Museum Administrator post

We are looking for an energetic and brilliantly organised administrator to support the activity of the museum, manage the volunteers and collaborate in the delivery of an ambitious programme of activities.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the small team at Court Barn, which celebrates the talented designers and craftspeople who have worked in Chipping Campden and the north Cotswolds since the beginning of the twentieth century.   As Administrator you will support the Curator in ensuring the smooth day-to-day running of the Museum, in conjunction with the Assistant Curator where possible.

As our ideal candidate:

You should be a well organised, flexible person, able to plan in advance, work on multiple projects and adapt to unexpected changes

You should be a team-worker, able to be independently responsible for relevant projects, but also efficiently and empathetically support the activity of other members of the department and of the volunteers.

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Handle correspondence, answer telephone calls, emails, filing, implementing new IT/administrative systems
  • Process invoices for payment
  • Collating data and banking on a regular basis. 
  • Act as Key Holder – responsible for unlocking the museum, then securing and alarming on closure. 
  • Manage Volunteers on a daily basis  
  • Work on Front of House when required
  • Other duties as required.

Person spec

  • Able to engage with the public and manage any issues that may arise.
  • Ability to manage volunteers on a day-to-day basis ensuring they are supported


  • Proficient in the use of standard office software and technology e.g. word processing, databases, spreadsheets and outlook.


  • Excellent administrative skills
  • Excellent accuracy and attention to detail in all aspects of work
  • Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing
  • Professional and articulate
  • Highly organised with the ability to focus and stay on task in a busy museum environment or when working alone.


  • Good numeracy skills, experience of working with Quick Books or similar software.

Working hours

Three days per week, including two weekends a month

9.45 – 5.15

Salary £12 per hour

Holiday 16 days per year, excluding Bank Holidays.   You will be required to work some Bank Holidays and will be given time off in lieu.

DBS check – Required

Probation: The post has a six months’ probationary period.

Notice period: The appointment will be subject to termination by not less than one months’ notice. Notice during probation will be seven days’ notice by either party.

Pension: True Potential is available for all staff. Full details of can be found at True Potential. The current minimum contribution is 5% of salary

Closing date for applications: Friday 12 April

Please send a CV and covering letter by email to:

Or by post to: The Curator, Court Barn, Church Street, Chipping Campden, Glos GL55 6JE