Job Title: Collection Officer
Location: East Grinstead Museum
Responsible to: Trustees
Line manager: Chairman
Responsible for: Volunteers
Hours: 2 days per week, 1 year contract
Salary: £24,500 pro rata (£9,800)
Closing Date: Monday 13th March, 5pm
Interviews: Monday 20th March 2017
East Grinstead Museum has a vast collection telling the story of this market town and the surrounding areas in the High Weald. Items vary from paper archives of maps and deeds, through to 20th century metal medical equipment. The Museum has a significantly large image collection consisting of many negatives and glass plates gifted from prominent local photographers. Not only this, but East Grinstead Museum is home to the Guinea Pig Club collection.
We are looking to recruit a Collection Officer to maintain this collection and ensure it meets SPECTRUM standards, enabling the team to make the stories accessble to all. We already have a searchable catalogue available online (see www.eastgrinsteadmuseum.org.uk/our-collections/search-collection-database/) with around 20,000 records; all of our 3D objects have been photographed; and a large proportion of our archive and image collection scanned.
However, we know there is more to be achieved to ensure we are consistently offering high standards of collection managemen and care. This role will be responsible for ensuring any backlogs are addressed effectively, and that any rationalisation processes are put in place. The training of collection volunteers is a key part of the role, and vital to the Museum’s ongoing success. With the new Guinea Pig Club display now open at the Museum (since November 2016), we have received an increasing amount of enquiries and are anticipating many new acquisitions in the near future.
If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please see the full job description and person specification attached. To apply, email your CV and covering letter to Lloyd Richards, Chair of Trustees, on firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Monday 13th March 2017.