Storage and Preservation Coordinator, Part time

£29,000 - £34,000 per annum, pro rata
02 Aug 2017
30 Aug 2017
Wellcome Trust
Contract Type

Storage and Preservation Coordinator, Part time

We are looking for an enthusiastic and pragmatic Storage and Preservation Coordinator to join Wellcome Collection's Conservation and Collection Care team. In this role, you will work with colleagues to ensure the safe handling and preservation of the varied library, archive and object mixed media collections. You will be responsible for the strategic and day-to-day management and security of our storage facilities, and you will implement collection care initiatives, policies and procedures relating to environmental conditions, storage, access, tracking and packing.

  • Ensure effective use of Wellcome Collection's storage facilities
  • Develop and implement a long-term storage strategy
  • Maintain up-to-date location information and effective, efficient control processes and procedures across all our collections
  • Negotiate, maintain and review contracts and service-level agreements with off-site storage suppliers and manage the off-site storage budget
  • Support the development and implementation of Wellcome Collection's Disaster Recovery Plan, ensuring that documentation, equipment, staff skills and relevant external contracts are in place

To succeed as Storage and Preservation Coordinator, you will need experience of:

  • Library or object management, databases and storage systems
  • Disaster recovery management
  • Successfully streamlining processes and implementing quality improvements in storage operations and inventory management

You will also need to have:

  • Understanding of library/museum storage and access best practice
  • Familiarity with COSHH regulation, risk assessment and method statements for work
  • Ability to communicate at all levels
  • Ability to manage competing priorities
  • Ability to balance the needs of multiple stakeholders
  • Good influencing and negotiation skills
  • Decision making and judgement

Please include in your cover letter a mention to storage facility you admire and why.

Interview date: week commencing 28 August 2017