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About The Role

Contract: Fixed Term - 2 years
Salary: HC06 £25,979 - £29,777
Hours: 37
Location: Hereford
Closing Date: 09/06/2024
Interview Date: 19/06/2024
 

The role

Do you love collections documentation and are ready to play a pivotal role in the redevelopment of Hereford Museum and Art Gallery?

We are seeking a proactive and energetic individual with experience in collections documentation, to join us as a Collections Information Officer. The role offers an exciting challenge for those interested in museum collections and for those with a passion for managing amazing collections and their information: from acquisition and exhibition to rationalisation and digital access.

This post is fixed term for 2 years. This post is made possible with The National Lottery Heritage Fund, with thanks to National Lottery players.

What will you be doing?

As a Collections Information Officer, your expertise will be instrumental in leading the documentation and care of our collections, ensuring meticulous record-keeping and preservation. You will work closely with colleagues, volunteers, and project partners to contribute to the ambitious redevelopment of our museums. Additionally, your methodical and creative approach will be key in enhancing the accessibility of our collections, making them more engaging and inclusive to diverse audiences.

You will be joining the team at an exciting time as we redevelop Hereford Museum and Art Gallery and reorganise the service. We want to be a socially engaged organisation. Our aim is to re-establish strong relationships with the people and communities of Herefordshire and embed inclusivity and community involvement at the heart of how we work.

About You

As Collections Information Officer you will:

Be experienced in working to SPECTRUM standards with collections documentation and using a collections management system
Have a track record of working with colleagues and volunteers to improve access to storied collections and improving the information held about them.
Be experienced in projects that use collections to encourage participation and dialogue with the local community, stakeholder groups and volunteers.

We are keen to find a person with the right values and attitude that match our own. If you’re unsure you meet the person specification, then complete an application and let us make that decision.  Or if you prefer, contact Damian Etheraads, Museum and Art Gallery Lead for an informal discussion about this role on 01432 260 485 or email [email protected].

The role

Do you love collections documentation and are ready to play a pivotal role in the redevelopment of Hereford Museum and Art Gallery?

We are seeking a proactive and energetic individual with experience in collections documentation, to join us as a Collections Information Officer. The role offers an exciting challenge for those interested in museum collections and for those with a passion for managing amazing collections and their information: from acquisition and exhibition to rationalisation and digital access.

This post is fixed term for 2 years. This post is made possible with The National Lottery Heritage Fund, with thanks to National Lottery players.

What will you be doing?

As a Collections Information Officer, your expertise will be instrumental in leading the documentation and care of our collections, ensuring meticulous record-keeping and preservation. You will work closely with colleagues, volunteers, and project partners to contribute to the ambitious redevelopment of our museums. Additionally, your methodical and creative approach will be key in enhancing the accessibility of our collections, making them more engaging and inclusive to diverse audiences.

You will be joining the team at an exciting time as we redevelop Hereford Museum and Art Gallery and reorganise the service. We want to be a socially engaged organisation. Our aim is to re-establish strong relationships with the people and communities of Herefordshire and embed inclusivity and community involvement at the heart of how we work.

About You

As Collections Information Officer you will:

Be experienced in working to SPECTRUM standards with collections documentation and using a collections management system
Have a track record of working with colleagues and volunteers to improve access to storied collections and improving the information held about them.
Be experienced in projects that use collections to encourage participation and dialogue with the local community, stakeholder groups and volunteers.

We are keen to find a person with the right values and attitude that match our own. If you’re unsure you meet the person specification, then complete an application and let us make that decision.  Or if you prefer, contact Damian Etheraads, Museum and Art Gallery Lead for an informal discussion about this role on 01432 260 485 or email [email protected].

Don’t meet all parts of the job description?

Herefordshire Council is committed to strengthening a diverse and inclusive work environment which reflects the communities of Herefordshire.

If you are looking at the next stage of your career and have a broad base of fieldwork experience, we can provide supportive and welcoming opportunities to help you develop your professional, management & supervisory skills.

Reasonable Adjustments

Our recruitment process runs in partnership with Hoople Resourcing. If you require any reasonable adjustments or alternative methods for the online application process, please contact the resourcing team by email: [email protected].

Creating an inclusive workplace

Employee Network Groups play an important role in strengthening the voices of employees at Herefordshire Council. Embedded in the Council's values is a commitment to listen to people's views and needs.

Employee Network Groups are a collective of colleagues who often share identities, life experiences or cultures and who come together to initiate positive change in their work place. Our groups include: Black and Asian Staff Networking Group, LGBTQ+, Parents & Carers, Climate and Nature Emergency, Diff-abilities and Armed Forces/ Veterans. For more information on our Employee Network Groups please click here.

How to apply

To apply for a position, please upload an up-to-date CV and a supporting statement demonstrating your experience, skills and abilities for the role Be sure to include reference to the job description and person specification! . If you are successfully shortlisted, Hoople Resourcing will contact you via email to arrange your interview and/or assessment. They will confirm the date, time and location of your interview, so please keep an eye on your email inbox. Good luck, we’re looking forward to meeting you!

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