Collections & Learning Assistant – Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft

Location:Ditchling Salary:£18,000 Main duties:

• Carrying out collection documentation work to improve information (photos, descriptions, linked info eg talks, exhibition material) in order to make the collection more accessible and ensure our heritage is better managed.
• Support the development of materials for handling sessions on and off site.
• Facilitate day to day collection management tasks, including loans and acquisitions processing, logistics tasks relating to exhibitions and displays.
• Collaborate with the Curator and Learning & Public Programme Manager to develop and deliver programme and sessions to enable wider access to the Museum’s collection and content.
• 2 days/week on administration for the learning programme. To include administering workshop bookings, liaising with artists and volunteers to ensure cover where appropriate and attendance at events.
• Be the main contact for administration of school visits, liaising with teachers to plan visits, organising payment, greeting school groups.
• Liaise with colleges and universities to book workshops and tours.
• Provide weekend cover for events.
• Provide copy/promotional material for marketing of the museum programme and, where appropriate, marketing the learning programme including creation of print, using social media and producing outward facing content for print and the website.
• Maintain the Learning Space to ensure it is welcoming and accessible and ensure that spaces and facilities are available and well presented. Maintain and monitor stocks of materials for workshops etc.
• Other tasks as identified by the organisation.

Closing date:26/06/2019 Job Description:

Full time, 35 hours per week. Flexible working at weekends and evenings will be required.

12 month fixed term contract

This is a varied and exciting new role for the organisation, designed to offer support to our Curator and Learning & Public Programme Manager. The post holder will take on some of the key day to day tasks from these roles, freeing them up to focus on more strategic development work to build the organisation.

The post would suit an early career professional with a dynamic approach to collections and learning, who is keen to learn but able to take on tasks and work independently as well. We are a small team who work closely together to support each other in our roles and will provide a welcoming atmosphere.

The role will split the hours approximately 21 hours collections and 14 learning per week.

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