Vacancy – Dean Heritage Centre Manager
The Dean Heritage Centre is one of Gloucestershire’s leading visitor attractions. Set in historic buildings amongst five acres of stunning scenery, the centre is fully interactive and protects and preserves the unique history and heritage of the Forest of Dean. There are a wide range of things to explore and discover with five indoor galleries exploring the history of the Forest, a Victorian cottage, a Charcoal Burners Camp, a Waterwheel, a Beam Engine and much more! The centre also hosts special events, exhibitions and educational workshops throughout the year.
The Trustees are now seeking a Centre Manager with the energy and commitment to work with the Board, staff and volunteers to develop and grow this unique visitor attraction for the future.
We are seeking a candidate with proven leadership and management qualities, the ability to work both strategically and operationally, and financially astute, previous experience of working within a visitor attraction or heritage setting is desirable but not essential.
Further information is contained within the job description and our website http://www.deanheritagecentre.com
To apply please submit your CV together with a covering letter detailing how you meet the requirements of the role set out in the job description to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also apply via the Indeed jobs website https://www.indeed.co.uk
Closing date for applications is 5pm on the 1st February 2021.
Initial interviews are planned for week commencing 15th February and will be conducted by Zoom video conferencing.
We are a small charity with limited resources and therefore we regret being unable to respond to every application individually. If you have not heard from us by the 26th February then you should consider your application unsuccessful.
We rely heavily on volunteer support in all areas of the Centre’s operation. Find out more about our friendly team and what they do.
The Dean Heritage Centre is looking for another trustee or two.
We've had an amazing year at the Dean Heritage Centre. If you feel you'd like to be involved in next year's amazing year and help keep local heritage on show in the Forest then apply to join our board. We're looking for people with any of the following skills:
- Charity / Business Management and Finance
- Heritage/local heritage general interest and experience
- Attractions management experience
The role takes up about 2 days per month as a minimum and is voluntary but helping keep this small local business on the road to success can be hugely rewarding. If you have employees who would benefit from strategic management decision making and commercial problem solving you could think about seconding them to the board.
We have our meetings during the day (usually on Tuesdays) once a month so you need to be available then. Contact our Chair of Trustees to enquire about joining our dedicated, friendly team.
Other Volunteer Positions
We have two exciting opportunities to volunteer at the Dean Heritage Centre. We need Front of House volunteers for weekday morning or afternoon sessions and volunteers to help our Collections Officer in the Gage Library. Please get in touch for more information on both roles. We look forward to hearing from you.
Our Front of House Volunteers are the welcoming, friendly face of the Dean Heritage Centre. They are there to welcome visitors in, inform them of everything that is going on and to sign post areas and events that may be of particular interest. The role also includes answering the phone and directing calls to the right member of staff, serving in the shop, operating the till and keeping the shop area clean and tidy. Front of House volunteers are always supported by a Duty Manager who is there to assist if necessary and deal with customer enquiries. Experience of a similar role would be useful but not essential as full training will be given. A friendly and welcoming manner will be your most important asset. Please get in touch if you would like to apply for the role or find out more about us.
Our Collection’s Officer Nicola Wynn needs help transferring written records to a digital platform. If you are interested in this role please email her: email@example.com