Project Outreach Officer – St Andrews Heritage Museum & Gardens

Job Title: Project Outreach Officer
Salary: £25,000
Hours: 21 Working pattern 3 days per week (flexible working pattern)
Term: Contract June 2022 – July 2023
Location: St Andrews Preservation Trust, KY16 9PW with some remote working
Closing date: 5:00 pm 30 May 2022

St Andrews Preservation Trust Ltd. (a registered charity SC011782) is seeking to appoint a Project Outreach Officer for 14 months to support its plans for the redevelopment of its local Museum, the St Andrews Heritage Museum & Garden. Located within the historic heart of St Andrews within a B listed building, the Museum, which is Accredited, seeks to attract a broad range of visitors and present and interpret the social history of the town and the local area.

The redevelopment of the Museum will improve the visitor experience, re-display important local collections, and create deeper links with the local community in St Andrews. This is an exciting time to join the team which includes an enthusiastic volunteer workforce. The Trust is seeking a Project Outreach Officer to work closely with volunteers, staff, and local community groups to progress our plans, placing audience engagement at the core of our redevelopment to ensure our organisation has strong local support from which to build our future. Initial funding support has been provided by the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) and Museum Galleries Scotland (MGS).

We encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply especially people with additional support needs, barriers to employment, those living with a disability, individuals from an ethnic minority background, women, young people, those who identify as LGBTQ+ and refugees.

Responsible to Chair
Works with Project Volunteers, Administrator, Digital Apprentice, Project Redevelopment Manager
Holiday 20 days, 8 days public holidays (pro-rata)
Salary <£25,00 per annum (pro-rata based on 35 hours per week (take home annual salary < £15,000 per annum)

Job purpose

This outreach role has been identified for progressing the Trust’s plans for our museum redevelopment which will see the biggest transformation of the museum and garden in its 40-year history. Exciting plans are underway to develop the museum to improve the visitor experience through a new outreach programme, re-imagined displays, new facilities and improved access.

We are very proud of our Museum – which enjoys the support of a dedicated volunteer workforce – and want to encourage more, and new, visitors to this ‘hidden gem’ within the town. It is integral to the success of the Museum that by working with and developing closer links with the community within St Andrews and North East Fife this is achieved. This ambition is at the heart of this job role. This position is best suited to a candidate with experience of working in cooperation with a wide range of organisations and with demonstrable knowledge and experience of developing and delivering education programmes, activities and interpretation within a heritage context.

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How to apply

Please send your CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability and highlighting how your experience fits our role description to:

Closing date: 5pm 30 May 2022