Collections Care


£25,575 per annum

Contract type:

Contract Temporary


Full time



Assistant Collection Manager: Care and Access (Middle East)

About the role:

Assistant Collections Managers in the Care & Access team are responsible for all practical aspects of care and preservation of the British Museum collections (with a primary focus on the day-to-day care of and access to the collections).

The post-holder will work as part of a team, and their activities will include the storage, movement and preparation of objects for loans and display and may take place across all Museum sites.

Assistant Collections Managers may also be responsible for the packing, handling, and display of
objects lent to venues in the UK and internationally.

This role is primarily technical. Problem solving is a key aspect of the role, and a flexible approach to working is essential.

Key areas of responsibility:
• To monitor security of objects and to maintain them in good condition in storage, in transit and whilst on display.
• To observe best practice in all aspects of object handling and collections storage
• To facilitate the movement, packing and display of objects across the collections
• To maintain and update essential object documentation, including location information.
• To construct mounts and to install objects in the Museum and at other venue.

About you:
• Demonstrable interest in aspects of the Museum’s collections.
• Ability to work well as part of team; self-motivated and able to use initiative; good communicator.
• Manual dexterity; IT skills; understanding and appreciation of materials and objects.
• Good general education including GCSEs or equivalent.

About the British Museum:
Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history and culture. The Museum is one of the leading visitor attractions and its world-famous collection includes the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, Egyptian mummies, the Admonitions Scroll, and the Amaravati sculptures.

The Museum offers a competitive benefits package including:
• Membership of the civil service pension scheme
• Free entry to a wide range of museums and exhibitions
• Participation in private and public Museum activities, including talks by leading curators from around the world and behind-the-scenes opportunities to learn how museums care for and manage their extraordinary collections
• Generous annual leave allowance
• Interest-free travel, bicycle and rental deposit loans
• Professional and personal development opportunities
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Discounts on food and gift shop purchases

Additional details:
For more information about this role, please see the job description.
If you have any additional needs that we should be aware of in order to support you with your application, please provide details to [email protected].
The British Museum is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff and job applicants. We aim to create a working environment in which all individuals can make best use of their skills, free from unlawful discrimination or harassment. We value the benefits that a diverse workforce brings to a Museum which represents world culture. The Museum is committed to ensuring that no job applicant suffers unlawful discrimination because of any protected characteristics. Our recruitment procedures aim to ensure that individuals are treated fairly because of their relevant knowledge, skills and experience.
The Museum adheres to the HMG Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) for pre-employment screening of Civil Servants.

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