Location: New Walk Museum and Art Gallery
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £19312 - £19698
Job reference: 2082
Hours: Part Time
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Are you a highly motivated, customer focussed individual who would like to work in our busy Heritage Sites to support operations?
This is an exciting time to join the Museums and Galleries service as a new strategic vision is now in place and several significant capital projects are in the pipeline. Although Leicester is already full of world class art and culture, the city council is committed to growth and the vision is to create experiences that make Leicester truly special. Leicester museums draws broad range visitors from those seeking to discover stories presented within the displays and exhibitions, while some through attending weddings, conferences and events that include small intimate performances.
As a Customer Service Assistant, you’ll be part of the team delivering excellent front of house services, activities and operations including collections and exhibitions and retail operations.
Based at either the Leicester Museum and Art Gallery or the Abbey Pumping Station Museum, you may be required to work at one of our other sites across the City, according to the needs of the service. You must be willing to work to a rota and work flexible hours as required (daytime, evenings, weekends, bank holidays and occasionally throughout the night) in support of business priorities.
As a Customer Service Assistant, you’ll support with planning, organising and delivery of exhibitions and activities, retail services, collections management, learning and income generating activities. You’ll also undertake talks and presentations, prepare rooms and gallery spaces i.e. setting out furniture for functions and set up and oversee equipment in use. You’ll ensure the museum environment is both welcoming and engaging for visitors.
With previous experience of working with members of the public, you’ll also have experience of working in a busy customer reception, dealing with bookings, enquiries, complaints, etc. You’ll also have an understanding and commitment in delivering and upholding quality customer care standards as well as good communication and interpersonal skills, enough to deliver occasional guided tours and presentations talks to varying audiences. With the ability to lift, carry furniture and equipment, you’ll also be willing to undertake remedial cleaning as and when required.
If the above sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you!
Please complete our online application form referring to the attached person specification for all the job requirements and ensure you tell us about your experience and knowledge, where this is being measured by application form.
Should you wish to attach your CV, please also ensure that this is tailored to reflect the job requirements which will give you the best possible chance of being shortlisted.
For an informal conversation about the role please contact Bakim Dayaram on 0116 454 6377 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The full-time salary for this post is £19,312 - £19,698 per annum which will be pro-rata for part-time hours.
2 x 33 hours per week at Abbey Pumping Station
1 x 35 hours per week at Leicester Museum and Art Gallery (previously known as New Walk Museum)
1 x 20 hours per week at Leicester Museum and Art Gallery
Please read more about the location via the link below.
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As the unitary authority for the largest city in the East Midlands, at Leicester City Council we’re committed to using our creativity and drive to improve the lives of the 348,000 people who call Leicester home. We take decisions that affect people across our city every day in areas from social services and housing to roads and leisure facilities.
From transport and education to major developments and improvements. From attracting businesses to Leicester, creating jobs for our people through to encouraging investments. Join us and you’ll help to improve the lives of everyone who lives and works in Leicester.