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Exhibitions Officer

Exhibition Gallery

The Wiltshire Museum is appointing an Exhibitions Officer to develop and implement an exciting programme of exhibitions, working with our Wessex Museums Partners. The Museum opened its new Oexmann Gallery in November 2017 as the only UK venue for the international tour of Winds and Words of War: World War I Posters and Prints from the San Antonio Public Library Collection.

The temporary exhibitions programme for 2018-19 is underway and it role of the Exhibitions Officer to deliver the programme and take it forward into 2020 and beyond, working with colleagues in the curatorial and marketing teams.

  1. Manage and organise the museum’s exhibition programme; either developing displays in house or working in partnership with local groups or external curators to deliver a vibrant temporary exhibition programme.
  2. Build partnerships with our Wessex Museums Partners, local and national museums, groups and organisations to develop and deliver collaborative projects that lead to temporary exhibitions.
  3. Work with the marketing team to develop publicity material for temporary exhibitions, including posters, leaflets, website pages and press releases.
  4. Manage the budgets for temporary exhibitions and keep close control over income and expenditure.
  5. Responsible for the administration of all loans into the museum relating to temporary exhibitions.
  6. Appoint and manage external contractors to help deliver the exhibitions programme when necessary. These include contractors relating to object transportation, construction and graphics.
  7. Contribute to events and educational activities as required, and to contribute to the evaluation and monitoring of these activities.
  8. Seek and apply for funding from external organisations for temporary exhibitions in collaboration with the museum’s Development Officer
  9. Support the development of exhibition-related merchandise for the Museum Shop with the Retail Manager.

Working hours: 21 hours a week

Pay: £13,464 per annum pro rata, equivalent to an annual salary of £22,440

Contract: until March 2020

For more details, see the Exhibitions Officer Job Description  and download the Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring information.

Closing date: Wednesday 28 March 2018 at 9am.

Interview date: we would like to interview shortlisted candidates on 10 April 2018. Please let us know if this is convenient for you.

Target start date: beginning of June 2018.

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