Lead Officer - Museums

The Museum Of Wigan Life
Library Street
Wigan
WN1 1NU

Various locations across the Wigan Bourough including Museum of Wigan Life, Museum Stores (Makerfield Way Depot) & Leigh Town Hall

Salary: Grade 7, £26,446 - £ 30,095 per annum.

37 hours per week

Temporary until March 2024
 
Your role: 
 
It is an exciting time for culture, arts and heritage in Wigan Borough as we deliver our Cultural Manifesto which delivers cultural transformation. This involves: aspiring our young people; engaging residents in the arts to improve health and happiness; celebrating our proud heritage in innovative ways, such as digital arts; and bringing a stage to our communities. 
 
You will be a key part of the new Culture Team within Customer Services.  Your role is to develop museums and other venues as a focus point for access to the borough’s heritage, supporting educational and wellbeing outcomes for customers and identifying potential funding opportunities. 
 
You will provide professional expertise in a range of core skills such as acquisition, disposal, cataloguing and collections care to accredited standards, supporting managers to shape and deliver an effective and efficient service across all sites and providing excellent customer service to meet changing customer requirements.
 
You will develop an exciting programme of exhibitions and events for venues across the borough to increase the visibility and accessibility of the museum collection to attract and maintain customer visits.  
 
About you:
 
You will have a passion for culture, arts and heritage, backed by a relevant qualification or experience working in a museum or heritage environment. We are looking for a team player with excellent communication skills that can collaborate with a wide range of partners and is equally comfortable dealing with audiences of all ages.  You must demonstrate your ability to provide professional expertise and consider the best approach to service delivery, making recommendations for changes as necessary to give an excellent offer to all of our customers.  You will be expected to set objectives, targets and achieve measurable outcomes.
 
About us: 
 
In Customer Services we focus on our customers and understand their needs. We make change happen through innovative thinking, redesigning services and recognising areas for improvement. As the first point of contact we are the ‘face’ of the council and pride ourselves on a right first time approach for our customers.  
 
Wigan is a great place to work; we put customers at the heart of everything we do. 
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a forward thinking organisation and be part of the cultural transformation of Wigan Borough. We are an organisation that will offer you the support you need to succeed and every opportunity to learn and develop further within the organisation.
 
For informal discussions please contact Louisa Attaheri - louisa.attaheri@wigan.gov.uk 
 
Wigan Council has been voted ‘Council of the Year’ at the iESE Public Sector Transformation Awards and has recently published The Deal 2030, our ambitious plan for our borough.  We are signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment ensuring that your service will be continuous or 'unbroken' between the supporting organisations.
 
As an employer we like to thank our employees for their hard work and commitment by giving them the opportunity to access a range of exclusive rewards and benefits.
 
Covid safe:
 
All relevant covid secure measures are in place for roles that require us to work from an office or the community.    
 
To view the details relating to this position, please click the links below:

 

Job Specification

 
 
Interviews will be held on Friday 27th May 2022 at The Museum of Wigan Life  

Find out more about working for Wigan 
Location
Museum of Wigan Life
 
The Museum Of Wigan Life
Library Street
Wigan
WN1 1NU

Various locations across the Wigan Bourough including Museum of Wigan Life, Museum Stores (Makerfield Way Depot) & Leigh Town Hall

Salary: Grade 7, £26,446 - £ 30,095 per annum.

37 hours per week

Temporary until March 2024
 
Your role: 
 
It is an exciting time for culture, arts and heritage in Wigan Borough as we deliver our Cultural Manifesto which delivers cultural transformation. This involves: aspiring our young people; engaging residents in the arts to improve health and happiness; celebrating our proud heritage in innovative ways, such as digital arts; and bringing a stage to our communities. 
 
You will be a key part of the new Culture Team within Customer Services.  Your role is to develop museums and other venues as a focus point for access to the borough’s heritage, supporting educational and wellbeing outcomes for customers and identifying potential funding opportunities. 
 
You will provide professional expertise in a range of core skills such as acquisition, disposal, cataloguing and collections care to accredited standards, supporting managers to shape and deliver an effective and efficient service across all sites and providing excellent customer service to meet changing customer requirements.
 
You will develop an exciting programme of exhibitions and events for venues across the borough to increase the visibility and accessibility of the museum collection to attract and maintain customer visits.  
 
About you:
 
You will have a passion for culture, arts and heritage, backed by a relevant qualification or experience working in a museum or heritage environment. We are looking for a team player with excellent communication skills that can collaborate with a wide range of partners and is equally comfortable dealing with audiences of all ages.  You must demonstrate your ability to provide professional expertise and consider the best approach to service delivery, making recommendations for changes as necessary to give an excellent offer to all of our customers.  You will be expected to set objectives, targets and achieve measurable outcomes.
 
About us: 
 
In Customer Services we focus on our customers and understand their needs. We make change happen through innovative thinking, redesigning services and recognising areas for improvement. As the first point of contact we are the ‘face’ of the council and pride ourselves on a right first time approach for our customers.  
 
Wigan is a great place to work; we put customers at the heart of everything we do. 
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a forward thinking organisation and be part of the cultural transformation of Wigan Borough. We are an organisation that will offer you the support you need to succeed and every opportunity to learn and develop further within the organisation.
 
For informal discussions please contact Louisa Attaheri - louisa.attaheri@wigan.gov.uk 
 
Wigan Council has been voted ‘Council of the Year’ at the iESE Public Sector Transformation Awards and has recently published The Deal 2030, our ambitious plan for our borough.  We are signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment ensuring that your service will be continuous or 'unbroken' between the supporting organisations.
 
As an employer we like to thank our employees for their hard work and commitment by giving them the opportunity to access a range of exclusive rewards and benefits.
 
Covid safe:
 
All relevant covid secure measures are in place for roles that require us to work from an office or the community.    
 
To view the details relating to this position, please click the links below:

 

Job Specification

 
 
Interviews will be held on Friday 27th May 2022 at The Museum of Wigan Life  

Find out more about working for Wigan