South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries

Pathways to Wellbeing Project Assistant - Holburne Museum

Job Title: Pathways to Wellbeing Project Assistant (fixed term contract until May 2022)

Reports to: Learning & Community Engagement Officer

Hours: 15 per week (2 x 7.5 days per week – must include Wednesdays)

Salary: £18,000 p.a. pro rata

Location: Holburne Museum, Bath but may involve travel to local partner museums


This is an exciting opportunity to join the Holburne Museum on the second phase of our Pathways to Wellbeing Programme. Pathways to Wellbeing is an ‘Arts, Health and Heritage’ project which supports people with lived experience of mental health issues, social isolation and homelessness to engage with The Holburne Museum and its partners, Bath Preservation Trust and The American Museum & Gardens.

Through the 4 Pathways to Wellbeing groups participants:

• Create and exhibit artwork inspired by museum collections and exhibitions

• Develop their skills and confidence through a mentored volunteer induction course

• Work with museums to develop interpretation tools, public engagement activities and events

• Have a ‘voice’ within museums

The post-holder will support the Pathways to Wellbeing Project Manager, undertaking administrative and data collection duties, ordering materials, and helping with the preparation of events and activities. The post-holder will have direct contact with group participants and the services that support them. The Holburne is committed to diversity in its programmes, audiences, staff and volunteers.


• Maintaining records of participant referrals, group waiting lists, participant attendance and ‘move-on’ dead-lines

• Liaising with the Learning Administrator regarding attendance statistics

• Ordering and purchasing materials and resources

• Helping to set up rooms and prepare resources for events/activities e.g. carrying arts equipment, setting up tables and chairs

• Overseeing collection and recording of all receipts, invoices and petty cash transactions and liaising with the Head of Learning regarding budget records

• Inputting data regarding project activity (including monitoring and evaluation info.)

• Sending email and text communications to group participants

• Organising transport for some participants

• Downloading photos

• Promoting the project via social media



• Excellent organisational skills

• Excellent IT skills, particularly Microsoft Excel/spreadsheets

• Good time management skills

• Excellent communication skills transferable to a wide range of people from all backgrounds

• Good knowledge of social media platforms

• An awareness of, and interest in, supporting people who have experienced mental health issues, homelessness and social isolation

• Flexibility and ability to work independently


• Experience of community arts/arts-based practice or the creative arts

• Valid UK driving licence

As the post requires working with vulnerable adults - a Disclosure and Barring Service check will be carried out for the successful candidate.

By application form only please (no CVs).

Organisation name: Holburne Museum, Bath

Contact name: Vanessa Wells

Contact email:

Contact phone number: 1225388546

Contact website:

Type: Part-time (fixed term)

Salary: £18,000 p.a. pro rata

Location: Bath

Deadline for completed applications: Friday 17 May 2019

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