The Wallace Collection

Current Vacancies

Facilities Manager

Closing date for Applications: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

The museum is looking for a new Facilities Manager to work alongside the Head of Buildings and Projects. The role is responsible for handling legal matters relating to the estate (leases, rates, planning etc), supervision of on-site contractors (Mechanical & Electrical and cleaning etc), a smooth service delivery from the Mechanical & Electrical contractors, whilst balancing the day-to-day maintenance of lifts and lighting with the critical maintenance of the environmental conditions.

The Facilities Manager’s responsibilities will include keeping the building and grounds in good repair and supporting the department head in delivering the third of the above core objectives, with an emphasis on improving energy efficiency wherever possible.

In addition, the role will include the procurement of essential utilities (gas, electricity and water), cleaning services, vending and print solutions.

The Facilities Manager will report to the Head of Building and Projects.

Please see the full JD for further details.

For this post, the normal working week is a five day week, Monday to Friday.  The normal working day will be 8:00am to 4:00pm.  However, some flexibility will be expected as the needs of the job dictate.

Closing date for applications: 19 May 2015

1st interviews:   27 May 2015

2nd interviews:  1 June 2015

If you haven't heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date then please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

Required Documents
Full Job Description
Application Form
Equal Opportunities Form

Retail and Front of House Member, Part Time

Closing date for Applications: Friday, May 15th, 2015

The Retail and Front of House dept are looking for new additions to the team for a 20 hours per week, part time position.

Team Members are primarily responsible for providing a high-level visitor service based on the core values of being Welcoming, Informative and Engaging. Team Members also have a responsibility to provide a service that encourages donations, shop purchases and further engagement with the Collection.

For details of the job description and how to apply, please see the full JD.

The salary for this part-time post will be £7,935 p.a pro rata (£15,870 fulltime). The role is 20 hours/4 days per week, (includes Saturday and Sunday) based on a 5 hour day between the hours of 9.15am to 5.15 pm The post holder will also receive 27 days paid annual leave (including Bank Holidays) and an interest free season ticket loan (after six months’ service).

Closing date for applications:  15 May 2015

If you haven't heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date then please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

Required Documents
Full Job Description
Application Form
Equal Opportunities Form

Curatorial Assistant (2 day Job Share)

Closing date for Applications: Friday, May 15th, 2015

The Curatorial department has a vacancy for a part time job share as a Curatorial Assistant. This is a 2 day role that will be shared with the current role holder who is moving to a part time post of 3 days and will initially be for a 12 month fixed term contract. As such this is a wonderful opportunity for someone who is studying and wishes to gain some practical, job related experience or an experienced CA who would like to reduce their existing hours.

The role holder must have a strong interest and pride in the presentation of the collections and their good care, to the standards expected of a national museum.  The fundamental element of the job is therefore the postholder’s responsibility for daily monitoring of Galleries, including checking and following-up.

The postholder must have a clear awareness of the importance to museums of excellent basic collections care and of the highest standards of presentation of works of art and the environment in which they are kept. This will require meticulous attention to detail, a strong sense of pride in the Wallace Collection and its collections and a well-organised and determined approach to following up problems noted during daily Gallery checks. The postholder must have acute visual awareness, noticing changes or imperfections in the Galleries, and the confidence then to coordinate the appropriate response to problems identified, which will often involve other staff. This is a busy, varied but highly responsible post.

The key aims of these responsibilities are to secure the good care of the works of art and to improve visitors’ enjoyment. In performing these duties the Curatorial Assistant will work closely with the both the Curatorial, Conservation and Collections Services teams

The salary for this post is £20,000 to £22,892 and will be pro-rated for 2 days per week. In addition, the postholder will receive 25 days paid annual leave (plus 2.5 “privilege” days) and the usual 8 days public holiday leave allowance pro-rated for 2 days per week, as well as membership of an occupational pension scheme.

For this post, the normal working week will be two days per week, Thursday and Friday.  The normal working day will be 9am to 5pm.  However, some flexibility will be expected as the need to participate in wider museum activities at weekends and evenings (such as study days, evening events, conferences and themed days) is an important part of this post.

Deadline for applications:  Friday 15 May 2015         

Date of Interview:  Thursday 21 May 2015  

If you haven't heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date then please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

Required Documents
Full Job Description
Application Form
Equal Opportunities Form