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Job Title:     Art Research Officer
Organisation:     National Football Museum
Salary:     up to £26,492 p.a. (pro rata)
Type:     Part-Time Position (22.5)
Location:     Manchester, England
Closing Date:     Monday, March 13th, 2017
Job Ref No:     NFM ArtResearch
Job Description:
Responsible for all aspects of the Art of Football project; developing and implementing a research plan for a programme of acquisition; developing relationships with academic partners of the project; contributing to exhibitions and displays as required; update collection development policy; disseminating training received to colleagues
Key Responsibilities

Collections & Collections Management
• Researching opportunities for acquiring new artworks according to a set plan
• Research into the relationship of art and football, and research into the three strands of activities as set out in the project
• Leading a programme of acquisition
• Work with academic partners of the project and organisation of workshops
• Leading on storage facilities of artworks at museum’s store at Preston
• Documentation of acquired art on collections database
• Update Collection Development Policy in relation to art collection
• Writing a regular blog and contributing to other social media relating to the project
• Delivering talks relating to the project
• Being the main point of contact for the HLF, producing reports and processing claims
Performance Indicators:
Acquisitions achieved and documented
Workshops organised
Collection Development Policy updated
Project promoted

Exhibitions & Displays
• Making changes and upgrades to the existing displays in the Museum, incorporating acquisitions in main galleries
• Working with Creative Programmes Officer to develop a temporary exhibition on the Art of Football
• Updating website as required
Performance Indicators:
Visitor number targets
Displays updated
Exhibition opens on schedule

Financial & Human Resource Management
• Monitor and record expenditure for the project
• Disseminate training to collections team
Performance Indicators:
Expenditure monitored
Training disseminated

Contract Type:
Fixed term from 31 March 2017 to 30 September 2019
Part Time 22.5 hours over 3 days
Salary: £26,492.- pro rata
Required Skills:

Essential Qualifications
1. Educated to Degree Level

1. At least three years’ experience of working with collections in a paid and / or unpaid capacity
2. Preparation of exhibitions and / or publications
3. Collection databases, documentation procedures and audit
4. Experience of working with art collections

Essential Knowledge and Skills
1. Effective Team player
2. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
3. Sound judgement and effective decision making skills
4. Drive and determination to achieve results
5. Self starting, positive, enthusiastic and energetic with good time management skills
6. IT skills including spreadsheets, databases and electronic imaging
7. Full understanding of collection management and conservation issues
8. Ability to interpret collections and work with designers and educators
9. Full driving license

1. Postgraduate research in a related subject
2. Recognised professional museum qualification
3. Supervision of Staff and Volunteers
Application Instructions:
To apply please send a CV and covering letter, explaining how you meet the specification, to

The deadline for submissions is Monday 6 March. Interviews will take place at the National Football Museum in Manchester Friday 17 March
Contact Name:     Miss Sharon Boswell
Contact Tel:     01616058200
Contact Fax:    
Contact Email:
Address:     Urbis Building, Cathedral Gardens, .

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