Dorchester Abbey Museum Job Opportunity

VOLUNTEER CURATOR (PART-TIME) FOR DORCHESTER ABBEY MUSEUM

This is an exciting opportunity to take Dorchester Abbey Museum into the next phase of its development, and make a valuable contribution to the local community. The post would suit an enthusiastic, creative person with a keen interest in Dorchester, its people and history – perhaps someone working part-time, seeking to develop a career in museums, or recently retired.

Dorchester Abbey Museum is a small, accredited and highly-regarded museum located in the Abbey Guest House adjacent to Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire. It is normally open to the public from Easter to end of September, but its work goes on throughout the year. During 2020 as a result of the pandemic, the Museum was closed for most of the time, like other public venues. We opened for some weekends when possible, subject to government guidelines and social distancing procedures. In 2021 we plan to open to the public from late May to end of September.

The Museum is managed by a small committee which includes the Curator, and run day-to-day by a team of 30 committed volunteers. The Curator is responsible to Dorchester Abbey’s Parochial Church Council and works closely with the Museum Committee. After a successful two-year period in post our Curator has recently left for a salaried museum post, so we need a replacement.

Time commitment: 1-2 days a week (7-15 hours approx.). The appointment is not for a fixed term, but will be reviewed after 3 and 6 months, thereafter annually. We seek someone who is able to take up the post as soon as possible.

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Posted on May 18, 2021 in Events in and around Dorchester

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