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Collections Assistant

Keighley, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, £ £ 7413.00-7413.00 Annual Annual, Permanent

Description:

Summary

We protect everything from bats to buildings to beaches - and we want to share them with everyone too. But how do we care for our special places, while helping everyone to enjoy them and their fascinating stories? It's no small task. In fact, it's a big team effort and it's why our Collections Assistant are so important.

Hours: 16 hours per week

Contract: Fixed term contract until 30 November 2021

Salary: £8.91 per hour

What it's like to work here

East Riddlesden Hall is a tranquil 17th century house, formerly owned by a cloth merchant. With the atmospheric exterior and the friendly interior, this house is home to a wonderful array of seventeenth century needlework and original exquisite plasterwork ceilings, created by local craftsmen. The intimate gardens, with an ever-changing palette of colour, offer a peaceful space to relax and unwind. There is a mud pie kitchen and a hobbit house.

Click here for more information about this location What you'll be doing

As a Collections Assistant, you'll be working with a great housekeeping team in an incredible place, helping with the day-to-day cleaning and care of the collections. No detail will go unnoticed, and you'll keep a keen eye on everything from the environmental conditions in a room, to signs of wear and tear. You'll keep accurate records too.

In this visitor facing role, we'd love you to talk to visitors about the work you're doing, and the collections we have. You'll also be part of the wider team of employees and volunteers, helping to cover where necessary.


The role is 16hrs a week and there is some flexibility on the working days once training has been provided. The 16hrs would be across a minimum of 3 days. Some weekend working might be needed

Please also read the full role profile, attached to this advert.

Who we're looking for

We'd love to hear from you if you have;

  • A keen interest in history, historic properties and conservation of their collections
  • A good understanding of preventive conservation
  • Knowledge of the approach required when working with fragile historic collections as well as Health & Safety and emergency procedures
  • Good manual dexterity and eye-to-hand skills and ability to work from ladders and tower scaffold
  • The ability to support volunteers to perform at their best
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, and are a great team player
  • A willingness to undertake continuing professional development and personal skills development and have an enthusiasm to learn
The package

The National Trust has the motto 'For everyone, for ever' at its heart. We're working hard to create an inclusive culture, where everyone feels they belong. It's important that our people reflect and represent the diversity of the communities and audiences we serve. We welcome and value difference, so when we say we're for everyone, we want everyone to be welcome in our teams too.

Wherever you're from, and whatever your background, we want to hear from you - and it doesn't matter if you're jam first, cream first, or even if you don't like scones at all. Everyone is welcome.

Benefits for working at the National Trust include:

  • Flexible working whenever possible
  • Free parking at most locations
  • Free entry to our properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary

Click here to find out more about the benefits we offer to support you.

Job Details

1293981794
Not Specified
Keighley, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Permanent
£ £ 7413.00-7413.00 Annual Annual