Visitor Services Manager role advertisement

15 hours a week | £15,000 freelance/self-employed, fixed-term contract two years (£35k pro rata)

Chesham Museum is at an exciting time in its history. Having secured its financial future and a small but engaging space in the Town Hall, its trustees are looking to bring on board a new role to guide it to the next step in its development as a key resource for families and communities across Chesham.

The Museum’s home acts as a place where people can come together and find out more about the Museum, our events, exhibitions and projects. The new Visitor Services Manager will lead a team of volunteer stewards in the delivery of the Museum space and also chair the management committee of expert sub groups, made up of volunteers with specific skills in education, retail, collections and research. The post holder will work directly with the board of trustees to deliver the Museum’s forward plan and its accreditation goals.

The trustees are looking for someone with a passion and interest in heritage and museums. Someone with excellent communication skills, visitor services experience, and customer care, as well as excellent organisational and project management experience. Museum experience is desirable but not essential.

The successful candidate will be expected to work their hours over a minimum of 2 days, to include a Wednesday or Saturday each week, and be available to work from the museum space in the Town Hall.

Applications are by CV and are to include a cover letter explaining your relevant experience against the key aspect of the role as outlined in the role description.

The closing date for applications is Friday 14 June 2024 with interviews commencing the week of the 17 June.

Applications should be sent to the Museums email address

To arrange an informal conversation about the role to ask questions ahead of applying, please contact the Vice Chair Trustees, Karen Perkins (07516) 264936 or via email

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