Collection and Production Assistant – Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Posted on: 29/06/2022

YSP are looking for a Collection and Production Assistant to join their team.

Salary: £19,500
Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours per week)
Contract: Permanent

You will bring your own transferable experiences and be supported to:

  • Support the Production, Curatorial and Technical teams to realise a programme of exhibition loans, the development of the YSP collection, and the production of temporary exhibitions and projects
  • Provide administrative support for all registrarial duties, including loans, transport and accessions
  • Provide on-site support to ensure object care
  • Contribute to scheduling and planning relating to the exhibition and loan programme
  • Support YSP to maintain Museums Accreditation
  • Be supported to ensure internal communication relating to loans and works in the collection is up to date and respond to queries
  • Adhere to YSP guidelines for safeguarding, health & safety, risk management, GDPR/data protection, equality & diversity
  • And any other duties as reasonably expected including out-of-hours working


We want this opportunity to be as open to as many people as possible and especially reach
those outside of our usual networks. We are looking for someone who:

  • Is early career, such as having already worked for a couple of years but not necessarily in a cultural institution if you have transferable skills, or who is perhaps looking for a change of
  • career
  • Gets a thrill out of working with creative practitioners and processes
  • Cares deeply about engaging as many people as possible in meaningful creative and cultural experiences
  • Loves being organised and managing lots of different activities, knowing how to prioritise and when to ask for guidance
  • Is happy to follow instruction and enjoys being part of a team, but is also happy working independently sometimes
  • Can keep a clear head and focus whilst managing a busy workload, is flexible and adaptable
  • Can communicate clearly and respectfully with internal colleagues as well as external contacts
  • Is cooperative and helpful
  • Has a positive outlook and respects the dignity of other people
  • Knows how to use a computer, MS Office and possibly a museum collection management system, such as Filemaker, and/or design packages such as Adobe Suite
  • Can manage their time and tasks efficiently and to high quality
  • Is curious and open and enjoys learning
  • Shares YSP’s ethos and expected behaviours

Download the full job pack below:
Collection and Production Assistant – Yorkshire Sculpture Park (PDF)

Deadline: Sunday 24th July 2022