Come & Join Us

… to be part of our 12-month HLF-funded project to re-display and restore areas of our museum, helping us to delight our current visitors and encourage new visitors to relive Georgian life in Olney, the home of William Cowper & the Rev. John Newton

Thank you for your interest in our advertised post of Manager for our exciting Heritage Lottery Funded project.

You will find all details about the job to download on this page of website, and we hope you will feel that you are suitable.  If you would like any of these documents in paper format, please contact the Museum directly and we will send them to you.

If you would like any further information, or would like to arrange an informal visit, please also contact our House-manager, Paula Noble and she will arrange this for you with a member of the Trustee Board.

Should you apply, and wish your application to be acknowledged, please indicate that to us. We would, of course, in any case notify you of the outcome of your application as soon as possible.


Please send your application form with a covering letter to:

or by post to Paula Noble – House-manager

The Cowper & Newton Museum, Market Place, Olney, Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ


Closing date for applications 8th November 2017

Interviews to be held w/b 13th November 2017


.We very much look forward to hearing from you.


Job Title:                     Heritage Manager, Cowper & Newton Museum Olney

Hours:                         3 days per week. Due to the nature of the job, some evening and weekend
work will be required

Contract period:        Initially for 1 year, starting as soon as possible.  This is a Heritage Lottery Funded post

Salary:                         Up to £18K per annum

Role Summary
A successful Heritage Manager with recent site operations and collections management experience and a passion for engaging the public with heritage, is required to manage delivery of a 12-month HLF-funded project.    The postholder will scope, and manage the design of new displays for the Cowper & Newton Museum and will also manage some building restoration, working to schedule and within budget.  The postholder will be expected to build sustainability through new partnerships in support of audience development and fundraising. Working alongside the Museum’s House Manager, they will be expected to contribute to the training and recruitment of volunteers and manage transfer of skills to ensure that the museum can function at best practice standards after the completion of the project.


Full job description available to download here

Application form (editable version) available to download here

Copy of covering letter available to download here