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Our Team

We are proud to have an incredible team at Colchester + Ipswich Museums.

Their expertise spans a range of fields from exhibition design to collections documentation, curation and learning to administration. Our Visitor Services team bring the venues to life, while our conservators restore and protect the collections for future generations.

Working for Colchester + Ipswich Museums

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Current Vacancies

Click on the links below for further details of the roles we currently have available and to apply online.

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Employee Benefits

As employees of Colchester Borough Council, museum staff enjoy a range of benefits, from flexible working to travel discounts, generous annual leave to professional development opportunities.

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Our Values

As a joint museums service across Colchester and Ipswich, our aim is for everyone who works with us to feel welcome, supported and represented.

Museum Roles

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Business Support

  • Managing schools bookings
  • Managing image and venue hire requests
  • Processing payments
  • Ordering materials and equipment
  • General administration
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Collections Information

  • Updating object records
  • Helping care for collections
  • Processing acquisitions
  • Responding to loan requests
  • Maintaining the collections database
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Collections + Learning

  • Creating and running events
  • Sharing stories through exhibitions
  • Looking after objects on display and in the stores
  • Creating visitor resources, such as trails
  • Developing the learning programme for schools
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Conservation

  • Conserving and restoring collections
  • Monitoring environments for storage and display
  • Preparing objects for exhibition and helping install them
  • Co-ordinating collections care Volunteers
  • Helping document the collections
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Exhibitions

  • Maintaining gallery spaces
  • Designing, manufacturing and installing exhibitions and displays
  • Producing exhibition graphics and interpretation
  • Liaising with artists, other museums and suppliers
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Finds

  • Identifying and recording archaeological items
  • Liaising with finders
  • Reporting treasure items
  • Delivering talks and events
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Management

  • Forward planning
  • Managing budgets
  • Reporting on museum performance
  • Motivating teams
  • Liaising with funders, supporters and partners
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Retail

  • Developing a retail strategy
  • Sourcing products that complement our displays
  • Creating new products
  • Monitoring stock levels
  • Maintaining our till systems
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Visitor Services

  • Greeting visitors
  • Delivering educational tours and workshops
  • Looking after the gift shops
  • Carrying out conservation housekeeping
  • Running building hire events

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