Collections Manager

Collections Manager
Employer: Watts Gallery - Artists' Village
Salary: £27,000-30,000 p/a pro rata (dependent on experience)
Location: Guildford, Surrey

Watts Gallery Trust, a registered charity, is seeking to recruit an experienced Collections Manager to lead on the preservation, management and development of its significant fine and decorative art collections.
This role will undertake all aspects of collections management to ensure the best professional standards are implemented and enhanced. Working within the Curatorial department, the Collection Manager will lead on the strategic development of the collections to ensure ongoing improvements to collection management procedures and practice. They will also play a key role in improving access and engagement with the collections.

Key Accountabilities:
- Collections documentation, care and conservation
- Loans Programme
- Management
- Communications

Skills & Experience:
- 3-5 years Collection Management experience to include substantial experience of working with and handling art and archive collections
- Experience of producing and implementing Accreditation policies, plans and procedures
- Proven experience of managing loans procedures and documentation
- Project co-ordination skills and demonstrable evidence of the ability to plan and prioritise work to meet agreed standards, deadlines and budgets
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
- Highly competent IT user (MS Office)
- Experience of using a collections management database
- Excellent organisational and planning skills, coupled with the ability to work calmly under pressure and to tight deadlines
- Proven experience of project co-ordination in a heritage environment

Knowledge & Qualifications:
- Degree in Museums Studies or equivalent
- Knowledge of Museum Accreditation standards, Spectrum 4.0 and the MA Code of Ethics for Museums

Recruitment Timeline:
Deadline for applications: Friday 31 May 2019
Interviews: Tuesday 11 June 2019

Applications including a supporting statement expressing interest in and suitability for the position and CV should be sent to Katherine Smith via admin@wattsgallery.org.uk

Watts Gallery is fully committed to Equality and Diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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