Vacancy Reference - 18577
We are currently recruiting for a Museums Officer to be based in Newtownabbey. This will be a full-time temporary role, consisting of 37 hours per week and expected to last for three months.
Duties & Responsibilities:
* As a member of the Arts and Culture team, contribute to the effective delivery of operational objectives of the Arts and Culture Section.
* Contribute to the development, implementation and review of the Culture and Heritage business plan and report on performance in relevant areas.
* Assist partnership working to support projects and programmes that increase access public access to Museum at The Mill.
* Contribute to multi-disciplinary teams as appropriate within the Arts and Culture Department.
* Assist with the development of an annual programme of Museum at The Mill events, courses, workshops, talks and tours and conduct evaluation of all programmes.
* Contribute to the development of a Culture and Heritage marketing strategy which aims to maximise participation and visitor numbers.
* Oversee the day to day operations of Museum at The Mill ensuring an efficient and effective service to visitors whilst fulfilling the Culture and Heritage Service's joint objectives of conservation and public access.
* Assist the development and care of the collection ensuring the highest standards of care and protection of these assets, in line with the Sentry Hill Collection Management Policy and associated plans and procedures.
* Oversee public access to Museum at The Mill in regard to reception duties, visitor orientation, sales, delivery of tours and talks, research and room bookings ensuring that all areas are well maintained and presented at all times.
* Undertake regular risk assessments for all areas of the Museum at The Mill site and for all activities and events, ensuring that regular fire and security alarm tests and inspections are undertaken and that daily building checks are completed. Report maintenance faults to Cultural and Heritage Manager.
* Assist and develop the Museum at The Mill education programme.
* Assist the Culture and Heritage Manager with programming the Flax Gallery.
* Be responsible for the security of all monies held on site, ensuring that records are accurately maintained and that returns are made to the Council's Finance Department by the due dates.
* Monitor, in liaison with Property Services, a planned preventative maintenance programme for Museum at The Mill.
* Play a lead role in culture and heritage special projects and programmes.
* Deputise for the Culture and Heritage Manager as required.
* Liaise with the Officer responsible for Arts and Culture Duty Officer rota to ensure sufficient cover. Schedule on call and seasonal staff ensuring a full complement of staff as per operational requirements and suitable provision for holiday and sickness cover.
* Perform the role of Duty Officer and as responsible person in line with the section's procedures for managing the programme of performances, conferencing service and events. When required get physically involved in set ups, clear downs service, functional requests to avoid customer delay, and act as a key holder for cultural facilities opening and securing as requested.
* As part of the Mossley Mill Duty Officer team manage conference service daily operations. Ensure that audio-visual, I.T., room set up requirements are in place to meet client requirements and act customer's main contact. Receive applications for hire via telephone and email and process on booking system. Attending weekly booking meetings.
* Act as event co-ordinator for external hire, civic, internal, culture events/seasonal programmes. Producing event safety plans.
* Assist with the delivery of training for on-call staff as necessary and to personally undertake training as required to progress the Arts and Culture section.
* Contribute to the performance of the Arts and Culture section to ensure key performance indicators for the section are achieved.
* To work flexibly across all arts and culture venues in accordance with operational needs. Ensuring necessary high standards of service delivery and consistency are achieved.
It is essential that interested candidates meet the following criteria -
* Minimum of 5 GCSE's including English and Mathematics or equivalent
* A minimum of 1 years' experience in dealing with members of the public within a visitor orientated environment, e.g. Museum or heritage sites or within a relevant customer service role.
* Experience of delivering presentations and communicating information to a variety of groups.
* Good knowledge of Health and Safety Legislation particularly in relation to the daily management of a public building
For this role, Kennedy Recruitment is acting in the capacity of an employment business.
Kennedy Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer and a Corporate Member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). Kennedy Recruitment adheres to all current employment legislation.
Please note only those candidates shortlisted may be contacted.