Museum Assistant

Location Limavady, County Londonderry
Job Type Temporary
Salary £7.50 per hour
Published 3 months ago
Start Date ASAP
Contact Carol Noble
Job Ref BACCM01_1491590232

Job Description

Our Client, a Large Public Sector Organisation require a temporary Museum Assistant to start ASAP in Green Lane Museum.

Role: Museum Assistant

Pay rate: £7.50 per hour

Location: Limavady

Hours: Rota basis

Key Responsibilities:

  • Providing a welcoming and knowledgeable service in the provision of information and guidance to the public on the artefacts on display and heritage of the area.
  • Supervision of the museum and assisting with operational running.
  • Opening, closing and security of building. Setting alarms when appropriate. Key holding responsibilities.
  • Responsibility for all the items and artefacts in the building.
  • To ensure preservation of all materials by taking appropriate steps, with respect to temperature, humidity and lighting and to attend to the physical security.
  • Assist with the preparation and setting up of exhibition/displays and interpretative material, participation in the organisation and running of events.
  • Supervision of the general public/visitors answering queries.
  • Some general cleaning duties within the museum will be required.
  • Maintaining visitor information displays and children activity area.
  • Maintaining all daily records as instructed including day book, incidence reporting and visitor statistics

Essential Criteria

Applicants must possess:

  • Two months experience dealing with the public in a working environment.
  • A good general knowledge of the history of the area.
  • 3 GCSE's (grades A-C) including English and Maths or equivalent qualifications.

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience of working with arts/crafts/museum artefacts.
  • 3 months of museum documentation experience
  • 3 months administrative or clerical experience using Office packages

If you are interested in this position and meet ALL essential criteria please apply directly via the link.