Heritage Officer (Learning & Participation)

Heritage Officer (Learning & Participation)
Employer: Tower Hamlets Council
Salary: £29,424 - £31,140
Location: London

Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives is now recruiting for a Heritage Officer (Learning & Participation).

Drawing on your passion for the world famous history of London's East End, you'll develop and implement a programme of events, exhibitions, workshops and learning activities for schools, lifelong learners, local residents and visitors from elsewhere in the UK and around the world.

The programme will be inspired by and based on the council's extensive and unique heritage collections held at Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives. You will publicise the offer using a variety of channels including social media.

Key Responsibilities
The postholder will develop and deliver events and activities using the collections held relating to Tower Hamlets' history for a very diverse range of audiences.

You will also provide practical support to community heritage partners who wish to use our collections in their projects.
You will join colleagues in staffing the reading room desk on a rota basis, responding to public enquiries about the collections in person and remotely (eg via phone/email), providing a consistently excellent level of customer service.

You also will undertake ongoing audience development work, including evaluation, marketing and PR.
Working closely with the Heritage Manager, you will co-curate onsite exhibitions and contribute to project-specific fundraising.

Requirements
We are seeking someone who has solid experience of delivering similar activities in the heritage, arts, or education sector.

You will be familiar with undertaking research in heritage collections, and of what makes a successful reading room service.

The postholder will have a positive approach to teamwork and admin as well as a critical appreciation for London's cultural offer.

You must be keen to become very familiar with Tower Hamlets' history (and geography) through collections research and reading.

The workload is fast-paced and varied, so the postholder must be able to multi-task and prioritise effectively.

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