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Learning & Access Officer - Museum in the Park (30 hours per week)

Closing date: 8 Jan 2023

Interview date: TBC
Salary: £29,439 pro rata, per annum

Hours: Part-time

Location: Museum in the Park

Responsible to: Museum Development Manager

Responsible for: Supervision of visitor assistants and freelance assistants in the delivery of the learning programme, work placements.

Job summary

The Museum in the Park is set in beautiful surroundings and has its own magnificent walled garden. With some 4,000 objects on display it tells many stories of the people and the landscape of the Stroud District and is also a significant cultural venue for local artists, arts festivals and community organisations, attracting nearly 60,000 visitors a year to a full programme of exhibitions and events.


The museum provides formal and informal learning opportunities for schools, families and community groups. The local primary school curriculum is supported mainly through the provision of topic-based class day visits and through a recently developed remote learning programme. All topics are related to the museum collection and local history.


We are seeking someone to join our friendly and passionate team to lead the delivery and development of the learning programme. You’ll be committed to creating and delivering excellent educational activities, differentiated to age and ability, and linked to the museum’s collection and its setting.


About you

The successful candidate will be a qualified teacher, or have equivalent experience, and will be able to demonstrate an ability to interpret museum collections imaginatively for a wide variety of audiences. Energetic and reflective, you will be able to work independently and will be constantly engaged in evaluating and developing the learning programme, in collaboration with the rest of the enthusiastic museum team. Previous experience in the museum sector is not essential, but you will be able to show a genuine interest in the relevance of local history.


Please refer to the person specification for full details.


About us

The Museum’s Manifesto is, ‘to provide a museum service that encourages everyone who lives, works or visits the Stroud District to be proud of its past, present and future’. As the successful candidate you will join an award-winning team in a much-loved community venue, working in an historic building set in beautiful parkland. A comprehensive training programme forms part of the appointment to ensure you are given the best chance to succeed. Working for us you will enjoy a range of benefits including access to free parking, discounted gym memberships and family friendly policies which have been designed with employees in mind! More information about our benefits can be found here.



30 hours per week, flexible hours apply. There is a requirement to act as occasional Duty Manager which may include weekend and bank holidays.


After reading the information supplied with the advert if you have further questions or require clarification regarding the role contact the museum on 01453 763394 or e-mail


Benefits of working for us:

  • As an employer, the council is committed to ensuring staff have a healthy workplace and has a strong commitment to the health and wellbeing of our staff. We apply a flexible approach to work with a hybrid working model available depending on job role, enabling staff to work from the office and from home depending on service delivery requirements. This role is able to work in a hybrid way.  The Council also offer flexi time.
  • An office building that creates an environment that is steeped in history and is in a scenic location
  • Exceptional pension scheme 18% Employer contribution
  • Salary sacrifice schemes for Cycles and Electric Vehicles
  • 22 days holiday per year rising to 25 days after 5 years service + bank holidays + Christmas and New Year shutdown
  • Employee discount scheme available through CSSC
  • The Council value the benefits volunteering can bring to others and for wellbeing. Therefore, the Council support up to 3 days per year that staff can use to Volunteer. Learning and development opportunities
  • Employee wellbeing service


How to apply 

Please send your CV and a covering letter to:


It is important that our staff reflect the diversity of our community, and we therefore welcome and encourage applications from people of all genders and sexual orientation, those from Black, Asian and other minority ethnic backgrounds, and people with disabilities.


Our organisation is committed to safeguarding the welfare of vulnerable adults, young people and children.  Safer recruitment practices are applied to all job vacancies.

Job description and person specification

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