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Events Officer – Museums & Heritage

We are looking for a friendly, dynamic and experienced individual to join our Museums & Heritage team to lead on the researching, planning, promotion and delivery of events at our accredited museum & heritage sites, with a particular focus on Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre and 1620s House & Garden.

The role is a great full-time, permanent opportunity, if you have a passion for and experience of the dynamic world of events, to build on an already strong and successful programme.  You will need to merge previous experience with good research, planning, communication and organisation skills. You’ll also have a key strength in working with a range of stakeholders from customers and suppliers to colleagues in Front of House teams and other areas of our service.  Your primary objective will be to develop and deliver an extensive annual programme of public events to support the growth of our customer base and generate profit to support the financial position of the museums & heritage service.

If successful you will enjoy being the busy lead in the planning, organising, promoting and running of events from small scale crafts and talks to flagship events like the Bosworth Medieval Festival.  You will lead on all aspects of the events programme from idea generation and research to marketing including social media campaigns and assisting with delivery. The role is supported by an Events Assistant (4 days per week).

Due to the nature of the operation, you will be comfortable working flexibly in support of the events programme, which can include weekend, bank holiday and evening activities.

This is a permanent position (5 days).

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If you would like an informal conversation about this role please contact: David Gillis, Heritage Support Officer on 0116 3053483 or email

Our sites in brief

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre is set in the heart of the Leicestershire countryside and offers customers a relaxing and picturesque location to explore one of the turning points of British and Medieval history.  The centre was purpose built and provides a colourful, interactive and multi-award winning exhibition, telling the story of the decisive Battle of Bosworth in 1485, at which King Richard III lost his crown to Henry Tudor, the last time an English King died on the battlefield and which saw the start of the Tudor dynasty.

To view the programme of events coming up, please click here



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1620s House & Garden has been officially acknowledged by Visit England as a ‘hidden gem’ and offers visitors the opportunity to explore one of the oldest manor houses in Leicestershire, set-out as it may have been in the 1600s. The House allows visitors the freedom to get really close to history and we encourage objects to be handled in the furnished rooms.  A dedicated team of volunteers brings the House and its history to life, which includes connections to the Gunpowder Plot.  Outside are tranquil gardens, which are lovingly cared for by another team of passionate volunteers.

To view the programme of events coming up, please click here


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Our events programme

We aim to offer a wide and varied events programme across both sites, to encourage new and returning visitors to experience our sites and help spread the word, as well as making a positive contribution to our financial position.  The events programmes have included hunts and trails, to workshops and interactive craft sessions for smaller numbers, through specialist talks and walks, up to very busy children’s events, large outdoor theatre performances and quality weekend living history camps. Some of the images here will give you a flavour of just some of the things we’ve put on.


Our biggest endeavour is the flagship Bosworth Medieval Festival, which normally takes place around the anniversary of the battle in August each year and combines battle re-enactments and living history interpretation with other activities such as author talks, a medieval market and family orientated offers such as story-telling, fancy dress and knight school.  You can watch a film made at the 2022 festival here (password bosfest)