Trustee Opportunity: Heritage Volunteering Group

From the Heritage Volunteering Group:

Help make a difference. Become our Treasurer and help us unlock the power of volunteering.

  • Passionate about helping people unlock the power of volunteering
  • Great at building relationships and working with a wide variety of people
  • Willing to give your time to make a real difference to the heritage sector

Treasurer Role Description: Our Treasurer is vital for the financial management and long-term viability of HVG. They manage our budget and produce the financial statement for the Annual Report

Key Duties

  • Develop and implement system for managing finances. 
  • Maintain and monitor accounts, including keeping paper audit trail, and keep details updated Produce budget updates for meetings 
  • Produce and present the Treasurer’s Report at the AGM 
  • Process purchase orders and invoices as needed 
  • Advise on income generation activities 
  • Liaise with external accountants 

Time Commitment 

  • Around five meetings a year and typically two hours a week depending on what is happening
  • Time may be needed during the working day to attend meetings

Qualities Needed 

  • Good financial acumen and able to produce budgets and financial reports 
  • Good IT skills and able to use online banking and payment systems 
  • Good communication with strengths in listening, written and verbal communications 
  • Well organised and with a good attention to detail 

To learn more about this role email us at heritagevolunteeringgroup@gmail.com

Job Opportunity: Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Head of Learning
Salary: £38,000 – £40,000
Permanent, Full Time (37.5 hrs per week)
Closing: date midnight 8 June 2022

Overall Purpose of the Role

The Head of Learning is responsible for the strategic vision and development of YSP as an integrated world-class hub for learning, with a particular ethos of accessibility and meaningful participation. You will lead on developing ambitious learning programmes to meet the demands of YSP, drawing on its unique heritage, context, projects and fast developing digital platforms.

You will lead, develop and manage the YSP Learning team in the innovative and integrated delivery of impactful and sustainable programmes, ensuring accessibility at all levels. With knowledge, imagination and energy, you will embed an understanding, enjoyment of and engagement with sculpture and the natural world in all YSP learning activity.

The Head of Learning is one of the Senior Leadership Team, comprising seven key roles that work closely together. You will also work with the Director and Deputy Director, who together comprise the Executive Team, to inform and contribute to the delivery of YSP’s objectives, ensuring YSP continues to be regarded as an important and locally relevant cultural organisation with significant international reach. As a Band 3 NPO funded organisation, YSP is committed to the Arts Council England Let’s Create Strategy and you will work with colleagues to conceive and deliver activity that aligns with ACE and YSP shared principles.

Click here fore more info and details on how to apply.

Job Opportunity: Catalyst Science Discovery Centre & Museum

Visitor Services Manager
Salary: £20,000 p.a. 
Hours: 30 hours across 4 days each week (Normally Tuesday – Friday for 3 weeks each month plus two weekdays and one weekend per month)
Permanent Post
Closing date: Noon on Friday 3rd June

From Catalyst:

We are recruiting! In recent times we have made huge strides in developing our charitable goals and our public offers, yet there is still more to be done. We are looking for someone who is passionate about leading continuous improvement and is adaptable to the ever-changing demands of running a visitor attraction. This is a great opportunity to make a real difference in leading the next stage of our visitor experience.

Background

Catalyst Science Discovery Centre and Museum has been successfully trading for over 30 years.  Our aim is to inform, educate and inspire the widest audience about the relevance of chemistry through;

  • Our unique offerings and hands-on experiences
  • Our rich industrial heritage archives
  • Our strong links to the local area.

The Role

Responsible for: Delivering a great Visitor experience, managing directly the visitor services team, running the retail operation, oversight of Café operations, maintenance / cleaning activities.

Main duties and responsibilities

The Visitor Services Manager is responsible to the CEO for the management and development of all visitor services and operational activities in the Centre to ensure the delivery of an exceptional visitor experience, including the implementation of the Visitor Centre’s Retail, Café, maintenance and cleaning activities.

We are looking for;

  • An engaging, enthusiastic and highly motivated person.
  • Previous experience in a visitor experience position.
  • Line management experience in leading, managing and coaching teams.
  • Sound business acumen and ability to use management information to support decision-making.
  • Organised with excellent time management skills and the ability to plan and prioritise workload effectively.
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills that create and maintain collaborative working relationships at all levels.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office, till systems (although training will be given).

What you can expect:

  • An opportunity to play your part in affecting positive change and working collaboratively with cross-functional teams that will make the most of both our science, education, heritage, Café and retail offers.
  • Supportive team around you who want to make our visitor attraction the best around.
  • Access to excellent learning and development opportunities.
  • Our employee benefits offer contains life assurance cover, pension provision, 20 days holiday, free parking and reduced rates in the Café.

We would welcome applicants from across the hospitality sector regardless of whether they have worked in the science centre/heritage sector previously.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check

How to apply

Please send your CV and Personal Statement, stating clearly how your skills, experience and attributes relate to the role.  Please send your application to jobs@catalyst.org.uk, closing date is Noon on Friday 3rd June.  Interviews will be held the following week.

Job Opportunity: Lakeland Arts

Job title: Digital Marketing Assistant
Salary: £18,525 – £20,000 per annum, full time
Location: Bowness-on-Windermere
Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours per week 
Contract: permanent 
Closing date: 9am, 20th June 2022


From Lakeland Arts:

Purpose and key objectives

We’re looking for a tech-savvy creative individual to join Lakeland Arts during an exciting period of digital growth and innovation. The new Digital Marketing Assistant will help us engage audiences, build visitor numbers and increase earned income across all our venues.   

Working closely with colleagues across the organisation, the Digital Marketing Assistant will support our digital marketing and communications strategies by creating and delivering exceptional digital campaigns using social media channels, digital advertising and our website.

You’ll work closely with the Business Development and Visitor Experience teams on developing our new online shop.

You’ll be a digitally minded multi-tasker and be keen to learn new skills, both on the job and through available training and development.

For a full job description and details on how to apply please visit the Lakeland Arts website www.lakelandarts.org.uk/jobs

Job Opportunity: The Silk Heritage Trust & East Cheshire Eye Society, Macclesfield

Archive Project Researcher & Facilitator
Salary: fixed contract fee £1250
Location: Macclesfield 
Hours: part-time
Contract: fixed term
Closing date: 12 noon 23rd June 2022

Contract Brief

Introduction

The Silk Heritage Trust is an independent charity established in 1987 to champion the industrial heritage and social history of Macclesfield. The Trust manages our collections and manages four outstanding heritage sites: the Silk Museum & Paradise Mill, The Old Sunday School and West Park Museum.

The Trust has been awarded a Hallmarks grant from the Association of Independent Museums for our project Silk and Sight Loss – Revealing Past, Present and Future Perspectives.   This project is a partnership with East Cheshire Eye Society in order to increase engagement with visually impaired communities to explore the hidden heritage of occupational sight loss in the silk industry. 

Background

East Cheshire Eye Society was founded due to the high occurrences of sight loss in the local silk industry and will celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2025. The Silk Museum will work with the Society to commemorate this anniversary and form a stronger partnership with the society.   Exploring the research potential of the society’s archives will be vital, providing new ideas on how to collaborate, as well as providing the opportunity to recover perspectives of silk workers, particularly those who suffered from occupational sight loss, absent from the museums’ records. We can share our expertise, with the museum providing archival support to East Cheshire Eye Society, and the Society providing guidance on improving accessibility. 

This project will enable us to:

  • Collaborate with the Society to improve our accessibility to visually impaired visitors and highlight areas we need to address
  • Trial ways of exploring collections for visually impaired people which rely less heavily on touch due to COVID-19.  
  • Make a first step to co-curation post-pandemic
  • Recognise the importance of improving accessibility and diversity in terms of governance, workforce and audiences.
  • Deliver training to all staff, volunteers and trustees
  • Ensure knowledge gained can directly inform decision making in all areas of the museum. 

    Click here for the full project brief.

To Apply:

Please send your CV plus a covering letter (no more than 2 sides of A4) outlining your relevant experience and interest in this role.  Please set out –

How many days you envisage committing to work on the project; your day rate; when you would be available to start

And send to:-  Emma Anderson, Director, Macclesfield Museums – director@silkheritage.org.uk

If you need to discuss this role in more detail or if you require further information, please email Emma to set up a phone call. 

Deadline: 12 noon 23rd June 2022

CADA Conference: Ageing Artfully Going Global

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Thursday 9th June, 2022

11:00 – 15:40

ONLINE

From CADA:

Ageing Artfully Going Global is the second international online conference on creative ageing following last year’s To Infinity and Beyond. 

The coronavirus pandemic forced cultural organisations around the world to change how they engaged with older audiences. What have we learnt from the past two years and what new approaches do we want to take forward? As we begin to emerge from restrictions, what is the future of creative ageing? This online conference will showcase inspiring practice from around the world. Speakers include David Cutler, Director of The Baring Foundation, Maura O’Malley, Lifetime Arts’ CEO and Naoki Sugawara, OiBokkeShi.

Organised by CADA the Creative Ageing Development Agency for England in partnership with the Baring Foundation, the City of Helsinki and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority.’

For more information and to book your place, please click here.

Job Opportunity: Quarry Bank National Trust – Visitor Experience Assistant

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Salary: £11,583
Location: 
Quarry Bank, Styal, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 4LA
Hours: 
part time, 22 hours per week. Working every Friday and other days to be discussed with successful candidate. Regular weekend working. 
Contract: Permanent  
Closing date: Sunday, 5th June 2022

Working within a bustling atmosphere as part of a passionate team this role as a Visitor Experience Assistant plays a core part in providing fantastic customer service. You will be working across their visitor experience, from leading school groups to creating and delivering visitor programmes to both families and adults.

Working with the Visitor Experience Officers and the Experiences & Programming Manager you will be responsible for taking school bookings, leading school sessions, ensuring the visitor journey runs smoothly from arrival to departure, and supporting their exhibitions and events programme. They are looking for candidates with a passion for nature and history who want to share this with their visitors.

To apply and for more information please follow this link – https://careers.nationaltrust.org.uk/OA_HTML/a/#/vacancy-detail/122206

Kids in Museums: Marketing & Family Focus Groups Online Workshops

From Kids in Museums:

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We are pleased to open bookings for our online workshops this summer. 

We are offering a range of ticketing options, starting at £5 for students. Recording only tickets are also available for those who can’t make it on the day.

Special offer: If you book a place on both of our new training courses, you can get £5 off your tickets. Please email us to claim your discount code before you book your tickets: getintouch@kidsinmuseums.org.uk


Creating successful family focus groups

Tuesday 28th June, 2022

10:00am – 12:30pm

TICKETED // ONLINE

Do you want to create a family focus group to improve your provision for families, but aren’t sure where to start? Led by Sarah Shaw, former National Family Interpretation Manager for English Heritage, this session will help you to recruit families, develop fun and inclusive activities, analyse resulting data and take your work forward.

For more information and to book your place, click here.


Marketing to families

Tuesday 5th July, 2022

10:00am – 12:30pm

TICKETED // ONLINE

This online webinar is aimed at those working in smaller museums who do not have specialist marketing or press experience. We will look at the most effective ways you can present your organisation as a family friendly venue and promote your work to a family audience. Hear talks from Yorkshire Museum on social media content and from The Postal Museum on family newsletters.

For more information and to book your place, click here.

Copyright Essentials Training Workshop – 15 July 2022

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Friday 15th July 2022

10:00 – 16:00

The Atkinson

Lord Street 

Southport 

PR8 1DB

FREE // In-Person Event

This detailed full-day course provides a comprehensive introduction to the practical aspects of copyright.

About this event

Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand the basic principles of copyright and identify what types of work are protected by copyright 
  • Establish authorship, ownership and duration of copyright in different types of works 
  • Consider how to deal with infringements 
  • Understand other types of Intellectual Property Rights and what they protect 
  • Explore case studies as they apply to different situations 
  • Consider key issues associated with volunteers and copyright 
  • Identify the differences between assignments and licences within the context of clearing rights for digitisation 
  • Review key hot topics in copyright, including social media and Creative Commons licences 
  • Be guided to content you can use for free

For more information and to book tickets, please visit the Eventbrite page.

Art Fund Museum Directors Research 2022

From Art Fund:

Art Fund recently carried out the third in its series of annual research into the impact of Covid-19 on museums. Over two years on from museums’ doors first closing, director of programme and policy, Sarah Philp, shares her view on what the research tells us about the current moment, and what Art Fund will be doing next.

Download the report here.

“In May 2020, when we published our first museums sector Covid-19 survey, we could not have imagined the impact the pandemic would have on all aspects of our personal and professional lives. It is only now, two years and three surveys later, that we are even beginning to understand the long-term effects and imagining a cultural landscape beyond the pandemic. In this context, Art Fund’s third Covid-19 survey suggests a direction of travel for the sector and gives grounds for optimism, but also strikes an important note of caution.”

Click here for more info and to read the full blog from Sarah Philp.