Operations

Hours: Zero Hours Contract
Duration: Permanent
Pay: £9.58 per hour

The Royal Yacht Britannia is an award-winning five-star visitor attraction and exclusive events venue in Edinburgh. The 150-strong team on board is committed to delivering the same standards of excellence expected when Britannia was in service.

Our Security team ensures a safe environment for visitors and staff of this iconic vessel and provides 24-hour surveillance of the ship and its artefacts. We are now looking for a Security Officer to join the small, friendly team on board Britannia.

You will present a smart, professional, alert and visible security presence to staff, visitors and clients alike. You will ensure their safety, as well as the safety of the Yacht and its artefacts, by monitoring the CCTV, controlling access through the entry gates and by patrolling the ship. You will also be expected to receive deliveries, deal with lost property and respond to emergency situations on board.

Another important aspect of the role will be to assist visitors with any queries they may have, either face-to-face whilst patrolling the ship, or via the telephone. Therefore, good communication skills and a warm friendly attitude are a prerequisite. Previous experience working in the Emergency Services, Armed Forces, or a similar role with transferable skills, is advantageous.

Hours:
Regular hours to cover holidays, sickness and the additional cover required for evening events. This would approximately equate to twenty 12-hour and fifty 6-hours shifts per year.

12-hour day shifts (07:00-19:00), 12-hour night shifts (19:00-07:00), 6-hour back shift (18:00-23:59).

Company benefits include:

-6.6 weeks pro rata annual holiday entitlement.
-Enhanced long service holiday entitlement.
-Generous company pension.
-Life assurance.
-Performance and loyalty payment scheme.
-Complimentary tickets to The Royal Yacht Britannia.
-Staff discount in the Royal Deck Tea Room, Britannia Gift Shop and The Lighthouse Restaurant & Bar aboard Fingal.
-Free car parking at The Royal Yacht Britannia.

If you feel you have the personality, skills and experience we are looking for, then we would love to hear from you.

Please send your CV and a covering letter outlining why you feel you would be suitable for the role of Security Officer to: recruitment@tryb.co.uk or postal applications to:

Ian Sutcliffe
Health, Safety & Security Manager
The Royal Yacht Britannia
Ocean Drive
Leith
Edinburgh
EH6 6JJ

Closing date: Monday 2 August 2021

No agencies please.

Please note, due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to unsuccessful candidates. If you have been selected for interview you will be contacted directly.

1. Identification

Post Title: Digitisation Project Officer
Terms: Full-time (37.5 hours per week), temporary for 12 months
Salary: £22,000 per annum
Located at: Scottish Fisheries Museum, St Ayles, Harbourhead, Anstruther, KY10 3AB

2. Background

The Scottish Fisheries Museum was founded in the old fishing port of Anstruther, at a property known as St Ayles, as a trust and charity in 1969, to collect, record and interpret the history of the fishing industry in Scotland. The Museum has expanded to occupy a number of adjacent properties and holds collections of over 65,000 artefacts, including full size fishing vessels, and received ‘Recognition of National Significance’ status in 2007. The Museum has a small team of paid staff plus significant volunteer support, especially through three clubs, the Boats Club, Model Boat Club and St Ayles Rowing Club.

The Museum has full Accreditation status and is graded a four-star visitor attraction by VisitScotland.

The photographic collection of the Scottish Fisheries Museum is a resource of national significance, chronicling the technological, economic, social and political development of the Scottish fishing industry from the later 19th century through to the present day. To date, half of the collection has been digitised and catalogued, and a recent grant from NLHF has funded the digitisation of the remaining 8,500 photographic negatives.

3. Purpose of Job

This post has been grant funded for one year by the Digital Innovation and Engagement Fund from the UKRI-AHRC and the Museums Association. The Digitisation Project Officer will be responsible for sourcing a suitable online platform to enable the museum to crowd-source the information and data capture of our newly digitised photographic archive to maximise its useability both within the museum and to the public via a public-facing digital platform.

The Project Officer will also be responsible for promoting, supporting and co-ordinating input from existing and new volunteers and for engaging with community contacts to realise the potential of the photographic collection for wider public engagement via an exhibition and an outreach programme targeted at children and young adults (aged 16-30).

This post is within the Curatorial team and will involve working closely with the Curator, Assistant Curators, Learning and Engagement Officer, Curatorial Trainees and Volunteers.

There may be some evening and weekend working around planned events and activities. Some working from home may be possible.


MAIN ACTIVITIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Digital Platform:
In conjunction with the Curator, you will be responsible for researching, commissioning, and populating an online digital photographic catalogue including:

• Research and assess platforms against a rubric outlining our requirements for ongoing hosting/use, data capture, volunteer input, public access, searchability, monetisation
• Populate and test systems using previously digitised and catalogued collections
• Formulate and agree procedures to populate the chosen digital platform
• Monitor and evaluate performance, troubleshoot as required
• Plan for project legacy – ensure that systems are robust enough to continue beyond the project end
• Ensure monetary targets are met (e.g. if specific income is required to maintain the platform)

Volunteer Engagement:
You will also work with existing and new volunteers to catalogue the images and will:

• Connect with existing volunteers and engage them with the project
• Review and revise existing procedures in light of new systems and remote working and in consultation with existing volunteers
• Recruit new volunteers to the project targeting both those with experience of the industry and younger people with digital skills
• Offer continuing training and support, based on individual needs
• Celebrate milestones and achievements – encourage contributions to blogs, talks, events.
• Monitor and evaluate workflows, wellbeing and development

Audience Development:
You will engage with specified target audiences to raise awareness of the collection and its relevance to contemporary themes and in particular will:

• Establish PR plan and social media strategy and targets related to national events to attain national media coverage
• Engage and consult with groups working with younger people locally and nationally to raise awareness and ensure relevance of key topics
• Create and deliver a series of online, participatory events, in partnership with youth representatives, groups and influencers
• Create and deliver a series of monthly blogs, podcasts, posts in partnership with volunteers and youth representatives, groups and influencers
• Consult with teachers to create and deliver online resources based on the project themes
• Encourage, respond to, and moderate feedback and comments on the photographs
• Curate an exhibition of photographs, with supporting events programme in response to project themes and topics for spring 2022
• Monitor and evaluate all programming to ensure that it is remains relevant to the target audience

Management and Supervisory Responsibilities:
As Digitisation Project Officer you will be accountable to the Curator. The Curator in turn is responsible to the Board and Director of Operations in terms of finance, development, trading and marketing.

You will be responsible for your own time-management with the support of the Curator. You will have supervisory responsibilities for project volunteers. You will:

• Abide by the Museum’s policies and procedures as outlined in the Staff Handbook.

• Take reasonable care for the health and safety of yourself and of other persons who may be affected by your acts or omissions at work.

• Actively seek for your own CPD, and keep up with current developments in heritage theory and practice.

• Work together with other staff and volunteers as appropriate to further the aims of the Museum.

4. Other Duties

This job description is a broad picture of the post at the date of preparation. It is not an exhaustive list of all possible duties and it is recognised that jobs change and evolve over time. Consequently, this is not a contractual document and the post holder will be required to carry out other duties to the equivalent level that is necessary to fulfil the purpose of the post.

5. Application Procedure
By CV and covering letter to:
Linda Fitzpatrick, Curator, Scottish Fisheries Museum (linda@scotfishmuseum.org)
by 5pm on Sunday 22nd August 2021.

Selected applicants will be invited for interview in the week of 6th September 2021, date and time to be confirmed in advance in writing.

The Scottish Fisheries Museum is a charity registered in Scotland (SCO06185)

The Commercial Buildings Officer is responsible for maximising ticket and retail sales, providing a first-class visitor experience and ensuring the upkeep of the Dovecot building and facilities. Providing high quality support to the Commercial Manager and the Head of Finance & Resources, you will act as a first point of contact for visitors while meeting daily targets through excellent customer service, data management, communication and marketing of the exhibition and events programme. The role encompasses ticket and retail sales, meeting targets, invigilating exhibitions, working at events and ensuring the building is fit for visitors to access, prior to and during public opening times, including monitoring access.

You will play a key role in promoting Dovecot as a unique cultural venue and helping us to reach a wider audience so you must be a confident and articulate ambassador for our work. In addition, you will have day-to-day responsibility for the security and maintenance of the building, including liaising with external suppliers and updating the Head of Finance & Resources.

How to apply
Please find the full job description and application details here https://dovecotstudios.com/about/vacancies

Dovecot is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged. Regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships – we would like you to join us.

Are you a dynamic, target driven, high achieving person with retail or box office experience and a passion for art, craft and design? Can you set and manage exceptional standards of customer service with the leadership qualities to motivate your team to meet commercial targets?

Dovecot is looking to recruit an ambitious cultural entrepreneur who can shape and manage our visitor experience while maximising income from ticketing, retail, exhibitions, public events and workshops. As a centre for contemporary art, craft and design in the heart of Edinburgh’s old town, we are looking for a talented manager who can grow footfall and commercial income to support the world-renowned Dovecot Tapestry Studio.

The role encompasses line management of the front of house team, including responsibility for staff rotas and duties to meet the needs of Dovecot, managing volunteers and providing customer service training. Excellent written and verbal communication are essential as well as a commitment to delivering an outstanding customer service experience to a diverse range of visitors. It is likely you will have at least two years’ experience in retail, box office or customer-facing roles in a commercial or target-driven environment. You will play a key role in helping Dovecot reach a wider audience so you must be a confident, enthusiastic and articulate ambassador for our work.

How to apply:
Please find the full job description and application details https://dovecotstudios.com/about/vacancies.

Dovecot is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged. Regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships – we would like you to join us.

Overview
This role provides a fantastic opportunity for the right individual to be the liaison with the DCC officers in charge of the building, to lead a small maintenance team and with the support of external Health & Safety advisors, to ensure the provision of a high quality, professional health & safety advisory service to protect all visitors, staff and contractors.

The role will sit in Operations which is responsible for the daily operation and visitor experience of V&A Dundee. Functions of the department include, visitor/staff safety, building and facilities management, security, events, box office, retail and catering.

The objectives of the department are to operate the Museum to optimum levels of efficiency and excellence, to both create and facilitate a world-class visitor experience, which supports the Museum’s vision to be a new ‘living room for the city’, as well as to generate income to contribute to the financial sustainability of the museum via its commercial enterprises.

Role profile
The General Manager Health & Safety and Facilities Maintenance is responsible for the overall co-ordination and management of the Health & safety aspects of all the activities performed in the museum, and the security and maintenance of the facilities. The postholder will report to the Director of Operations but will also be able to report directly to the Chief Operation Officer on any Health & Safety matter requiring attention by the Senior Management Group or the Board. The General Manager will liaise with an external agency providing strategic support and training for the Health & Safety policy. The postholder will also have a key role liaising with all departments in the museum and with the maintenance team at Dundee City Council.

The General Manager Health & Safety and Facilities Maintenance will assume duty management responsibilities along with the General Manager of Visitor Operations, and their teams; whilst continuing to manage the ongoing development and enhancement of its functions.

A high degree of flexibility and the ability to manage effectively, both directly and by influence, will be key to this exciting role, which will lead a dynamic H&S and visitor-focused approach for the V&A Dundee.

Working hours will be 37.5 hours per week, including evening and weekend working.

Duties and Responsibilities
With responsibility for developing and maintaining health & safety management systems, the post holder will supervise the implementation of the safety management strategy, promoting best practice and ensuring full compliance whilst reinforcing a positive safety culture.

The postholder will take a lead role in developing a strong, credible and robust Health and Safety culture. Developing strong relationships with all departments and safety leads, the post holder will ensure safe systems and procedures are maintained. In particular:

Health and Safety
– Responsibility for the development and management of operational Health and Safety practices, procedures and policies within the Museum
– Liaison across all functions and departments within the organization to embed best practice operational procedures. Apply an understanding of CDM regulations to our exhibition builds.
– Chair the Health and Safety Committee.
– Continually review the operational Health and Safety practices and advise all stakeholders on their health and safety statutory responsibilities. The post holder lead by example to embed a positive health and safety culture.
– Ensure compliance with the building Fire Strategy, and other building regulations.
– Liaise with both internal colleagues and external local and national advisors on all aspects of Health, Safety – including, for example, the Fire Service, and Police.
– To be aware and have a good understanding of current H&S legislation and trends both in museums and tourism.
– Responsibility for the development, oversight and monitoring of robust Incident Management and Business Continuity processes, liaising with key stakeholders and internal colleagues.
– To provide regular advice, guidance, and support for directors, managers and staff on relevant H&S and security matters and organizing training as appropriate to ensure we have an effective H&S and security provision.

Building Maintenance and security
– On behalf of DDL, co-ordinate the day to day running, repair and maintenance of the building, plant and equipment in line with existing and developing agreements and contracts.
– Liaise with officers of the DCC responsible of the general maintenance of the building as landlord.
– Overall responsibility for the smooth running of the building, including its outdoor plaza.
– Provide advice and support to all departments of the museum where required in relation to building impact and operational efficiency.
– To manage negotiations and relationships with relevant contractors and suppliers, for example pest control.
– Responsibility for the planning and development of scheduled maintenance and associated contracts/agreements
– To develop and oversee a schedule and guidance for movement of materials within the building – including deliveries, stock, exhibitions and waste movement within the building – ensuring minimum disruption to the visitor and compliance with health and safety and other regulations.
– To liaise with staff and contractors to ensure effective waste management systems and management and payment of any utility services.
– Liaise with colleagues in Exhibitions to ensure that gallery environmental conditions are to exhibition standards.
– Assume duty management of the building on a rostered basis.
-Overall responsibility for managing security at the Museum – including systems, contracts, policy and procedure. Close liaison with the Gallery Manager and external colleagues and stakeholders regarding the management and safety of the galleries and objects therein – including movement of objects.
– To regularly review and manage the security risk register to ensure that a proactive approach to managing all security risks is undertaken, producing vulnerability KPIs to score our effectiveness.
– To be the main liaison with the security company in charge of the security contract.

General & Management
– To manage and coordinate the Museum’s licensing requirements, and be the Designated Premises Supervisor
– Management of the maintenance team (Maintenance manager, and Facility assistant) and liaise with contractors and act for both the General Manager of Visitor Operations, and Director of Operations as and when required.
– Carry out any other reasonable duties as requested by the Director or other designated senior staff.
– Responsibility for H&S, maintenance, and security budgets
– To build internal and external networks with colleagues in similar roles, across the museum and with similar organizations and attractions. With particular emphasis on building a strong network within Dundee.
– To undertake continuous personal and professional development, and to support it for any staff managed through effective use of Museum annual appraisal process and staff development opportunities.
– To promote equality and diversity in all aspects of your work by developing and maintaining positive working relationships, ensuring that colleagues are treated fairly and with respect/ dignity and actively contributing to developments that support the Museum’s strategy for widening access, inclusion and diversity.
– Responsibility for ensuring operational effectiveness of the Museum as a whole, working with all departments to manage and reinforce best practice.
– Any other duties as can be reasonably expected.

Activities in the museum are seasonal and depending on circumstances the post holder will focus more on one aspect of their role but generally we expect them to spend 45% of their time on Health & Safety, 45% on the maintenance of the building and 10% to support the Direction of Operations on its other activities.

Person specification
Essential
– The post requires an experienced, organized, committed and enthusiastic individual with a minimum of 3 years relevant experience.
– Due to the duty management responsibilities of the role, it is essential that the successful candidate lives within 30 minutes travel time of the museum.
– To be able to champion the continuous attention and improvement of health and safety within the V&A Dundee.
– Minimum 3 years proven experience in a similar role in a large venue or attraction, including management and development of H&S practices.
– A knowledge and understanding at level of a manager of Health & Safety management and associated legislation to ensure compliance and best practice within the venue, and an IOSH or NEBOSH qualification (Diploma level desirable or minimum NEBOSH certificate or equivalent).
– Ability to write and present reports, including safety audit reports to a high standard with appropriate monitoring and follow up on the implementation of recommendations.
– A clear knowledge of risk assessment-based methodology and implementation.
– First Aid qualified.
– Proven experience of developing, and maximizing the use of, effective H&S management and security systems.
– Experience of managing varying service and contracts and agreements, and of successfully negotiating with partners and suppliers.
– Experience of, and an aptitude for, the management and monitoring budgets.
– Ability to use Microsoft Office packages.
– Strong organizational, communication and administrative abilities.
– The ability to act with tact and diplomacy with individuals from a variety of situations and backgrounds.
– Dedicated to the continuing professional development of the department and themselves
– Experience or proven understanding of the requirements of working within a museum and around museum objects
– Living at a distance of less than 30 minutes from the museum.

Desirable
– Previous work in a museum or gallery
– Personal License holder

V&A Dundee is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Reporting to: Managing Director

Role Purpose:

To support MD in the development and execution of corporate strategy. Using business analysis tools to inform direction and highlight inefficiencies. Focus on creation of MI reporting structure and streamlining internal processes. Instrumental in budget creation, financial forecasting, and reporting with emphasis on cost savings. Performance analysis of business steams to identify key areas for growth.

Role responsibilities:

Working with MD to develop corporate and business strategy, creating and implementing a roadmap which will align individual business aims to one overarching strategy.
Financial planning/budgeting/forecasting across all revenue streams in line with strategic aims.
Creation of MI and data reporting to craft strategy, leveraging software to make informed actions, focusing on cost efficiency and profit.
Overall responsibility for procurement across personnel, suppliers, partners,
insurances, key events, and service range acting as a central point of control.
Delivery of compliance and regulatory framework, including developing risk
assessment tools, creation of risk maps, business continuity planning and
regulatory practices.
Working with MD and management team to link in resource plans with business
development activity and ensure marketing/PR are engaged throughout.
Provide oversight and input to staff training, focusing on company values, culture,
purpose and aims.
Support the development of company culture, including key messaging and principles.
Leading the design, implementation and delivery of operational excellence across
the business
Development of Conifox brand, building on current platform to cultivate and
promote via Marketing and PR, reviewing customer journey and telling our story.

Experience required:

Able to demonstrate financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, and reporting
experience across a variety of complex business streams.
Proven experience developing corporate and business strategy and aligning core delivery functions.
Able to create meaningful insight from data analysis and MI reporting.
Hospitality/Leisure/Tourism/Corporate experience ideal
1st class communication skills essential for this role
Must be able to work flexibly and resourcefully with a small team.
A relevant and full finance professional qualification i.e. ACA/ACCA/CIMA ideal but
not essential

To apply, please submit a CV to Deborah@conifox.co.uk

Dalkeith Country Park has been enjoyed by visitors for 120 years and its woodlands, riverside trails, cycle tracks and events calendar are valued by locals and visitors from afar. Fort Douglas is an exciting adventure park which is a pull for visitors of all ages, while the stable yard houses Restoration Yard, a unique venture comprising a retail store, restaurant, foodhall and wellness space.

In this role, you will support the Facilities team in ensuring that the needs of our visitors, colleagues and tenants are met. You will play a key role in ensuring that day to day operations run smoothly and that emergencies are responded to effectively. In addition, you will carry out small maintenance jobs and liaise with contractors on bigger jobs.

• Do you have solid experience in a similar role and work environment?
• Can you demonstrate strong communication skills with the ability to engage with a wide range of people?
• Are you able to demonstrate excellent organisation skills, a proactive approach and the ability to use your initiative?

Shifts are 7.30am to 6.30pm on a 4 on 4 off basis, with average hours being 35 per week. Additional cover for holidays and sickness will be required.

Candidates should demonstrate flexibility and a can-do attitude. Supervisory experience would be an advantage.

Interested? To apply please email your CV and covering letter to recruitment@buccleuch.com.

Please view our privacy policy at http://www.dalkeithcountrypark.co.uk/privacy/

Abbotsford was designed and built by Sir Walter Scott as both his home and the location for his extensive collection of books and historical memorabilia. Abbotsford is considered to be one of the most important heritage sites in Scotland and it trades as a 5 star visitor attraction.

We are seeking a full time Volunteer Coordinator (maternity cover) for 6 months in the first instance.
The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for administrating and supporting the core operational Volunteer Programme with specific responsibility for the recruitment, training and support of volunteers across the organisation, from the historic house and visitor centre to the garden and estates. The Volunteer Coordinator is also responsible for developing new initiatives to engage under-represented audiences (e.g. young people).

Job Purpose

• To lead on the implementation of a new volunteer management system for Abbotsford
• To lead on staff and volunteer training in the use of the new system and providing on-going support
• To lead on the recruitment and placement of volunteers across the charity, working collaboratively with colleagues to ensure identification of opportunities and placement of the right people, and maintaining all related administrative systems
• To work closely with volunteer managers and external organisations to develop volunteering opportunities that are of value to both Abbotsford and the wider communities around Abbotsford and reflects our commitment to broadening diversity
• To work closely with volunteer managers to develop and provide a range of information, training, support, learning, benefits and engagement opportunities for the Abbotsford volunteers
• To ensure volunteers are appropriately involved in the organisation and their contribution is acknowledged and celebrated
• To evaluate the volunteer programme and compile essential data for on-going improvement , reporting and funding.

Knowledge and Experience

• Knowledge of and ideally vocational, professional or academic qualification at SCQF Level 7 or equivalent in a relevant field (e.g. volunteer management, administration, customer service, youth work)
• Knowledge of the role and contribution of volunteers within the charitable sector and demonstrable understanding of volunteer motivation and engagement is essential
• Ideally some previous experience of volunteer recruitment and management
• Good understanding of the principles of good customer service (including internal customers)
• Administration knowledge and experience
• Highly computer literate and confident user of IT including Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and databases
• Numeracy to level required for monitoring expenditure
• Literacy to level required for drafting communications, advertising copy, information sheets

FRAMES CONSERVATOR (BAND 5)
FULL-TIME, (ALTHOUGH REQUESTS FOR PART-TIME WILL BE CONSIDERED), FIXED TERM (3.5 MONTHS
Job Summary

This is a specialist conservator role, delivering frames conservation across the collection. It is based within the Collections Directorate, reporting to the permanent Frames Conservator. It sits alongside and compliments the other conservation specialisms of paintings, paper, and time-based media.

Key Responsibilities
Frames conservation and research (80%)
• Assist colleagues with the planning and programming of the frames conservation work required to deliver the loans, displays, exhibitions, acquisitions and collections care activities which are scheduled.
• Keep records of work undertaken over the course of the year and liaise with colleagues to flag up any anticipated issues with the delivery of the work programme and to advise on whether additional requests can be accommodated.
• Undertake the conservation work required for exhibitions and displays of framed artworks, both within NGS and at non-NGS sites, including advising on the suitability of works of art for transport and display, condition checking, conservation treatments and application of preventive conservation measures.
• Undertake frames conservation work required to improve standards of collections care, such as condition surveys of targeted parts of the collection and remedial treatments of objects in poor condition.
• Carry out a range of written and electronic documentation, including requesting photography, communicating findings and providing data for entry onto the NGS collections management database (Multi Mimsy) and NGS website.
• With colleagues, respond to any incident reports which relate to frames.
• Liaise with conservation technicians and art handling technicians to ensure that works are safely packed and installed, which may involve designing specialist storage and display cases.
• Where appropriate, undertake art historical research relating to parts of the NGS frames collection, and conservation research relating to modes of deterioration and conservation materials and techniques.

Common Areas of Responsibility (20%)
These areas of responsibility are common across all the conservator roles, although some of the specifics will vary depending on the conservator’s specialism.
• Commission and supervise work by freelance conservators and specialists.
• Undertake courier duties of relevance to the conservation specialism on behalf of NGS.
• Devise work programmes for and supervise interns, placement students and volunteers.
• Provide specialist advice and training for colleagues, both within and outside the Conservation Department, and answer external enquiries.
• Work with the budget holder to create, review, manage and maintain the budget for particular areas of responsibility.
• Maintain relevant conservation and analytical equipment, advise on purchases of new equipment, monitor levels of conservation materials and request additional stock as appropriate.
• Publicise and promote the activity of the specialist role and of the Conservation Department as a whole, both internally and externally, by giving talks, tours, and presentations and writing content for traditional publications and social media.

CONSERVATION TECHNICIAN – PAINTINGS AND FRAMES (Band 7A)
FULL-TIME (ALTHOUGH REQUESTS FOR PART-TIME WILL BE CONSIDERED), FIXED TERM (4 MONTHS)

Job Summary
The Conservation Technicians make up a small group of specialists sitting within the Conservation Department. Their main purpose is to devise and implement systems to ensure that the NGS collections and those works on loan to NGS are displayed, stored and transported in a safe and appropriate manner.

The role of the Conservation Technician – Paintings and Frames is to work with two other technicians to deliver the paintings and frames conservation technician service. This primarily consists of delivering technical work, with reference to agreed standards where appropriate, and monitoring progress against agreed targets.

Key Responsibilities
Technical work (85%)
Undertake the preparation of art works upon acquisition, or for the public, loans and collections care programmes, following standard methodologies as appropriate but also finding innovative solutions where necessary. This work includes:
• Refitting paintings in frames to NGS standard.
• Making and finishing new frames, including batches of standard frames and one-off customised frames.
• Packing and unpacking objects, creating new packing systems as necessary.

Organisation and management (5%)
Assist the Senior Conservation Technician with the organisation and management of the paintings and frames conservation technician work, including:
• Liaising with the Paintings Conservators to plan work and to organise the movement of objects in and out of the department.
• Ensuring that objects in the paintings and frames conservation technician studio are safe and secure, and that the studio is tidy and well organised.
• Ensuring that any professional freelance paintings and frames conservation technicians have the resources they need for their work.
• Liaising with the Paintings Conservators and the Digitisation team to organise and facilitate the photography of objects.
• Monitoring the progress of the paintings and frames conservation technician work so that any potential failure to meet deadlines can be identified and addressed, and so that collections care work can be programmed in when capacity permits.

SUMMARY OF ROLE

The Daskalopoulos Curator of Engagement is temporarily taking leave from the National Galleries of Scotland. The role of Daskalopoulos Digital Producer is designed to cover a specific number of tasks, focusing on research into, and the commissioning of, future Digital Content.

Working collaboratively across teams, in line with the principles of NGS’s strategy, the Daskalopoulos Digital Producer will contribute to the planning and development of digital content programmes and in-gallery interpretation.
This will include research into blended digital/physical exhibition models as well as content that will potentially inform any future physical offer.

Working closely across Collection & Research and Digital teams, the post will support a University of Edinburgh Guided Research Placement, working with the cohort of 5 students to support the development of interpretation.

Main Duties

● Project-manage production of content and managing external agencies, content creators, in line with content and audience strategies.

● Liaise with colleagues, artists and relevant stakeholders on the development of different digital content and other forms of interpretation. Undertaking research for the development of content relevant to specific target audiences, while meeting organization’s strategic aims.

● Supervise volunteers and trainees as projects require, with a particular focus on the University of Edinburgh Guided student research placements.

● Research and distil best practice in interpretation (including digital initiatives), ensuring outcomes are disseminated appropriately.

● Write briefs and procure suppliers for the delivery of original content according to schedules and content calendars.

● Maintain best practices for publishing across platforms, implementing editorial guidelines, and ensuring accuracy, usability, and a consistent voice

● Create audience-focused content (written format and multi-media) to be published across channels and in-gallery.

● Assist with the development of standards, operational practices and quality control associated collection content for NGS digital media systems and rights management.

● Liaise with external content suppliers, rights-holders and key stakeholders for large-scale digital projects.

Community Data Harvester
£26,601 per annum (pro-rata for part time hours)
18.5 hours per week
Fixed term – 12 months

We are looking for someone who enjoys working with digital maps and with people to gather and create spatial data relating to the Library’s digital map collections. The postholder will have good interpersonal skills, with the ability to motivate and enthuse people, whilst also having a good understanding of relevant digital mapping technologies. The data would be gathered through (primarily online) events including map hackathons, providing advice to community projects, researching and harvesting existing spatial datasets, and providing advice and support in related Geographic Information System software.

Please visit our website for more information and to submit an application by 9 July 2021.