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Interpretation Assistant (fixed term - 12 months)

The closing date for this role has now passed


Reporting to: Head of Interpretation

Purpose of job: Support the established interpretation team in delivering an outstanding visitor experience by maintaining existing exhibitions and immersive spaces. Assist in the delivery of programme activities and events for visitor audiences. Contribute actively to the planning and delivery of new interpretation.

Hours: 36.25 hours per week

MAIN Responsibilities

  • Support planning and delivery of new content/exhibition projects, in line with clear briefs for audience engagement.
  • Support planning and delivery of a varied, successful programme for visitor audiences.
  • Work with the collections team to ensure that object displays are renewed in timely and efficient fashion.
  • Undertake regular checks and work with operations and technical services team colleagues to ensure that all displays and immersive spaces are maintained to a high standard.
  • Plan and carry out regular housekeeping and restocking to keep interpretation resources and supplies available and ready for use.
  • Support the interpretation team by recording expenditure and maintaining accurate and consistent records of expenditure. 

Person Specification


  • Experience of successfully managing workloads and competing priorities.
  • Experience of working both independently and in close collaboration with colleagues.
  • Strong and proven interest in building a career in museums and heritage.
  • Educated to degree level in a relevant subject (e.g. history, classics, archaeology, drama, design), or relevant equivalent training/skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work methodically and to plan effectively.
  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to think both analytically and empathetically.
  • Basic IT-literacy in Microsoft Office products.


  • Understanding about how to work effectively with volunteers.
  • Understanding of BAME cultures and communities.
  • Practical skills e.g. dressmaking, model-making, DIY.

How to apply

Closing date for applications: 12pm, Monday 2 December 2019

Interview date: Monday 9 December 2019


SS Great Britain Trust is committed to diversifying our audiences and workforce. We actively encourage applications from candidates from groups under-represented in our organisation including; Black, Asian and minority ethnic, disabled people.

All full time posts can be considered for job share.