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Job Opportunity - Museum Development North West

Friday, March 15, 2019 - 13:30

Museum Development North West are looking to appoint a Programme Assistant who will provide administrative support to ensure the successful delivery of the Museum Development Programme funded by Arts Council England.

Museum Development North West (MDNW) exists to support museums across the North West. The programme is managed by the Manchester Partnership and Cumbria Museums Consortium. MDNW is funded by Arts Council England and responds to its ten-year strategy Great art and culture for everyone.

MDNW works with all of the North West’s museums and helps them to provide a high quality experience for visitors, to have well run organisations with skilled staff and to play an important role in young people’s education.

Key Responsibilities, Accountabilities or Duties:
Financial duties:
a) To undertake day to day financial administration in line with departmental procedures and the University of Manchester’s financial instructions.
b) To raise and process requisitions, invoices, claims from suppliers.
c) To maintain associated financial records as required in line with internal and external requirements against the programme budget using electronic or manual systems as required.
d) To ensure financial systems and records are accurate and kept up to date.
e) To undertake training as required in response to changes in procedures.

Administrative duties:
a) To book meeting venues and events, manage bookings, joining instructions and related travel arrangements when required.
b) Maintain computer databases and spreadsheets relating to work of the team.
c) Word processing and copy typing correspondence, reports and other documents.
d) To devise and maintain efficient procedures / systems for filing, work processing, office administration etc.
e) To support the team to report to Arts Council England through analysis of workshop and programme evaluation, data capture and collation in line with GDPR.
f) Support the administration of the MDNW blog and helping to keep it up to date.

Other duties:
a) Maintain MDNWs impact database.
b) Support museum development projects and events administratively.
c) Support the team directly with local administration procedures and systems.
d) Collect, collate and present programme data for the team in line with GDPR.
e) Undertake training as required.

The essential knowledge, skills and experience needed for this role are:
• GCSE or equivalent in maths and English
• Competent in IT
• Experience of Microsoft Office programmes, in particular Excel
• Experience in financial administration
• Must have a flexible approach to working
• Organised and methodical

Based at Manchester Museum (location negotiable)
Salary: £20,836 to £22,659 (pro rata) depending on experience
Contract type: Fixed-term ASAP until 31st March 2020; Part-time – 17.5 hours per week
Closing date: Midnight on Wednesday 27th March 
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