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 or our region. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, and particularly those 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 

Evaluation Consultant – Partnership Exhibitions – Wessex Museums

Fee: £5,000 inclusive of VAT and expenses 
Hours: 15 days work, November 2023 – March 2024
Closing Date: 5pm, Friday 3 November 2023. 

Wessex Museums is seeking an experienced Evaluation Consultant to streamline and develop a standardised, yet flexible approach to the evaluation of our partnership exhibitions. The contract aims to improve insights, provide a evaluation framework and toolkit. 

To apply: 

Please send the following documents to, with the subject line “Evaluation Consultant”, by 5pm, Friday 3 November 2023. 

  • CV
  • Two references
  • A statement outlining your approach to the contract to achieve the stated outcomes/outputs (no more that 2 sides of A4)
  • Two example of previous experience which are relevant to requirements of this contract (no more that 2 sides of A4).

Community Engagement Officer – Swindon Museums

Salary: £32,020 p.a. plus benefits
Hours: 37
Contract: Fixed term contract until March 2026
Closing Date: Monday 6 November 2023.

Swindon Museums is seeking to appoint a focussed Community Engagement Officer, to work collaboratively across Swindon Borough Council’s three museums (STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway, Lydiard House Museum and Swindon Museum & Art Gallery) focussing on delivering community engagement, including in partnership with and as part of our programme with Wessex Museums Partners.  

Wessex Community Curator – The Salisbury Museum

Working Hours: 21 hours per week

Salary: £27,000 per annum (pro rata)

Location: Salisbury

Closing Date: 5pm, Friday 22 December 2023

The Salisbury Museum are currently looking to recruit a Community Curator for the Wessex Museums partnership. This role is based in Salisbury and will lead community engagement in the city and south Wiltshire. 

The post holder will build on the work of the previous Community Curator by developing and managing strong community partnerships, particularly with underserved audience groups. Using co-production approaches, we want to enable and empower our local communities using our museum collections to celebrate and share the stories of our region through a vibrant and innovative engagement programme. 

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