Volunteer Opportunity: Curator (part-time) for Dorchester Abbey Museum

Reference No.3221 Interview date:01/02/2018 Job Description:

This is an exciting opportunity to take Dorchester Abbey Museum into the next phase of its development, and make a valuable contribution to the local community.  The post would suit an enthusiastic, creative person with a keen interest in Dorchester, its people and history – perhaps someone working part-time, seeking to develop a career in museums, or recently retired.


Dorchester Abbey Museum is a small, accredited and highly-regarded museum located in the Abbey Guest House adjacent to Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire. It is open to the public from Easter to end September, but its work goes on throughout the year. The Museum is managed by a small committee supporting the Curator, and run day-to-day by a team of 30 committed volunteers.  We are seeking a replacement for the current Curator who has stepped down after a successful three-year period in post. The Curator is responsible to Dorchester Abbey’s Parochial Church Council and works closely with the Museum Committee.


Time commitment: 1-2 days a week (7-15 hours approx.). The appointment is not for a fixed term, but will be reviewed after 3 and 6 months, thereafter annually. We seek someone who is able to take up the post as soon as possible.


For further details please contact the administrator on admin@dorchester-abbey.org.uk or tel. 01865 340007


Closing date for applications: Friday 22 March 2019.

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