Job Opportunity: Venture Arts

Business Development and Fundraising Officer
Salary £27,000 per annum
Full Time Fixed term one year contract with possible extension beyond this subject to funding
Closing Date: 2 June 2016

Venture Arts is a visual arts organisation that develops the creative talents and career opportunities of learning disabled people.

Based in Manchester, the organisation has been in existence for over twenty years. They work alongside over 100 learning disabled people per year offering a range of visual arts projects and cultural work initiatives for people of all ages. Their vision is for helping disabled people to be fully valued and recognised as important contributors to their visual culture.

Venture Arts are looking to recruit an experienced Business Development and Fundraising Officer to enable the organisation to consolidate and expand its work through a more diversified funding portfolio. Reporting to the Manager and board, you will take responsibility for raising funds from trusts and foundations, institutional funders, the private sector and individual donors. Consequently, they need a person with a proven track record in researching, collating, preparing and submitting multiple grant/funding applications along with strong monitoring and evaluation skills. You must possess a high level of written English with well-developed verbal communication skills. You will be prospecting, building and maintaining long term relationships with funders and funding bodies

For further information and to apply, please see here..

Job Opportunity: The Tetley, Leeds

Business Development Manager
Salary: £22,000 to £25,000
Permanent Full Time Contract
Closing Date: 13 June 2016

The Tetley is developing new strategies to become more financially sustainable by increasing income through their commercial activities and private giving. They are looking for a dedicated, enthusiastic and ambitious person to cultivate new relationships with clients in Leeds and throughout the UK.

The Business Development Manager will join the development team and will work closely with the Creative Director and Commercial Director to develop and maintain The Tetley’s relationships with existing clients and to develop new business. The Tetley already hire out their event spaces to a varied range of individuals and corporations, but there is capacity to grow this and to maximise the use of their Bar & Kitchen to further support our artistic programme.

For further information or to apply, please see here.

Job Opportunities: The Wordsworth Trust

Assistant Curator (Collections)
Salary: £16,647
Full Time Temp orary Contract (For 1 year from Monday 29 August 2016 to cover a maternity leave)
Closing Date: Thursday 16 June

Working as part of the Curatorial and Learning Team, the Assistant Curator (Collections) will be responsible for the day to day collections management of the Wordsworth Trust’s Designated collection. The post-holder will provide high quality collections management for the 65,000 books, manuscripts and works of art that we hold. As well as managing the collection, the post-holder will provide a Reading Room service, and oversee the museum’s Community Gallery exhibition programme.  They will be responsible for the mentoring and development of Trainees and volunteers.

This is an exciting time to join the Wordsworth Trust. The Assistant Curator (Collections) will contribute to the ‘Re-imagining Wordsworth’ project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. This transformational project will see a redevelopment of the Trust’s site and a new range of learning activities, and will reach its climax in 2020 to celebrate Wordsworth’s 250th birthday.

For further details and an application pack please contact Catherine Harland,

Education Development Manager
Salary: £26,273
Full Time Temporary Contract (Monday 22 August 2016 to late May 2017 to cover a maternity leave)
Closing Date: Thursday 16 June

Working as part of the Curatorial and Learning Team, the post of Education Development Manager offers an opportunity to make a major impact on behalf of one of the country’s leading literary museums, on the young people of Cumbria, Great Britain and across the world – and their families. Building on the transformation seen as a result of the Trust’s 2012-15 Major Partner Museum grant, the Wordsworth Trust’s award-winning formal and family learning offer has the potential for even greater impact.

The post-holder will lead a team to further develop and deliver a strategy for formal and family learning based on the life and writing of William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Dove Cottage and the Trust’s Designated collection.

For further details and an application pack please contact Catherine Harland,


Job Opportunity: Manchester Museum & The Whitworth

Multimedia Technician
Salary : £25,769 – £29,847
Permanent Full Time Contract
Closing Date: 7 June 2016

The Manchester Museum, one of the UK’s leading regional museums and The Whitworth, are looking to recruit a Multimedia Technician.

Multimedia, digital art forms and interactive displays play a big part in what they do. They are looking for someone who with a passion for high quality AV, understands the role that multimedia plays in galleries and museums and is committed to delivering excellent IT and AV support to all building users.

Across both organisations the Multimedia Technician will work closely with curators, gallery technicians, visiting artists, exhibition designers and corporate events clients, using state of the art equipment to deliver world class events and exhibitions.

Another important aspect of the position is to provide IT and AV support to event organisers and colleagues, covering sound, visuals, lighting, PDA’s, laptops, smart phones and remote access technologies. The successful candidate must be an excellent problem solver and able to communicate effectively at all levels within a variety of environments.

For further information and to apply, please see here.


Job Opportunity: Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool

Retail & Events Officer
Salary: To £13,500 – £16,500
Full Time Permanent Contract (Friday – Tuesday with some occasional evening work)
Closing Date: 20 June 2016

Open Eye Gallery is one of the UK’s leading not-for-profit photography spaces and the only gallery of its kind in the North West of England. They believe photography is for everyone and can be meaningful, informing our present and inspiring positive futures.

The Gallery is developing as a learning organisation and offers opportunities for self-development. The role of Retail & Events Officer has been created to support Open Eye Gallery’s income generation through retail and commercial outlets.

They are looking for an enthusiastic individual to help develop, implement and manage income generating activities alongside Open Eye Gallery’s small team. The gallery houses a modest retail space, which links up to an e-commerce platform (online shop launching summer 2016) and regularly hosts public events.

Along with co-ordinating a wide range of events with the Open Eye Gallery team, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing a positive first experience of Open Eye Gallery by welcoming and engaging visitors as well as supervising placements and volunteers as required.

The ideal candidate would have a strong understanding of retail and sales with excellent communication skills and the ability to work under pressure in a fast passed environment.

For further details on this post and an application pack please see here. To apply please submit your completed application form along with their Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form, to

Job Opportunities: Culture Shifts

Culture Shifts is an engagement-led tour exploring the potential of creating photo stories that reflect the identity and diversity of people living in Liverpool City Region whose voices are not usually heard. It aims to enable access to a high quality engagement process, working with the best in field photographers and resulting in high quality work for exhibition, promoted by professionals and community champions with effective methodologies to increase depth engagement and audience reach.

Culture Shifts residencies will be managed by arts teams based in the Sefton, Knowsley, Wirral, Halton local authority areas, plus Open Eye Gallery, Creative People and places (Heart of Glass) working with the local authority in St Helens. With exhibitions being held at The Atkinson (Sefton) Kirkby Art Gallery (Knowsley), The Brindley (Halton) The Williamson (Wirral), Open Eye Gallery (Liverpool) and World of Glass (St Helens).

Evaluation Consultant Brief

Liverpool’s Open Eye Gallery wishes to appoint an Evaluation Consultant to create an evaluation framework for the Culture Shifts programme and to provide support in pulling together the evaluation document at the end of the project. 

Culture Shifts will see 7 photographers-in-residence working with communities in the 6 local authority areas during 2016. The photographers will develop ‘photo stories’ with participants for exhibition on a bespoke digital platform called PhotoStories and in exhibitions during 2017. There will be a programme developing skills in creating photostories for key local people called ‘train the animators’, with the aim of cascading skills more widely and encouraging others to create photo stories for the digital platform.

The Evaluation Consultant will be expected to work with partners during July 2016 shaping a framework for evaluation, and again in February 2018 to support collating information and writing the final report, for a fee of £2000 inclusive.

For further information or to discuss this opportunity further, please contact

Creative Producer, Culture Shifts
Salary: £20,000 (freelance fee, based on approximately 114 working days at £150 per day)
Temporary, Part Time Contract
Closing Date 20 June 2016

The Creative Producer is expected to play a key role in developing and producing exciting and critically engaged artistic programmes as part of Culture Shifts. They will work closely with lead, Open Eye Gallery, to co-ordinate the management group of 7 partners delivering Culture Shifts. The Creative Producer will be responsible for producing the central shared programme of activity, as well as providing support for the individual delivery partners to share resources and learning where relevant across the 6 City Region areas.

 This role is part time over 19 months from July 2016 to early 2018. Working days will be flexible and negotiated with programme management group, with some fixed dates, such as exhibition launches during 2017.

 For further information, including an application form, please see here. Please forward completed form, C.V. and letter of application to

SSN Islamic Art and Material Culture Study Day – Textiles, Dress and Fashion New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester

The Subject Specialist Network (SSN) for Islamic Art and Material Culture is hosting its next study day on Thursday 30th June at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester. The theme of the event is Islamic Textiles, Dress and Fashion.

Led by Dr Malika Kraamer, Curator of World Arts at Leicester Arts and Museums Service, the study day gives a great opportunity to learn about Islamic textiles and contemporary styles of dress from leading curators, academics and local fashion designers. The first part of the day includes presentations on histories of Islamic textiles and object handling of Leicester’s Gujarati Islamic dress collection. The second part of the day focuses on contemporary Islamic fashion in the Middle East and modesty fashion in the UK. What do we mean by Islamic fashion and how do we collect it? The day offers fascinating presentations, discussions, object handling and networking opportunities.

For further information and to book a place, please see here.

Museums of Cheshire Unveil New Website

Museums of Cheshire have launched their new website – Originally funded by MDNW’s Sustainable Improvement Fund and then through the Arts Council’s Resilience-funded project “Unlocking the Potential”, the website is just one strand of Museum of Cheshire’s work to raise their profile and strengthen their resilience by working collectively.

The Museums of Cheshire are 23 museums and galleries, presenting everything from art and archaeology to chemistry and canals, from schools and salt to mills and mansions. With their new website Museums of Cheshire intend to celebrate all that is great about their world of museums. The site is aimed at visitors, including local residents who may not realise what is right on their doorstep. The site will also be an invaluable resource for tourists planning a visit to the county as they look for inspiring places to discover.

The website will act as a portal to the various museums in the area, filling an identified gap in their online marketing. Visitors will also be provided with information relating to how museums are great places to volunteer, find unusual gifts and current projects being undertaken.


Job Opportunity: Port Sunlight

Survey Officer
Salary: Circa £18,000 depending on experience
Full time, 3 month temporary contract from June 2016.
Closing Date: 31 May 2016.

Port Sunlight Village Trust is dedicated to the conservation and celebration of the extraordinary village of Port Sunlight. With ownership of most of the principal buildings, one-third of the cottages, all of the visible landscape, and restrictive covenants in force with all home owners, the Trust has a major role in securing the future of the village

They are looking to recruit an experienced Survey Officer to join their team. The role will include collecting, maintaining and analysing accurate information on the state of the architectural heritage of Port Sunlight in order to monitor erosion and change, and to share with the local authority and other relevant parties. As well as assisting in the development of initiatives and strategies that help prevent erosion of the architectural heritage of the Port Sunlight Conservation Area.

Experience in the field and/or a relevant degree in building conservation, building surveying or architecture is essential. You will need to have a keen interest in Port Sunlight, excellent IT skills, ability for problem solving and be able to show excellent interpersonal, negotiating and written communication skills. We are looking for a self-starter who wants to make a difference and who has the relevant experience and skills

For an application pack or informal chat, email or call 01516444813

Job Opportunity: Stoke Museums, The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

Curator – Natural History 
Salary    £24,472 – £27,123
Full Time, Permanent Contract
Closing Date 24 June 2016

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery is seeking a Natural History Curator to join the curatorial team. The role will include assisting in the provision of an effective collections development service and facilitate public access to the Museum’s collections by maintaining the care, storage, documentation and conservation of the nationally significant and regionally important Natural History Collections and by preparing displays and exhibitions, in line with Museum Accreditation scheme standards. The post will contribute to fundraising targets.

The applicant should provide evidence of relevant Degree, plus AMA or working towards AMA and/or at least three years appropriate postgraduate experience in a museum/gallery or similar environment

For more information and to apply, please see here.