Dynamic Collections Officer

Closing date:

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council is looking to recruit a keen, dynamic and experienced collections specialist to join its team and deliver the NHLF funded project, ‘This House Sparks Joy, Decluttering Preston Park Museum’.

The successful candidate will join the team at Preston Park Museum & Grounds at an exciting moment as we embark on a major capital development. We are preparing to transform the visitor experience, enhance engagement with our collections and welcoming major exhibitions to our region.

The project contains three interconnected strands of work: a store move, the creation of a process which allows us to take an achievable approach to rationalisation and the development of a new Collections Development policy that supports our strategic objectives and contemporary collecting ambitions. All three strands will be shaped by and delivered in collaboration with our volunteers, visitors, and wider local community.

The project underpins an exciting period of change for Preston Park Museum as it is transformed by a Government Levelling Up funded redevelopment which sees the opening of a new extension housing visible and open stores as well as a large temporary exhibition space.

The postholder will be a key part of the development team mainly leading on the store move – identifying, packing, and moving objects into a triage space for conservation cleaning and then onto their new homes in the new open/visible storage. Alongside this they will also deal with the objects that remain in offsite storage which we do not intend to rehouse, kickstarting a rapid review, rationalisation and disposal process.

Proven experience of store moves and/or rationalisation are essential to this role.

We offer an excellent total reward package including a competitive salary, generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement as well as access to a number of additional employee benefits and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council prides itself on being a great place to work where staff are trusted, valued and supported to make a positive contribution at work. Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council is not a UKVI Sponsor therefore we are unable to provide visa sponsorship.

Budget £27,852 - £29,439 plus pending pay award

Deadline 7 August 2023

Preston Park Museum and Grounds Yarm Rd Stockton-on-Tees TS18 3RH

Please note this post is fixed term for 2 years.

If you would like an informal discussion about the post, please contact Anna Dodgson, Interpretation and Engagement Manager on 01642 526139.


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