Visitor Services Assistant - Collections Care

Organisation: The National Trust for Scotland

Salary: £24,960 pro-rata, per annum

Location: Georgian House

As directed by the Visitor Services Manager to carry out a wide range of collections care duties including:

In line with current NTS best practice, clean and care for the collection of furniture, books, artworks, glass, ceramics, metals, textiles, other objects and historic interiors.

Ensure all public areas are kept clean and tidy.

Work with your line manager to allow visitors to interact directly with the objects on display whilst ensuring that their condition is monitored and maintained.

Keep up to date and accurate conservation records.

Help to ensure the NTS Integrated Pest Management regime is in place and monitored.

Help to ensure Emergency Plans and related equipment is up to date

Work with conservation volunteers and take an active role in staff and volunteer training in liaison with your line manager.

Work with other staff to plan and deliver ‘conservation in action’ programmes and other public engagement activities and, where relevant, contribute content to social media.

Ensure collections care, cleaning and conservation materials are available, properly maintained and stored.

Deliver excellent customer care (internal and external) to foster a friendly and inviting atmosphere for visitors, staff and volunteers.

Support the Trust’s obligations to minimise impact on the environment, through e.g. efficient use of water/heat/light, recycling and the disposal of waste, considered use of transport

To actively feedback visitor comments to develop and improve conservation and visitor experience.

To assist with the set-up, stewarding and break-down of events in relation to collections.

To ensure the site meets with Health and Safety legislation in liaison with your line manager.

To use personal protection equipment as provided and directed by your line manager

To maintain excellent standards of site and personal presentation at all times, working with other Property staff, the Regional Team and contractors.

Application Deadline: Sunday 14/07/2024