Important New Paintings go on Display

Visitors to the Museum will be able to enjoy two newly-acquired paintings which went on display on Monday  16 May.  A portrait of the Somerset-born philosopher John Locke and Tristram Hillier’s picture ‘The Vale from Cucklington’ can be seen in the museum’s ‘Making Somerset’ gallery.

Read more and visit to the see the paintings

Work for us!

The Great Hall

We are looking for new Visitor Services Assistants

We aim to be Somerset’s flagship museum and a must-see visitor attraction for both local people and visitors to the county.  These posts are responsible for welcoming visitors to the museum, assisting with the security, maintenance and cleanliness of the site, assisting with events and helping with the museum shop.

A basic awareness of health and safety and premises issues is required, and you must be confident and comfortable with using computers and other technical equipment (eg. tills).

You should also have a genuine enthusiasm about Somerset’s history and heritage, and be keen to share this to inform and inspire our visitors.

Maximum flexibility, and the ability to work additional hours/overtime, sometimes at short notice, is essential.

Applicants must live within a short distance of the museum to be able to attend out of hours alarm calls.

There are two posts.  A full-time post generally worked Tuesday to Saturday.  There is also a post for 30 hours a week, including a Saturday.

Application forms and Job descriptions can be downloaded from the ‘Get Involved’ part of our website

For further information, please contact Susie Simmons, Visitor Services Manager on 01823 255088 or email susie.simmons@swheritage.org.uk

 

Salary £15,975 (pro rata for 30 hours a week post)

3 year fixed term contract

Closing date: 5pm, Friday 3rd June 2016