Collections Officer, The Surrey Infantry CollectionLocation:Surrey History Centre, Woking Salary:£23,072 per annum, pro rata (24 hours a week). (£13,843.20 pro rata) Benefits:12 days per annum (plus bank holidays) Main duties:
The postholder will:
Conduct a full collections review to understand the relevance and significance of the
collection. This may result in the decision to rationalise parts of the collection.
To organise the work of and be responsible for volunteers, who work in the areas for
which the job holder has responsibility.
Manage the documentation and administration of the collections, including
overseeing cataloguing and updating of entries to the Modes (Complete) database,
managing any loans, and ensuring that collection documentation adheres to
SPECTRUM 5.0 standards.
Respond to enquiries about the collections by telephone, in writing or in person.
Improving collections storage, care and management, identifying and actioning
conservation issues, and overseeing environmental monitoring.
To support the Friends of Surrey Infantry Museum (FOSIM), which arranges
quarterly Regimental History lunches (when collections staff give an update).
To undertake any training and development as required.
To adhere to the Museum Association’s Code of Ethics.
To adhere to all the Charity’s museum policies.
To ensure that all operations are undertaken in accordance with the standards of
Health & Safety, including the undertaking of risk assessments where appropriate.
The Surrey Infantry Collection seeks a dynamic, motivated individual with a proven
track record in collections care and management. The successful candidate will join
us to care for the Surrey Infantry Collection as we decide upon the collection’s longterm future.
The collection contains c. 5000 military history relating to the Surrey Infantry
regiments, from their beginnings in 1661 with the 1st Tangier Regiment to their
incorporation into the Queen’s Regiment in 1966. The Surrey Infantry Museum was a
casualty of the fire at Clandon House in 2015, but the remains of the collection and
archive is currently held at the Surrey History Centre on Goldsworth Road in Woking,
where the post is based.
Our Collections Officer will care for, maintain and facilitate access to the Surrey
Infantry Collection. The job holder is employed by the Princess of Wales’s Royal
Regiment (PWRR) and Queen’s Regiment Museum Trustees, and reports to the
Curator of the PWRR Museum.