Job Vacancy - Museum Support Officer, Johnson Birthplace Museum

Published: 07 February 2024

The Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum is a Grade I listed building governed and operated by Lichfield City Council (as sole trustee of Dr Johnson’s Birthplace Trust). It is both an historic house and a museum dedicated to the life, work and personality of Samuel Johnson, welcoming up to 22,000 visitors a year. The Museums and Heritage Officer manages the Birthplace with the assistance of the Museum Support Officer.

The post is a part time (22 hours/week) permanent position. Birthplace Museum Officer staff members also have responsibility for the Old Guildhall Prison Cells displays at Lichfield Guildhall and organise their annual summer opening.

The Museum Support Officer provides support for the day-to-day running of the Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum with responsibility for visitor-facing activities including assistance for front of house staff and volunteers, preparation for, and promotion of, events and activities, and general office administration, including stock in the Museum bookshop.

We are looking for a friendly, helpful, conscientious, and enthusiastic person. As it is a varied role, an organised, hands-on, and motivated approach is essential, as well as accurate record keeping and excellent IT and communication skills.

The Museum Support Officer will play an important part in the lively and friendly Museum team, and in helping to project the Birthplace Museum’s status as a key attraction in Staffordshire’s premier heritage city.

Salary: The postholder would normally commence at scale point 5, (currently £23,500 per annum full time equivalent) approximately £13,973 per annum pro rata, and subject to satisfactory service progress to scale point 6, (currently £23,893 full time equivalent) approximately £14,228 per annum pro rata.

Closing Date: 5pm, Monday 4 March 2024 

Interviews currently scheduled for the week commencing  18 March 2024

Further information can be found in the Job Description and Application Form.