Collections Care Assistant

Collections Care Assistant
Employer: Royal Airforce Museum
Salary: £21,113.13 pa
Location: London

The Collections Care and Conservation Department is seeking a Collections Care Assistant to join the team on a six month fixed term contract. You will play a leading role in the care of permanent collections at the London museum site and also support the installation of three vibrant new permanent exhibitions, which form part of the Museum’s RAF Centenary Programme.

You will work closely with another Collections Care Assistant and under the supervision of the Collections Care Officer. You will supervise the day-to-day working of a number of new Collections Care Volunteers, co-coordinating preventive conservation tasks including environmental monitoring, exhibition cleaning and IPM.

You will confidently liaise with the wider Collections Services Department which includes Registration and Digitisation, to support on Collections Care aspects of the Loans and Digitisation programmes at the Museum. You will liaise with other departments at the Museum, in particular Marketing, Volunteering and Estates.

By working to preserve the varied collections at the Royal Air Force Museum, you will enhance public awareness and engagement with the RAF story and heritage. With your enthusiastic approach and strong awareness of Conservation best practice, you will assist with increasing visitor and staff engagement and understanding with collections care.


A postgraduate qualification in Conservation/Collections Care or equivalent work experience.

Demonstrable experience of Collections Care and Conservation within a heritage environment.

The post holder will be able to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of Collections Care and management standards.

The post will be based in Colindale, NW London. Some weekend working and weekday travel between Museum sites will be necessary.

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