Inventory Officer East - Hermiston - Full Time , Fixed term 11 months
Inventory Officer East - Hermiston
Added to site: 6 April 2018
Salary: £18,200
Location: Hermiston Quay - Edinburgh
Closing date: Friday 20 April 2018

The Inventory Officer will contribute to all aspects of inventory work and has particular responsibility for supporting the work of the Lead Inventory Officer and the Collections Inventory Photographer. The work involves physically handling and moving objects, identifying objects, applying labels to objects, updating the Adlib database, and assisting with photography and photo processing. The post-holder will demonstrate an active interest in historic collections and a commitment to the aims of the National Trust for Scotland.

This temporary post will report to the Inventory Project Team Manager East and the successful post-holder will be a strong team player who is able to work flexibly in a variety of working environments. The work will take place predominantly in historic properties where access involves stairs, and working in tight spaces.

The post-holder will demonstrate an awareness of the specialist handling needs of a historic collection and will be committed to ensuring that the inventory team works within the terms of the Museums Association Code of Ethics, and in line with SPECTRUM UK Museum Collections Management Standard and internal NTS data and photography guidelines. S/he will be expected to apply professional judgement on the implementation of agreed policies and procedures and to be able to work safely and consistently within agreed parameters in order to meet agreed targets. At times, the work will take place whilst a property is open to the visiting public and the team will be expected to engage with visitors and explain their work. All teams will be encouraged to contribute to a programme of social media promotion of the project, and of the treasures that are revealed.

Contact details:
Applications Interested applicants should forward a completed application form to People Services Department (Applications), The National Trust for Scotland, Hermiston Quay, 5 Cultins Road, Edinburgh EH11 4DF, by mail or by email via, by first post (i.e. 10.00am) on Friday 20th April 2018

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