Conservation DistList Archives [Date] [Subject] [Author] [SEARCH]

Subject: Position at Historic Royal Palaces

Position at Historic Royal Palaces

From: Jo Wilson <jo.wilson<-a>
Date: Friday, October 3, 2014
Head of Digital Information Asset Management
Historic Royal Palaces (HRP)

Location: Hampton Court Palace, with frequent travel to other

Competitive package

Historic Royal Palaces (HRP), the independent charity that looks
after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting
House, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace and Hillsborough Castle has
plans to bring the experience of Britain's finest heritage sites to
a wider global audience, to increase the reach of our learning
initiatives and domestic membership, and provide a new generation of
minds with a powerful sense of our past through world-class creative

To achieve this we have made a significant investment in initiating
a digital transformation programme that will touch every part of our
organisation including: ticketing and visitor experience;
conservation and learning; shopping; attracting visitors; up-selling
and retaining members; and growing our audience reach, across each
of our six sites.

How we create, store, preserve and make accessible our digital
information assets--importantly, historical research,
archaeological, and conservation information and records--will
underpin this transformation.  Our aim as an organisation is to help
everyone explore the story of how monarchs and people have shaped
society, in some of the greatest palaces ever built.  The digital
information assets that make up these stories, and bring them to
life, need to be records that are findable and useable by all our
staff, visitors and fans around the world--many have to be preserved
for future generations.

This is a new role in HRP for someone with ambition to make their
mark in the cultural sector's growing area of digital information
management.  It presents an exciting opportunity to lead the
delivery of the Digital Information Asset Management stream of work
in the Digital Programme.  This will involve identifying which of
our amazing information assets we need to prioritise and manage to
deliver benefits internally to our own staff and to our global
audiences by making them more findable and accessible.  These assets
could range from exhibition videos, marketing images, historical
research documents, commissioned art projects, project documents,
organisation strategies, to building surveying images, laser scans
and archaeological reports to name a few.  It will involve capturing
and organising these assets, bringing them to the foreground, taking
them to the public and making them work hard for our organisation
today and far into the future.

Being a guardian of and advocate for digital information asset
standards and processes throughout the organisation, having an
understanding of how to work with technology teams is essential. The
Head of Information Services, along with the Head of Digital
Transformation, will be important allies, helping the post-holder to
coordinate technology and business change, ensuring smooth adoption
of new digital asset platforms and dealing with the limitations of
the current legacy systems that may require integration and
migration onto the new platform.  To ensure success within this role
and being part of the team driving the future for the HRP digital
information assets programme, we will be seeking demonstrable
evidence in leading, planning and reporting on seven-figure
programmes of digital information asset management developments.
This is very much a' hands on' project management role so a history
of achievement through strategic and tactical delivery, as well as
being able to find creative solutions to getting staff engaged in
organising digital information will be crucial, including both those
who create specialist information content and manage IT
infrastructures.  An enthusiasm for history, records management and
soft skills will therefore be incredibly important and the ability
to influence, build empathy and communicate clearly and passionately
will deliver the ambitions expected.

If you believe you can contribute to our goals within this
challenging and varied asset management role, find out more and
apply by visiting


Historic Royal Palaces is an equal opportunities employer and truly
values a diverse workforce.  Applications are welcome from
candidates regardless of their background.

Jo Wilson
Business Supervisor
Conservation and Collection Care
+44 20 3166 6440

                  Conservation DistList Instance 28:18
                 Distributed: Saturday, October 4, 2014
                       Message Id: cdl-28-18-028
Received on Friday, 3 October, 2014

[Search all CoOL documents]