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Job Title:    Bucks Heroes Programme Manager
Organisation:    Bucks County Museum Trust
Salary:    £25,975 p.a.
Type:    Full-Time Position
Location:    Aylesbury, Bucks, England
Closing Date:    Wednesday, January 27th, 2021
Job Ref No:    NLHFBucksHeroes
Other Benefits:   Pension 5% contributions
Job Description:
At Bucks County Museum, we are creating new galleries that represent our local people and landscapes, which will tell the stories of communities then and now using our collections. We have secured National Lottery Heritage Fund investment over 3 years to deliver a project celebrating Bucks Heroes, which will enhance the content of, and provide animation for, our new Bucks People gallery. ‘Bucks Heroes’ will collate, curate and share representative, and often hidden, content from a broad range of community groups and individuals, enhancing our collections and the stories we tell. This project will co-create and deliver innovative interpretation and events to animate the new galleries on the theme of ‘everyday heroes’. Through Bucks Heroes we aim to collect, include and celebrate hidden stories of extraordinary deeds from across our communities in different ways, linking to our collective heritage and story of the county. The project also includes the creation of a flexible learning space and resources situated next to the new galleries to support schools, communities and visitor programmes.

We are seeking a Programme Manager who can work with people from different backgrounds to weave together stories, shape narratives, draw out the unusual or astounding and celebrate everyday heroes through a range of interpretation methods and events. Delivery will include new displays and a temporary exhibition alongside a programme of events, performance, learning activities, creative and digital interpretation and engagement co-created with staff, volunteers and communities. We aim to collect 100 new stories and 100 new objects over the course of Bucks Heroes, and require a Programme Manager capable of finding engaging, intriguing and inspiring ways to share and celebrate these discoveries with the public.

• To act as Programme/Project Manager for the Bucks Heroes project ensuring delivery of the
project outputs and outcomes on time and within the agreed timescales and budgets
• To build and lead on the project Activity Plan – shaping and delivering an exciting and
innovative programme to discover and celebrate Bucks Heroes, whilst also managing
appropriate resources and working with staff, volunteers and communities
• To collect 100 stories and 100 objects from communities and individuals on the theme of
everyday heroes that enhance the story we tell of Bucks and its people
• To work with people from different backgrounds to weave together stories, shape narratives
and draw out the unusual/astounding to co-create an innovative programme of creative
engagement and interpretation for the new galleries inspired by these stories and objects
• To work closely with key staff at Bucks Museum: Social History Curator, Creative Learning
and Engagement Manager and Community Outreach Officer to develop the programme and deliver
the outcomes
• To work closely with staff to plan and deliver our new flexible visitor space for schools,
communities and families and design and deliver self-guided activities for the flexible
learning space based on community objects and stories
• To plan and deliver Bucks Heroes exhibition in Year 3 of the project co-created with the
local community
• To work with Omnes Interactive IT company to deliver an App sharing Bucks Hero stories and
objects created by young people, and to promote the App widely
• To recruit, manage and arrange training for new volunteers particularly from local
communities to engage with delivery of the project activities and to sustain the project
beyond the completion date
• To agree and deliver training for staff and volunteers necessary to deliver the project
• Work with Marketing Officer to promote project activities and facilitate digital engagement
with Bucks Hero stories
• Implement the evaluation plans for the project working with consultant and other staff as
necessary record delivery, and a range of relevant data through a variety of methods
• Provide regular quarterly reports and updates for National Lottery Heritage Fund as needed,
facilitating Grants Officer monitoring visits and submitting quarterly claims for the grant
• To manage the project budget efficiently to ensure cost effectiveness and adherence to the
Museum and National Lottery Heritage Fund Procurement Policies
• Share lessons learnt with other museum professionals through networks and via the Museum
Development Officer for this region
Required Skills:
• Experience of programming events, activities, creative interpretation and innovative
engagement inspired by heritage content
• Experience of co-ordinating and shaping heritage projects and activities with a range of
different communities and external suppliers and partners
• Experience of working on National Lottery Heritage Funded projects and delivering a multi-
year heritage-focussed funded project
• Excellent creative and innovation skills and experience from heritage or the arts in the
context of heritage programmes
• Experience of building and developing good working relationships and creating trust with staff, volunteers and participants from different communities
• Commitment to Equality and Diversity
• A commitment to, and good understanding of access and social inclusion
• Excellent interpersonal, communication and listening skills, and ability to work with
people from a wide range of different backgrounds and communities in a sensitive and
appropriate manner
• Experience of working in museums or heritage settings and an understanding of museum
collections and exhibition processes, as well as learning and visitor services operations
• Experience of recruiting and working with / supervising volunteers and a good understanding
of their role and value to sustainable heritage engagement
• Experience of creating, organising and running events and family activities
• Experience of delivering evaluation for events and activities / projects
• A sound understanding of a range of social and community cohesion principles and potential
areas of conflict
• Excellent organisational skills and efficient administrative skills
• Excellent budgeting, negotiation and project management skills
• Excellent use of Social Media for interpretation and promotion, and good use of MS Word
including Word, Excel, Publisher and PPT
• Excellent written skills and ability to produce formal reports
• High levels of personal motivation and ability to work alone
• Excellent time management skills
• Good sense of humour
• Car owner an advantage
Application Instructions:
Application Form and application instructions plus full job details available on Museum web site vacancies page :

Please email completed application form to

Interviews to be held 2 February on zoom
Contact Name:    Ms Sue Shave
Contact Tel:    01296 331441
Contact Fax:    
Contact Email:
Address:     9 Church Street, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP20 2QP.