Visitor Assistant, Museum nan Eilean, Lews Castle (2 posts)

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Ref no: CNS01177
Closes: Monday, 26th March 2018
Published: Thursday, 8th March 2018
Location: Lews Castle Museum and Archive, Castle Grounds, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
Salary: £9,375 per year
Hours: 18.75 hours per week
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Position Type: Part Time
Organisation: Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
Category: Sport / Culture / Library
Sub-category: Arts / Museums / Libraries

Job Description

2 posts available Post 1 9.45 - 13.30, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 18.75 hours per week Post 2 13.30 - 17.15, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 18.75 hours per week The Museum and Archive at Lews Castle is an exciting and busy heritage attraction and we are looking for an individual with exceptional customer service skills to work as a Visitor Assistant. If you are a responsible person who likes working with people, and you would like to work in cultural heritage, this job could be a perfect match for you. Duties include: engaging with visitors to the Museum and Archive, interpreting displays and collections in an enjoyable and informative way; invigilating the galleries and archive search-room and ensuring the security and safety of the displays, collections and visitors; assisting with the preparation and mounting of exhibitions and displays, and handling of collection items; assisting with general clerical work, cataloguing and archiving in respect of Museum collections.


You must have: a clear understanding of the importance of the front-house duties to the public image of the Museum and of the needs of visitors; a clear understanding of the importance of security in the Museum and related health and safety issues; a good general level of education; good verbal communication skills; a flexible approach to work; the ability to work as part of a team. Appointment to the posts will be fixed term to 24 June 2018. Salary for the above posts are inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance. Appointment to the posts will be on the first point of grade.

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