Collections and Archives Relocation Assistant

Collections and Archives Relocation Assistant
Employer: Brooklands Museum Trust Limited
Salary: £20,000, full time one-year fixed term contract
Location: Weybridge

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.

Brooklands Museum is located 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.

An opportunity has arisen for a one-year fixed term contract in the Collections Department. You will play a crucial role in relocating our collections from our old archive to our new purpose-built store which has been funded through the National Lottery Heritage Fund project, The Brooklands Aircraft Factory and Race Track Revival. This post will work closely alongside members of the collections team and our dedicated volunteers to document, repackage and relocate the contents of our existing store to its new accommodation.

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. As this is a time limited post, we are looking for the right candidate who is methodical, self-motivated and able to work to tight deadlines. An immediate start is preferred.

This role is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund through the Aircraft Factory and Race Track Revival project.

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 Monday 6 May 2019 with interviews being held on Monday 13 May.

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