As you might know we have been recruiting for two new members of staff at the museum, a new learning officer to support our award-winning schools and family programme and a collections manager, to help look after our growing collection. I’m delighted to say that Sarah Minty started as Learning Officer in September and Emma Treleaven as Collections Manager this month. They have shared a bit about themselves here. They have made a brilliant start and are looking forward to meeting you all. I am working fewer hours than I have previously, but I will usually be in the museum in on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Sarah Minty, Learning Officer
Hello, I am Sarah Minty and I am the new Learning Officer here at Amersham Museum. I am really excited to be working at the museum and over the past two weeks am slowly getting accustomed to being here. It is a delight to be working with such a friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic group of people. I have lived locally here in Amersham for twenty years; my family have grown up here and are now flown the nest and off to university (although I fear they may bounce back)! I come from an education background having been a primary school teacher for many years, and I also spent some time teaching with Bucks Adult Learning. Prior to having my family I worked with homeless charities for ten years doing a lot of outreach and front-line service work with street homeless people. I think the main skill I have gained from a long career of working with people is how to be flexible and adaptable and not afraid to ask questions. I hope that will stand me in good stead here at the museum.
Emma Treleaven, Collections Manager
Before joining the Amersham Museum team, Emma was the Archive Manager at Middleport Pottery in Stoke-on-Trent. She has previously worked in collections and exhibition roles at the Charles Dickens Museum, the V&A and Bletchley Park. Emma’s background is in textile and dress history, and she is particularly excited to work with the museum’s lace collection.