Job vacancy: Development Manager, Trenance Cottages

Job Title –  Development Manager (Part Time), Trenance Cottages

Salary –   £13,956 per annum, based on 60 hours per month


Trenance Cottages Newquay are looking for a dynamic, self – motivating, creative, experienced development manager.

Job Purpose – To develop and implement a strategy for the commercial and heritage  side  of “Trenance Cottages”. Seeking bold new opportunities for generating income and learning.  Achieving a sustainable basis of operation.



Trenance Cottages, a grade 2 listed building, have been renovated and extended with the help of several grants, including a large HLF contribution. The Heritage Cottages and function room are managed by a board of volunteer trustees.

Also on site is a tea room and language school. Both contribute to the revenue of the trust.The Cottages have been open to the public since March 2015. Volunteers are stewards for the heritage rooms and there is a small gift shop in the reception.

Another important source of revenue are weddings, held in the function room

Funding – These posts are funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund for an  initial a two year period.

Subject to a 3 month probationary period. DBS check required.


For further details please email Val Collinson at

Closing date for applications is the 31st August. Interviews will be held on the 11th of September.

Job vacancy: Digital Engagement Assistant, Telegraph Museum Pothcurno (EXPIRED)

Role: Digital Engagement Assistant (16 hours per week).

Salary: circa £16,000pa pro rata, depending on experience.

The Telegraph Museum Pothcurno is looking to recruit a Digital Engagement Assistant (p/t) to promote the museum, primarily by maximising its social media profile and activities. The ideal candidate will be someone with first-rate written English and excellent skills in the use of social media platforms. Strong organisational skills and attention to detail are a must, along with sound judgement in representing the Museum across a variety of media.

Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Being first point of contact for all of the Museum’s social media activities
  • Assisting in the scheduling of social media outputs, taking into account forthcoming events and public programme activities
  • Exploring new social media outlets and making recommendations for future activity
  • Monitoring and reporting audience engagement across all media.

For a full job description and to apply please visit the Telegraph Museum Pothcurno website.

Work placement: Heritage Learning Assistant, NMMC (EXPIRED)

The National Maritime Museum Cornwall, with the generous support of The Fairwind Trust, is offering an exciting opportunity for a ten week paid work placement for a Heritage Learning Assistant, from 3 July 2017 – 8 September 2017.

Working closely with the Museum’s award-winning Learning team, you will gain invaluable experience, knowledge and transferable skills. The successful candidate will be an undergraduate, postgraduate or a young person at the start of their career who is interested in working with formal and informal learning audiences in the arts and heritage sector. You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, good interpersonal skills, be creative and practical, with a ‘can-do’ attitude. You will have initiative and the ability to work independently but you will also be able to work as part of a team. A flexible approach to hours as there will be a requirement to work weekends, bank holidays and the occasional evening. The hourly rate for this position will be £7.05 per hour, or the National Living Wage £7.50 if applicable.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please return your completed application form found on the NMMC website to or Linda Frost, Human Resources Manager, National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Discovery Quay, Falmouth, TR11 3QY.

Closing date for completed applications, Monday, 12 June 2017 at 5.00pm 

Interviews will be held on Wednesday, 21 June 2017


Freelance opportunity: Events Manager (EXPIRED)

Cornwall Museums Partnership would like to establish an annual awards scheme that rewards Cornwall’s museums for the outstanding work they do, and to raise the profile of museums in Cornwall.

We are seeking an events manager to co-ordinate a Heritage Awards scheme, that will include a wide range of museums, projects and activities, and culminate in an Awards event February 2018.

Full details can be found here: Brief for Heritage Awards Freelancer

Application deadline: 5pm on 9 June

There is a maximum budget of £5,000

Job Vacancy: Documentation and Digitisation Museum Officer, Royal Cornwall Museum (EXPIRED)

The Royal Cornwall Museum is recruiting for the role of Documentation and Digitisation Museum Officer to support the organisation’s key function of collection management and care as well as wider public engagement possibilities through the implementation of the digital strategy.

The museum is at a critical point in its development and has just embarked on a strategic master planning exercise in order to establish its future direction and sustainability as part of a strong community and audience-centred approach. This post will provide essential support for the organisations future interpretive strategy and strategic development of the museum and library collections.

If you would like further information and would like to discuss this role informally please contact the Collection Development Manager, Jayne Wackett, on 01872 242783. Closing date for applications is 16th May 2017 (12 noon) and interviews will take place on Monday 22nd May 2017 at the museum. Please find all relevant attachments below.

Equal Opps Monitoring Form

Documentation Job Description

Application Form