The Society (based at Burlington House in London) is a registered charity and the oldest learned society in Britain concerned with the material remains of the past. The Society consists of 3,000 Fellows who are scholars and practitioners working across the cultural heritage sector. The Society also owns and manages a historic property in Oxfordshire, Kelmscott Manor, which was the former Cotswolds retreat of William Morris and the final home of his daughter, May Morris.

Museum Collections Manager

Contract: permanent, full-time (35 hours per week)

Salary: £24,846-31,058

Holidays: 28 + 4 privilege days and UK bank holidays

Pension: 18% employer contribution

The Society has a museum collection of some 45,000 prehistoric, classical and medieval antiquities and paintings that are a key resource for research and learning in archaeology, architectural history, decorative and applied arts, the history of collecting, and the wider study of material culture.

We are looking for a Museum Collections Manager to manage the museum collection at Burlington House, develop it as a research resource and increase access. This key role is responsible for all aspects of collections management including documentation, conservation and preservation, loans, and image management.

You will be a highly motivated and experienced museum professional with a proven track record of collections management within an Accredited museum, and excellent communication and organizational skills..

For full details, please download the Job Pack:

How to apply: Applicants must complete the equal opportunities form and application form which should be sent to:

Deadline: 5pm on Tuesday 21 August 2018

Interviews will be held Wednesday 29 August 2018

If you would like to have an informal discussion about the role please email Heather Rowland, Head of Library and Collections at

We are unable to provide feedback to applicants who are not invited to interview.


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