Collections Assistant

Deadline: Thursday, November 25, 2021 - 12:00
Employer: Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society
Contract Duration: Fixed Term to 31/12/2023
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: £20,000 p/a

Dorset Museum is looking for a highly motivated, hands-on individual who is passionate and knowledgeable about the care, conservation, documentation, display, and interpretation of museum collections.

Able to work on their own initiative and as part of a wider curatorial and public programming team, this role will support all aspects of collections management, documentation, research, exhibitions and public engagement at Dorset Museum. Experienced in supporting and working with volunteers, they will play an important role in the delivery of our plans to document and catalogue our collection and in the relocation of objects to our new Collections Discovery Centre.

Dorset Museum is one of the leading independent, charitable, heritage organisations in the South West of England. Its diverse collections contain over four million objects and span almost 250 million years, including internationally significant geology, archaeology and literary artefacts. Visited by over 60,000 visitors a year, it is a museum that collects, reveals and inspires connections with Dorset's universal story.

We actively encourage people from communities that are under-represented in the UK museum, arts and heritage sector to apply to join us, and bring their talent, experience and expertise to Dorset Museum.

Application will be by CV and covering letter.

For further details and an application pack contact Anna Butler at Dorset Museum:
01305 262735

Deadline for applications: 12noon on Thursday 25th November 2021
Interview date: Wednesday 1st December 2021