Operations | London, United Kingdom | Full Time
Location: London Kings Cross
Closing date: 11th Jan 2018
Have you got great experience managing museum or archive collections?
Are you passionate about architectural and object design?
An exciting opportunity has arisen for someone to lead the collection management of Heatherwick Studio’s extensive physical and digital legacy.
This role reports to Head of Buildings & Facilities.
Key responsibilities include:
Develop and monitor adherence to the studio’s archive strategy
Manage the studio’s physical archive space
Manage the movement of archive material into off-site storage and define a strategy for the studio’s long-term storage requirements in our own buildings and externally
Oversee cataloguing and preservation of studio’s full historic archive and collections
Advise and lead on introduction of new collections management system
Provide an effective archive service for live project teams and all support domains
Manage Thomas’s personal archive
Advocate and lobby for the value of collections across the studio
Work closely with the Workshop on developing systems and policies relating to the logging, travel and care of newly made models
Work alongside the Project Enabling and Project Support domains to develop procedures and processes to communicate the archive strategy to project teams
Develop initiatives and systems to proactively capture project activity for the archive such as conducting interviews and producing photography and film content
Work alongside the Communications team on the use and publicity of the archive through press activity
Working alongside Digital Systems on the development and implementation of a Digital Archive CMS/Repository, intended to facilitate the capture of key metadata, the preservation of files, and studio-wide accessibility via our internal Intranet
Support and advise Production (Exhibitions and Objects) and Studio Experience teams with internal displays and with the loaning, display, storage and transport of archive material for external displays
Forecast and manage an archive budget
Line-manage members of the archive team;
Skills and experience:
Professional Archive or Museum qualifications or demonstrable working experience within archive or museum setting
Understanding of collection care, archival preservation and conservation principles
PC literate - Outlook / Microsoft office / Photoshop
Working knowledge of database systems
Object handling and transportation
Prioritising and planning
Project management and administration
Clear and effective communication; written and verbal
Knowledge of SPECTRUM collection management standard
Great lobbying skills, especially with senior management
Passionate about collections management
Enthusiastic, confident and good-natured
Tenacious and reliable
Practical - hands on approach
Creative - lateral and logical thinker
Organised and adaptable
Methodical, with meticulous attention to detail
Inquisitive and able to take the initiative when required
Please apply with a CV and covering letter.
Heatherwick Studio is a team of over 200 problem solvers dedicated to making the physical world around us better for everyone. Based out of our combined workshop and design studio in central London, we create buildings, spaces, master-plans, objects and infrastructure. Focusing on large scale projects in cities all over the world, we prioritise those with the greatest positive social impact.