South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries

Marketing Assistant - Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum

We are seeking a part-time Marketing Assistant to support the Museum’s marketing activities. You will work closely with our Exhibitions and Events Manager to create engaging content for the Museum’s marketing and social media presence.


Job Type: Part Time (7.5 hours per week) Contract Type: 1-year fixed term contract Shire Hall Historic Courthouse is a new Museum located in Dorchester, Dorset.


The building is a Grade I listed Georgian Assize courtroom and cells, which was Dorset’s court from 1797 to 1955. The museum is a place where history is brought to life, through interactives, trails and activities. The court was the scene of the trial of the Tolpuddle Martyrs in 1834, a significant moment in the history of the trade union movement. The trial, and subsequent events, changed the course of history and helped to shape the society in which we live today. The person we’re looking for will have:
  • An understanding of advertising and marketing principles
  • The ability to think creatively and imaginatively
  • An interest in working in a museum or heritage environment
  • Have great communication skills
  • Be an excellent team player


It would be great if you:

  • Have a degree in a relevant subject
  • Have previous experience as a marketing assistant
  • Can demonstrable experience in social media and content creation


This role would suit a recent graduate looking to develop their career in marketing, as well as existing Marketing Assistants seeking a new challenge. If you are enthusiastic and hard-working, and want to help us make Shire Hall one of the top destinations in Dorset, we would like to hear from you.


For more information on the role, and for an application form, please contact Exhibitions and Events Manager Harriet Still: harriet.still@shirehalldorset.org

Organisation name: Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum

Contact name: Harriet Still

Contact email:

Contact phone number: 01305261849

Contact website: http://www.shirehalldorset.org

Type: Part time (fixed term)

Salary: £18,000 pro rata

Location: Dorchester, Dorset

Deadline for completed applications: Monday 19 August 2019

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