Key Accountabilities: 

 

Role Purpose: Responsible in supervising the art handlers and facilitating best movement conditions for Orientalist Museum collections on site, off site and transit locations so as to facilitate physical access to the collections for both internal and external users.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support head of section in development and implementation of sections’ goals and objectives
  • Manage the physical requirements of Orientalist Museum Collections, ensuring they are appropriately housed, stored and handled
  • Manage the art-handlers’ team and the mount-making projects
  • Collaborate with the Head of Collection Care Unit and Collections Registrar on storage reorganisation projects
  • Supervise, train and deploy project staff as necessary on collection related work
  • Comply with relevant Orientalist Museum policies and procedures, relevant legislation and regulations, industry standards and ethics
  • Coordinate elements of and/or manage projects which typically relate to issues of storage, preventive conservation and space metrics, including taking primary responsibility for the coordination of the Collections Emergency Response Plan within the framework of the Orientalist Museum’s Collections plans and QM Crisis Response plans
Qualifications/Requirements: 
  • Technical or vocational qualification in Carpentry, Metalwork or crafts and/or BA in Art, Art History or relevant field along with knowledge of Operations and Logistics
  • At least 8 years of experience in a similar position; Experience in the development and implementation of policies and procedures for the management of a diverse cultural collection
  • Knowledge, understanding and experience of both the principles of collection management practice and physical management of museum, library, art and archival materials
  • Knowledge and understanding of computer-based collection management systems
  • Collections Management standards, policies and procedures
  • Security Protocols
  • Shipment procedures of art works
  • Ability to supervise and train staff and volunteers, and to monitor budgets
  • Extensive knowledge of national and international principles, practices, standards and ethics relating to the documentation and management of cultural collections
  • Language Skills: Fluency in English, Arabic desirable
  • Proficiency in computer skills, Microsoft Office  
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