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Posted: Friday, August 23rd 2019
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Job Title:     Museum Manager, Somerset Rural Life Museum
Organisation:     South West Heritage Trust
Salary:     £26,525 p.a.
Type:     Full-Time Position
Location:     Glastonbury, Somerset, England
Closing Date:     Monday, September 30th, 2019
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Job Description:
We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Museum Manager to lead Somerset Rural Life Museum into a new era. The Museum re-opened two years ago after a major redevelopment and is now looking for a new manager to help develop a vibrant and thriving museum.

This post supervises the Visitor Services Team and volunteers at Somerset Rural Life Museum in Glastonbury, with the aim of creating a welcoming, accessible, successful and vibrant visitor attraction.

As Manager of the museum, this post supervises the security and safety of the buildings, grounds, collections, staff and visitors, ensuring that constant security and surveillance are provided.

As part of the Museums Service, you will be working with the Museums Operations Manager to ensure the museums provide a consistent visitor experience and maximise opportunities for income generation.
Required Skills:
The ideal candidate will have experience of managing a historic site, visitor attraction or business and will have a proven track record of successfully organising events, managing staff and working with the local community.

We are looking for someone with a passion for customer service and delivering first class experiences for visitors.

The Museum Manager will be responsible for all of the day to day running of the site. They will collaborate with teams across the South West Heritage Trust and with external partners to drive commercial success and deliver the organisation’s charitable aims.
Application Instructions:
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Susie Simmons on 01458 831197.

The South West Heritage Trust encourages applications from all sections of the community. We particularly encourage applications from people from those sections of the community which are currently under-represented in the heritage sector including black, ethnic minority, and/or disabled applicants.

For further information and an application form, please visit

Closing date: 5pm, Monday 30th September 2019

Interviews: Wednesday 9th October 2019
Contact Name:     Susie Simmons
Contact Tel:     01458 831197
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