Wellcome Collection: Inclusive Collections Officer
Where in Wellcome will I be working?
The Collections Development Team develops our collections to challenge the way we all think and feel about health, by exploring the link between science, medicine, life and art. We endeavour to maximise the reach and impact of our collections amongst current and new audiences. We also want our collections to support great ideas about health, not just today, but into the future, by documenting current activity and preserving historical material.
We take a holistic view of our collections. We value the extraordinary diversity of material under our care and recognise that this requires us to be flexible and adaptable. Our collections are unique and distinctive in their range and variety, and we want them to remain so. We value the varying content, context and materiality of our holdings.
What will I be doing?
As an Inclusive Collections Officer, you will be working closely with teams across Wellcome Collection and (when relevant) colleagues from the Science Museum and other institutions, researching and answering enquiries in relation to the cultural contexts of our collections, and their provenance and status, especially in relation to complex items.
You will be co-developing and communicating relevant protocols, processes and workflows, with particular focus on restitution and repatriation. Also, developing new approaches and embed ways of working in relation to our collections and institutional heritage.
Is this job for me?
We are looking for someone who is has the ability to engage a variety of stakeholders both internally across departments and with external contacts.
It’s essential you have the following:
A strong track record of working with collections-based research in the cultural heritage sector, with proven working knowledge of the practical and ethical complexities associated with such research
Strong experience in building sustainable, non-hierarchical partnerships with source and/or diaspora communities
Demonstrable experience of developing ethical practice and protocols around complex items or collections
Experience in engaging internal and/or external audiences in practical and ethical questions around collections histories and management
Practical experience in a relevant environment
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Salary: Circa £37,000
Closing date: 22/11/2020- Late applications will not be accepted.
Diversity and Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do