Operations Assistant (Events)

Permanent, 2.5 days a week

£11,500 per annum


Dorset Museum & Art Gallery (DMAG) is one of the leading independent, charitable, heritage organisations in the South West of England. Its diverse collections contain over four million objects, including internationally significant geology, archaeology and literary artefacts, and is visited by over 50,000 visitors a year.

The Museum & Art Gallery consists of world-class galleries, exhibitions, storage facilities, working spaces and commercial spaces for café, shop and events. We are working hard to better conserve and interpret Dorset’s internationally significant heritage and meet the expectations of modern visitors.

Owned and managed by the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society (DNHAS), the Museum & Art Gallery operates independently with financial support from Dorset Council.

The main activities of the role are described below. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of duties but a guide to the main priorities. The post holder may be required to undertake other duties and responsibilities compatible with the overall scope of the post. They are expected to use their judgement about priorities within the overall purpose of the role. In addition, the details contained in this job description reflect the content of this job at the date of being prepared. It is however possible that over time the nature of the job will change. Consequently, DNHAS will expect to revise this job description on occasion and will consult with the post holder at the appropriate time.


Main Purpose of Post: The job holder is responsible for supporting the Head of Operations with the day-to-day management and administration of the operational aspects of the Museum & Art Gallery. These relate mainly to events, but also visitor services and commercial activity (retail and café), to ensure the long-term financial sustainability of the museum through the application of sound management principles and policies.

We are looking for someone who can work regular days, however we are open to discussing the exact distribution of hours across the week with the successful candidate. The job holder will sometimes be required to work evenings or weekends to facilitate events.


  • Deadline for applications: 12:00noon, Tuesday 30 July 2024
  • Interview date: Tuesday 6 August 2024


For more information about the role, please download the job description and application forms in the link below.


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Please submit your application by sending us the completed forms to [email protected]

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