Collections Project Officer

Reference No.YOO483 Location:Surrey, UK Salary:£22,705 - £25,027 pro rata Benefits:Elmbridge Borough Council runs a talent development programme that includes regular one-to-ones, mid-year reviews, end of year performance reviews and a strong and varied learning and development programme. You will be joining a friendly and supportive team committed to engaging the community in local history and developing access to the diverse collection. Main duties:
  1. To contribute to the implementation of the Museum’s Forward Plan by enabling wider community access to the collections.
  2. To manage the disposal of 2500 identified objects in line with best practice disposal guidelines.
Interview date:22/09/2020 Closing date:07/09/2020 Job Description:

Elmbridge Museum is a dynamic local authority service which is passionate about increasing opportunities for people to engage in arts, culture and heritage throughout the borough. We run an active programme of events for families, schools and community groups; create innovative temporary exhibitions which tour to a range of locations across the borough; work with volunteers to provide a thriving Local Studies research service; and care for a diverse collection of over 43,000 objects including archaeology, costume, domestic items, natural history, rural life objects and toys.

We are looking for a motivated individual to join the team and support us in our aim to ensure the collection reflects the history of Elmbridge and is relevant to our local community. The key aims of the role will be to support ongoing professional collections management and progress the collections rationalisation project. This work will bring about significant benefits for the museum service including developing understanding of the wider collection; rationalising catalogue records; reducing pressure on storage facilities; and the building of partnerships with cultural institutions across the south east.

This is an exciting opportunity to handle a varied local authority collection and practice dynamic collections management, building links with cultural institutions across the region. We are looking for candidates with experience of documentation and object handling, an interest in local history collections and a commitment to public engagement and accessibility and an understanding of the disposals process. You will need a flexible approach to work and a full driving license to enable travel to off-site stores.

This is a 15 month fixed-term contract. The role is 4 days (28.8 hours) per week.

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