Looking to join the Heritage Doncaster team? As part of Doncaster Council, our roles are recruited through the official job portal. You can view our current vacancies below, and click through to apply online.

Community Engagement Officer (NPO Programme)

Job Description:

Do you enjoy meeting and talking to new people?
Have you got experience of delivering activities for adults?
Do you have an interest in history and storytelling?
Do you have in a passion for building communities and improving wellbeing?

In April 2018 Heritage Doncaster became an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation. History, Health and Happiness is a programme of work that aims to tackle individual and community isolation and improve wellbeing in four key deprived areas of Doncaster, using museum collections and storytelling as its basis.

We are working with academic partners to evaluate the health and wellbeing outcomes of our work. It is anticipated that the results of this evaluation will be published as part of the growing body of research into the contribution that museums can make to health and wellbeing.

Heritage Doncaster is a transforming service consisting of Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery, Cusworth Hall Museum & Park, the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Museum, Archives and Local Studies Library. It is an exciting time as we are working towards the opening of a new Library, Museum and Art Gallery in Summer 2020

Required Skills:

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated professional to assist the Project Manager with History, Health and Happiness and develop and deliver community based activities. The ideal candidate will have experience of working with communities and volunteers. They should have experience of creating and delivering activities for adult audiences and a knowledge of the needs and requirements of this audience. An understanding of how to work with museum objects is an asset, but not essential. In the first instance we are looking for someone that enjoys working with people and demonstrates a passion for community engagement.

Application Instructions:

Salary details: Grade 6, £19,163 – £19,937 

Closing date: 29th January 2020

Further details about the responsibilities of the role are in the job profile and role summary available on the Doncaster Council jobs page. Shortlisting will take place on Friday 31st January 2020 and it is anticipated that interviews will be on Friday 7th February 2020.  For an informal chat about the role contact Victoria Ryves, 01302 737339, [email protected].

To apply visit and search for REQ02026 or ‘museum’.