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Collections Care Assistant

Salary
£17,200 per annum (pro rata)
Hours
35 hours a week
Position Type
Temporary
Location
National Science and Media Museum - Bradford
Closing Date
10/09/2021
Advert expires on
27/09/2021

Science Museum Group

Main Duties

Do you want to be part of a project which will improve public accessibility to a nationally important collection? Do you have good knowledge or experience of cataloguing, packing and moving historic collections?

The National Science and Media Museum in Bradford are undertaking the digitisation of the Daily Herald Archive to greatly improve the public accessibility of this nationally important collection. We are therefore recruiting a Collections Care Assistants who will be responsible for accessing photographic and paper-based objects from the collection, making them available for the digitisation process and then rehousing into improved storage for ongoing collections care.

Working to an efficient programme, you will assist in the assessment of the selected collections, and undertake labelling, documentation, movement and storage tasks, with care and diligence, meeting appropriate SMG standards, and strategic and statutory requirements.

In this role you will be responsible for updating collection database records, including location and barcoding during handling and movement. Using your ability to work to a high standard of accuracy you will assist with the condition assessment of the selected collections to identify suitability for digitisation.

Joining us you will be willing and able to take on a variety of tasks to support the process, including working collaboratively with other team members to optimise workflows. You will be working with Junior Photographers and an Archivist throughout the project, utilising your communication skills to work effectively with the team.

The Science Museum Group (SMG) is here to inspire futures. As the world’s leading group of science museums, we share our unparalleled collection spanning science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine with over five million visitors each year. Joining us as an employee, you will have the opportunity to develop your career in a world-class museum group. We know work/life balance and wellbeing is crucial to our colleagues, so we currently offer up to 25 days annual leave in addition to bank holidays; BUPA medical and dental care; employee assistance programme; enhanced contributory pension; enhanced occupational sick, maternity, paternity and adoption leave and career breaks.

‘Open for All’ is one of the Science Museum Group’s five core values and sets out our important aspiration to be a place for everyone. As a national museum group, we have an ability to reach a wide and diverse population of audiences, colleagues and partners through our geography and scale.

We are working hard to understand our organisation better and to foster a culture that recognises and values different backgrounds, mindsets, skills, experience, knowledge and expertise. By having greater diversity, we believe that we will be a stronger and better organisation and ultimately will be able to inspire more futures. We therefore welcome applications from those who bring difference.

Fixed-Term contract until - 31st December 2021

Skills and Experience

In this role you will be responsible for updating collection database records, including location and barcoding during handling and movement. Using your ability to work to a high standard of accuracy you will assist with the condition assessment of the selected collections to identify suitability for digitisation.

Joining us you will be willing and able to take on a variety of tasks to support the process, including working collaboratively with other team members to optimise workflows. You will be working with Junior Photographers and an Archivist throughout the project, utilising your communication skills to work effectively with the team.