Job and Tender Opportunities

Museum Development Yorkshire
Temporary Internship
Part time until end March 2018, 22.2 hours pw over 3 days
Salary £15,917-17,153 pa pro rata

We currently have a part-time temporary internship which will be based within Museum Development Yorkshire (MDY) to develop the skills needed to work within the museum or cultural sector. Training and career development will be provided, both locally and regionally.

The successful applicant will primarily support the delivery of the MDY programme through the provision of administrative, logistical and communications assistance. This will include event management, updating website, blog and twitter accounts, and assisting with the development of resources and support materials.

Due to the nature of the job it is essential that you can work some evenings and weekends and are willing and able to travel both regionally and nationally.

Find out more and apply at  www.yorkmuseumstrust.org.uk (About Us, Jobs Vacancies page).
Closing date 9am on Monday 6th February 2017.
Interviews will take place in York on Thursday 23 February 2017


Leeds Museums and Galleries
Learning and Access Officer (Lotherton)
Temporary Maternity Cover (until Nov 2017)
Salary: £28,203 – £29,854

We are seeking an inspirational, creative and highly organised educationalist to join Leeds Museums and Galleries at Lotherton Hall.

As the Learning and Access Officer, you will have a talent for communicating with people and will consult and work with a range of audiences including the under-fives, schools, young people with additional needs, families and adults.

You will plan, deliver, evaluate and market innovative, collection-based workshops and projects for all ages across the arts and sciences. Workshops and programmes are based on the social history and fine and decorative arts of Lotherton Hall, as well as the temporary exhibitions programme. You will supervise volunteers and casual delivery staff, and collaborate with colleagues across the wider estate and Leeds Museums and Galleries to manage, deliver, and potentially develop, the existing learning programmes.

You will be qualified to degree-level, or similar vocational qualification, with hands-on teaching or museums experience. For an informal discussion about the post please contact Kate Fellows, Lifelong Learning Manager on 07891 276891, kate.fellows@leeds.gov.uk.

Find out more and apply at: jobs.leeds.gov.uk/city-development-city-development-learning-and-access-officer-lotherton/22242.job
Closing date: Friday 10th February 2017.


Leeds Minster
Director of Operations and Development
Salary: £42,500 per annum

The position offers an exciting opportunity to join the Parish as it continues a wholesale review and realignment of its operations in order to achieve stability, to meet current legislation and professional standards and good practice and to develop effective governance. At the same time the PCC is looking to the future, considering how the parish and the resources we steward might better serve the City, Episcopal Area and Diocese of which we are a part. It is clear that significant change and development is needed in terms of the prevailing culture, as well as in our administration and the care and use of our buildings. There is much work to do and we are searching for a person of vision with an eye for detail.This is a new post and is offered on a two year fixed term contract. While it is hoped that funding will be secured to enable the post to be extended beyond this time period, this cannot be guaranteed. The start date is flexible to suit the needs of both the parish and the successful applicant, though it is hoped that a person will be in post by early summer 2017.

The post is full time but the nature of the post lends itself to flexible working – both at home and in the parish.

Full details, including a job description and person specification can be found on the Minster website at:  www.leedsminster.org.
Closing date: Friday 10th February 2017
The interviews will be held at the Minster on Tuesday 28 February.


Doncaster Heritage Services
Mansion House Project Officer
Temporary from 1 April to 31 Dec 2017
Part-time: 29.6 hours pw, 4 days Mon-Fri (to be agreed with successful candidate)
Salary: £20,046 – £22,587 pro-rata

Doncaster’s spectacular Grade 1 listed Mansion House was built between 1745-9 by the distinguished architect James Paine and is one of only three remaining Mansion Houses in the country.

Doncaster Heritage Services has been successful in a Heritage Lottery Funded project to start the work of engaging the people of Doncaster and its visitors in the heritage of the Mansion House. This will be achieved through a mixture of digital and physical activities, building on skills developed and lessons learnt during the current delivery of the Heritage Lottery Funded Doncaster 1914-18 project. The project is timed to key into the tercentenary of the birth of the architect James Paine and the bicentenary of the invention of Doncaster’s Parkinson’s Butterscotch (Doncaster’s only specialist foodstuff) and the death of Jane Austen.

It will engage the general public, families and schools with Paine’s splendid architectural masterpiece and Doncaster’s rich Regency heritage. This post will mainly be based at the Museum & Art Gallery and the Doncaster Mansion House, and the postholder may be required to work evenings and weekends on an ad hoc basis as required.

For further information concerning this post please contact Carolyn Dalton, Heritage Services Manager, on 01302 734285 or via Carolyn.Dalton@doncaster.gov.uk.

For further details please see  doncastercounciljobs.co.uk
Ref: DON/16/1201.
Closing date : Sunday 12th February 2017.


Ripon Museum Trust and Bradford Police Museum
Joint Curator
Salary: £28,000, full-time, temporary (from Feb 2017 for 12 months)

This post is funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Collections Fund, run by the Museums Association. The post holder will be responsible for delivering the funded project to engage diverse audiences with the police collections of North and West Yorkshire over contemporary issues of policing and justice, in partnership with Bradford Police Museum. There will be two key parts of the role, the first is to improve the cataloguing to make it more accessible, the second will be to deliver a community engagement programme to connect people with the collections and open conversations around contemporary policing.

Find out more and apply at: riponmuseums.co.uk/support/opportunities
Closing date Wednesday 15th February
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 28th February in Ripon.


Invitation to Tender
‘Passion for People’ Project (Parish of Boston)
Archaeological Advisor

An opportunity for an experienced archaeological advisor with historic building expertise to join our part heritage lottery funded ‘A Passion for People’ project. The project archaeologist will deliver the watching brief for excavating the floor and laying associated stone flags during the delivery phase in 2018. Close team working with the project Architect and project manager will be required.

Responsibilities:

  • Reviewing the development stage project proposals and create a watching brief plan
  • Providing information for the Principle Designer
  • Attending delivery stage meetings and site inspections
  • Advising the project team prior to and during excavations
  • Recording, photographing, analysing and identifying any finds
  • Providing a record of the watching brief.

Expressions of interest are invited by 21 February 2017 for the development stage and the delivery stage of the project. An appointment will be made by end March 2017.

Please contact Angie Kisby by email at angie.kisby@parishofboston.co.uk or telephone 01205 310 929.
Closing date: Tuesday 21st February 2017.


Invitation to Tender
‘Passion for People’ Project (Parish of Boston)
Interpretation Designer

An opportunity for an experienced interpretation designer with historic building expertise to join out heritage lottery part funded ‘A Passion for People’ project. The project interpretation designer will design, specify and deliver the interpretation brief during the development phase. Close team working with the project Architect and project manager will be required.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Undertaking detailed design and specification work to deliver the interpretation plan brief
  • Creation of a ‘house style’ for text, signage, documents and installations
  • Preparing reports, designs & visuals for consultation and public exhibition
  • Providing information for the Principal Designer
  • Providing cost information to the Quantity SurveyorIdentification and management of risks
  • Attending meetings with the project team every 8 weeks and conducting on site surveys of the relevant fabric
  • Consulting with and presenting to the steering group which consists of representatives from: Hansa League, Boston Mayflower, Transported, Boston More in Common, Lincoln Cathedral Library, Heritage Lincolnshire & the Church Architect. These individuals can provide starting material for each story
  • Delivering work within agreed deadlines and within budget.

Expressions of interest are invited by 21 February 2017 for the development stage to include travel and disbursements.

An interview will take place at St. Botolph’s Church on 1 March 2017 and an appointment will be made by 31 March 2017.

Please contact Angie Kisby by email at angie.kisby@parishofboston.co.uk or telephone 01205 310 929.
Closing date: Tuesday 21st February 2017.


Allied Air Forces Memorial and Yorkshire Air Museum
Visitor Admissions Coordinator
Salary negotiable, competitive rate
Part-time: 4 days over 7 days on a rolling basis

As a Visitor Admissions Coordinator, you will organise weekly schedules for 24 volunteer stewards and ensure the Admissions office is manned at all times during the Museum’s opening hours. You will greet individual visitors and groups and supervise till transactions.

You will be responsible for the safe opening and secure closing of the Museum, reporting any issues to our maintenance/security team. You will be in charge of the general organisation of the Admissions office and ensure Admissions policies and procedures are kept up-to-date and implemented.

To request a full job description, contact Sandrine Bauchet at museum@yorkshireairmuseum.org.
Closing date: Tuesday 28th February 2017

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