Bucks Heroes Programme Manager

At Bucks County Museum, we are creating new galleries that represent our local people and landscapes, which will tell the stories of communities then and now using our collections.  We have secured National Lottery Heritage Fund investment over 3 years to deliver a project celebrating Bucks Heroes, which will enhance the content of, and provide animation for, our new Bucks People gallery.  ‘Bucks Heroes’ will collate, curate and share representative, and often hidden, content from a broad range of community groups and individuals, enhancing our collections and the stories we tell.  This project will co-create and deliver innovative interpretation and events to animate the new galleries on the theme of ‘everyday heroes’. Through Bucks Heroes we aim to collect, include and celebrate hidden stories of extraordinary deeds from across our communities in different ways, linking to our collective heritage and story of the county.  The project also includes the creation of a flexible learning space and resources situated next to the new galleries to support schools, communities and visitor programmes.

We are seeking a Programme Manager who can work with people from different backgrounds to weave together stories, shape narratives, draw out the unusual or astounding and celebrate everyday heroes through a range of interpretation methods and events.  Delivery will include new displays and a temporary exhibition alongside a programme of events, performance, learning activities, creative and digital interpretation and engagement co-created with staff, volunteers and communities.  We aim to collect 100 new stories and 100 new objects over the course of Bucks Heroes, and require a Programme Manager capable of finding engaging, intriguing and inspiring ways to share and celebrate these discoveries with the public.

We are looking for a Programme Manager with experience of managing and delivering projects and activities with different communities and fantastic people skills to develop an inspiring and celebratory Bucks Heroes programme.

Salary: £25,975

Hours of Work: 37 hours per week – flexible working required including weekends and evenings as necessary to deliver the role

Fixed Term Contract: February/March 2021 – autumn 2023 (2 years, 9 months)

Funder: National Lottery Heritage Fund

Please download a job description and an application form here:

Job description – Bucks Heroes Programme Manager

Application form – Bucks Heroes Programme Manager

Closing date for applications Wednesday 27 January at 9 am.

Interviews to be held on Tuesday 2 February – interviews are likely to be held on zoom but may be on site at the Museum, depending on the regional situation and government rules at that time.

Send your completed application form to the Museum Director on