Collections Officer

Collections Officer
Employer: National Trust
Salary: £11,239 pa
Location: Derby

We want everyone to discover and be inspired by our collections and the places we look after; to have access to explore their history; to understand their value, and therefore share our passion for curatorship and conservation. As our Collections Officer, you’ll play a vital role in this, by managing and enhancing the Collections Management System inventory database at Calke Abbey.

What it's like to work here
One of the East Midlands’ top 10 visitor attractions, ghostly Calke Abbey is a high performing property. The unique visitor experience gives a vivid portrayal of a decaying country house, with the property’s interiors preserved but not restored. The team are passionate and committed to the property and maintain exceptional standards of conservation.

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What you'll be doing
You’ll be part of the house team at Calke Abbey, responsible for managing and improving the existing Collections Management System (CMS) inventory database, establishing a team of volunteers and working with property and consultancy colleagues to tackle our inventory backlog and deliver our collections documentation plan.

You’ll ensure that the team are delivering exceptional service, every time for everyone whilst also making sure all National Trust procedures are being followed to help manage any risks to our visitors, staff and volunteers.

Who we're looking for
To be successful in this role, you’ll need to;

Have a good working knowledge and experience of using CMS systems
Have a good understanding of preventative conservation, as well as an awareness of Museum Accreditation standards
Have some experience of working with volunteers
Have great communication, IT and organisational skills
Be able to work well in a team
Have good project management skills
Have great attention to detail with good hand-eye co-ordination
Have a degree in a relevant field or experience in historic properties
The package
Looking after you

Health cash plan – from as little as £2.81 per month for you and your dependents
Pension contribution match up to 10%
EAP and proactive Health and Wellbeing
Discounted gym membership
Looking after your career

Grow your career through professional training courses across the Trust
Develop your skills with an internal secondment
Pay review linked to values and behaviours, commitment to progression
Income protection due to illness

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