Project Support Officer with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum


Location: Stirling 

£18,000 per year 
Full-time, for 12 months 
January 2017 start 
Closing date: 14 December 2016, noon

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About the Organisation 

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum is located in Stirling Castle, in the city of Stirling, Scotland. The Museum traces the history of the 91st Argyllshire Highlanders and the 93rd Sutherland Highlanders up to the time of their amalgamation in 1881 when they became the 1st and 2nd Battalions of The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regiment and thereafter to the present day. 

The Museum seeks an enthusiastic graduate with an interest in collection management to join the team as  a Project Support Officer.  This is a great opportunity to gain experience in the museums sector, spending time developing varied skills across functions crucial to success in the field, whilst contributing and implementing ideas that will support the Museum deliver successful work with a contemporary feel.  

The Role 
The purpose of the role is the provision of an administration system that will meet the needs of the collections and development projects.  
The main outcome of this role is to support the work of the Exec Committee in the delivery of the museum Appeal. Responsibilities will include: 
• Assist the Collections project team  
• Implement project’s collections management and archive system  
• Provide support at meetings both before and during; organise and service meetings as needed  
• Provide administrative support to the Exec Committee  
• Support the Heritage Lottery Fund reporting and grant reclaim process  
• Support the existing museums operation shop as required            
Other Outcomes   
• Contribute to the work of the Exec and Interpretation Committees as required in the course of their work  
• Use excellent customer service skills establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other employees, officials, and all members of the general public   
• Support Argyll’s fundraising and Regimental events  
• Prepare a short monthly report to project progress and deliverables  
• Participate regularly in group meetings   
• Keep up to date with new developments in Museum administration  
• Help greet visitors to the museum and directs their inquiries to the appropriate area   
• May serve on various community or employee committees as required and assigned   

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.   

The ideal candidate will be a graduate in a relevant academic background with an interest in the museums field.  You will have strong numerical, written and oral communication skills as well as good knowledge of relevant IT Systems. You must be able to prioritise workload effectively, use initiative and work unsupervised to deadlines.  

You must be confident maintaining working relationships with other employees, officials and members of the general public and having excellent telephone and face to face communication skills. This position requires accuracy and attention to detail – you should be able to produce work of the highest quality. 

Closing date for applications is 14 December 2016, 12 noon.   
Interviews will be held during w/c 19 December 2016. 

Please submit a CV and brief covering letter through the AAI online application form on our website. All applications must be submitted by noon on the closing date.  State a. your availability and b. relevant information on your skills/experience pertaining to the job spec.  We do NOT accept e-mail applications unless otherwise stated.   

Please confirm your eligibility to work in the UK.