Collections Assistant

EmployerUniversity College London
UCL Culture
Published10 April 2017
WorkplaceLondon, Greater London, UK
CategoryHistory / Archeology
PositionRegular Employment / Collaborator


UCL Search Engine: Collections Assistant, - Ref:1641219

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(inclusive of London allowance)

£23,604 - £26,859 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities

UCL Culture invite applications for the post of Collections Assistant.

UCL Culture manages museums, theatres, and collections and facilitates engagement within and
outside of UCL. This includes the Bloomsbury Theatre, the Grant Museum of Zoology, the Petrie
Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL Art Museum, the UCL Pathology Collections and the auto
icon Jeremy Bentham. We bring diverse performers and audiences into the heart of UCL to energise
the student experience and fuel UCL’s creative culture with innovative cultural experiences. We
collaborate with UCL students and staff to provoke, connect and engage more powerfully. We use our
objects, insights and expertise to reframe questions and surface new ideas. We believe that open
minds see further.

The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology is one of the World’s largest and most significant
collections of Egyptian archaeology. This iconic, designated, 80,600 object collection was primarily
excavated under the direction of Sir Flinders Petrie during the 19th and early 20th centuries and has
an equally impressive archive. The collections chart the development of societies in Egypt from
prehistoric times through the Pharaohs to the emergence of Islam. The collection was built up to form
a representative series of object types of all ages from pottery vessels to strings of beads, and
amulets to weapons. Few other museums can claim to hold such a comprehensive selection of
material culture from ancient Egypt. Highlights include: the world’s oldest tailored garment (c.5000
BC), the world’s earliest worked iron, one of the oldest wills on papyrus, a rare bead-net dress, the
oldest representation of a loom, large collection of Amarna-era art from the city and palace of
Akhenaten and Nefertiti, and the largest collection of Roman period mummy portraits. Researchers
regularly make new discoveries using the collection and it is much in demand for national and
international loans.

The Collections Assistant will be part of a small team responsible for collections care and
management of the Petrie Museum Collections. The Collections Assistant will also work alongside the
Conservation team to undertake pest management and environmental monitoring in the Museum.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience in collections care, museum cataloguing
and basic administration, as well as good practical skills. They will have excellent communication
skills and the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively as part of a team. Due to the
nature of the collections work, they must be willing to work with human remains.

Further Details

A job description and further particulars for the position can be accessed below.

For further information about this post contact: Briony Webb ( briony.webb [at] ucl[.]ac[.]uk )

To apply on line click ‘Apply Now’ below.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

This position does not meet the resident labour market test under UK Visas and Immigration rules and therefore UCL would be unable to obtain the right to work for non-EEA nationals whose employment would require a Tier 2 visa.

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.

Please use these links to find out more about the UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job, employee benefits that we offer and further information about UCL .

Job Description/Person Specification


In your application, please refer to
and reference  JobID 110406.