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Museum Collections Officer (Temporary)

Location: Larne, County Antrim

Industry: Public Sector

Salary: Up to £17.64 per hour

Contacts: David McClure, hive@honeycomb.jobs

Job Ref: BBBH50504

Expiry date: 2024-07-15


Honeycomb Jobs is delighted to be working with a Public Sector client, to recruit a Museum Collections Officer for a temporary role based in either of the following areas: Ballymena; Carrickfergus; or Larne.

The Client - The Public Sector organisation is situated in the Ballymena, Carrickfergus and Larne catchment areas.

The Role: Credible role reporting to the Museum and Heritage Manager within Development directorate while overseeing the effective management, documentation and care of the organisation's museum and civic collection items and artefacts, to meet customer, visitor and audience needs.

Duties will include but will not be limited to:

  • Support the profiling of the organisation's museums as major cultural attractions within the catchment area, attracting high quality national and cross-border exhibitors and collaborators.
  • Manage all aspects of museum collection, including valuations or revaluations, development, security, maintenance, conservation, cataloguing, and rationalisation.
  • Oversee the management of offsite museum collections storage facility, including liaison with relevant internal departments on maintenance, upkeep, emergency responses, and any other service required to ensure the safety of collections contained within.
  • Liaise with Heritage Officers to implement a basic cleaning and preventive programme for the conservation of artefacts, identifying any problems requiring external conservation advice or work by a professional conservator; and facilitate access to objects in the collection as required, providing collection documentation on request.
  • Oversee and manage in-coming and out-going loans from museums, to include the provision of environmental readings, insurance and transport arrangements and security assessments as required.
  • Lead on all aspects of museum accreditation for the organisation's museums as part of the UK Museum Accreditation Scheme.
  • Support the effective delivery of a comprehensive and accessible public programmes for the museums, including assisting with the design of interpretative briefs to support exhibition development, and delivery of events, outreach and digital online content.
  • Respond to collection based research enquiries and carry out copyright searches as required when servicing reproduction requests and preparing digital content.
  • Cultivate and sustain effective relationships with local community groups, and initiate participation and co-delivery of heritage projects with local communities and volunteers.
  • Work with the Museum & Heritage Manager and Visitor Experience & Audience Development Manager to develop heritage digital media and online content to engage audiences and increase brand awareness, and liaise with the Communications team, on the promotion of the museum and its programme of events.
  • Support the Corporate Services directorate, as appropriate, in the delivery of the organisation's civic events, including the provision of historical context for civic ceremonies, events, or commemorations.

The Person

As the successful candidate you will have the following background and experience:

Essential:

  • A minimum of a third level qualification in a relevant museum or heritage related discipline.

AND

  • Be able to demonstrate, by providing personal and specific examples, that they have twoyears' experience within the museum & heritage sector to include:
    • Experience of caring for and developing museum collections, including experience of the UK accreditation scheme;
    • Maintaining effective partnerships with a wide range of stakeholders to ensure successful outcomes for the organisation;
    • Delivery of a varied and successful museum or heritage programme, which includes exhibitions, events, and outreach activities.

OR, for candidates who do not have a relevant third level qualification as outlined above:

  • Be able to demonstrate, by providing personal and specific examples, that they have fouryears' experience in a management role to include:
    • Experience of caring for and developing museum collections, including experience of the UK accreditation scheme;
    • Maintaining effective partnerships with a wide range of stakeholders to ensure successful outcomes for the organisation;
    • Delivery of a varied and successful museum & heritage programme, which includes exhibitions, events, and outreach activities.

To speak in absolute confidence about this opportunity please send an up to date CV via the link provided or contact Claire McCleery, Head of Public and 3rd Sector at Honeycomb on 02896 207050.

If you have a disability which means you require assistance at any stage of the recruitment process, please contact us directly to discuss.

Honeycomb is committed to providing equality of opportunity to all.

Even if this position is not right for you, we may have others that are. Please visit Honeycomb to view a wide selection of our current jobs www.honeycomb.jobs

** Please note, we are receiving an exceptionally high number of applications and present and will be unable to shortlist candidates who are not meeting the specific requirements for this role. Due to the high volume of applications, we may be unable to provide individual feedback. We thank you in advance for your understanding. **

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