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Interpretation Assistant

The closing date for this role has now passed.

Job title: Interpretation Assistant - Fixed term contract for 12 months

Reporting to: Interpretation Manager

Hours: 36.25 hours per week (Full time)

Salary: £17,900


The Interpretation Assistant will be part of the team which leads story-telling about the SS Great Britain for our visitor audiences.
The IA will help deliver an outstanding visitor experience by:
  • Maintaining existing exhibitions and immersive spaces
  • Helping to deliver programme and live interpretation activities for visitors
  • Contributing to the planning and delivery of new interpretation


  • Carry out regular checks and work with colleagues to ensure that all interpretation is maintained to a high standard 
  • Plan and carry out regular housekeeping and restocking to keep interpretation resources available and ready for use
  • Maintain accurate and consistent records of expenditure on team budget spreadsheets
  • Support research, planning and delivery of new interpretation
  • Work with the curators to renew object displays
  • Contribute to developing digital content for the museum’s website and social media


  • Enjoyment of and interest in museums and heritage
  • An academic or vocational qualification in a relevant subject (e.g. history, drama, design) or relevant equivalent experience 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work methodically and plan effectively
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to think both analytically and creatively
  • Basic IT-literacy in Microsoft Office products
  • Understanding about how to work effectively with volunteers
  • Understanding of Black, Asian and Ethnic Minorities cultures and communities
  • Practical skills (e.g. dressmaking, DIY)
  • Experience of acting or performing
Applicants should have experience of successfully managing workloads and priorities. They should have experience of working both independently and closely with colleagues.  


The closing date for this role has now passed.

Interview date: Wednesday 26 May 2021

SS Great Britain 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.