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Job Title: Curator/ Grants and Projects Officer Place of work Erasmus Darwin House
Salary £12.60 per hour Hours 1 day per week (7.5 hours per day)
Reporting to Manager Date Posted: 17 Feb 2023
Application closing date 28 Feb 2023 Position start date 3 April 2023
Please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter, explaining why you feel you would suitable for the role by post or email
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Marie Burbage


Erasmus Darwin House

Beacon Street


WS13 7AD

Job Description

Darwin House is an independent, accredited Museum that was once the family home of doctor, inventor and published poet Erasmus Darwin (1731 – 1802). With its unique place in Georgian history Darwin House showcases the breadth of Erasmus Darwin’s interests and achievements which laid the foundations for his grandson and evolutionary biologist Charles.


Whilst the foundation generates some of the income required to meet running costs from a small admission fee, together with activities such as corporate room hire, weddings, school visits and events, we do rely on grant funding to help meet those core costs and also to finance the future development of the museum.


The primary role of the Curator/Grants and Projects Officer is to help us achieve our business plan by identifying and applying for grants for core funding and to finance projects. However, role would also include performing any curatorial duties required.


The preferred candidate would be able to demonstrate a proven track history of successful grant applications and experience of working in the heritage or arts sector.

Role and Responsibilities

Perform any curatorial duties required.

Research funding opportunities

Devise a coherent plan for grant/funding strategies to meet the objectives of the museum.

Plan and complete grants applications, liaising with other staff and committee members

Report to committees on findings and results

Fulfil funders reporting requirements on all grants successfully received

Liaising with Manager, devise, plan and assist in any events for which funding has been received.

Carry out evaluations of the Museum activities to facilitate grant applications

Carry out visitor analysis and use feedback to inform initiatives.

Preferred Skills

At least 3 years’ experience of working in a museum environment at either curatorial/management level.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Organisation and time management

Proactive networking

High attention to detail, particularly regarding written work and budgets.

Excellent negotiation and diplomacy skills

Good IT skills

Able to work unsupervised and as part of a team

Ability to meet deadlines