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Job Opportunity: Museum Assistant, Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum

Hours:  37 hours per week, not including lunch.  Mostly Monday to Friday but some weekends to be expected

Leave entitlement: 25 days

Starting salary £18,500

Role:  To support the Curator in the delivery of an effective history of The Royal Green Jackets and its antecedent regiments to serving members of the regiment and the general public.

Main Duties:

Be conversant with the Museum Collection and be able to respond to/answer questions from the general public face to face and over the telephone

Deputise for the Curator in her absence including acting as Building manager

As required be responsible for the security of the building and Collection, the opening and closing of the Museum and setting the alarm

Be responsible for promoting the Museum on social media

Be responsible for data input on the MODES catalogue

Assist with Museum events and functions as and when required

Assist with guided tours and school visits

Supervise the Museum shop and front of house and man this role when needed

Be responsible for online shop sales and update information on the shop website

Be conversant with the Museum's fire regulations and emergency procedures

Undertake monitoring of displays and stores for environmental changes

Assist with the development of new displays

Training given

Qualifications:

  • A good command of written English
  • Numeracy and communication skills
  • Knowledge of basic IT systems and databases
  • Knowledge of social media in order to promote and raise awareness of the Museum

Desirable:

  • Qualification/s in Heritage, Museum or associated sectors

The role calls for an individual with a steady disposition, warmth of personality able to deal with members of the public and promote the Museum.

The Museum is run on a daily basis by a small team supplemented by Volunteers; the job holder, therefore, must be reasonably flexible and willing to work on some public holidays and at weekends if necessary.
The job holder will be required to assist in setting up for events and lectures in the Museum.

Core Competences:

         Working as a member of a small team
         Communicating with people
         Adaptability
         Willingness to accept responsibility

To apply for this position please send your CV to the Curator

-by email: curator@rgjmuseum.co.uk

-by post: The Curator, The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum, Peninsula Barracks, Romsey Road, Winchester, Hampshire.  SO23 8TS

Closing date for applications: 3rd April, 2017

Interviews: 10th April, 2017

Start date: 2nd May 2017