Cultural Projects Officer (Maternity Cover, 22 hours), Epping Forest District and Lowewood Museums (EFDC)


Epping Forest District Council’s Museum, Heritage and Culture Service have an opportunity for an experienced projects officer to join its dynamic and successful team, in a maternity cover role from March 2019 to February 2020.

The Cultural Projects Officer is part of the Museums Heritage & Culture team responsible for the co-ordination and operational management of the cultural delivery programme across two museums; Epping Forest District Museum in Waltham Abbey and Lowewood Museum in Hoddesdon. This post has a specific focus on five areas of work during the one-year period; lead on the young person’s summer programme; progress the planning and implementation of acquiring an autism-friendly museum status; enhance audience development initiatives through the establishment and running of user focus groups; manage EFDC bursaries associated with culture and the arts; develop submissions for project funds from internal and external sources.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced and effective projects officer, with a proven track record of managing successful programmes and events in the culture sector. They will also be highly motivated with the aptitude to work independently demonstrating the ability to maintain excellent working relationships and be able to deputise for the Museums Heritage & Culture Assistant Manager whilst contributing to the day to day running of the service.

Epping Forest District Council’s combined Museums, Heritage and Culture Service is based at Epping Forest District Museum in Waltham Abbey and provides management services both at this museum and at Lowewood museum in Hoddesdon on behalf of Broxbourne Borough Council, as well as delivering a range of services out in communities across both local authority areas.

The post holder is required to have a clean driving license and use of a car.

For further information on this exciting opportunity please contact Vanessa Gayton, Museums, Heritage and Culture Assistant Manager, on 01992 564559. To apply for this position and to download the job description and person specification please visit the Epping Forest District Council website where you can complete and submit an online vacancy application form. Please note that CVs will not be accepted.

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