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Vacancy details

Collections Registrar

Lancaster City Council
£19,554 - £23,836 per annum, pro rata
Lancaster Maritime Museum
Working Pattern:
Part Time/Weekends
18.5 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
26/01/2020 at 17:00 PM
Lancaster City Council

This is an exciting time for Lancaster City Museums, which have recently transferred back to the City Council from Lancashire County Museums, with a view to making them an integral part of the cultural life of the City.

We are looking for a part-time Collections Registrar to manage the collections documentation of the City’s museum collection and to deliver the documentation backlog plan.

The successful candidate will have experience within a museum or heritage environment and have good museum documentation experience, with a knowledge and understanding of collections management systems, SPECTRUM documentation and museum accreditation procedures. Working with volunteers will be an important part of this role. Therefore, the successful candidate should have a full appreciation of the mutual benefits that volunteering can bring, both to the organisation and the individual. They will have good organisational skills, good communication skills and work well as part of a team.

Lancaster City museum collections are wide-ranging, with an emphasis on local and social history (including costume), archaeology and fine art. We are particularly looking for someone with a good knowledge of social history.

The hours of work for this position are 18.5 per week. The Council currently operates a Flexible Working Hours Scheme which applies to this post and the days and hours of work can be discussed. This post is based at the Maritime Museum.

If you would like an informal discussion, please e-mail Carolyn Dalton, Museums Development Manager, on cdalton@lancaster.gov.uk.

Earlier this year Lancaster City Council unanimously declared a climate emergency and will therefore work towards reducing carbon emissions to net-zero by 2030. As part of this role, you will be expected to participate and work towards reducing carbon emissions.

Excellent benefits include: A Local Government Pension Scheme (the Council makes a 15.5% contribution). Discounted gym membership and discount on days out, activities and retail.


Interview date: Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Further information on this vacancy

Contact our Recruitment Team

Telephone: 01524 582000


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