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News, Opportunities | 09 September 2021

Recruitment Call: Collections Manager

Recruitment Call: Collections Manager
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Dublin City Council Culture Company is seeking a Collections Manager to help manage and care for our buildings and collections.

Closing date for applications: 1 October 2021

The Collections Manager will play an important role across numerous programmes and two significant heritage buildings within which the Culture Company operates which are Richmond Barracks and the award-winning museum at 14 Henrietta Street.

The Collections Manager will use their specialist knowledge of collections care and cataloguing to manage our collections (both physical and digital), in line with our policies and professional museum standards, including 14 Henrietta Street’s participation in the Museum Standards Programme for Ireland (MSPI).

You will be responsible for day-to-day onsite preventative conservation duties, manage specialists suppliers, and will be the main contact for team, visitors and other stakeholders in relation to all matters relating to collections care and management, including the care of the two heritage buildings we operate in. Responsibility for a project to complete the cataloguing of our holdings using Axiell Collections software will also be a significant part of this role.

As manager of the collection, a core function of your role will also be to help people understand our collection and its role in our work. This may include representing the company at internal meetings, conferences, public events and workshops.

You can find out more about our collection here, or read more about the collection at 14 Henrietta Street here.

About the role

The role requires responsibilities in the following areas:

  • Collections care
  • Collections cataloguing

  • Relationships and stakeholders

Role requirements

The ideal person for this role will have:

  • A professional qualification in conservation, collections care, archiving or similar.
  • A knowledge of collection and conservation of digital, oral history and other community created or donated cultural assets and objects.
  • Ability to plan, organise and lead a project, to work independently, and to work to deadlines, with occasional flexibility around working hours.
  • An understanding of and/or experience of the application procedures to the Museum Standards Programme of the Heritage Council.
  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills.
  • A good understanding of GDPR, and its implications for collections management.
  • Excellent IT skills (including experience with Axiell and G-Suite ideally) or equivalent experience demonstrating the ability to learn.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • An understanding of the work of Dublin City Council Culture Company and its ambitions.

Position summary

Post title: Collections Manager, Dublin City Council Culture Company

Post status: Fixed-term contract (5 days per week, full time) for 3 years, a 6-month probationary period applies.

Location: Dublin City Council Culture Company HQ, 14 Henrietta Street, Dublin 1 and Richmond Barracks, Inchicore, Dublin 8

Key relationships: Venue and front of house teams at 14 Henrietta Street and Richmond Barracks, engagement, financial and programming teams

Salary: Full-time position. Salary of €39,000 per annum

Pension: A contribution of 10% of salary will be made to an agreed pension savings scheme subject to the individual contributing a similar percentage.

How to apply

Applications are now invited from applicants who meet the role requirements detailed above. Applications must include the following 3 items :

  • CV (including the names and contact details of two referees who will only be contacted if a role offer is made)
  • A 1 to 2 page letter citing your specific skills, knowledge and experience relevant to this role specification and requirements in relation to your previous experience.
  • A one page cover note outlining why you would like to work in this role with the Culture Company.

Completed applications should be sent by email only to recruitment@dublincitycouncilculturecompany.ie with “Collections Manager” in the subject line.

Applications received after the closing date and time will not be accepted.

Closing date for this application is midnight on 1 October 2021.

The information supplied in your application will be reviewed against the role requirements set out in this notice by a panel. Dublin City Council Culture Company reserves the right to short-list candidates for interview. Interviews will be held in person during the week beginning Monday 11 October.

Garda vetting is mandatory for successful applicants, and you must be cleared by the National Vetting Bureau before the work can commence. The successful applicant will also be required to attend Child Protection and Disability Equality Training. It will not be possible to provide application process feedback to unsuccessful applicants.