Salary:£22,580 per annum
Contract type:Contract Permanent
Telephone:020 7323 8000
Learning and National Partnerships
£22,580 per annum
Application Deadline: 12PM on 27 January 2021
The British Museum is seeking a Treasure Registrar to join the Learning and National Partnerships department. The main purpose of this role is to carry out the administration of finds reported under the Treasure Act 1996. The successful candidate will slot into the existing team of a Senior Treasure Registrar, two other full time registrars, and one part-time registrar to work on the processing of treasure finds from reporting through to valuation and reward payment stages. This post will be expected to participate in all aspects of treasure administration.
Key Areas of Responsibility:
The registration of finds, updating and organising files and databases on a daily basis.
Liaising with Finds Liaison Officers (FLOs) of the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS), local museum curators and archaeologists to obtain details of finds and to confirm disposition.
Carrying out formal correspondence with finders, landowners, and coroners relating to cases of potential Treasure
To respond to mail, e-mail and telephone enquiries and keep finders informed about progress of cases of potential Treasure.
Aiding in the smooth operation of Treasure Valuation Committee (TVC) meetings by assisting in the preparation of papers in advance of meetings, showing artefacts to the TVC members and ensuring that the relevant notes are provided. The TVC meets about eight times a year.
Assisting when necessary with the ‘second half’ of the Treasure process including:
Organising the valuation of cases of Treasure by members of the antiquities trade
Liaising with finders, landowners, and acquiring museum curators regarding the valuation of Treasure cases in which they are involved.
Processing financial transactions in accordance with the Museum’s procedures.
Other duties in support of the department as required.
Good general education to GCSE or equivalent
General computer literacy, specifically experience of databases and Microsoft office software
Organised approach to work, ability to co-ordinate and prioritise workloads
Good written and oral communication skills and facility for liaising productively with internal and external contacts at all levels
Accurate record-keeping, including that of finances; ability to work independently and as part of a team
Excellent attention to detail
Interest in the museum sector, archaeology and/or heritage
Willing and able to work from home part of the time