Derby Museum & Art Gallery & Pickford’s House are currently closed until further notice to comply with Government guidance. The Silk Mill is undergoing refurbishment to become the Museum of Making. Please visit our News page and social media channels for further updates.
Museum and Art Gallery

Opening hours:

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday-Saturday 10.30am - 4.30pm
  • Sunday 12pm - 4pm

**Please note, reduced opening hours will be in operation during the Covid-19 crisis. The Museum & Art Gallery is closed on Mondays.

Find us at:

The Strand, Derby DE1 1BS
01332 641901
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Museum of Making

Opening hours:

  • Monday-Sunday Closed

The building is currently closed to the public.

Find us at:

Silk Mill Lane, Derby DE1 3AF
01332 641901
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Pickford's House

Opening hours:

  • Monday-Sunday Closed

**Pickford’s House is currently closed to the public due to the Covid-19 crisis, but we hope to be able to re-open again very soon. Please follow our News page for updates:

Find us at:

41 Friar Gate, Derby DE1 1DA
01332 715181
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Venue Hire Assistant

Do you thrive on delivering exceptional events? Are you filled with overwhelming pride when you have had such a huge part in making a successful event happen? Do you enjoy seeing your hard work unfold? If this sounds like you, then you may be just the person we are looking for!

The Role

Derby Museums is looking for an energetic and motivated Venue Hire Assistant to work alongside the Venue Hire Manager supporting with a high number of events, ranging from small meetings to awards ceremonies and weddings across the three Derby Museums’ sites.  The role includes but is not limited to;

  • Assisting the Venue Hire Manager with logistical and administrative support
  • Maintaining and updating records of all bookings
  • Providing client quotations and conducting show rounds
  • Proactively seeking new business, research and following leads
  • Flexibility to attend events when required in the evenings and at weekends

You will join a fantastic organisation that has an enviable reputation and the custodian of City’s most iconic venues!

The Person

We’re looking for an enthusiastic individual passionate about providing excellent customer service and committed to the delivery of high-quality events.  To excel at this role, you’ll be organised, confident, efficient, pro-active with lots of initiative. Importantly you’ll have outstanding organisational and time management skills, be personable and presentable with the ability to multi-task.

For an informal conversation about the post contact Christine on

Hours: Full time 37 hours

Salary: £18,217 to £20,302

Contract Type: Permanent

Employee Benefits: 20 days (pro rata) + bank holidays, flexible working, mileage allowance payable on authorised business travel.


If you believe you are the person we are looking for, please read the job description, complete the application form and send it to quoting the reference number CEW/VHA1. The closing date for receipt of applications 29 January 2021.  Interviews will be held on 5 February.

*please ensure that your application form is sent to us in Word format.

How to apply

Please read the job description, complete the application form and send it to quoting the reference number CEW/VHA1, no later than 29 January 2021. Download the job description here. Download the application form here. *please ensure that your application form is sent to us in Word format.
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