Career opportunities

Are you inspired by our mission? Explore the latest career opportunities with Wessex Museums and partners. 

Through our EDI framework and action plan, Wessex Museums Trust is committed to ensuring that our organisation reflects the diversity of our region. We welcome applicants from all sections of the community, and particularly positively encourage applicants with lived experience from the communities currently underserved by our museums:

  • Individuals between the ages of 16 – 50 years old
  • Individuals from low-income backgrounds 
  • Disabled individuals, including physical, mental and invisible conditions 
  • Individuals from ethnic minority backgrounds 
  • LGBTQ+ individuals 

We and our partner museums are not recruiting right not, check back here for future career opportunities.

Project Assistant (Internship) – Wiltshire Museum

Salary: £21,840 per annum (based on full time) 
Hours: Either 35 hours
per week or 21 hours per week

Contract Duration: Fixed contract of 6 months with potential extension of up to an additional 3 months
Closing Date: 5pm, 14th March.

Wiltshire Museum is looking for an enthusiastic Project Assistant (Internship) to join the team during the the Development Phase of The National Lottery Heritage Fund supported Assizes for Devizes: Unlocking Wiltshire’s Stories project. The postholder will support the development and delivery of project activities, including marketing and community engagement. This is a training role designed for someone looking to gain experience in the heritage sector. 

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