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Job vacancy: Community curator

Reporting to: Brunel Museum Reinvented Project Manager

Hours of work: Full time 37.5 hours (some weekend and evening work will be required)

Salary: £35,000 per annum

Annual leave: 28 days plus Climate Perks Journey Days

Contract length: Fixed-term contract of 18 months



This £2.2m project, including a generous £1.85m grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF), will transform the Brunel Museum’s visitor experience through the creation of a brand-new welcome pavilion, new exhibition spaces and improvements to facilities, as well as an ambitious and engaging activity programme for residents, families and schools.


Job Description

This role will lead on the exhibition content and community engagement for the project, with the aim of working more directly with our communities, to successfully develop the museum’s ambition to deliver enhanced exhibitions and public programmes across the museum site and beyond. Key tasks are to:

  • Develop and write the content for the permanent exhibition in co-production with our target audiences: the local community, families, primary schools and girls who might be interested in a career in STEM
  • Create a methodology and tool kit for the co-production
  • Develop and manage the Museum on Tour programme in the community

Key relationships will be with the Museum Director and the Learning and Engagement Producer.


Role and Responsibilities

  1. Create a co-production methodology and plan for the permanent exhibition
  2. Manage the co-production element of the new galleries
  3. Create the detailed story line for the galleries and work with the exhibition designer on the content for the galleries
  4. Create the content for the Museum on Tour outreach events in the community
  5. Liaise with stakeholders to ensure their input at appropriate stages, especially through the Museum on Tour programme
  6. Coordinate volunteer support for the Museum on Tour with the Museum’s Operations Coordinator
  7. Manage and issue object lists for the galleries
  8. Co-ordinate content research for the galleries
  9. Write briefs for digital and interactive tools
  10. Assist the project manager with budget management
  11. Work with the external evaluator on the community consultation as part of the Museum on Tour programme

Knowledge and Experience


  • Experience of co-production community-based museum practice
  • Experience developing activities or interpretation for family and community audiences
  • Experience of developing visitor-focused exhibitions
  • Experience of writing inclusive text for general audiences
  • Experience of working within a project team and understanding of project processes
  • Ability to communicate with a range of stakeholders and audiences in various formats
  • Good skills in MS Office, including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint


  • Experience of working with contractors on exhibition installation
  • Experience of community STEM activities for a non-specialist audience



Any questions about the role should be directed to the Julian Ayre, The Brunel Museum Reinvented Project Manager Deadline: Please apply with a CV outlining your relevant experience and a covering letter explaining why you want to work at the Brunel Museum, and how you meet the required experience and skills by 5pm, Monday 8th January 2024.

Please email your completed application to;

Interviews are expected to take place week commencing Monday 15th January 2024


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