Job: Museum Officer

This role is an opportunity to work with the heritage community in Wiltshire, supporting 50 museums to develop, deliver and sustain excellent practice.

Are you passionate about communities? Do you enjoy working with people to create innovative local history projects? Do you have the knowledge and experience to support over 50 museums to deliver excellent museum practice?

Wiltshire Council Conservation and Museums Advisory Service works within the Heritage and Arts team to help more people to explore and share in Wiltshire’s rich and diverse culture. We are committed to maximising the social impact of heritage; to create a better places, inspire ideas and people through innovative learning and engagement and make a difference to individuals and communities.

The Heritage and Arts team works out of the purpose built Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre in Chippenham. Wiltshire Council is committed to collaborative work with local communities, and the Heritage and Arts team manages a dynamic community engagement programme in partnership with the museums and heritage organisations across the county. These programmes animate and explore the diverse collections to deliver meaningful exhibitions and participatory programmes that explore local history, diversity and belonging.

We are seeking an energetic Museum Officer who has flair and initiative. The Museum Officer role is an opportunity to support the development, delivery and evaluation of museum work and support the sector to be resilient and sustainable.

Working as part of a small, dedicated team with high ambitions in a fast-paced environment, your experience and enthusiastic approach to connecting communities with collections and organisations will support the development of the museums sector and the enhance the quality of the work within the wider heritage community.

You will be confident at public speaking and working with diverse audiences, with experience of working with archaeological and social history collections and passionate about enthusing people to engage with local history in creative ways. You will be a positive, responsive and creative thinker with excellent organisational skills, and with extensive experience of fundraising and problem solving.

This full-time (temporary/fixed term) role requires flexible working and a can-do attitude.

Salary range: £27,123 – £29,558

Closing date: 24 May 2015

More details and how to apply are online.

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