Collections Assistant – National Videogame Museum

Posted on: 16/05/2022

We’re looking for a collections assistant to assist the National Videogame Museum in completing museum accreditation process, to support development of a more accessible collection, and to deliver a cataloguing project.

Contract: Fixed term for 12 months
Hours: Full-time (40 hours / 5 days a week, flexible)
Salary: £20,000

Accountabilities:

  • Assist the museum accreditation process by completing and delivering the Managing Collections section.
  • Design and deliver a cataloguing project
  • Support the development of a more accessible Collection.

Accreditation process:

  • Review and develop the NVM’s Collections policy within the guidelines of the
    accreditation process
  • Submit policy and incorporate feedback from stakeholders
  • Finalise the Collections policy section in the Accreditation submission

Cataloguing project:

  • Identify key elements of the Collection
  • Design a cataloguing project for a subset of objects in the Collection
  • Deliver the cataloguing project, documenting, cataloguing, researching and labelling
    objects using our collections management system

Accessibility of the Collection:

  • Assist with the management and care of the Collection, including handling, packing
    and storage of objects
  • Develop interpretation plans for elements of the Collection with curatorial staff
  • Devise ways to Improve the general accessibility of the Collection for both the public
    and researchers
  • Use Beacon, our Customer Relationship Management system, to understand visitor
    engagement with collections including object handling sessions and object offers
  • Handle and track Collections enquiries including loans

Download the full job description below:
Collections Assistant – National Videogame Museum (PDF)

Deadline: Tuesday 07 June 2022, 10am

Applications should be emailed in the form of an attached cover letter and CV to [email protected] with the subject: Collections Assistant [your full name]

Please note that applications without a cover letter may not be considered.