Transforming People to Transform Museums


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.


Museum Roles


Collections and Learning

Visitor Services




Meet the Team


Collections and Learning Curator, Colchester

  • 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 


Conservation Officer

  • 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


Collections and Learning Curator, Ipswich

  • Creating and delivering exhibitions and events
  • Developing school activities and resources
  • Documenting and helping care for collections, particularly World Cultures
  • Working with community groups
  • Developing new audiences 


Business Support Officer

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


Visitor Services Assistant

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


Exhibitions Officer

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

Michael + Sammi 


  • Attending training sessions
  • Working as Visitor Services
  • Helping research and document the collections
  • Helping create and deliver exhibitions and events
  • Promoting museum roles 

Steve + Izzy

Collections Information Officers

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

Jayne + Tom

Museum Managers

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


Museums Project Officer

  • Promoting museum skills
  • Organising staff training
  • Co-ordinating the volunteer programme
  • Carrying out evaluation
  • Maintaining the museums website


Finds Liaison Officer

  • Identifying and recording archaeological items

  • Liaising with finders

  • Reporting treasure items

  • Delivering talks and events


Retail Officer

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


Duty Officer

  • Leading the Visitor Services team
  • Ensuring the museums are safe and welcoming
  • Delivering excellent customer service
  • Overseeing security and financial procedures


Heritage Manager

  • Overseeing other heritage sites

  • Devising emergency plans and policies

  • Coordinating loans

  • Managing the Finds Liaison Officer



  • Supporting family events
  • Documenting collections
  • Gathering visitor feedback
  • Carrying out conservation
  • Invigilating the galleries

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We have been involved in several projects. Read descriptions of these projects and links to further information.


We run a variety of outreach projects, working with community groups and young people as well as offering reminiscence sessions for older people.

We offer a range of services to the public. From a free identification service to the portable antiquities scheme, we have skills to help you.

There are many ways to be more actively involved with the museum service.

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