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Collections and Archives Relocation Assistant
Full-time, one-year fixed term contract
At the heart of everything we do at Brooklands is our vision, Inspiring people to shape their future through inventiveness, expertise and a sense of adventure. Throughout its history, Brooklands has been a place where the impossible is achieved and is open to everyone.
Brooklands Museum is located just outside of Weybridge, Surrey and is set in 30 acres, which includes the most significant and complete sections of the former race track. The site includes a number of important historic buildings all of which have played a central part in Brooklands contribution to the development of motorsport and the aviation industry. Beyond our large object collection of aircraft, including Concorde, and an array of 1920s and 30s bespoke racing cars, we have an impressive archive of documents, drawings, photographs technical manuals, costumes, uniforms and art work. Our collection also includes a rich array of personal items that belonged to key personalities who raced cars, flew aircraft, who worked here at Brooklands – or even did all three. This unique collection helps brings the past to life through the individuals who dared to push the boundaries.
An opportunity has arisen for a one-year fixed term contract in the Collections Department. You will play a crucial role in relocating our collections from our old archive to our new purpose-built store which has been funded through the National Lottery Heritage Fund project, The Brooklands Aircraft Factory and Race Track Revival. This post will work closely alongside members of the collections team and our dedicated volunteers to document, repackage and relocate the contents of our existing store to its new accommodation.
We are open to applications from people who have a range of experiences and while a formal museum qualification is desirable, it is not essential. We are looking for the right candidate who wants to take the next step in their career. As this is a time limited post, we are looking for the right candidate who is methodical, self-motivated and able to work to tight deadlines.
This role is sponsored by the National Lottery Heritage Fund through the Aircraft Factory and Race Track Revival project.
Download the Job Description and Application Pack
Closing date: midnight Monday 6 May 2019 with interviews being held on Monday 13 May
To apply please send a covering letter of no more than three pages, describing your interest in the role and how you meet the person specification. Please also include in the same file a CV of up to two pages. Please email the one file with your name in its title, to Alex Patterson email@example.com
Part-Time Retail & Admissions Assistants & Visitor Services Assistants
Brooklands Museum welcomes over 185,000 visitors each year. Its purpose is to inspire people to shape their future through inventiveness, expertise and a sense of adventure – qualities that were central to the historic achievements on the Brooklands site, in the fields of aviation and motorsport.
Brooklands Museum is a friendly and enjoyable place to work. The Retail and Admissions Assistants and Visitor Service Assistants are a central part of our team. They ensure that all our visitors have a warm welcome and a memorable visit. Each Retail and Admissions Team member will have the opportunity to work in different locations on the site adding variety to the role.
We are looking for people who enjoy working in a team, meeting people and looking after customers and guests. You will need to be flexible and willing to undertake training to support you in your role and enjoy a busy working environment, especially on Event days when we can welcome up to 7000 people to the Museum.
All staff receive a 20% discount in the café and shop and can bring up to 3 guests with them into the Museum when they are not working. An allowance for holiday pay is included in the hourly rate.
Please take a look at the full job descriptions and payment details here
We have casual roles available immediately for working at weekends, during school holidays and on bank holidays, so if you are interested please apply straightaway by sending us a brief letter or email saying why you are interested in the role, with your CV to Virginia Smith, Director of Learning and Participation via email on firstname.lastname@example.org. Please state which role you are interested in or whether you are interested in both.