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The Scottish Fisheries Museum

Learning and Engagement Officer

Application Deadline: Sunday 09th February 2020
1. Identification

Post Title: Learning and Engagement Officer
Terms: Full-time (37.5 hours per week), permanent
Salary: £20,000 per annum
Located at: Scottish Fisheries Museum, St Ayles, Harbourhead, Anstruther, KY10 3AB

2. Background

The Scottish Fisheries Museum was founded in the old fishing port of Anstruther, at a property known as St Ayles, as a trust and charity in 1969, to collect, record and interpret the history of the fishing industry in Scotland. The Museum has expanded to occupy a number of adjacent properties and holds collections of over 65,000 artefacts, including full size fishing vessels, and received ‘Recognition of National Significance’ status in 2007. The Museum has a small team of paid staff plus significant volunteer support, especially through three clubs, the Boats Club, Model Boat Club and St Ayles Rowing Club.

The Museum has full Accreditation status and is graded a four-star visitor attraction by VisitScotland. It celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2019 – 20. This is an exciting opportunity to join us in our celebratory year.

3. Purpose of Job

This post is within the Curatorial team and will involve working closely with the Curator, Curatorial Trainees and Volunteers. We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join us and continue the delivery and development of the museum's learning and engagement service. You will be required to present its collections creatively and engagingly to a wide range of audiences through holiday activities, formal and informal learning, interactives, workshops, events and talks.

There will be some evening and weekend working throughout the year on a duty management rota and around planned events and activities. You will also work closely with the 50th Anniversary Events Officer.


As Learning and Engagement Officer, you will be responsible for:
• realising the full potential of the Recognised Collections as a learning resource
• engaging and inspiring people in the wider community of all ages and interests
• raising awareness of the museum, its collections and programmes through a range of media channels
• working in close partnership with the curatorial team.

4. Application Procedure

By CV and covering letter to:
Linda Fitzpatrick, Curator, Scottish Fisheries Museum (

Full details can be found in the job description and person specification.

Attached File: Job Description - L E Officer 2020.pdf
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