South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries

Assistant Curator - South West Heritage Trust

We are looking for a highly motivated individual for a key role in the Somerset Museums Service curatorial team, to help us deliver our ambitious programme in relation to collections, temporary exhibitions and the public programme. This is a diverse role, which will provide the opportunity to collaborate with staff, volunteers and partner organisations. It will suit someone with a passion for history who is flexible, highly organised and has strong written and verbal communication skills and is looking to develop their skills in a museums and heritage environment.

The Somerset Museums Service is part of the South West Heritage Trust, which delivers a broad range of heritage services across Somerset and Devon. With a turnover exceeding £3.5 million each year, we manage and run three museums (including the Museum of Somerset), 2 Archives and Local Studies services and we look after the historic environment in Somerset, including over 400 acres of reserves. We are a growing organisation, and are seeking to develop our public programme, improve visitor experiences and increase income generation.

Based at the Somerset Heritage Centre in Norton Fitzwarren, Taunton there will be the need for travel to Weston Museum and sites managed by the Trust and presence at events as required. The vacancy is for three days per week (22.2 hours).

For an informal discussion about the position, please contact Estelle Gilbert, Strategic Development Manager on 07961 674104 or email 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 full details about the job, please visit Applications should be made using the form provided and submitted to CVs are not accepted for this position.

Organisation name: South West Heritage Trust

Contact name: Alex Sherman

Contact email:

Contact phone number: 01823347411

Contact website:

Type: Part-time (fixed term)

Salary: £22,483 per annum, pro rata

Location: Taunton

Deadline for completed applications: Monday 14 October 2019

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