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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 (job share) Ref: CMSP8.15

Maintaining and developing the documentation of our collections is crucial to the Horniman’s work, supporting core activities and a number of projects, including the delivery of online collections and temporary exhibitions.

We are looking for an enthusiastic part-time documentation officer to share the work of helping to develop our documentation services, ensuring that the museum is fully accountable for its objects, and supporting museum projects.

You will work with your job-sharing partner to assist the Documentation Manager with the documentation of the collection, the management and development of the Horniman’s inventory and the maintenance of documentation standards and procedures, and the management and development of the 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. Exemplary data-entry skills, the ability to work on repetitive tasks to tight deadlines without loss of quality, and to be equally happy working as part of a team or in isolation, are also essential to this post.

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

The closing date for completed applications is 10am on Monday 14 December 2015. Interviews will be held on Thursday 7 January 2016.

Freelance Museum Object Handling Tutors for family sessions

The Community Learning Team is responsible for developing and delivering the Museum’s public family programme as well as targeted community engagement work with local community groups and not-for-profit organisations.  The family programme reaches over 75,000 people each year, with a range of sessions that include object handling, art and craft, storytelling, large scale performance events and outdoor nature sessions. Our programming is designed to make our collections and exhibitions more accessible to families and to provide a positive experience for family visitors of all ages. 

We are looking for freelance tutors who understand that family learning involves the whole family; all our sessions model and teach ways parents and carers can be instrumental in their child’s learning.  You should be committed to facilitating active learning for both adults and children and able to communicate in an appropriate and sensitive way to meet the needs of our diverse family audience.  You will also be adaptable and motivated as no two sessions are ever quite the same, and will be able to enthuse audiences of different ages and respond to their differing needs. 

We are keen to build on the skill set of our existing freelance team and would like to recruit tutors who have either a disability focus or ESOL experience, particularly in a family learning environment. 

Further information is available below. To apply, send a CV and covering letter to Rose Mitchell rmitchell@horniman.ac.uk

The closing date for CVs is 10am on Friday 11th December 2015.  Interviews will be held on Monday 11th and Wednesday 13th January 2016.