We are one of the world’s leading authorities on conflict and its impact on people’s lives – from 1914 through to the present day and beyond. Our collections are filled with personal stories and experiences, inspiring powerful and often conflicting emotions. We aim to share these stories with as many audiences as possible across the world in a way that engages and challenges them, increasing understanding of why we go to war and the effect that conflict has on people’s lives. In other words, we expect our stories to change the way people think about war.
You will lead the team who will plan and deliver documentation and object movement to enable an £8m collection storage and staff accommodation project. The project aim is to improve standards for collection care and to modernise our ways of working as well as delivering capital spend to set timetables. You contribute your knowledge to the site wide Programme and create and maintain Project level documentation, liaising with peers who are experts in collections, facilities management, curatorial, visual resources, preservation and conservation.
The post holder will be required to travel to all IWM branches. The post holder will thus be required to travel between London and Duxford on a weekly basis and should anticipate spending 40% of their time on each site. Where storage projects are active, the post holder may be required to spend 80% of their time on site for supervising activities such as decanting a collection or, installing storage furniture or, which may last for periods of several weeks.
For a full job specification which will include further details of key duties, which your application will be marked against, please visit IWM Careers website.