa Award Seminar: Delivering Excellent Heritage Projects – 4 October, London

If you are about to start a new capital heritage project or want to deliver a successful interpretation project, the upcoming free AIM Biffa Award ‘Delivering Excellent Heritage Projects’ seminar on 4 October at the London Transport Museum will inspire you and give you the confidence you need.

Museums and heritage sites embarking on a major development project will gain invaluable top tips on how to manage processes and planning, how to avoid pitfalls and recognise opportunities and how to manage communications and relationships with key stakeholders and volunteers.

There will also be a chance to hear more about the new AIM Biffa Award ‘History Makers’ grant programme and potential applicants to the programme are encouraged to attend this seminar to learn about what the programme is looking to fund and what will make a good application. The closing date for the first round of History Makers is 31 October 2016. The event is free and can be booked via Eventbrite here AIM Biffa Award Seminar: Delivering Excellent Heritage Projects

AIM Conservation Grants – Next Round Closes 30 September

AIM members from small and medium size museums are eligible to apply to the AIM Preventive Conservation Grant Scheme and the AIM Conservation Grant Scheme. Both schemes are generously supported by The Pilgrim Trust and the next round of applications closes on 30 September 2016.

Since these grant schemes started, hundreds of AIM member museums and heritage sites have benefited, and both schemes have been set up to help develop a more sustainable approach to the conservation and management of collections. To check your eligibility and for further information, please visit: AIM Conservation Grants – Next Round Closes 30 September

AIM Biffa Award: History Makers £1 million Funding Programme Is Open

The AIM Biffa Award funded ‘History Makers – People who helped to shape our world’ £1 million funding programme is now open for applications and the closing date for the first annual round will be 31 October 2016.

The programme is a partnership between Biffa Award and AIM and it will run over three years, awarding grants to AIM member museums of up to £75,000. Please visit AIM Biffa Award: History Makers £1 million Funding Programme Is Open

Now Open: AIM Hallmarks Awards Round Two in England And Wales

AIM has opened applications for Round Two of the AIM Hallmarks Awards. Grants will be available in sums of between £5,000 and £15,000 and we anticipate that the average award will be £10,000. The AIM Hallmarks Awards are supported using public funding by Arts Council England and the Welsh Government.

The awards support organisations in England and Wales by providing grants for museums to develop their work using the AIM Hallmarks of Prospering Museums. In Round Two £22,500 is available for museums in Wales and £50,000 for museums in England.  The Closing date for all applications is 7 October 2016. AIM Hallmarks Awards Round Two

 

JOBS & VOLUNTEERING

Museum Leader – Tudor House Museum, Worcester

Since its inception in 2003 Tudor House has been run primarily by volunteers. In the last three years a professional Curator/Manager has been employed to develop professional museum standards and the Museum has taken a stride forward. This person is now leaving so we wish to replace this role with a Museum Leader to consolidate this advancement and take the performance of the Museum to a still higher level. The Museum Leader will be the key person in the museum leading in its growth and development while giving due emphasis to Curatorial and General Management activities. Applications close 5pm 30 August Museum Leader – Tudor House Museum, Worcester

Business Manager - Oriel Ynys Môn, Anglesey

Reporting directly to the General Manager, the post holder will be responsible for the management of the museum’s shop and developing key product ranges that reflect the museum’s ethos and collections to create a unique destination shop for bespoke product ranges. Key elements of the role include working with the management team in developing an online retail business to maximise sales and profitability, keeping up to date with market trends, analysing financial performance and reacting to changes in demand. Applications close 2 September at noon Business Manager - Oriel Ynys Môn, Anglesey

Activity Planner - The Museum of Army Flying, Hampshire

The Museum of Army Flying (MAF) wishes to appoint an experienced Activity Planner to research, develop and write an Activity Plan which will be a key component of a Second Round application to the Heritage Lottery Fund. The British Army Flying: Discovering stories of Courage, Comradeship & Innovation project will transform the museum and the visitor experience, placing British Army Flying back at the heart of the Museum’s exhibition, collections and activities.  The project and has recently been awarded a First Round grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Deadline for receipt of tenders 05 September 2016 Activity Planner - The Museum of Army Flying, Hampshire

Director - Creswell Crags, Nottinghamshire

Do you have the enthusiasm, energy, and skills needed to lead Creswell Crags towards World Heritage Site status? This is an opportunity for an exceptional candidate to take this world-famous Ice Age archaeological site and visitor centre into its next stage of development, building on the success of the new Museum and Education Centre. Applications close 12 September Director - Creswell Crags, Nottinghamshire

Retail Sales & Admissions Manager – Brooklands Museum, Sussex

Responsible to the Commercial Director, the key purpose of this job is the effective and efficient management of the day to day retail and admissions operation, including Concorde Check-in and our 4D Theatre, online sales, product development, merchandising, buying and stock management.  The role is responsible for leading a team of permanent and casual staff to meet sales targets whilst delivering excellent customer service and visitor experience. A track record in a visitor or customer-focussed operation is essential, together with experience of automated stock control systems and online sales.  Regular weekend working will be required. Applications close 16 September Retail Sales & Admissions Manager – Brooklands Museum, Sussex

AIM Member Trustee Vacancies

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INDEPENDENT MUSEUM STATISTICS…

There are over 1,200 independent museums in the UK

They attract 9 million visitors a year

They provide nearly 6,000 jobs supported by 100,000 volunteers

The sector is worth up to £930 million to the economy

 

CONTACTS

 

AIM E-News Editor

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AIM Executive Director

Tamalie Newbery: tamalie@aim-museums.co.uk

 

AIM Assistant Director

Helen Wilkinson: helenw@aim-museums.co.uk

 

AIM Membership, Marketing & Projects Manager (first stop for general enquiries)

Sassy Hicks +44 (0) 1495 774127  sassy@aim-museums.co.uk

 

AIM Grants & Finance Officer

Justeen Stone +44 (0) 1584 878151  aimadmin@aim-museums.co.uk

 

AIM Bulletin Editor

Diana Zeuner +44 (0) 1730 812419  editoraim@heavyhorseworld.co.uk

 

Membership Queries

Helen Farress:   helenf@aim-museums.co.uk

 

Grant Schemes Closing Dates

Sustainability Scheme – 15 January and 1 June

Conservation Scheme – 31 March and 30 September

Preventive Conservation Scheme – 31 March and 30 September

 

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