Collections Assistant, Royal Pavilion & Museums, BrightonSalary:£19554 - £21166 Closing date:11/09/2019 Job Description:
Royal Pavilion & Museums is undertaking a major programme of collections documentation and digitisation, addressing targets set by Arts Council England as part of the service’s Accredited status. The post-holders will make a significant contribution to the care and management of this material. We are looking to hire two full-time Collections Assistants but one will be predominantly involved in the digitisation of collections and digital media.
About the role
We are looking for those who have an enthusiasm for museum collections and a commitment to building their understanding and use. In order to help us develop a programme of documentation and digitisation in particular, the successful candidates will have demonstrable experience of working with collections, and excellent organisational skills.
To improve public access to the collections of Royal Pavilion & Museums through undertaking collections management activities, in consultation with keepers, curators, project officers and other specialist staff. This will be achieved via a wide range of collections management and collections care activities as outlined in the job description and principal accountabilities. Supporting access to the collections may also include working on displays and public engagement initiatives. The museum service employs a large number of volunteers and the post-holder will be expected to help supervise volunteers as required.
Please let us know in your application if you are particularly interested in the digitisation role.
Fixed term for: Until 31 March 2020
For an informal discussion, please contact Richard Mark Le Saux – Senior Keeper: Collections on 01273 292856 or Katie Hobbs – Keeper: Collections Management on 01273 292761Full details [external link]