Project Officer : Exploring Eliot

Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery/Nuneaton Library/Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry
£26,470 - £28,221 per annum
03 Dec 2018
05 Jan 2019
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Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council is a small Council with big values. We are committed to ensuring our services are delivered to the highest possible standard and we put the customer at the forefront of everything we do. By working for us you will become part of the team and will play your part in serving our community.

We are currently recruiting for -
Project Officer: Exploring Eliot
Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery is lead partner in Exploring Eliot a project which has been awarded £119,711 funding from the Esmee Fairbairn Collections Fund. This post will work with the museum and its partners, Herbert Art Gallery & Museum and Nuneaton Library.
The Project Officer will work closely alongside existing staff at each partner organisation. They will recruit and lead teams of volunteers to research, document and digitise the collections of material relating to George Eliot held by the partner organisations, identifying objects with significant and relevant stories as well as highlighting connections between the collections.
The Project Officer will also lead on engagement projects targeted at young people and older people, which will build confidence in the participants, helping them to find their voices and raising their aspirations. A key output will be an interactive website showcasing each of the projects under the heading, “George Eliot in 50 objects”. The post holder will be issued with equipment allowing them to work agilely across the sites and from home where appropriate. The post is for 37 hours per week for 18 months. This post would be suitable for job share.

You should have;
This post mixes the supervision of collections based work particularly documentation with engagement and outreach activities

Experience in engaging with volunteers.
Experience of working with the heritage sector and community groups
Educated to degree level
Knowledge of museum documentation and standards.
Effective verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate with a range of diverse audiences and participants.
Effective IT, digital and social media skills.
Ability to engage a range of diverse audiences with museum collections.
Effective organisational skills to develop outreach resources, programmes, workshops, activities and organising events
Effective team working skills to work with project partners
Highly motivated and able to work independently on own initiative
Able to work under pressure and to deliver results to tight deadlines.

As an employer, Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council offers a wide range of benefits, including flexible working, Local Government Pension Scheme, generous holiday allowance and childcare vouchers.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

Please note that all applications must be received on an online application form. We do not accept CV's and do not keep CV's on file unless part of an application.

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