Job Opportunities

National Railway Museum
Masterplan Programme Director
Competitive Salary
Closing Date: 2 October 2016

The National Railway Museum is recruiting a Masterplan Programme Director to lead the planning and delivery of an once-in-a-lifetime, £50 million programme of capital works, as part of a larger brownfield development that will transform the City of York. The museum’s Masterplan includes a redisplay of the Museum’s biggest gallery, a new interactive gallery, a temporary exhibition space and a new central gallery, linking the existing museum buildings and creating a new public square.

This role will lead the development of detailed project briefs, programmes, budgets and feasibility studies and will be responsible for building and leading project teams to deliver them on time, within budget and to the highest standards.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, with the ability to engage and motivate individuals at all levels towards shared goals. They will also have previous experience in a leadership role for a multifaceted capital build programme along with experience of delivering projects to the RIBA stages and procurement in the public sector; including OJEU tendering.

For further information and to apply, please see here.

Green Howards Museum
Collections Assistant – Uniform Collection
Full Time, Fixed Term Contract
Salary: £17,500
Closing date: 3 October 2016.

The purpose of this post is to support the Museum Director in a project focused on the museum’s uniform collection. The project will include:

  • conducting a significance review
  • the procurement of a new uniform display system
  • the recruitment and training of volunteers
  • the development of on-line collection resources
  • a contemporary collecting project.
For further information, and details of how to apply please see here.

Manchester Museums & Galleries Partnership
Data Officer
Permanent, Full Time Contract
Salary : £30,738 to £37,768
Closing Date : 3 October

Data-driven decision-making is a key element in developing successful organisations, and a number of initiatives have been undertaken in recent times which have enlarged the range of data that we collect.

In order to make the most of this data for strategic developments, we are now seeking to appoint a data manager who will ensure that data collected by the Partnership is robust, fit for purpose, and able to be used strategically to drive performance.

For further information and to apply, please see  here.

York Museums Trust
Volunteers Training Assistant
Permanent, 35 hours pw (flexible over 7 days)
Salary £17,468 to £18,691
Closing Date: Tuesday 4 October 2016

The Trust’s volunteer programme has been running since 2007 and now supports circa 300 active volunteers across all of its sites. The majority of these volunteers are in visitor facing roles, demonstrating and interpreting collection objects or museum spaces to our visitors.

They are seeking a Volunteers Training Assistant to work with the Volunteers Manager and Volunteers Coordinator to help develop and deliver our comprehensive training programme to our visitor facing volunteers.

The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to persuade and motivate others. They will be pro-active, self-motivated and able to work unsupervised, in particular you will be able to manage peaks and troughs of workload to make the most efficient use of your time.

Working on the Kirkgate volunteer project will require the post holder to dress in Victorian costume when training costumed volunteers in the space. The trust also have a fully working kitchen on gallery and future volunteer projects may require that the post holder takes a Level 2 Food Hygiene course and trains volunteers in the preparation of historic recipes.

The Trust is committed to providing volunteer roles which are accessible to a diverse audience, including those with learning, sensory or mental health issues, and already successfully works with several volunteers who are on the autistic spectrum. Suitable training will be provided if the post holder does not already have experience in this area.

For further information and to apply, please see here.

National Alliance for Museums, Health & Wellbeing
Project coordinator
Full Time (18 month contract in first instance)
Salary (inclusive of London allowance): £34,056 – £41,163
Closing Date: 5 October 2016

The purpose of this project is to take forward the work of National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing. The Alliance was established in 2015 as a place where information about museums and health can be shared, to improve best practice, help build resilience and provide resources, training and support. Arts Council England has awarded funding to a national consortium of partners, led by UCL Culture, to take forward Phase 2 of the National Alliance of Museums, Health & Wellbeing.

The 18-month project will include a series of activities to continue the work of the Alliance; raise sector awareness; organise a number of regional training workshops; develop online training materials; and share good practice.

For further information and to apply, please see here.

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