Detailed Job Description
The suitable applicant will:
Maintaining security of the building and the exhibits on display.
Ensure the safety of the general public and evacuating the building in the event of a fire or security alert.
First Aid duties (training provided).
Providing information and helping visitors to the Museum & Art Gallery and Library.
Collecting visitor data and providing feedback about the visitor experience and response
Serve customers of Harris Café and/or Museum Shop and selling exhibition merchandise.
Assisting visitors with disabilities as required.
Dusting and cleaning exhibits, stores and other cleaning duties.
Assisting Library staff as required.
Assisting with the transportation and moving of exhibits, the installation of exhibitions, setting up equipment including humidifiers, audio visual, and monitoring equipment (with appropriate training).
To act as a representative of the organisation to visitors of all descriptions, including emergency services.
To liaise with office based colleagues and carry out relevant duties in support of other departments.
To attend training sessions as required.
To attend meetings and support the museums aims and objectives.
To support the Operations Department objectives of developing its services and enabling Visitor Services Assistants to perform a more flexible role. Enforcing by laws of Preston Borough Council.
Due to the nature of the work undertaken, the successful applicant will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service check.
The Council is an equal opportunities employer and provider of services.
The Council has a statutory duty to promote equality and all employees must be aware of that duty and work to the Council’s equality standards