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Apprentice Technician (Museums and Galleries)



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4th April 2024

Apprentice Technician (Museums and Galleries L3)

Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom and 1 more
Fixed Term Contract for 18-21 months | £23,114 per annum (Scale C) | 37 hours per week | Norwich 

Norfolk Museums Service is nearing the completion of the major National Lottery Heritage Fund-funded redevelopment of Norwich Castle. This project will recreate the royal palace of the Norman kings and will also establish a new world-class heritage offer in the heart of Norwich, with significant opportunities for income generation including high end conference and banqueting. It is anticipated that visitor numbers will grow to 300,000 in Year One.


NMS is a countywide service operating ten museum sites, each of which has a unique and strong identity. Sites include Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse and Time & Tide Museum in Great Yarmouth https://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/

NMS delivers temporary exhibitions across a number of sites and also undertakes regular improvements to its permanent galleries, including through major externally funded development projects. The work of the in-house Design & Technical (D&T) team is supplemented by freelance 2D and 3D designers and specialist technicians where required.

This is an exciting opportunity to join Norfolk Museums Services’ Design and Technical team. Working with the Lead Technician you will help to install high quality, accessible and engaging temporary and permanent exhibitions and related interpretation across Norwich Museums.

You will learn practical and woodworking skills and receive training on workshop equipment and power and hand tools.

You will help with the day-to-day upkeep of existing displays and support the Design and Technical team with various display-related tasks and receive training on museum best-practice.

You will also have an awareness of Health and Safety requirements and have a willingness to learn procedures and policies.

This is a full-time position with provision to attend the Level 3 Museums and Galleries Technician Apprenticeship training provided, including revision and assessments. It is anticipated this apprenticeship will take 18 - 21 months to complete.

This apprenticeship will suit you if you are someone who enjoys using practical skills, is interested in the culture and the heritage sector, and wants to obtain a broad range of skills and knowledge. You will need to be flexible, well organised, have a “can do” attitude, and interested in the apprenticeship course: Museum & Galleries Technician, Level 3.

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Darren Stevens on 01603 989743.

We want our people to be inspired and motivated to work well together, make the most of our workspaces, enjoy a healthy work-life balance, and deliver excellent services to Norfolk and its people. Flexibility is built into the way we work, with hybrid working a key feature for many roles. Our technology platform and equipment are first class, enabling you to connect and collaborate remotely. We ask that you have in place good Broadband connectivity.

Already a Norfolk County Council employee? See and apply for all internal and external vacancies via myOracle using your @norfolk.gov.uk or @nccal.ac.uk email address.

Before you apply please see the full job description and person specification in the below link – this will help you to shape your application to demonstrate how you meet the criteria for the role. 

Job description and person specification

You can also find out about the rewards and benefits we offer as well as our other terms and conditions. 

These are some benefits you can enjoy by working for Norfolk County Council:

Competitive salary

  • Generous holiday entitlement with the ability to buy and sell leave
  • Health and Wellbeing services including fast-track physiotherapy and a free counselling service
  • Flexible working opportunities including flexi-time, part time, remote and hybrid working – dependent on your job role and business need. 
  • Financial benefits such as:‘Norfolk Rewards’ our employee discounts programme which helps you save money on almost anything, from everyday groceries and clothes, to holidays, new technology,
  • gym membership, trips to the cinema and days out.   
  • A Blue Light card for Fire Service and Social Care Workers
  • Relocation expenses (where applicable)
  • An advance of your expenses if you travel for work
  • Local Government Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution, life assurance, death in service payments and dependants’ pensions
  • Tax efficient ways of getting extra pension and new bikes
  • Access to our tax efficient car lease scheme for greener travel enabling you to lease a brand new, ultra-low emission vehicle (subject to eligibility)
  • A payment if you refer someone you know to a hard to fill job

Redeployment Closing date: 2 April 2024

Closing date: 16 April 2024

Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 16/04/2024




This job is located in Norwich

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