Volunteer/part time employee needed for inspiring rural museum in the Kent countryside, some 10 minutes drive from Ashford

Brook Agricultural Museum is a unique museum, with a great collection of farm wagons, agricultural machinery and implements housed in a magnificent 14th century barn and 19th century oasthouse beautifully situated in the Kent North Downs. The museum is a charity that is operated by a group of experienced trustees and a number of volunteers and we are currently seeking support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to help transform our activities and visitor numbers. For images and further information see www.agriculturalmuseumbrook.org.uk

We need a part-time secretary/administrator to support our operations at this exciting time. Duties include managing our social media, supporting meetings of the board of trustees, keeping records and dealing with correspondence. Going forwards we want regular updates on our website, posts on facebook, and activity on twitter or other social media; much of the material will be provided by trustees but the postholder will need to coordinate the gathering and posting of this content.  Most of the work can be undertaken from home.  Volunteers welcome, but we can also pay £15 per hour for two hours per week.

If you are interested in this opportunity please write a letter to the chair of trustees and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. detailing your interest in the role and including details of your familiarity with and experience in handling various social media, and administration more generally.  We would still be keen to hear from you if your interest lies in one area but not the other (ie administration OR social media). If you would like to discuss the role you can email the vice chair, Tim Betts on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone him on 01233 811776.

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For group bookings or general enquiries, please contact:


The Hon. Curator, Brian Wimsett

01304 824969


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The Agricultural Museum Brook,
The Street,
Ashford, Kent.
TN25 5PF

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Between the beginning of June to mid-September, the museum is open on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 14:00 to 17:00.

For further details, please see Opening Times and Prices