Collections Support Assistant
Salary: £19,672 - £22,018
Location: Glenrothes, Fife
We are OnFife and as Fife’s largest cultural organisation we specialise in making jaws drop, hearts warm, eyes light up and imaginations run wild. We work with a huge range of partners, artists and creatives and our spaces are some of Fife’s favourite places. An ambitious leadership-oriented charity, we’re built on strong values, and those values make us who we are – Fearless, Inviting, Fair and Exciting.
An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Museum Collections team due to the retirement of the existing postholder. This full time post plays an essential role in assisting Curators with looking after, and making accessible, a wide-ranging collection of over 115,000 objects.
This role is based at the Collections Centre in Glenrothes, however you will also work frequently at our other venues across Fife, including Kirkcaldy Galleries, Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries and St Andrews Museum. Collections management responsibilities include assisting with cataloguing on EMu, storage, photography and preventative conservation.
High quality customer service is required for enquiries online and in person. This includes showing objects to visitors at the Collections Centre and helping Curators with groups visits and volunteers. The postholder will also assist Curators with objects selected for displays and exhibitions.
The postholder will also assist colleagues in the Exhibitions and Archives & Local Studies teams as well as other staff across OnFife when relevant.
You can view the full job spec here.
It is essential that you have catalogued collections on Collections management systems and have museum object handling experience. You also must have good organisational and communication skills (written and oral) and excellent attention to detail.
Knowledge of preventative conservation and a current driving licence are desirable.
How to Apply
If you would like to find out more information about this role before applying, please contact Gavin Grant, Collections Team Leader for an informal chat about the role. Please email email@example.com to arrange this.
When you‘re ready to apply, please return your completed Application Form, along with a completed Equal Opportunities Form to firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 12 August.
Interviews will take place in the week commencing Monday 22 August.
OnFife is an equal opportunities employer.
We are proud to support the Armed Forces community and are committed to the Armed Forces Covenant.
Application Deadline: Friday 12/08/2022