Collections & Learning Assistant, Ditchling Museums of Art & Craft (Deadline 26/6/19)

Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft is a small cultural venue in the Sussex village of Ditchling. It is an independent museum, registered as a charity. The museum reopened in summer 2013 following a major capital redevelopment project, part-funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The museum tells the story of the artists and craftspeople who lived and worked in the village. Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft’s permanent collection includes the work of Eric Gill, Frank Brangwyn, David Jones, Ethel Mairet, Valentine KilBride, Charles Knight and Edward Johnston. The Museum receives about 15,000 onsite visitors a year.

Overall Purpose of the role

This is a varied and exciting new role for the organisation, designed to offer support to our Curator and Learning & Public Programme Manager. The post holder will take on some of the key day to day tasks from these roles, freeing them up to focus on more strategic development work to build the organisation.

The post would suit an early career professional with a dynamic approach to collections and learning, who is keen to learn but able to take on tasks and work independently as well. We are a small team who work closely together to support each other in our roles and will provide a welcoming atmosphere.

The role will split the hours approximately 21 hours collections and 14 learning per week.