Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw to 14/08/20)
We want everyone to discover and be inspired by our collections and the places we look after; to have access to explore their history; to understand their value, and therefore share our passion for curatorship and conservation. As our Collections Officer, you’ll play a vital role in this, by managing and enhancing the Collections Management System inventory database at the Tredegar House.
What it's like to work here
Tredegar House is a special place which has been shaped by - and shaped the lives of – its local residents. From those who lived and worked on the vast original estate to the schoolchildren of the 1950s, Tredegar House stands proudly at the centre of Newport’s heritage.
The staff and volunteers who keep the mansion house, gardens and parkland running today are working in partnership with local groups to bring together colourful histories and modern festivals in a programme offering genuine benefit to the community and all who visit.
Tredegar House; for people, with people, by people.
What you'll be doing
You’ll be part of the team at Tredegar House responsible for improving the existing Collections Management System (CMS). Key to this is tackling our inventory backlog and delivering our collections documentation plan.
The priorities over the 15 months are:
• Inventory checking
• Resolving anomalies from check (missing items, duplicate records, backlog of exited items)
• Identifying indigenous items so key decisions about presentation can be made
• Prioritising editing core fields of information for indigenous records, to include editing of other records.
Who we're looking for
• To be successful in this role, you will need to;
• Have a good working knowledge and experience of using CMS systems
• Have a good understanding of preventative conservation as well as an awareness of Museum Accreditation standards
• Have some experience of working with volunteers, and a willingness to mentor work placements.
• Have great communication, IT and organisational skills.
• Be able to work well in a team, and independently.
• Have good project management skills.
• Have great attention to detail with good hand-eye coordination.
• Have a degree in a relevant field or experience in a museum/historic properties.
Read more about the benefits we offer to support you here. https://www.nationaltrustjobs.org.uk/supporting-you/
Benefits include flexible working whenever possible plus free parking at most locations. You’ll be entitled to discounts in high street stores and cinemas, National Trust shops and NT cafes, and have free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18).
Your health and wellbeing is important to us and is supported through generous annual leave and the option to buy additional days (minimum contract length applies), a cycle to work scheme, subsidised health cash plan and confidential access to a free support service 24 hours a day should you need it.
Your future financial health is helped by an employer matched - up to 10% of basic salary - contributory pension scheme and you can further your career with training and development tailored to you.
All of this and the opportunity to give something back to your community with up to 5 days of paid volunteering per year!
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Closing date: 31 March 2019