Job: Visitor Services Manager – Somerset Rural Life Museum, South West Heritage Trust

We are seeking an experienced Visitor Services Manager to lead a team of staff and volunteers at the Somerset Rural Life Museum in Glastonbury.

The Somerset Rural Life Museum is undergoing a £2.4 million re-development which is due to be completed by Spring 2017. The project will create new learning and visitor facilities and refurbish the gallery displays throughout the site.

The Visitor Services Manager will be responsible for the day to day operation of the Somerset Rural Life Museum. As the senior member of the Visitor Services team this post is responsible for the management of all Visitor Services staff and volunteers, site management and retail management. They will work with the wider South West Heritage Trust team to coordinate the museum’s exhibitions and events programme, schools provision and income generating activities.

Maximum flexibility, and the ability to work additional hours/overtime, sometimes at short notice, is essential.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Somerset Rural Life Museum team as it gears up for opening in Spring 2017.

The South West Heritage Trust is a charity which delivers heritage services across Somerset and Devon. With a turnover exceeding £3.25 million, we manage and run three Museums, two county wide Archives and Local Studies services and look after the Historic Environment in Somerset.

The job will be based at the Somerset Rural Life Museum, Abbey Farm, Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury.

Salary: £27,982 per annum. For further information, please contact Estelle Gilbert, Somerset Rural Life Museum Project Manager on 01823 347467 or e-mail estelle.gilbert@swheritage.org.uk

For details of how to apply, please go to http://www.swheritage.org.uk/vacancies to download the full job details and an application form. CVs are not accepted for this position. Completed applications should be returned to alex.sherman@swheritage.org.uk

Closing date: 9am, 10 October 2016

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