Skip to content

Museum Assistant

St Cecilia’s Hall is seeking and enthusiastic and engaged Museum Assistant to join our small team to ensure the successful operation of St Cecilia’s Hall.

Closing Date 16 May 2022
Contract Type Permanent
Location St Cecilia's Hall, Edinburgh
Employer The University of Edinburgh

£20,600 – £22,847 pro rata

About the Role

The successful candidate will provide a full and effective range of services to visitors and users of St Cecilia’s Hall: Concert Room and Music Museum, ensuring a high level of customer care and satisfaction, whilst ensuring the safety and security of valuable and unique collection items. Museum Assistants are the first point of contact for enquiries relating St Cecilia’s Hall and the University’s heritage collections, giving immediate answers at point of need and to remote users. Additionally, they carry out such background tasks as are required to support the service including front line services at the Centre for Research Collections as required.

The Opportunity:

This is an excellent opportunity for an early career museum professional looking to gain invaluable experience in front of house museum work. The position sits within the Research Services Team, part of Museum Collections, a dynamic department with a wide range of users. 

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • Experience working in a relevant position, such as in a museum or heritage site
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a busy environment.
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Experience and competency in using Microsoft Office
As a valued member of our team you can expect
An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous  holiday entitlement, a defined benefits  pension scheme, staff discounts,    family friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more. Access our    staff benefits page for further information and use our    reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.
The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.
On this occasion the University will not consider applicants requiring sponsorship for this role. International workers will therefore only be able to take up this role if they can demonstrate an alternative right to work in the UK. 
Interviews will be held 31 May 2022.
Apply here