Are you a bright and enthusiastic Museum Studies graduate looking to gain experience to kick-start your career?
We are looking for a Collections Assistant to support colleagues in the day to day running of the Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture, Middlesex University. The role will include a mixture of administrative and collections-related tasks, and is intended as a training role which would suit someone interested in pursuing a career in museums.
You will be enthusiastic about helping to maintain museum records in support of all areas of museum activity. You might get involved with the preparation of e-newsletters and maintenance of the mailing list; you might also be helping with routine tasks such as object inventory checking and data entry. A willingness to adopt new digital tools to ensure a high quality service to MoDA’s users would be an advantage, as would an awareness of social media.
You will need a degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline, and an interest in the subject areas covered by MoDA’s collections (history, design history, nineteenth and twentieth century decorative arts and design; see www.moda.mdx.ac.uk ). A postgraduate qualification in Museum Studies or equivalent is desirable and some experience of working in a museum in either a paid or voluntary role is essential.
This is a temporary post (maximum six months) which will not be renewed or lead to a further role. For more information about the museum in general please see the website (www.moda.mdx.ac.uk) and elsewhere on this blog. More specific information relevant to this post can be found on the ‘Useful Documents’ page of the website: http://www.moda.mdx.ac.uk/useful-documents
Post title: LIB662 Collections Assistant
Salary: £19,229 per annum including London Weighting
Period: Full time, temporary (max 6 months)
Closing date: 4th February 2015
Proposed date for interviews: 19th February 2015
If you wish to apply for this post please complete an application form found at the bottom of the vacancy page of the Middlesex University website: