Collections Technician

This role supports the Barber in achieving its mission through contributing to the care and presentation of its superlative permanent collections whether on display in the galleries, in store or on loan, and in the delivery of a year-round high-profile programme of exhibitions and displays.

Working to the highest professional sector standards, the post holder moves, packs, installs and lights works of art, ranging from large oil canvases to small coins, mounts, glazes and frames objects, and acts as a courier for the Barber’s own works, in the UK and abroad, when required.  The post holder is responsible for managing the Barber’s art stores and technical workshops, monitoring and reporting on environmental conditions in all areas where the collections are present, and adhering to Health & Safety policies and safe working practices at all times.

Line-managed by the Exhibitions and Loans Manager, this is a singleton role in a small collections team, who works closely with all the curators as well as providing technical support to the wider Barber team, including colleagues in the Learning & Engagement team.

Full Time/Part Time:Full Time

Fixed Term: No

Opportunity Type


Contact Name

Robert Wenley 

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Start Date

28th August 2018

Closing Date

13th September 2018