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Arun Parish

Job Vacancy

Archives & Exhibitions Officer

Fixed Term Contract up to 18 months

Part Time 14.5 hours per week (Fridays & Saturdays)

This post forms part of a full time job share position

NJC Scale 4 – Point 18 Fixed

£18,070 per annum

(£7,081 pro rata)

(pay award pending)

We are seeking to appoint a temporary Archives & Exhibitions Officer at Littlehampton Museum for a period of 18 months to cover a secondment.

Under the direction of the Curator, the post holder will play a vital role in and make a fundamental contribution to the management of the Museum’s collections. This will include cataloguing, environmental management, operating MODES and raising awareness of the collections through exhibitions and promotion.

The priority for the Town Council’s Museum over the next 12 months is to process the collections backlog and this temporary post will work closely with the Collections Documentation Officer to ensure this happens.

As part of a job share post, the post holder will also work with the Museum team to support delivery of the Museum’s annual exhibitions program.

The post holder will be required to support and assist the Curator in the delivery of the accredited Museum service, events and the supervision of volunteers.

The successful applicant will be able to work on their own initiative, be confident dealing with the public and other Museum stakeholders and have excellent time management skills.  They will have had experience of working in a museum or similar environment, collections management, exhibition design and installation, conducting historical research and supervising or working with volunteers. Experience of MODES is desirable, but consideration will be given to experience of other Collections Management Systems.

For an application pack, please contact – Littlehampton Town Council, Manor House, Church Street, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 5EW.  Tel: 01903 732063 or you can download an application pack below:

Archives & Exhibitions Officer Job Description [docx] 21KB

Archives & Exhibitions Officer Person Specification [docx] 20KB

Job Application Form - Archives & Exhibitions Officer [docx] 183KB

For further information about the application process please contact: Laura Chrysostomou, Deputy Town Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer on 01903 732063 or for further questions about the post, please contact Alex Woodward, Museum Curator on 01903 738100.

Closing date : Thursday 15th March 2018

Proposed interview date : Thursday 22nd March 2018

We will only be contacting those shortlisted for interview and would therefore like to thank you for your interest in this post.

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