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We’re Hiring: Activity Coordinator


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Salary: £25,462.50 per annum pro rata.

Closing Date: 5pm, Friday 27 January

Interview Date: Friday 10 February at The Whitaker

Application: by CV and a covering letter (2 pages A4 max). The covering letter should indicate why you are interested in applying for the role and how you meet the role requirements outlined above. 

To apply: please email your CV and covering letter to Emily Cryer at

The Whitaker is a forward-facing museum and art gallery that aims to foster inclusive, vibrant communities that thrive within our natural environment. We have recently undertaken a redevelopment of interpretation with a focus on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, connecting people, heritage and ideas with the past, the present and the future.

This is a really exciting time to join The Whitaker after our major expansion following a significant Heritage Lottery Fund investment that has seen our space double in size and the opening up of a new wing to the Museum and Gallery in 2021. 

We have also just been awarded National Portfolio Organisation status and funding for 2023 – 2026 from Arts Council England.  This will enable significant work around displaying and engagement work with the collection, which includes a fascinating mix of social history, natural history, taxidermy and artworks, mainly paintings.

We have a small, dedicated team who are passionate about The Whitaker, our collections and the potential to positively impact on the lives of our visitors. This role is crucial for the ongoing development of the organisation and will work closely with all areas of the team in an inclusive and supported environment.

We are seeking a colleague with museum and art gallery activities and events experience to support The Whitaker on its next stage of development. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in enabling The Whitaker to deliver its ambitions, by:

  • Leading on the events and activities ongoing at the museum and developing a strong school and outreach offer.
  • Increasing our audience and the diversity of the communities we reach through our work.
  • Developing innovative ways to produce activities and events that support the artistic, heritage and hospitality strands of the organisation.

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