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Assistant Collections Officer

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Buxton Museum and Art Gallery
Salary details
Grade 9 £30,054 - £31,963 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Fixed Term - Due to finite funding 1 year
37 hours per week
Closing Date
26 May 2024

Assistant Collections Officer

Buxton, full time (37 hours a week) fixed term for one year

£30,054-£31,963 – Plus market leading package (see below)

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery is an award-winning accredited museum service.  The museum is currently closed due to major structural building problems, while plans are developed to safeguard the collections, provide an interim service, and deliver a long-term home for the museum.

We are looking for an enthusiastic museum professional to assist in organising a potential collections move, and delivering an interim service within the county. 

What you will be doing:

  • Preparing collections and documentation to move to offsite safe storage
  • Helping with the delivery of an interim service that continues to provide research access to the collections and engages with people in the community
  • Helping to ensure Buxton Museum remains an Accredited Museum, driving continuous and consistent improvement and service development
  • Building and sustaining relationships with partners in other County Council departments, external agencies and stakeholders to help deliver the museum’s aims and objectives

What skills and experience you need:

  • A degree in museum studies, archaeology, history of art, or another relevant subject
  • Minimum of two years’ experience working in museums
  • Experience of working with the public, including participating in events, giving talks and presentations
  • Able to plan and create engaging displays and exhibitions for the public
  • Able to undertake collections management activities to SPECTRUM standard
  • Being well organised and able to meet deadlines
  • Able to work flexibly and co-operatively as part of a team

What we offer you:

  • 25 days of annual leave
  • Generous local government pension scheme
  • Guaranteed incremental annual pay increases
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounts at selected county leisure centres
  • and much more!

If you would like to have a chat with someone to see if this post is right for you or visit Buxton Museum and Art Gallery to find out more about what we do, please email sarah.chubb@derbyshire.gov.uk or ring 01629 539201.

Interviews will take place on 13 June.  We can offer an online interview if you can’t easily get to us.

When writing out your application, remember to show us clearly and with examples how you meet all the essential skills and knowledge we’ve asked for - and where possible the desirable ones as well.