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Cornwall Museums Partnership

Documentation Officer Freelance

Isles of Scilly Museum Association
UK, Isles of Scilly
Fixed fee of £14,000
Full Time
Fixed term (6 months)

Job Type: Contract
Contract Type: Fixed-term (6 months)
Salary: Fixed fee of £14,000 including any applicable VAT

Closing Date: 12 noon 7 January 2022

The Isles of Scilly Museum Association is looking to commission an experienced documentation freelancer.

Since the closure of its former building in 2019, the Museum has kept alive its connection to audiences through the Isles of Scilly Museum on the Move. Since the start of 2021, the Association has been a partner in an initiative led by the IOS Council, the with Islands Partnership (who are responsible for the Creative Islands programme) and the Duchy of Cornwall to develop both a new home for the Isles of Scilly Museum and for cultural and community events.

The Museum has a truly fascinating mixed collection of about 8,550 accessioned items that reflect the unique qualities of the Islands. The collections are extremely diverse, including material from some of the 700 wrecks which surround Scilly’s shores; archaeological finds featuring an impressive range of Bronze Age Urns, a remarkable Iron sword and mirror from Bryher and over 300 Romano-British Brooches from a makeshift shrine on Nornour; stuffed birds; local art and much more besides.

The Museum was fully accredited in 2015 and has a comprehensive accessions register. An individual is required on a full-time basis to work closely with the Isles of Scilly Museum Curator/manager (and with the support of the Museum Development Officer of the Cornwall Museums Partnership) over a period of 6 months.

The core of the role is to develop and deliver a documentation plan to support the collections management and interpretative approach for the new museum and cultural centre.

Please contact Kate Hale, Curator/Manager for the full brief and details of how to apply.

Kate Hale