IRC139547 - Collections Assistant, National Trust

  •  South West
  •  £20k-25k
  •  Full time
  •  Closes June 4, 2023
  •  NA
  • #Museums

Description

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 Assistant are so important.

Job Description

What it's like to work here

The outstanding art collection is one of the main attractions to this beautiful Italian-inspired mansion. As one of the National Trust's 'treasure houses', the 45 strong team have exciting times ahead as they embark on major conservation projects to preserve this 8,500 estate and its rare collection of artefacts. A Japanese garden and tearoom and community growing spaces are also among the key attractions at Kingston Lacy. The property has a rural location, so it's likely you will require your own transport to get here.

For more information about our property please visit http://http//www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingston-lacy - www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingston-lacy

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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