We are looking for a Collections Manager to join our team caring for the collections at the York Army Museum.
Job Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: £18,000 - £23,000 depending on Qualifications and Experience
Closing Date: 14 May 2018
Job Title: York Army Museum Collections Manager
1. Position in Organisation:
1.1 The post holder is a member of the joint, regimental Curatorial team reporting to the Museum Director and to the PWO Curator and is employed on a full-time basis.
2. Purpose of the Post:
2.1 Assisting the Museum Director and PWO Curator by leading on the development, collections management, interpretation and marketing of the York Army Museum's collection, in accordance with the Museum's published policies.
2.2 To keep a watching brief on the conservation needs (both preventative and retrospective) of the joint regimental collections and deliver appropriate outcomes.
3. Main Activities - Collecting/Documentation:
3.1 Lead on the implementation of the Museum and Regiment's Collecting Policies, in particular the number of acquisitions, loans and exhibitions.
3.2 Document the collection to at least SPECTRUM standard-level, including management of the Regiment's collection database and the YAM displayed collection.
3.3 To progress the existing documentation backlog.
3.4 Administer a program to develop, manage and preserve digital assets.
3.5 Contribute to the Museum and Regimental Accreditation process as necessary.
4. Main Activities - Interpretation and Access Issues:
4.1 Design, research and deliver exhibitions to an agreed annual program.
4.2 Participate in development of a longer-term gallery refresh project and collaborate on special and temporary exhibitions.
4.3 To develop specialist knowledge of the history of The Yorkshire Regiment and its antecedents, specifically the Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire, in relation to the YAM displayed collection.
4.4 Assist with development of relevant outreach events and educational activities, in consultation with the Museum Director and Activities Officer.
4.5 Contribute to the development of YAM reputation and advertising including web site content and social media as required.
4.6 To answer enquiries relating to the Museum's Collection, in line with the Ministry of Defence User Service Policy.
4.7 Administer a research activity for the Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire, generating revenue where possible.
4.8 To represent the Museum with partner organisations where appropriate.
5. Main Activities - Collections care:
5.1 Maintain storage to a high standard and undertake a program to ensure all storage meets this standard.
5.2 Ensure Digital Asset Management and preservation is undertaken where required.
5.3 Commission remedial conservation where necessary, in consultation with the regimental Curator(s).
6. Main Activities - Visitor Services:
6.1 Museum Attendant Duties - opening, cashing-up, closing, front desk, which requires occasional weekend working.
6.2 Escorting Museum visitors.
6.3 Provide guided tours and presentations where appropriate.
6.4 Dealing with a wide variety of visitors with differing expectations and needs.
7. Main Activities - General:
7.1 Maintain awareness of new developments, trends and practices in Museum and curatorial practice, and undertake further training and continued professional development as necessary.
7.2 Develop, manage and supervise volunteers on appropriate tasks as required, ensuring outcomes meet museum standards.
7.3 Lead and manage particular projects from time to time, including pursuit of grants and fundraising as required.
7.4 Observe Museum Policy on Health and Safety at Work.
7.5 To undertake any other duties, which may from time to time be deemed reasonable and necessary for the good of the Museum and Regiment(s).
How to Apply
Application is by submission of an up-to-date CV containing contact details for 2 referees, and a letter of application.
Applications should be submitted by email to email@example.com or by post to: Wing Commander A Bartlett, Curator, York Army Museum, 3 Tower Street, York, YO1 9SB.
Applications can only be accepted from candidates who have permission to work in the UK. Please note that York Army Museum cannot be held responsible for non-delivery or late receipt of postal applications.
Applications should arrive by Monday 7 May.
Interviews will take place on either Wednesday 30 or Thursday 31 May.