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Position at Science Museum, London

From: Finn Bryony <bryony.finn<-at->
Date: Friday, September 27, 2013
Collections Assistant, Information Age (2 posts)
Science Museum, London

Full time 11 month fixed term contract
Based at Blythe House and the Science Museum, South Kensington

Salary: UKP16,000 per annum pro rata

Job Type: Full Time - Fixed Term
Hours: 36 per week
Benefits: SCMG Enterprise benefits
Level: Conservation

Closing date: 14 October 2013 23:59
Interviews: 6 and 7 November 2013

Apply at: <URL:>

Information Age is a major new gallery being developed at the
Science Museum on the history of communications technologies through
to the present day to open in 2014. This role is part funded by the
Heritage Lottery Fund. This gallery is object-rich, supported by
varied interpretation and innovative interactivity. It is
sector-leading in the practice of co-creation; audiences will be
involved in all stages of the gallery development to enrich the
experience for all visitors.

The Science Museum is seeking skilled and enthusiastic Collections
Assistants who will work closely with the project team to plan and
undertake the safe handling and movement of a wide range of
materials, sizes and conditions which may be either palletised or
moved individually, using a variety of lifting and manual handling

You will work alongside core Conservation and Collection Care teams
to prioritise, manage and document the movement and final storage or
display location, and communicate all moves to teams on relevant
sites in advance.

You will be based at Blythe House in Kensington Olympia and at the
Science Museum in South Kensington depending on project activity and
will be part of the team of Collection care and conservation staff
which works across the Science Museum's three sites.

You will also participate in the safe management of hazards within
the collections, complying with current Health and Safety
regulations and in-house policies and safe working practices.

You will have excellent interpersonal skills and be confident
communicating with a wide range of people.  You will have
demonstrable skills in problem solving and prioritising, which will
be supported by your previous experience within a museum or cultural
heritage environment. You will be able to demonstrate the ability to
plan and execute your own work programmes, pack objects for
transport, provide statistics and promote high and collections care

The Science Museum Group (SMG) comprises the Science Museum in
London, the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, the
National Railway Museum in York and Shildon and the National Media
Museum in Bradford. Together they share a unifying mission to engage
people in a dialogue about the past, present and future of human
ingenuity in the fields of science, technology, medicine, transport
and media.

To apply, visit


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