Skip to main content
Ref no:
Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Rd, Bellahouston, G43 1AT
£19,305.98 - £20,941.95 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Part Time
21 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Description


Glasgow Life is the charity providing the support, inspiration and opportunity for Glasgow’s citizens to access the services that matter most to them.  Working across museums, the arts, music, sport, world-class events, festivals, libraries, community facilities, and physical activity, learning and heritage programmes; the scale and reach of our activity makes a real and positive impact on the lives of Glasgow’s residents and creates unforgettable experiences for our visitors.

We are recruiting a Museums Project Assistant (Our Shared Cultural Heritage), to join our 3,000 strong team of dedicated staff and volunteers.  This role is an exciting opportunity to work in world class museums including the Burrell Collection and Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, with a focus on activity developed with, by and for young people. You will assist with events, work with OSCH project participants, and engage with Glasgow's South Asian communities, museum visitors and volunteers. 

This post is available for young people to apply for who are: 
•    18-25 years old 
•    Interested in Scottish South Asian heritage and representation
•    Experienced in working with or advocating for Scottish South Asian communities, or individuals with lived experience within the community 

Based at the Burrell Collection, this role is part of the team for the Our Shared Cultural Heritage (OSCH) project. OSCH is a youth-led programme that explores the shared cultures and histories of the UK and South Asia. We are working with 11-25 year olds to influence how museums represent South Asian heritage, and to make museums better places for young people to explore identity and connect with others. 

Whilst in contract, the post holder will be supported by Glasgow Life Museums to undertake a work-based qualification - SVQ Level 3 Museums and Galleries Practice.

To be successful in this role you have the following skills and experience:
• Demonstrable interest in supporting diverse young people’s influence within community or cultural settings
• Good interpersonal and communication skills, in person, written and by telephone
• Proficient literacy and numeracy skills
• Excellent customer service skills
• Commitment to undertake a work-based SVQ Level 3 qualification to reflect skills learned during the contract

The OSCH project is a partnership between British Council, Glasgow Life, Manchester Museum and UK Youth. It is funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund. 

We believe in the transformational power of the services we provide for the citizens and visitors of Glasgow, and if you want to be a part of it, we’d love to hear from you.

In return we can offer a generous holiday allowance of 29 days (rising to 34 days after 5 years), plus 6.5 public holidays.  You will also be eligible to join the Strathclyde pension fund, one of the largest local authority pension providers in the UK.  Additional staff benefits include staff discounts, annual leave purchase scheme, flexible retirement and family friendly policies.

Glasgow Life seeks to reflect the extraordinary diversity of our city at every level of our organisation and in our programmes. We strongly encourage suitably qualified applications from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Glasgow Life. To find out more about our commitment to equality and diversity visit 

Membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme will be essential on taking up appointment. Please note successful candidates for the above position will be required to pay for their PVG Membership/or Scheme Checks.

Application Packs

Alternative Application Packs can be requested in other formats for example, Large Print, Braille, Audio and other languages. To request an alternative Application Pack please phone 0141 287 1054.

Packs will be posted out to you within 3 working days of receiving your telephone request.

Please note the closing date of the job advert to ensure that you give yourself plenty of time to complete your application form and return it to us.

Further Information

For further information about working for us please refer to our website