We are recruiting a development officer

23 May 2021 16:07
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We are recruiting a development officer. The role fundamentally is about expanding the activities of the museum and looking for ways to connect with the local and wider community.

It is a part-time role, initially 30 hours per month flexi-time in the first year, that can be carried out either at the museum or from home, but preferably at the museum. The successful candidate must be at the museum at least once per week. However, candidates from the mainland will be considered if they have access to videoconferencing software, such as Zoom. If working from home a phone and computer is all that is needed. A laptop computer and business email address will be provided.


1. Organise a series of talks to be given by well-known glass artists at the museum. The programme consists of four talks annually, roughly one per quarter. This includes:

  • Finding out about artists and their work (a list of potential speakers will be provided).
  • Contacting them to gauge their interest.
  • Organising and perhaps designing publicity materials, including advertising pieces in local and specialist glass press.
  • Organising accommodation and transport, if required.
  • Hiring the workshop of a glass studio, if an artist wishes to perform a glass making demonstration.
  • Making sure we have all the equipment necessary for the talks.

2. Liaise with the South East Museum Development Programme to monitor opportunities for the museum, such as funding, important industry news, etc.

3. Look for ways to extend activities at the museum, perhaps by putting on glass exhibitions.

4. Look for ways to connect with the local community via publicity campaigns, facilities for families, help to recruit local volunteers, etc.

5. Assist the museum manager in organising school visits.

6. Work alongside the museum manager, museum/retail assistant and museum director.

Qualifications needed:

  • Well organised.
  • Confident social skills and good telephone manner.
  • Competent computer skills.
  • An interest in the arts and museums.
  • Some design skills to help prepare publicity materials and advertising pieces.

There is no need to know anything about glass, but training will be given if interested.

Interviews: Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed on Thursday, 24th June, either in person or via Zoom.

Application process Please apply via the Isle of Wight Jobs web site (click here). The closing date for applications is 13th June 2021.

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