Mountain Heritage Trust, Collections Manager

Job Opportunity: Mountain Heritage Trust

Collections Manager

Term: 1 year (maternity cover), with initial 3 month probationary period
Start date: First half of July 2018
Hours: 35 hours per week (Monday-Friday) with occasional weekend or evening meetings
Location: Blencathra Field Centre, Threlkeld, Cumbria, CA12 4SG, with travel to other locations on an ad hoc basis

Reporting to: Chair of MHT
Remuneration: £26,000/annum

Job summary

The Collections Manager is a key role for the Mountain Heritage Trust. As the only full-time professional member of staff, you will work with the Trust’s dedicated board of volunteer Trustees to support the growth and development of the Mountain Heritage Trust. An exciting and varied role, you will be responsible for managing the Trust’s collections; curating exhibitions and displays; acting as a professional archives advisor to associated clubs and organisations; as well as managing staff and volunteers.

Main Activities and Responsibilities

  • To ensure long-term preservation of archives and artefacts held by the Trust by controlling environment and security factors over four sites
  • To be responsible for processing new accessions and updating existing catalogue entries in accordance with international standards
  • To ensure appropriate insurance provision
  • To review and update policy and process documentation
  • To undertake survey visits and produce reports for the Trustees
  • To manage the records produced by the Trust and attend Board meetings
  • To manage the MHT Administrator, Learning and Engagement Officer and Volunteers
  • To communicate/network with a range of organisations, nationally and internationally
  • To answer enquiries and provide assistance/advice wherever possible
  • To act as press liaison circulating key information and responding to press enquiries
  • To keep abreast of professional and specialist developments through a variety of activities and membership of appropriate bodies, and to promote the work of the Trust externally including through publications, talks and visits; to take personal responsibility for and participate in professional training and development opportunities
  • To assume responsibility for special projects/areas of activity as agreed with the Trustees
  • To work with individual Trustees on activities relating to their specific areas of responsibility

To support Trustees with fundraising activities

For more information visit the job page.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Kelda Roe, Collections Manager via email: Or telephone during office hours (Monday-Friday 9am-4pm): 0770 913 5285