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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.

Documentation Officer (Maternity Cover)

We are seeking an enthusiastic documentation officer to help develop our documentation services.

The successful applicant will assist the Documentation Manager with the documentation of the collection and the maintenance of documentation standards and procedures, using Horniman’s collections management system (MIMSY XG), and will help prepare data within the collections management system for delivery online.

You will need a relevant degree or equivalent qualification and significant experience of working with museum objects in a documentation role. This will include a good working knowledge and experience of applying museum documentation standards, procedures and controlled terminology to a diverse collection using a sophisticated collections management system, and exemplary data-entry skills.

Note that this is a full-time fixed-term contract for 12 months (maternity cover).

The closing date for completed applications is 10am on Monday 13 October. Interviews will be held on Monday 27 October 2014.

For more information and to apply for this role, please download the application pack below: