Collections Officer, People’s History Museum

Collections Officer, People’s History Museum

People’s History Museum (PHM) in Manchester is seeking an organised, committed and enthusiastic Collections Officer to join our Collections & Engagement Team.  You will have knowledge of 19th and 20th century British history and experience of caring for, cataloguing, and making museum collections accessible.

PHM is the national museum of democracy, telling the story of its development in Britain: past, present, and future.  The museum provides opportunities for people of all ages to learn about, be inspired by and get involved in ideas worth fighting for; ideas such as equality, social justice, co-operation, and a fair world for all.  PHM offers a powerful programme with annual themes; 2018 looks at representation and commemorates 100 years since the first women and all men got the vote, and 2019 will see a year of activities around protest movements to mark the bicentenary of the Peterloo Massacre in Manchester, 1819.

PHM collects items of national importance primarily from the last two hundred years of British labour and political history, including the history of working class people and their fight for equality and change.  The objects are hugely varied and include the largest collection of trade union and political banners in the world. Other material includes sashes, emblems, political posters, cartoons, badges and tokens. We also actively collect contemporary material relating to current political issues, key campaigns and demonstrations.

Further information

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