Job Opportunities

Ripon Museum Trust
Garden Leader
Part Time (7.5 hours pw)
20-£25 ph depending on experience

The future of the Workhouse Garden and site is evolving and we are seeking out funding for 2018 to develop the garden further. We are seeking a garden leader for 2017 to bring horticultural knowledge and volunteer leadership experience to the team to ensure stability and excellence for the 2017 growing season.

As Garden Leader you will be playing a vital role in managing the award winning Victorian Workhouse kitchen garden within the 2017 plan for the site.

For more information, please download the Role profile and the background information which can be found at

riponmuseums.co.uk/support/opportunities

Closing date 5.00pm 8 March 2017.

Interviews will be held on 17 March (am) in Ripon.


York Museums Trust
York Art Gallery and Yorkshire Museum Manager
Salary: SCP point 34 (£31,804 pa) to 37 (£34,266 pa)
Full time, permanent

These are exciting times to join the Trust on the back of our multi award winning redevelopment of York Art Gallery and with ambitious plans for the future.

The successful candidate will develop, lead and manage the delivery of excellent customer service, ensuring that our visitors have the best possible experience. As well as managing the day to day activities of both sites, you will be responsible for the buildings and their security, building works and on-site supervision of contractors.

You will require a relevant management qualification or equivalent experience in a similar role. In addition, excellent interpersonal, communication and influencing skills are essential for this post, together with experience of team leadership and line management of staff.

You must have a flexible approach to your work and be prepared to work evenings and/or weekends as required. You must also live within 20 minutes’ response time for any alarm call out (of either of the sites), or be prepared to move in order to meet this requirement within 3 months of appointment.

Access the job description and application form at

www.yorkmuseumstrust.org.ukon the About Us, Jobs Vacancies page.

Closing date for applications – 9am on Monday 13 March.

Interviews will take place in York on Monday 27 March.


Doncaster 1914-18
Community & Education Engagement Officer
Salary £17,196 to £18,854
Temporary until 31 March 2018

The Doncaster 1914-18 project is an exciting 4.5 year project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, exploring the First World War and its connections to Doncaster and the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. The Project encourages the people of Doncaster, and anyone with a connection to the area, to uncover and share their own First World War stories. A series of events, exhibitions and a new website explore the role of the borough, its people and the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry in the conflict, both at home and on the front line.

Central to the Project is a new digital resource, which not only makes First World War collections from Doncaster Heritage Services (comprising Doncaster Museums, Archives and Local Studies) available digitally for the first time, but encourages local people to share their First World War stories via a new online community archive. The Great War on Tour, the Project’s pop-up Museum, travels around the borough, encouraging communities to find out more about the First World War and share their stories.

Working as part of the Project team, the post holder will be responsible for delivering the community and education-related activities of the Doncaster 1914-18 project. They will be expected to work with a team of volunteers to help develop audiences for heritage across Doncaster and to increase individual and community engagement with Doncaster’s heritage.

Further details of the project, as well as the Job Description and Person Specification for this role can be accessed at:  doncastercounciljobs.co.uk 

(Job reference: DON/17/00072).

For further information about this post please contact Jude Holland on 01302 734406 or email  jude.holland@doncaster.gov.uk.

Closing date: Sunday 19 March (midnight).


Ripon Museum Trust
Collaborative Curator
Salary: Total available: £40,000 inc VAT, Expenses, etc.

With the help of the Heritage Lottery Fund, we are purchasing most of the Workhouse site in Ripon. We are intending to use this intermediate stage between purchasing the site and full refurbishment to develop a curatorial strategy for the site. This strategy will involve approaches to curating our site, stories and collections. It can involve exhibitions, displays, events, activities, partnership working and digital engagement.

We intend the development of the strategy to be hands-on with possible uses and approaches being piloted on the site, with rigorous evaluation undertaken throughout to assess the impact on our audiences. The total available for the Curatorial Lead will be £40,000. This is to include all expenses, VAT and other associated costs.

There is £15,000 available (inclusive of VAT) for undertaking the pilot programme. This is to include all costs associated with the programme excluding marketing, utilities and upkeep of the building.

Please find the full details at riponmuseums.co.uk/support/opportunities.

Closing Date: 22 March 2017.

Interview Date: 7 April 2017.

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