CCFU Jobs 2022 – Museum Manager

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Job Title: Museum Manager – CCFU Jobs 2022

Organization: The Uganda Railway Museum, a project of The Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda (CCFU) and the Uganda Railways

Job Location: Jinja, Uganda

Reports to: Deputy Executive Director

 

 

The Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda (CCFU) Profile:

The Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda (CCFU) in partnership with the Uganda Railways Corporation (URC) and with the support of the European Union (EU) and SOGEA/SATOM is setting up a national railway museum in Jinja

For many years, Uganda’s railways, just like other elements of our built heritage, have been under threat. They have been unused or underused, with historical artefacts (such as equipment, engines and carriages) and buildings (such as stations and workers’ cottages) falling into disrepair. Loss of historic sites and artefacts means a lost connection with our shared past. Yet Uganda’s railways played a pivotal role in the economic, colonial and post-colonial development of the country. The railways brought communities together, allowing access to education and other facilities, and cementing national consciousness.

CCFU and URC wish to recognise and celebrate the story of Uganda’s historical railway lines; to explore the role the railway has played in the lives of Ugandan people who lived and worked along the line, its role in Uganda’s economic development. Our aim is also to promote the importance of conserving the historical properties and artefacts along the line as a source of common heritage. To this end, a book, Our Railways. Our History” has been published and a national railway museum is being established at the Jinja railway station. There is a growing market niche for railway tourism across continents, with railway museums opened up in at least three African countries: Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Kenya.

 

 

Job Summary:

With the renovation works of the museum building almost complete and the mounting of exhibits ongoing, CCFU is now looking for a self-motivated, dynamic, honest and experienced person with a background in museum and heritage management, with at least 5 years’ professional experience. The position bearer will be based in Jinja and will report to CCFU’s Heritage Trust Programme Manager and to the Museum Advisory Management Committee, but ultimately accountable to CCFU’s ED.

Other line management: CCFU management committee.

 

 

Roles and Responsibilities:

Administration and Finance

  • Assume overall charge of the museum and its day-to-day running
  • Manage all financial aspects of the museum, including revenue and expenditure
  • Manage all staff and volunteers
  • Conduct periodic budget monitoring and reporting
  • Ensure exhibits are properly documented and safeguarded
  • Convene and take part in regular meetings of the Museum Advisory Management Committee

Development, marketing & fundraising strategy

  • Develop a 5-year strategic development, marketing and fundraising plan, with a clear roadmap to attaining self-reliance
  • Raise funds to cover the museum running costs
  • Lead on resource mobilisation for the museum
  • Organise special events as and when required

Education & research

  • Plan, organise, interpret and present exhibitions; and deliver lectures
  • Collect further objects and other information materials
  • Develop and implement a collection, acquisition and de-accession policy
  • Develop and implement a museum outreach programme, especially for schools
  • Catalogue acquisitions and keep records
  • Display objects or collections in a way that makes them accessible and engaging to the general public
  • Keeping abreast with trends in the museum sector at national and international levels

Networking and publicity

  • Strengthen linkages between the museum and other museums, art galleries and tourism actors within the country, on the African continent and globally
  • Manage relationships with the District Local Government, Uganda Railways Corporation, Ministry of Transport and Works, and Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities
  • Develop and implement a publicity strategy to ensure that the museum is visible at national, regional and international levels
  • Collaborate with the Museums and Antiquities Department and other government authorities at national and local levels
  • Produce publicity materials and articles as and when required

Institutional support

  • Contribute to activities leading to safeguarding of historical buildings, sites and monuments in Jinja City and eastern Uganda at large
  • Participate in CCFU’s activities, events and meetings

Terms and Conditions: 2 years position, starting March 2022

 

How To Apply for CCFU Jobs 2022

If interested, please send us your application/motivation letter, CV and academic qualifications to the:

The Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda (CCFU)

trust@crossculturalfoundation.or.ug or ccfu@crossculturalfoundation.or.ug

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 10th January 2022 by 23:59

 

 

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