Assistant Collection Manager: Care and Access

Assistant Collection Manager: Care and Access
Employer: The British Museum
Salary: £21,831
Location: London

This is an exciting opportunity to join the teams that work directly with the world renowned collection of the British Museum. As an Assistant Collection Manager: Care and Access you will be responsible for the practical aspects of care and preservation of the artefacts, with a primary focus on the day to day care of and access to the collection.

The post-holder will work as part of an existing team and will be assigned to work primarily, but not exclusively, with the Britain Europe and Prehistory collection at one of the Museum outstations in East London, as well as those at our main Bloomsbury site.

Key areas of responsibility:

To monitor the security of objects and to maintain them in good condition in storage, in transit and whilst on display
To observe best practice in all aspects of object handling and collection storage and follow Integrated Pest Management procedures
To supply objects for study and to supervise study rooms
To facilitate the movement, packing and display of objects across the collection and assist with training and skills-sharing as required
To maintain and update essential object documentation, including location information
To construct mounts and to install objects in the Museum and at other venues
To assist with collection audits and create condition reports for objects
To assist with the delivery of the Museum’s loans and exhibitions programme; this may involve some travel
Person Specification:

The successful candidate will be educated to GCSE level, or equivalent, with demonstrable interest in aspects of the Museum’s collection and a good overall understanding and appreciation of materials and objects. Excellent communication and problem solving skills are essential for this role, as is the ability to work flexibly as part of a team. Practical experience of object/art handling and installation in a museum or gallery is desirable but not essential for this role.

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