Collections Care and Documentation Officer

Collections Care and Documentation Officer
Employer: Brooklands Museum
Salary: £22,000
Location: Weybridge, Surrey

At the heart of everything we do at Brooklands is our vision, Inspiring people to shape their future through inventiveness, expertise and a sense of adventure. Throughout its history, Brooklands has been a place where the impossible is achieved and is open to everyone. We are looking for the right candidate who can relate to this vision and apply it to this new role, Collections Care and Documentation Officer, joining a team who work collaboratively and embrace the dynamic way we use our collection to tell the phenomenal stories of Brooklands.

Brooklands Museum is located just outside of Weybridge, Surrey and is set in 30 acres, which includes the most significant and complete sections of the former race track. The site includes a number of important historic buildings all of which have played a central part in Brooklands contribution to the development of motorsport and the aviation industry. Beyond our large object collection of aircraft, including Concorde, and an array of 1920s and 30s bespoke racing cars, we have an impressive archive of documents, drawings, photographs technical manuals, costumes, uniforms and art work. Our collection also includes a rich array of personal items that belonged to key personalities who raced cars, flew aircraft, who worked here at Brooklands – or even did all three. This unique collection helps brings the past to life through the individuals who dared to push the boundaries.

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join the Collections Department at Brooklands Museum in the role of Collections Care and Documentation Officer. We are open to applications from people who have a range of experiences and while a formal museum qualification is desirable, it is not essential. We are looking for the right candidate who wants to take the next step in their career. This is a new position and comes at an exciting time to join the Museum. We are building on the success of our award-winning permanent galleries, The Brooklands Aircraft Factory and Flight Shed. This role is sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund through the Aircraft Factory and Race Track restoration project.

Our collection is at the core of how we tell the fantastic stories of Brooklands, the people that worked here and their contribution to both motorsport and aviation throughout the 20th century. This post is fundamental for us to continue to deliver a visitor experience that uses the collection in a dynamic way.

If you are interested in this job, please go to our website https://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/about/work-for-us and download the Job Description and Application Pack to find out how to apply for this position.

Deadline for applications is midnight Sunday 13 January 2019 with interviews being held on Monday 28 January.

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