Collections Care Assistant

Organisation: The National Trust for Scotland

Salary: £25,483 - £26,907 per annum

Location: Haddo House - North East


Conduct Integrated Pest Management checks; monitor & maintain the Environmental Monitoring & Control Systems; create, manage & develop Housekeeping Plan, conduct collections handling training and install and improve collections protection; proactively action reported recommendations for treatments and improvements.

Work closely with the Regional Conservator to improve and develop the collections care and preventive conservation practices & processes, assist in remedial conservation planning and conduct conservation cleaning as required; improve storage & access to collections and archives.

Assist the Regional Conservator in property wide projects, supervise contractors / film crews on site, ensure the collections and interiors remain protected & cared for during building, filming and other events that impact on the collections, as required.

Assist with the recruitment, training, and coordination of the Volunteers (Collections Care) to plan, deliver, maintain, and conduct the conservation cleaning and care of the collections, the historic interiors and other collections spaces to a high standard.

Use of Trust systems to monitor the condition, security and location of the collections and interiors to ensuring any damage, deterioration or threats to the collections are promptly reported and mitigated; assist with object loans, acquisitions, and disposals: administration of collection enquires.

Work closely with the relevant property staff to achieve the collections objectives ensuring clear channels of communications are maintained at all times.

Work closely with the Regional Curator to assist with the research, exhibition, presentation, and interpretation of collections and interiors.

Work closely with the Collections Management team, to ensure that the Trust’s object movement and location procedures are maintained, updated, and adhered to so that location inventory information remains accurate.

Purchase, manage and improve conservation / collections care supplies in agreement with budget holders and in consultation with relevant property staff and the Regional Conservator.

Assist the property staff to deliver training associated with the property Collections Incident Response Plans and to ensure these plans are kept up to date.

Develop knowledge and understanding of the collections and be a passionate advocate for widening access and engaging visitors.

Support the wider property duty management team with the day to day running of the property, including occasional duty management shifts.

Application Deadline: Sunday 19/05/2024