Job Description
Job Title: / ExhibitionsOfficer & Assistant Collections Manager p/t
Salary: / £22,500 per annum +3% pension (pro rata)
Length of contract: / Two years subject to availability of funding
Hours: / Part Time (21 hours / week excluding lunch breaks), with the potential to increase to 28 hours / week for a year if funding can be secured. Due to demands of the exhibition programme there is the possibility that you will be required to work annualised hours. In the provision of effective visitor services the RIC considers weekends and statutory bank holidays as normal working days which the post holder will be required to work by rotation.
Annual Leave: / 25 daysplus statutory bank holidays (pro rata)
Place of work: / Royal Cornwall Museum or any other location on Museum business on request.
Responsible to: / Collections and Exhibitions Manager
Responsible for: / Volunteer teams associated with Exhibitions, Collection Management and Research, Documentation, the Library. Shared responsibility deputising for the Collections and Exhibitions Manager.
Job Profile / Assisting the Collection and Exhibitions Manager in the development and delivery of exhibitions and collections management tasks. The post holder will be required to respond to specific challenges of working within a small team by providing flexibleoperational support.

Key Duties

  1. Assist with exhibition and gallery planning, development and delivery (organising loans, insurance, transport, supervision of contractors, project management, condition checking etc).
  1. Assisting with the development of briefs and interpretation plans, applying best practice in interpretation and project management when undertaking the development of new exhibitions and gallery renewal.
  1. Assist with the delivery of audience research as directed by the Collections and Exhibitions Manager in order to evaluate the impact, reach and effectiveness of the exhibition programme.
  2. Assist the Collection and Exhibitions Manager with collections management and development, ensuring that the RIC complies with Museum Accreditation and other appropriate standards associated regarding the library.
  3. Carry out and co-ordinate collections research in line with the future exhibitions plan.
  1. Organise and co-ordinate loans into and out of the RIC.
  1. Assist with museum and library collection enquires.
  1. Carry outeffective day to day management of the museum and library collections including their conservationand storage needs, environmental monitoring, pest control,associated documentation management.
  1. Assist the Collections and Exhibitions Manager with the development of collections management plans to tackle backlog priorities.
  1. Assist the Collections and Exhibitions Manager to update the audience development plan.
  1. Assist the Collections and Exhibitions Manager to set priorities for future strategic / business plans and the development of fundraising applications to support project activity associated with future exhibitions and collections management.
  2. Develop effective relationships and partnerships with external agencies and organisations to develop opportunities for exhibitions and collection management.
  1. Working with the Collections and Exhibitions Manager and the Volunteer Co-ordinator assist with the co-ordination and training of volunteer teams associated with exhibition development, collection management, library development and documentation and any future teams as appropriate.

General Tasks

  1. Contribute to the smooth running of visitor services by standing in for front line and operational staff (Visitor Service Assistants, Operations Technician, Volunteers) opening and closing the museum, answering incoming calls, conducting gallery checks when required, being available for out of hours events (private views, launches etc), and attending the annual Members Day / Annual General Meeting.
  1. Contribute to the ethos of the RIC as an inclusive organisation, embracing the role and contribution of volunteers, and providing any necessary support to staff, volunteers and visitors.
  1. Act as a strong advocate for the RIC, developing strong networks and partnerships with peers within other organisations, and attending meetings.
  1. Keep abreast of current practices and any new developments which are relevant to the post holders roles and responsibilities and undertake appropriate training when required.
  1. Carry out all duties in accordance with the RIC’s Equal Opportunities Policy and Diversity Plan and with due regard to their own Health and Safety and that of their colleagues.
  1. In the event of a serious incident at the museum (fire, flood) the post holder may be called on to support the emergency team.
  1. Act as a registered key holder with the RIC external security monitoring company and attend alarm activations as and when required.
  1. Undertake any other duties which may reasonably be regarded as within the nature of the duties and responsibilities of the post as defined, subject to the proviso that normally any changes of a permanent nature shall be incorporated into the job description in specific terms.