Assistant Curator (Visitor Studies

Organisation: Glasgow Life

Salary: £28,570.33 - £32,352.00

Location: Glasgow

Glasgow Life is looking for an Assistant Curator (Visitor Studies) to join us on a full-time, fixed term contract for a period up to 3 years, until July 2027.
More about the People’s Palace and our Museum team
As an Assistant Curator (Visitor Studies) you’ll be joining our Glasgow Life Museums team working on the exciting transformation project of the People’s Palace and Winter Gardens. The project will develop and create a community-led museum to become of one of the world’s most socially engaged and internationally significant local museums. With Glasgow’s social history at its heart, we will reintegrate the glasshouse and museum, to create a dynamic museum offer with new flexible space and facilities that meet audience needs. The building will be restored, will be more environmentally sustainable and help put the east end of Glasgow more on the tourist map. Our museums are committed to making sure people experience our world-class collections and have the chance to engage with our rich heritage. The cultural programmes we provide bring value to people’s lives. Read more on our website:
The role
As an Assistant Curator (Visitor Studies) you’ll be an integral part of the team by assisting in planning and implementing audience research and evaluation to shape the redevelopment project. Key responsibilities include assisting the Visitor Studies Curator with the design and delivery of audience research, supporting a range of project staff in collaborating with community groups and individuals, coordinating and carrying out project assignments, and working collaboratively with internal and external partners / agencies. We are keen to hear from candidates with a professional, flexible, and collaborative team-working style combined with excellent planning and organisational skills.
The candidate
If you’re interested in joining us as an Assistant Curator (Visitor Studies) you’ll need:
• Experience of working in museums/education/community sectors or in market or audience research
• Strong qualitative research and/or facilitation skills
• Ability to work with diverse audience groups
• Ability to work with a range of staff and volunteers as part of a team
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
You can read the full person specification for this role under the ‘Job Attachments’ section.
This post is city wide however your primary location will be Riverside Museum with occasional working at the People’s Palace and locations across the city.
Our Riverside office has good links to public transport and a staff parking area.
This role is working Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, with some occasional weekend and evening work required.
We believe in the transformational power of the programmes and events we provide for the people and visitors of Glasgow. If you would like to be a part of what we do, we’d love to hear from you.
Important Dates: Closing date 21 July 2024 and interviews are provisionally scheduled for w/c 5 August 2024.
Benefits at Glasgow Life
• A holiday allowance of 30 days plus 6.5 public holidays (for full-time roles). This will rise to 35 days after 5 years
• Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme – which pays 19.3% in employer contributions
• Discounted Glasgow Club membership and money off in our museum shops and online store
• Option to buy extra annual leave
• Cycle-to-work scheme
• Flexible retirement
• Family-friendly policies
Membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme will be essential on taking up appointment. Please note successful candidates for the above position will be required to pay for their PVG Membership/or Scheme Checks.
For Fixed Term Roles – If offer is made to internal employee (Glasgow Life or Council Family), at the end of the temporary period, eligible employees, if agreed will have a right to return to a role at their substantive grade within the council family.
About Glasgow Life
Glasgow Life is the charity which inspires people to lead richer, more active lives through culture and sport. Simply put, we believe that everyone deserves a great Glasgow life. We do this by delivering innovative cultural and sporting programmes and events which improve the mental, physical, and economic well-being of Glasgow. Glasgow Life also creates unforgettable experiences for tourists, strengthening the city’s visitor economy. We help put on world-class events, conferences and festivals which enhance Glasgow’s international reputation.
Diversity matters at Glasgow Life
We’re determined to reflect the extraordinary diversity of Glasgow in our workforce. Glasgow Life is on a journey to develop a workplace that reflects the communities we serve. Where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. We’re a Disability Confident and Carer Positive employer and invite candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Read more about our commitment to equality and diversity on our website.

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Closing date is 11.59pm on Sunday 21st July 2024

Information is available in alternative formats, on request.

Application Deadline: Sunday 21/07/2024