Job details

Salary - Grade
GBP £32,418 to £36,417 32418 - Scale 6 - SO1
Contract Type
Fixed Term / Secondment
Contract Length
16 months
Contracted Hours
Full Time - 36 hours per week
DBS Required
Chief Executive's
Communications, Culture and Engagement
Closing date

Hackney is one of Britain’s most exciting and fastest-changing boroughs. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. The challenges that have arisen over the last two years have intensified the need for action and we are determined to rebuild Hackney for, and with, our diverse communities.  

Are you passionate about connecting communities with museum collections? 

Hackney Museum is the community history museum for the London Borough of Hackney. Our popular and well loved galleries are now over 20 years old and we are entering an exciting phase to reimagine our small but pioneering museum, where people are at its centre.

We are seeking a Museum Officer that can actively contribute to the development of this National Lottery Heritage funded project, working within a small yet agile museum team.

As the Project Museum Officer you will be engaging with young and older people and facilitating in-person conversations with Hackney’s diverse range of communities. You will co-curate exhibitions that can help to improve collections knowledge, and build on our collaborative practice to inform a more sustainable approach to co-curated content. This work will actively inform the future design of Hackney Museum and underpin how we reimagine the service.

You will be able to work to tight deadlines with a passion for collaborative working with strong engagement skills and be able to co-develop with audiences of all ages. You should have experience of working with museum collections, especially in creating exhibitions and developing engaging content for in person and online audiences. 

This is an exciting opportunity for someone keen to build on their collaborative practice that is explorative and creative, using your initiative to solve challenges and develop innovative solutions in a supportive team. 

Find out more about Hackney Museum here

Should you have any questions about this role please email

This post is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below. 

The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience. 

This application process replaces a supporting statement.

We are passionate about equal opportunities and welcome applicants with a broad diversity of talent and those who are interested in flexible working arrangements.

Closing Date: 11 December 2022

Interview Date: 12 January 2023

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.

The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available: