Exhibitions and Engagement Officer

Heritage and Culture Warwickshire, Warwickshire County Council

Region: West Midlands

Salary / Fee: From £14,695 to £16,225 (£24,491 - £27,041 FTE)

Job Type: Part-time Post is 22.2 hours a week (3 days) for a 2 year fixed term contract with the potential to extend or become permanent.

Closing Date: 5/7/21

Link / Contact details to apply

Applications can be made on our website.  If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Coles, Senior Learning & Community Engagement Officer,  rebeccacoles@warwickshire.gov.uk.

The Exhibitions and Engagement Officer will lead the development and delivery of the exhibition programme at the Market Hall Museum, working in partnership with the Museum Collections Team and with project groups that are developing exhibitions at the museum.  In addition, Heritage and Culture Warwickshire (HCW) have recently acquired a series of cases to be located in Warwickshire libraries. The post holder will lead on the development and delivery of an exhibition programme for these cases.

To successfully deliver exhibitions in these spaces the post holder will need to be able to work collaboratively with our Collections and Community Engagement teams to create compelling content and engaging narratives for our audiences utilising the breadth of our museum collections and expertise in exhibition storytelling and participatory practice. They will also need to demonstrate good practice in museum display methods and collections care. The post holder will be working in partnership with the Museum Collections Team to design and install exhibitions at the Market Hall Museum.

The post holder will be willing to work across both natural and human history collections, with an understanding of how to create engaging content in a community setting as well as a traditional museum environment. The Exhibitions and Engagement Officer will be passionate about, and advocate for, the needs of audiences from a wide range of backgrounds and be comfortable in working with communities to co-create content.

The post holder will need good project management skills and be able to think strategically when planning exhibition themes and content to consider opportunities for different HCW teams. HCW teams work collaboratively, the post holder will be joining a supportive team environment. We are looking for a candidate with the ability to work collaboratively and lead conversations.

Please read the full Job Description here.

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