Collections Information Officer

Deadline: Monday, May 24, 2021 - 00:00
Employer: Colchester + Ipswich Museums
Contract Duration: Fixed Term Maternity Cover - initially 9 months
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: £23,874 to £30,459

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced person to take on the role of Collections Information Officer in our Collections & Learning Team at Ipswich, to help update and manage data about our varied and extensive collections and bring them to life for a wide range of audiences.

This is an exciting time to join our Museum Service as major capital developments and new ways of working are changing the cultural landscape of Colchester and Ipswich. The Collections Information Officer has an important role to play in the Collections & Learning team, as well as working with colleagues across our busy and aspirational Museums Service. A major initiative, and focus of the role, is to enhance the documentation of our collections, further developing our collections online presence and providing information for gallery re-interpretation as part of the Museum’s Redevelopment Project. The role will also support our wide-ranging exhibitions and engagement programme.

This is an exciting opportunity for those with a commitment to the important role of collections management in a modern museum, enhancing the stories we can tell. You will be a strong team player and communicator, with technical knowledge of database management and able to accurately gather information from museum and other sources. You will be an ambassador in CIMS for our digital databases, encouraging colleagues to share their knowledge of the collections.

Among the projects you would be working on are:

Helping to provide collections information for our Ipswich Museum Redevelopment Project
Planning and implementation for improving storage/ moving collections
Supporting planning and procedures for important loans

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