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Job Opportunity: Picture Margate Project Officer, Thanet District Council

Picture Margate Project Officer

Starting Salary £26,068 per annum (pro rata), with opportunity for progression to £29,717 per annum (pro rata)

Fixed Term 9 months - Part Time 22.2 hours

Community Services [Thanet District Council]

Thanet District Council serves the beautiful coastal towns and villages in East Kent; including Broadstairs, Margate, Ramsgate and Minster, providing an array of services to over 127,000 residents.

Thanet is a great place to live and work.  Our historic seaside towns of Ramsgate, Margate and Broadstairs are rich in heritage and opportunity.  With the multi-million pound Turner Contemporary Gallery, the fast speed rail link to London, and the popular Westwood Cross shopping centre - this is an exciting time to join Thanet District Council.   We are determined to improve the quality of life for local people. We believe that by listening to local people, working in active partnership and by being prepared to do things in an innovative way we can accelerate improvement and best meet the challenges ahead.

All posts include generous annual leave, flexible working (some posts excluded), a 37 hour week, as well as access to the local government pension scheme.

It is our policy to reward personal contribution towards the organisation's success. Your performance will be reviewed annually and your pay award will be based on your performance rating. 

Main Duties: 

Deliver a Heritage Lottery Funded project which includes the cataloguing and digitisation of the heritage collections held at the Margate Museum.
Ensure that museum accreditation standards are consistently in place and followed and that the appropriate preventive conservation measures are in place to ensure the future preservation of the collections.
Recruit volunteers, including young people, to support the project and facilitate public engagement.
Monitor and evaluate the grant-funded project in accordance with the Heritage Lottery Fund reporting structures.

Essential Requirements: 

Knowledge of collections documentation to museum accreditation standard.
Good practice in outreach and interpretation.
Knowledge of digital asset management as it relates to museum collections.
Digitisation including scanning and picture editing for web.
Volunteer management.
Minimum two years in a museum environment.
Creating or revising collections documentation procedures and policies.

Due to the nature of this role, this post requires an Enhanced DBS check with the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Louise Askew on 01843 577178 or email louise.askew@thanet.gov.uk.

To view the person specification and job description click here.

Closing Date: Sunday 06 November 2016

Interview Date: To be confirmed