Museum Administration Assistant Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Dover Museum (Employer)

Kent County Council (Training Provider)

Annual wage £13,929.48
37.0 hours per week Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm. Occasional weekends and evenings may be required. 30 minutes lunch break (unpaid). 1 day per week allocated for off job learning.
24 months (duration)
10 October 2022(start date)
Business administrator (apprenticeship standard)
29 September 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

A fantastic and unique opportunity for an enthusiastic person who interested in heritage at Dover Museum. To assist collections manager with the documentation and review of the Museum’s collections. To complete the Business Administration Level 3 qualification as part of their apprenticeship.

Responsibilities

What will the apprentice be doing?

To assist collections manager with the documentation and review of the Museum’s collections. To complete the Business Administration Level 3 qualification as part of their apprenticeship.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support the collections manager in the auditing and documentation of the Museum’s collections.
  • Accurately enter and process data on the Museum’s collection management systems.
  • Improving knowledge and data for objects in the Museum’s Collection to assist with Collections Review project. 
  • Assist with review to the Museum’s collections documentation.
  • Work with volunteers under the direction of the Collections Manager.
  • Undertake and fulfil the requirements of the apprenticeship qualification associated with the role.
  • Assist with the setting up and taking down of temporary exhibitions.
  • Comply with and implement the Council’s Equality and Health & Safety policies and associated responsibilities.
  • Any other reasonable duties that may be required from time to time.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Business Administrator Level 3.
  • On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Standard. 
  • Regular work-based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Potential for full time employment for the right candidate.
  • Many employers retain apprentices in full/part time positions.
  • The qualifications you gain can also help you to get into higher education or other employment.
  • Being an apprentice gives you the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification and developing professional skills whilst earning a salary, inside some of Kent’s best companies.
  • Once the Apprenticeship has been achieved you will have the skills, abilities, and experience to update and enhance your CV, to make it attractive to potential employers.

Reality Check

Some experience would be preferred. Interview - We will be interviewing candidates who meet the criteria as they apply and will recruit after a successful interview which may be before the closing date. Reality Check - You will be responsible for your travel expenses to and from your place of work. Therefore, you must have the means to get to your place of work daily whilst waiting for your first wages to be paid. Travel Information - Full driving licence is desirable.

Skills Required

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Willing to learn

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent 5 subjects, including Maths, English and Science (Grade 9-4 (A*-C)) Essential
A Level or equivalent two humanities or relevant subjects (Grade Any) Desired
Other Undergraduate Degree in relevant discipline (Grade Any) Desired
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