Are you looking for a new challenge in 2024? Join our team in the role of:

Visitor Experience Officer – Full Time, 35hrs pw, permanent.

How to Apply: 

  1. Read the job advert/job specification and person specification for your chosen role below
  2. Download an application form CLICK HERE
  3. Download the application guidance CLICK HERE
  4. Download the equality monitoring form CLICK HERE
  5. Return the completed forms to enquiries@powell-cottonmuseum.org or post to Administration, Powell-Cotton Museum, Quex Park, Birchington-on-Sea, Kent, CT7 0BH
  6. Please note, CV’s will not be accepted

If you are unable to download the application form, guidance, and monitoring form, please email enquiries@powell-cottonmuseum.org to request a copy.

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Visitor Experience Officer

Closing Date: Friday 7th June, Noon. We're seeking an experienced and dedicated visitor experience professional to help us create memory-making visits. Core to our operational team, you’ll be planning and delivering captivating events, all while championing accessibility and inclusion. Working at a site encompassing a museum, grade II listed house and beautiful gardens, with your team, you will run a program of inspiring open days throughout the year that our visitors will love. You’ll develop our retail offer to ensure it reflects our values, enhances the visit and provides essential income for our charitable organisation. If you thrive in a varied and dynamic workplace, embrace continuous learning, and are ready to help shape the future of engagement with our museum, apply to join our team in Birchington, Kent.

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