What you'll be doing
In this Head of Collections job, you will be responsible for managing, developing and preserving the library’s physical and digital collections which are made up of books, archives, photographs and other collections. You will also be aiming to make these resources accessible to users through the use of digital technology to integrate the physical and digital collections. You will also work closely with the events team to promote the collections. A large part of this collections job will be looking at the digital archive materials and how to make these accessible.
To achieve this, you will be setting the collection management policies and procedures including the budget for collections and projects the institution is working on. You will also work to acquire funding for the institution and grant sources. You will have management of a team of library and archive specialists.