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Community Outreach Officer, Milton Keynes Museum Trust Ltd.


Job Summary

We are seeking an Outreach Officer, with experience of working closely with community groups, to develop links with local groups who are not frequent Museum visitors. The Museum has been awarded £222,850 by the NLHF to develop prototype exhibits that tell the story of Milton Keynes

Job Description

Project Duration and Term: Fixed Term, 12 months

Salary: £28, 000 per annum

Hours of work: 37.5 hrs/week, including some evenings or weekends as project demands.

Location: Milton Keynes Museum (with some possibility of hybrid working)

Reporting to: Project Manager

Job Requirements


a. Essential

A proven record of project work with a range of community groups;

A strong commitment to the principles and practice of equality and diversity;

Good communication skills;

Proven administrative skills;

Proficient in Microsoft packages and basic IT skills;

An ability to put people at ease and establish relationships;

Experience of meeting targets according to an agreed timetable.

b. Desirable

Previous work with volunteers; Involvement in Museum, Arts and/or Heritage Projects;

Work in an educational role;

An interest in art or heritage;

A knowledge of Milton Keynes and/or the New Towns Movement;

Knowledge of project data capture and evaluation.

Job Responsibilities

Working closely with the Partner Organisations such as Arts and Heritage Alliance (AHA-MK) to:

Find out needs, interests, of members of the local community; Identify and reduce barriers to participation;

Describe the role of MK Museum and introduce diverse communities and agree ways of working together for mutual benefit;

Identify and work with arts and heritage practitioners as well as our volunteers to assist in developing and delivering programmes;

Build strong relationships with communities in MK and individuals identified to take part in the project and provide ongoing support and advice to those groups;

Ensure participation of different communities in the engagement activities and consultation for the prototype exhibitions defined in the NHLF grant application;

Contribute to project monitoring, evaluation and reporting procedures and write update reports for funders;

Carry out administrative tasks associated with this work

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How to Apply

How to Apply
If you are interested in this role, we would love to hear from you.
You are asked to provide a CV which evidences your relevant skills and experience and a covering letter which clearly explains why you feel you would be suitable for the opportunity and your ambition for the role. You can email your CV and cover letter to
Please put in the email subject line MKM COO Application (Your Full Name) as a reference. The closing date for applications is 29th September 2023.

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