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COLLECTIONS MANAGEMENT OFFICER, The Hockey Museum
The Hockey Museum is a relatively new Museum having opened in late 2011. It achieved charitable status later that year and progress has been rapid as the wealth of new collections, enquiries and profile continues to rise. The Museum has moved to new premises in Woking Town Centre and has submitted an application for Museum Accreditation. We are now undertaking a comprehensive collections care and cataloguing project and managing the volunteers to ensure that all the existing and new collections are correctly accessioned and then archived.
We are looking for an enthusiastic Collections Management Officer with proven collections management skills, a meticulous attention to detail and outstanding organisational skills to oversee the maintenance and delivery of collection management procedures to the standards appropriate for an accredited museum. This will extend to overseeing the digitisation of the Museum’s extensive collections across all media platforms, including specifying the protocols for metatagging and enhancing the user experience.
At the end of the contract, the Museum would like to have the collections management policy well embedded through documented and managed procedures, using the Museum’s cataloguing system - MODES, the current backlog of collections reduced to manageable and sustainable proportions with all collections accessioned and catalogued to SPECTRUM standards and a team of trained volunteers able to carry on the work.
Hours: An average of 3 days a week - flexible
Expected remuneration: c. £20k pro rata
Contract: Fixed term 1 year, with potential to extend. Freelancers welcome to apply.
Closing date for applications: December 31st 2016. Likely date for interviews will be early in the new year 2017. Interview location: The Hockey Museum, Woking.