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Museum Assistant (Casual)
  • Employer: Uttlesford District Council (Essex)
  • Reference: UDCE/21/152209
  • Published: Thu 20/05/2021, 11:40 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 20/06/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Weekends
  • Hours: Casual - as and when needed
  • Salary: £10.41 per hour
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Saffron Walden Museum, Essex

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Museum Assistant (Casual)


Saturdays 9.45 am – 5.15 pm (March – October) 9.45 am – 4.45 pm (November - February)

Sundays 1.45 pm – 5.15 pm (March – October) 1.45 pm – 4.45 pm (November - February) and occasional weekday / evening shifts

Salary – Hourly rate of £10.41

Saffron Walden Museum is seeking to recruit additional museum assistants on a casual contract basis to assist with running the Museum at weekends, stewarding events and helping visitors to enjoy our family-friendly service. 

Responsibilities include assisting visitors and patrolling galleries, maintaining a safe and friendly environment for visitors and occasional reception duties at the sales desk. Training will be provided in emergency, security and general procedures and practical tasks.

You will be responsible for helping to deliver a quality service to visitors and should be confident in dealing with members of the public. We are looking for individuals who are friendly, reliable and able to assist with a variety of tasks around the Museum, including moving furniture; general maintenance of premises and equipment, and assisting with basic administration, collections and exhibition work.

A full enhanced DBS check is required for this post.

For an informal discussion, contact Jenny Oxley, Collections Officer (Human History) or Carolyn Wingfield, Curator on 01799 510333 (Tuesdays to Fridays).

If you are interested in either post, please apply via our online recruitment link which is available on our website

The closing date for completed applications is 20 June 2021

Interviews will take place week commencing 28 June 2021, it will be decided nearer the time whether these will be conducted in person or on zoom this will be dependent to what covid restrictions will be in place at the time.

CVs will not be accepted.

We positively welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

Please be aware that the Council is following the Government guidelines during the Covid-19 pandemic and you be expected to adhere to the advice given by your line management in relation to this.  This will be reviewed as and when Government advice changes and/or the Council agrees new ways of working.