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Art Collections Cataloguer

Library Services

Location:  Egham
Salary:  £24,151 to £28,377 per annum - including London Allowance
Closing Date:  Saturday 02 March 2019
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  0219-037

Applications are invited for the post of Art Collections Cataloguer in the Library Services Department.

This role is Full-Time, Fixed Term (12 Months Contract). May be required to work occasional evenings and weekends

The Art Collections at Royal Holloway house world-class paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings and watercolours including works by William Powell Frith, John Everett Millais and Edward Burne-Jones, as well as furniture and decorative art objects relating to the College’s rich history. Making these works accessible to students, staff and the wider public is a key aim for the art collections. The post holder will research the art collections and catalogue them onto our new Ke Emu collections management system ready for publication on the Art Collections’ website. 

The successful candidate will have experience working in an art museum or gallery. Essential experience includes proactively undertaking in-depth and independent research in an archive or similar historical collection. You will have written and oral communication skills, and the ability to make scholarly research accessible to a variety of audiences, significant experience using a collections management database and be a practiced public speaker. 

The main responsibilities of the post are:

  • To research the provenance of works in the collections using the College’s archives and other relevant sources.
  • To help the Curator set up and implement the Ke Emu cataloguing system.
  • To add content, including SPECTRUM-standard data and images to the Collections Management System, Ke Emu, ready for publication on the Art Collections website.
  • To maintain all necessary collections records both electronic and manual.
  • To organise the photography of works in the collection.
  • To research the copyright status of the artworks and record this in Ke Emu.
  • To undertake an annual audit of the Art Collections and update the locations on Ke Emu.
  • To deal with internal and external enquiries about the Art Collections.
  • To give public talks on the Collections.
  • To supervise visits to the Collections from researchers and the public.

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement 
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution 
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing. 
  • Free parking 
  • Competitive Maternity, Adoption and Shared Parental Leave provisions

The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.ukFor queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: recruitment@rhul.ac.uk

Please quote the reference: 0219-037

Closing Date: Midnight, 2 March 2019 

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. 

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The University is committed to equality and diversity, and encourages applications from all sections of the community.


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