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Collections Access Officer job description

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Position: Collections Access Officer

Organisation: The Fusilier Museum London

Location: Tower of London, London

Closing Date: 5pm, Thursday 24th May

Salary: £23,000 pro rata

Contract Type: Fixed term, 2.5 days until August 2019

The Fusilier Museum London is a Regimental Museum which tells the story of one British Infantry Regiment from its beginning in 1685 to the present day. The museum is based in the Regiment's historic home, HM Tower of London, and receives around 1,000,000 visitors a year. A redevelopment of the museum's permanent galleries in 2010 saw the beginning of a transformational project, Fusilier Museum Advance! Part funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), this project introduced education, community and volunteering programmes at the museum for the first time. In 2013 the museum gained a second round of HLF funding to run a 3 year WWI centenary project. This project undertook the redevelopment of the museum’s website, the outfitting of a new storeroom, a series of community curated exhibitions and education events. The museum is currently working on a collection move project rehousing a section of the collection into the purpose designed storeroom. The museum is looking for an access officer to support the museum’s current projects as well as to help build upon past successes through broadening access to the collection both online and in person.

The contract ends on 31st August 2019. There may be potential for further work beyond August 2019 subject to future funding. 

Main Purpose of Job
Key responsibilities, duties and tasks:

* To manage a team of volunteers to research material uncovered during the collection move project and to create talks and behind the scenes tours of the museum.

* To train volunteers to give talks and tours.

* To ensure new research material is added to the museum catalogue.

* To curate online exhibitions around the material uncovered during the collections move project for the new website.

* To keep the museum’s new website up-to-date (including sharing the collections move project).

* To carry out regular evaluation of the traffic to the museum’s website and social media sites. To collate and analysis this data with the Assistant Curator and social media volunteer.

* To manage and monitor the evaluation of our permanent, temporary and online exhibitions according to the Trust's evaluation framework. To collate, analysis and report on this data with the Assistant Curator.

* To facilitate access to the museum's stored collections.

* To manage and assist the volunteers undertaking research into and answering public enquiries.

* Work to engage and expand new and existing audiences as identified by the Collections Move project.

* Promote Equal Opportunities in line with Trust policies. 

* Ensure Health and Safety Requirements are met with regards to volunteers, community groups and learners.

To apply for this post please download the Application pack and follow the application instructions. All applications will be considered and successful applicants will be invited to attend an interview on Thursday 7th June 2018.