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Museum Interpreter

Organisation: Scottish Crannog Centre

Salary: £23,233.56 per annum, increasing to £25,000 in April 2024.

Location: The Scottish Crannog Centre, Kenmore, Near Aberfeldy, Perthshire, PH15 2HY

This year Scottish Crannog Centre is moving to a new site! We are opening a new museum in Spring 2024, showcasing an Iron Age village, hand-built by our team of craftspeople, apprentices and staff, and a new museum building and café, designed by us for us. As a multi-award-winning museum delivering best practices in visitor experience, we are looking for a dedicated, enthusiastic and caring individual to join us and continue to grow this work, and share the stories of Scottish Crannog dwellers with the world.

Our aim is to become a national treasure, loved and admired by all, with social justice at its heart. To achieve this, we constantly reflect, converse and challenge ourselves to deliver work that matters, has impact, and benefits the diverse communities that the museum serves. This is not project work, but core to our mission and vision as a museum. We aim to create an organisation where there are a thousand fingerprints and a thousand voices involved in all we do.

We believe that everyone should have the same opportunities to be all that they can be. We want to celebrate the differences between us that forge a community, a community of work, in which anyone can actively participate. To work towards creating a society where anyone can express themselves, contribute, be valued, and be happy.

For this role, full training will be received when you start. You just need to be someone who wants the world to be a better place! It would be helpful to know that you have:
We have both full-time and part-time positions available, and we can work with you to discuss this.

– An interest in taking an active role in making our museum the best place it can be.
– Good communication skills and efficiency, working quickly and calmly as part of a team.
– Friendly, confident and able to build a rapport with colleagues, customers and suppliers.
– A can-do attitude and ability to take and build on feedback to grow and develop.
– Confidence to talk to large groups (we can help you work on this!)

In this role of Museum Interpreter you will:

– Learn about life 2500 years ago, and help care for our collection of objects from Iron Age Crannogs.
– Lead tours of the museum and Iron Age Village for museum visitors, building relationships with visitors through conversation and active listening.
– Deliver information about Crannogs and prehistory to people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds, as part of our mission to welcome anyone who comes to visit us.
– Support the delivery of school visits, events, and public and private workshops.
– Learn a variety of Iron Age crafts and skills as part of our Crannog Community.
– Assist with the cleaning and general upkeep of the museum site.
– Help shape the tour structure and visitor experience of the new museum, working with our Director of Operations.
– Work flexible hours, such as extended hours in the summer and shorter hours in the winter, including weekend and evening work.
– There is the potential to provide shop or café cover if needed.

Please apply with a copy of your cv and a supporting letter outlining your experience to date in this field and why you are the best person for the role to Museum Director Mike Benson. mikeb@crannog,co.uk.

If you have any questions regarding a disability or health concern, please be aware we are a Disability Confident Leader, and will do our very best to support you. If you would like to speak to someone before submitting an application, send an email to Rachel Backshall – rachel@crannog.co.uk

Application Deadline: Monday 05/02/2024