Collections Information Officer, National Media Museum

Deadline: Sunday 14 February 2016, 23:59.

Salary: £16,500 – £17,500.00
Location: National Media Museum – Bradford
Level: Collections
Hours: 35
Benefits: SCMG Enterprise Benefits
Job Type: Full Time – Fixed Term

Could you work confidently with historical artefacts, catalogues and collections in a museum or gallery setting? We are looking for a motivated individual who has relevant experience to join our Corporate & Collections Information team as a Collections Information Officer.

The National Media Museum cares for more than 3.5 million significant items, including the collections of National Photography, National Cinematography, National Television and National New Media.

You will be responsible for collections registration tasks to ensure that statutory responsibilities are maintained and delivered, regarding loan or disposal of objects held in the reserve collections. You’ll be based at the National Media Museum and will be working on collection loans out renewals, historic loans and object loans in renewals, as well as object acquisitions and disposals, GIS applications, collections rationalisation, and data cleaning for collections documentation.

Under direction, you will be able to take responsibility for delivering collections registration and collections documentation work, creating records to a good standard in the object database (MIMSY XG). You will work as part of the team to ensure that objects are fully documented and the Museum Group policies are adhered to. You will assist with drafting loan agreements and transfer of title paperwork, and managing the transportation of objects between the museum and borrowers, lenders or new owners. In addition, you will work with other departments within the museum, including those in the Curatorial, Corporate & Collections Information and Conservation & Collections Care teams.


We are looking for somebody who can effectively communicate and negotiate with current lenders and borrowers, balancing tact and diplomacy whilst adhering to our processes. Your attention to detail and ability to juggle a complex workload under time pressure will be second to none. Experience of working with the collections database Mimsy XG will be a distinct advantage. IT fluency is essential.

You will be self-motivated and able to work effectively within a team, and you will be comfortable communicating with a range of people including colleagues at all levels and external stakeholders. You will be willing and able to take on a wide variety of tasks. Previous experience of collections registration or collections documentation, a working knowledge of the Government Indemnity Scheme and experience in the transportation of objects is essential.

The Science Museum Group (SMG) comprises the Science Museum in London, the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, the National Railway Museum in York and Shildon and the National Media Museum in Bradford. Together they share a unifying mission to engage people in a dialogue about the past, present and future of human ingenuity in the fields of science, technology, medicine, transport and media.

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