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Posted: Friday, July 13th 2018
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Job Title:     Collections Management Project Assistant - two posts available
Organisation:     South West Heritage Trust
Salary:     £16,881 p.a.
Type:     Full-Time Position
 Contract: 8 months
Location:     Taunton, Somerset, England
Closing Date:     Tuesday, August 28th, 2018
Job Ref No:    
Other Benefits:   Company pension scheme, 23 days annual leave (pro rata)
Job Description:
We are looking for two enthusiastic and motivated people to deliver a collections management project focused on the museum collections cared for and managed by the South West Heritage Trust. The role will involve carrying out a location audit of the stored museum collections following an existing plan and methodology.

The South West Heritage Trust is a charity which delivers a broad range of heritage services across Somerset and Devon that were previously delivered by local authorities. We manage and run three museums (including the Museum of Somerset and Somerset Rural Life Museum), two Archives and Local Studies services and look after the historic environment in Somerset.
Required Skills:
​You will need a passion for material culture, an ability to work flexibly in a team to deliver a project and a careful and methodical approach.

We welcome applications from people with a variety of backgrounds. This can include but is not limited to:

People looking for their first paid role in a museum;
People with prior experience of working in the museum sector in a voluntary or paid capacity;
People with experience of working in other sectors in a voluntary or paid capacity;
People without higher education qualifications;
People with first degrees in history, archaeology, natural sciences or a relevant subject;
People with post-graduate museums qualifications.
Application Instructions:
Applications are particularly welcomed from people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds.

The best candidate will be selected on merit and their ability to fulfil the needs of the job. Discrimination based on gender, race, age, disability, religious or political beliefs, sexual orientation or for any other reason will form no part of our selection process.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Bethan Murray (Curator of Social History and Textiles) or Amal Khreisheh (Curator of Archaeology) on 01823 278805.

For more information about the role, the Trust and the application process, please visit
Contact Name:     Bethan Murray
Contact Tel:     01823 278805
Contact Fax:    
Contact Email:
Address:     Somerset Heritage Centre, Brunel Way, Norton Fitzwarren, Taunton, Somerset.  
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