RA010722 - Trainee Registrar

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Posted: 06/07/2022 12:02
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: £13,068 per annum
Location: Leeds
Level: Technical
Deadline: 17/07/2022 23:59
Hours: 30
Benefits: Please see Job description
Job Type: Fixed Term

Please access the Application Form HERE

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Trainee Registrar (Fixed Term)

Salary: £9.90 per hour (£13,068 per annum)

The Royal Armouries, Leeds Museums and Galleries, and the University of Leeds are offering a unique opportunity for an exceptional candidate interested in the work of museum registrars. This successful training project is looking for an individual interested in developing a career as a museum registrar.

Museum registrars are often described as the conscience of the museum and hold a huge amount of responsibility, managing multiple risks that have the potential to be reputationally damaging including legal, ethical and financial risks. The registrar is responsible for objects coming into the collections, their care while they are there and their loan to other museums and sometimes, the de-accessioning of objects.

This collaborative programme encompasses practical hands on experience in both museum organisations, and a programme of academic study to help support the trainee as part of the MA Gallery and Museum Studies at the University of Leeds, culminating in a Post Graduate Certificate in Art Gallery and Museum Studies.

This is a funded fixed term traineeship 30 hours per week over 4 or 5 days, running from 26th September 2022 to 28th July 2023. Candidates must be U.K. residents and cannot be studying for another degree at the same time.

A Basic Disclosure and other security checks will be requested in the event of a successful application. A criminal record would not necessarily be a bar to employment. 

Closing date:  17th July 2022.

Interviews will take place on 3rd August 2022.

We cannot refund interview travel costs but can offer an online interview if preferable to an in person interview in Leeds.

Full Job Description

A ground breaking project providing the successful candidate with practical skills, experience and theoretical background in the work of Museum and Gallery Registrars.

Museum registrars are often described as the conscience of the museum and hold a huge amount of responsibility, managing multiple risks that have the potential to be reputationally damaging including legal, ethical and financial risks. The registrar is responsible for objects coming into the collections, their care while they are there and their loan to other museums and sometimes, the de-accessioning of objects.

To assist the Registrars of Royal Armouries (RA) and Leeds Museums and Galleries (LMG) to provide high quality and accessible collections management across two services and to participate in sessions at the University of Leeds (UoL). Culminating in a Post Graduate Certificate in Art Gallery and Museum Studies.

Key Tasks

  • Assisting the Registrars with all aspects of collections management, loans and acquisitions

Relationships

  • Working with all three partner organisations in this project
  • Cultivate internal relationships that cross team boundaries and demonstrate a willingness to collaborate with team members
  • Maintain and build partnerships with external contacts and museum partners

Policies and Procedure

  • To comply with H&S legislation
  • To adhere to the organisations’ policies and procedures
  • To promote and apply consistently the principles of all organisations’ Equal Opportunities Policies, both with colleagues and members of the public, to ensure fair and equal access to services and opportunities

Personal Responsibilities

  • To work flexibly to meet the needs of the individual and the team
  • To work as part of a team and support colleagues
  • To protect the reputation of RA, LMG & UoL
  • To demonstrate RA, LMG & UoL values

Functional Expertise

  • To use specialist knowledge and expertise to achieve the delivery of objectives and targets

Reporting Structure

This post reports to the Registrar, Royal Armouries and the Registrar, Leeds Museums and Galleries.

Hours

This is a funded, fixed-term position from September 2022 to July 2023, to coincide with the academic year.

Working 30 hours per week over 4 or 5 days. Weekend, Bank Holiday and evening working may be required.

Physical Conditions

Mainly office-based in Leeds, the post-holder will work for a stint in the Registrar team at either Leeds Museums and Galleries or the Royal Armouries and following this complete a stint in the Registrar team of the other institution. During this they will attend University for one day per week during term-time. Some remote and off-site work may be required.

Travel between the Leeds Museums sites, within Leeds will be required and may be required to the Royal Armouries’ sites in London and Fareham. Some heavy lifting may be required.

Person Specification

E = Essential for applicants to meet relevant standard D = Desirable for applicants to meet the relevant standard.

Selection Criteria

CRITERIA

STANDARD

E/D

EVIDENCE

Qualifications

You should have a good first degree (upper second-class Honours or above) in any subject or evidence of significant work experience. This is because you will undertake study at the University of Leeds as part of the Art Gallery and Museum Studies programme leading to the award of a Post Graduate Certificate.

 

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Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge and ability to use a range of ICT applications

 

Knowledge of H&S and Equalities legislation

 

Knowledge of Collections Management issues and systems

 

Awareness of professional museum standards

 

 

Awareness of Codes of Ethics

 

 

 

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Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal

 

Able to prioritise and manage own workload to meet agreed targets and deadlines

 

Able to work effectively as part of a team

 

Self motivated and able to use own initiative

 

Able to work flexibly

 

Attention to detail

 

Interest in pursuing a career in museums and galleries

 

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