Bucks County Museum

Job Title: Various roles
Location: Bucks County Museum, Aylesbury
Closing date: 12:00 am 10 May 2021

Bucks Museum is an independent Trust which was set up in 2014, moving away from the local authority Bucks County Council. The Trust now attracts over 93000 visitors per year which includes 13000 school children and looks after a large collection of artefacts covering the history of Bucks from 200 million years ago to today. The main galleries in the Museum showing objects from the history of Bucks are 25 years old and the Museum is currently working on a number of projects to develop new galleries and associated engagement activities.

Digital Engagement Consultant

The Museum has a long history of running engaging, hands-on learning sessions for schools and families and has been fortunate to have been awarded funding from the Arts Council England’s Culture Recovery Fund to support the growth and sustainability of this work in light of the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The new Digital Engagement Consultant will be key in supporting the process of developing new online content, for schools and the public.

We are inviting applications from experienced freelance consultants working within the field of museum learning and digital engagement to support our online learning programme.

 Value of Consultancy: £6,000

Duration: 17 May 2021 – 30 June 2021

Name of Museum Contact: Serena Avery – Learning Manager, email: savery@buckscountymuseum.org

Deadline for tenders: Monday 10 May 2021

Successful tenders will be invited to interview Thursday 13 May 2021 via Zoom.

Full consultancy brief: Click here for the full brief>>

Bucks Heroes Programme Manager

At Bucks County Museum, we are creating new galleries that represent our local people and landscapes, which will tell the stories of communities then and now using our collections.  We have secured National Lottery Heritage Fund investment over 3 years to deliver a project celebrating Bucks Heroes, which will enhance the content of, and provide animation for, our new Bucks People gallery.  ‘Bucks Heroes’ will collate, curate and share representative, and often hidden, content from a broad range of community groups and individuals, enhancing our collections and the stories we tell. If this sounds like you, please find out more about the role on the job specification and then complete the application form or your own tender document and send to director@buckscountymuseum.org

Bucks Heroes Programme Manager Job specification

Bucks Heroes Programme Manager – application form

Deadline for Applications: Monday 26 April at 9am

Interviews : Thursday 29 April 2021 – these may take place on zoom and this will depend on the situation and restrictions at the time.

Events Programming Consultant

We are looking for an events consultant to work with staff to co-ordinate a programme for the next 12 months and carry out the event planning ready to hand over to other staff to deliver for 30 June 2021. The new Events Programming Consultant will be key in supporting the process of developing new offers, for the upcoming year and ensuring that our existing visitors return to us, as well as attracting new audiences linked to our new mission and vision.

Events Programming Consultant Brief


Please apply for this opportunity by sending the following to savery@buckscountymuseum.org by 5pm on Wednesday 28 April 2021:

  • A current CV
  • A covering letter detailing your relevant experience and how you would use it to approach this project to achieve the desired outcomes, and what you would bring to the role.
  • A short proposal on how you would approach the project, including creative ideas for new events.
  • Your daily charging rate.
  • Confirmation of how timescales will be met.
  • An overall cost for the work.

Interviews will be held via Zoom on Friday 30 April 2021, with the successful candidate starting work as soon as possible.