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NMeM Collections Access Assistant - job

The National Media Museum in Bradford is advertising for a Collections Access Assistant to work on the Zoltan Glass Collection at a salary of £13,343pa. The job description reads:

Award winning, visionary and truly unique, The National Media Museum embraces photography, film, television, radio and new media, including the web. Part of the NMSI family of museums, it aims to engage, inspire and educate through comprehensive collections, innovative education programmes and a powerful yet sensitive approach to contemporary issues.

Insight is the Collections and Research Centre of the National Media Museum.

Joining the Collections team, you will research, identify and repatriate archived material to facilitate and encourage public access. Specifically, your work will focus on the Zoltan Glass project.

Glass was a Hungarian photographer who specialised in documenting the pre-war German car industry and also undertook glamour and advertising photography. The Museum holds over 12,000 of his images of his, part of which are currently being catalogued, digitised and sequenced.

Desired Qualifications:
Demonstrable experience in collections care/management and access gained within a museum/heritage environment is essential. Keen to learn, you will be able to understand and engage with the Zoltan Glass project, as well as embracing the broader access and outreach philosophy of the Museum. An up-to-date knowledge of cataloguing and documentation best practice is also important - ideally supported by a natural, ongoing interest in photography and other media.

HOW TO APPLY:

For Job Description, call 01274 203386. The deadline for applications is 23 April 2009.

Please email your CV and covering letter, explaining clearly how you meet all of our stated requirements, to recruitment@nationalmediamuseum.org.uk .

Please quote ref CA/RS09

Alternatively, you can send your CV and covering letter to:
Rosie Smith
HR Advisor, ref. CA/RS09
Human Resources Department
National Media Museum
Bradford
BD1 1NQ

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