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Senior Collections & House Officer

Not Specified, United Kingdom, £ £ 24371.00-24371.00 Annual Annual, Permanent



Are you a proven manager of collections or houses? Can you bring your conservation knowledge to this close knit team? We need someone who can champion fantastic collections care and practise, visitor welcome and the day to day operation of managing staff and volunteers to give great experiences.

Hours: This is a full time vacancy working 37.5 hours per week.

Salary: £24,371 per annum

Contract: Permanent role

Interview Date: 15 th December 2021

What it's like to work here

One of the East Midlands' top 10 visitor attractions, ghostly Calke Abbey is a high performing property. The unique visitor experience gives a vivid portrayal of a decaying country house, with the property's interiors preserved but not restored. The team are passionate and committed to the property and maintain exceptional standards of conservation. The newly refurbished restaurant serves local and seasonal produce, including organically reared meat from the estate.

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What you'll be doing

As the senior lead of the House Team, you'll manage a team of Collections & House Officers, Collections Assistants and volunteers to implement preventive conservation and cleaning programmes in the house to ensure excellent standards of care, delivering strategies to improve conservation. You'll be responsible for the planning and implementation of conservation projects, collections care and daily opening of the house ensuring appropriate resources are in place to provide a consistent and excellent visitor experience.

You'll collect and accurately record information to inform our understanding of the house and the collection and use preventive conservation techniques to improve how we conserve, interpret and present the property. Leading by example you'll ensure a culture of excellent customer care, engaging our visitors with conservation and the values and behaviours of the National Trust.

Who we're looking for

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

  • Knowledge and operational experience of collections management and care in historic properties and some experience of collections management systems
  • Good working knowledge of preventative conservation and an awareness of Museum Accreditation standards
  • An impressive eye for even the smallest of details and are comfortable with heights (you may spend some time up a scaffold!)
  • Some knowledge and experience of managing budgets and finance
  • Experience of managing staff & volunteers. Strong communication skills and the ability to engage with a variety of audiences
  • An understanding of how enhance our visitor experience through the presentation of information or interpretative material

Job Details

Full Time
Not Specified, United Kingdom
£ £ 24371.00-24371.00 Annual Annual