IRC139451 - Collections Assistant, National Trust

  •  West Midlands
  •  Under £10K (pro rata)
  •  Part time
  •  Closes June 4, 2023
  •  NA
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Job Summary

We protect everything from bats to buildings to beaches – and we want to share them with everyone too. It’s no small task. In fact, it’s a big team effort and it’s why our Collections Assistants are so important.

Job Description

This role is based on 832 annualised hours, where the amount of hours you work each month may vary, however your salary will be paid in 12 equal instalments over the year.

What it's like to work here

Reporting to the Collections and House Officer, you'll be part of the house team, working at Snowshill Manor.

Investing in you

We want you to learn, discover and develop your career. And we'll do everything we can to offer you the training and support that you need to achieve your goals. We'll work with you to plan your development in a way that's right for your needs

What you'll be doing

As a Collections Assistant, you'll be working with a great housekeeping team in an incredible place, helping with the day-to-day cleaning and care of the collections. No detail will go unnoticed, and you'll keep a keen eye on everything from the environmental conditions in a room, to signs of wear and tear. You'll keep accurate records too.

In this visitor facing role, we'd love you to talk to visitors about the work you're doing, and the collections we have. You'll also be part of the wider team of employees and volunteers, helping to cover where necessary.

Job Requirements

We'd love to hear from you if you have;

  • A keen interest in history, historic properties and conservation of their collections
  • A good understanding of preventive conservation
  • Knowledge of the approach required when working with fragile historic collections as well as Health & Safety and emergency procedures
  • Good manual dexterity and eye-to-hand skills and ability to work from ladders and tower scaffold
  • The ability to support volunteers to perform at their best
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, and are a great team player
  • A willingness to undertake continuing professional development and personal skills development and have an enthusiasm to learn

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