South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries

Learning Officer - South West Heritage Trust

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Learning Officer to join our well-established Learning Team.

As a learning professional you will be responsible for developing and delivering heritage learning sessions and resources, mainly to primary school pupils. Your major focus will be at the Museum of Somerset, one of the premier museums in the South West of England, which has its own well-resourced learning facilities. The South West Heritage Trust has an established subscription learning service which is offered to schools across Somerset. You will need a passion for engaging young people with their heritage, have strong communication skills and an ability to work alongside a wide range of schools and partner organisations. You will also have opportunities to develop and run specific projects with groups of schools and other local organisations. The South West Heritage Trust is a charity which delivers a broad range of heritage services across Somerset and Devon that were previously delivered by local authorities. We manage and run three museums (including the Museum of Somerset), 2 Archives and Local Studies services and look after the historic environment in Somerset.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Sandy Thomas by email ( to arrange a suitable time. Visit for more information about the role and to download a Recruitment Information Pack, which provides details about the Trust and the application process. Applications should be made using the form provided. CVs are not accepted as applications. 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. Closing date: Monday 28 September 2020 at 9.00 am Interviews: Thursday 8 October 2020

Organisation name: South West Heritage Trust

Contact name: Alex Sherman

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Type: Full-time (fixed term)

Salary: £28,847 per annum

Location: Taunton, Somerset

Deadline for completed applications: Monday 28 September 2020

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