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The Trust employs staff in all of the specialist areas covered by the Horniman: anthropology, musical instruments, natural history, the aquarium, gardens, education, conservation, documentation, collections management and library.

In addition, we have staff providing other functions including Marketing, Fundraising, IT,  HR, Finance, Facilities, Cleaning and Security, and the important service provided directly to the public by our Visitor Assistants.

The Trust has approximately 91 full time equivalent posts and the post-holders are located either in the main Museum or our Study Collections Centre, sited in Greenwich. In addition to these posts we regularly offer short term contracts where we have been successful in obtaining funding for specific projects.

Collections Access Officer (maternity cover) - Ref CMSP7.15

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Collections Access Officer to provide maternity cover for the co-ordination of the Object in Focus short-term loans project. This is a three year temporary project (started April 2015 and funded by the Renaissance Major Grant Programme) to facilitate increased and easier access for smaller museums to the Horniman’s collections.

You’ll have previously worked in a collections management role with practical experience of loans work and handling objects, or have other relevant experience in a museum - preferably within a collections management, exhibitions or a hands-on registrar role.

As well as being able to organise a diverse workload, meet deadlines and work accurately, you’ll be sensitive to the needs of smaller museums and community groups and be able to communicate with both specialists and non-specialists. You’ll be equally happy working on your own, within a close-knit team, and with the wider public.

For further information and to apply, please download the application pack below.

The closing date for completed applications is 10am on Monday 19th October. Interview will be held on Tuesday 3rd November, and we anticpate that the successful candidate will start work on Monday 7th December 2015.