Job vacancy – Collections Officer at Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre

Job title: Collections Officer
Location: Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre, Lifton, Devon
Contract: Temporary Contract to April 2021
Hours: 21 Hours per week
Salary: £21,166.00 – £24,799.00 (pro rata)
Closing Date: 12 noon on 4 December 2020
Interviews: 18 December 2020 (if socially distanced interviews are not possible we will organise Zoom interviews)

Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre is looking to recruit a part time Collections Officer to work within the Collections team on our restart programme at a time of redevelopment and change. We are offering an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic person to join our small, friendly team, supporting our collections care, documentation and helping to create our exciting new museum layout ready for visitors in 2021 using collections to enhance understanding of our unique collections and their impact on social history and culture. The Collection of fairground history includes social history, art, industrial and working collection items. You will support the implementation of the Collections policies and procedures and will ensure the safe management of the Collection. You will also play a role in supporting our digital engagement, vital to keep us in touch with our supporters and communities through this closed period.

About you
You will have a strong understanding of collections management principles and museum processes and be committed to ensuring that our collections and the stories that they tell are used effectively for our audiences now and into the future. You’ll have knowledge of current best practice in relation to care and management of collections care including Museum Accreditation standards. You will be curious, creative and adaptable, passionate about Museums and their Collections, be able to work collaboratively and strategically as well as be able to manage a small focused team.

To apply
Visit the Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre website and complete the form, attaching your CV:

Closing date: 12noon on 4 December 2020.