Engagement Officer

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Salary: £23,369-£25,295

Working Hours:37 

Job Share:No 

Employment Type:Permanent  

Location:Museum of Gloucester - GL1 1HP 

Closing date:16 August 2020 at midnight 

This is a Gloucester City Council Vacancy.

We are seeking an experienced Engagement Officer to join Gloucester’s Museum service at a time of redevelopment and change. We are offering an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic person to join our small and friendly team, and to lead on the development a programme of activity that brings our collection to life and engages with the public in creative ways.

The Museum of Gloucester tells the story of the city’s origins as a Roman settlement and its subsequent development through the Dark Ages and Medieval period. The extensive archaeology Collection includes the world-famous Birdlip Mirror, impressive Roman tombstones and the Gloucester Table Set, the oldest complete backgammon set in the world.

The Collection also includes natural history, geology, social, industrial and maritime history, fashion and the art collection has a number of significant pieces including paintings by Richard Wilson and Thomas Gainsborough.  You will work with the Collections Team to share these artefacts with a variety of audiences, from formal learning settings for schools and groups, through to informal activities and trails.

With an entrepreneurial flair, the role will identify audiences and use evaluation and feedback tools to develop a programme of activity that uses both traditional methods and embraces digital technology.

This role will lead the inspirational engagement of our audiences, both through formal learning programmes to schools and groups, as well as the engagement our visitors have with the collection at the Museum, and across the Cultural Services sites.  Using data and KPI’s to analyse the impact of the programme, this role will support the development of engagement activities across the portfolio – which includes a Medieval Priory managed on behalf of English Heritage.

About You:

We are looking for an innovative and enthusiastic creative learning professional with an understanding of the curriculum, to lead, develop and deliver an inspiring education programme for all key stages and to devise a programme of activity that enhances exhibitions and collections for our visitors.

The successful candidate must be proactive with a ‘can-do’ attitude, financially savvy, and strive to deliver a culture of exceptional service, ensuring our visitors and partners always have the best possible experience.

Application Information

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For further information about this role, please contact Sarah Gilbert, Cultural Development Manager on 01452 396386 or email sarah.gilbert@gloucester.gov.uk

Deadline for applications: Sunday 16th August 2020. Interview date: W/C 24th August 2020.

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