From time to time we are asked to share job opportunities across our network. Whilst we are happy to do so, these must be based in Scotland in the history/heritage/archaeology/GLAM sectors, and part of the role must involve social media.
We also feel that jobs must pay a living wage at the very minimum, £9.30 an hour. However with this in mind, we also feel strongly that organisations should pay employees appropriately for social media and marketing roles. As a baseline, we would look at the Museums Association Salary Guidelines.
Working with social media, we recognise the value and impact our work can have, and we feel that by paying fair wages and supporting colleagues across professions enhances this value.
As of February 2020, we are signing up to to the Fair Museum Jobs Manifesto.
Fair Museum Jobs has divided each point in the following manifesto into three categories:
‘Must’: Issues for which Fair Museum Jobs believes that there is an imperative to comply with the terms of this manifesto. Job adverts which fall short of these demands will be robustly and comprehensively challenged.
‘Should’: Issues for which Fair Museum Jobs believes there is a pressing and very strong case for compliance with the terms of this manifesto. Fair Museums Jobs may challenge job adverts which fall short of these demands, while examples of best practice will be championed, as and when they appear.
‘Recommendations’: Issues for which Fair Museum Jobs believes there is a strong case for compliance with the terms of this manifesto. Recommendations will be championed through examples of best practice, as and when they appear.
If you have any questions about our stance on museum jobs please email firstname.lastname@example.org