Job details

Find out more and apply for this position below

Collections Assistant (Part time)

Posted on 19 August 2019

  • DirectorateBHCC: Economy Environment & Culture
  • Location4-5 Pavilion Buildings
  • Salary£19554 - £21166 pro rata
  • ContractFixed Term
  • Closing DateThis vacancy has closed

Job Summary
Job reference orbis/TP/20897/3885
Positions available 1
Working hours 18.5
Closing date This vacancy has closed
Job category Administration & Clerical
Organisation Brighton & Hove City Council

Job introduction

Royal Pavilion & Museums is undertaking a major programme of collections documentation and digitisation, addressing targets set by Arts Council England as part of the service’s Accredited status. The post-holder will make a significant contribution to the care and management of this material.

This role is part time.

About the role

We are looking for someone with an enthusiasm for museum collections and a commitment to building their understanding and use. In order to help us develop a programme of documentation and digitisation in particular, the successful candidate will have demonstrable experience of working with collections, and excellent organisational skills.

To improve public access to the collections of Royal Pavilion & Museums through undertaking collections management activities, in consultation with keepers, curators, project officers and other specialist staff.  This will be achieved via a wide range of collections management and collections care activities as outlined in the job description and principal accountabilities.  Supporting access to the collections may also include working on displays, digitisation and public engagement initiatives.  The museum service employs a large number of volunteers and the post-holder will be expected to help supervise volunteers as required.

Fixed term for: Until 31 March 2020

For an informal discussion, please contact Richard Mark Le Saux - Senior Keeper: Collections on 01273 292856 or Katie Hobbs - Keeper: Collections Management on 01273 292761

We highly recommend you read the guidance on how to ‘Maximise your chances’ below before you apply for this job. It is important you are able to show how you meet the Person Specification when applying. Not following this guidance is likely to reduce your chances of success.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency's Points-based Immigration System.

From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

Company information

We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, female or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.

As part of Brighton & Hove City Council's ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.


Living Wage Employer logo, Armed Forces Covenant logo, Equality Framework for Local Government Logo, Disability Confident Employer logo