Category: Job oppotunities

Job opportunity: Link4Life

Heritage Officer – Dippy on Tour, A Natural History Adventure (L1828)
Salary: Band 5, £25,902, (pro rata)
Location: Arts and Heritage Resource Centre, Rochdale
Hours: 18.5 hours per week, 2.5 days per week
Contract: 12 months fixed term, with possibility of extension
Closing date: Tuesday 8May 2018

 The Natural History Museum’s famous dinosaur skeleton, Dippy will be visiting Rochdale in 2020.

Your role will be to lead on the creation, development, management and delivery of the community engagement programme related to Dippy’s visit to Rochdale. You will be expected to manage the project, from the initial planning stage through to the final stage, liaising with a range of partner organisations and multiple stakeholders throughout the process.

A significant aim of the role is to engage visitors with the key themes of the Dippy Programme, ensuring that the community have a sense of ownership of the project.  You will consult different communities to develop and, where needed, deliver a range of exciting events and activities linked to the exhibition, and to the wider aims of Touchstones Rochdale. The post holder will be expected to enable activities and events to be as ambitious and accessible as possible to all residents from within the Borough and to attract the many visitors from outside the Borough that will be visiting Rochdale during the Dippy project.

In addition, the post holder will be expected to take a flexible approach to work in order to meet groups out of the usual office hours.

Please visit for further details and to download the Application Form.  If you do not have access to the Internet please telephone 01706 926268 / 926215 to request an Application Form through the post, quoting the job reference number above.

All applications must be made using the Link4Life Application Form, CVs are not accepted.





Job Opportunity: Mountain Heritage Trust

Collections Manager
Term: 1 year (maternity cover), with initial 3 month probationary period
Start date: First half of July 2018
Hours: 35 hours per week (Monday-Friday) with occasional weekend or evening meetings
Location: Blencathra Field Centre, Threlkeld, Cumbria, CA12 4SG, with travel to other locations on an ad hoc basis

Reporting to: Chair of MHT
Remuneration: £26,000/annum

Job summary

The Collections Manager is a key role for the Mountain Heritage Trust. As the only full-time professional member of staff, you will work with the Trust’s dedicated board of volunteer Trustees to support the growth and development of the Mountain Heritage Trust. An exciting and varied role, you will be responsible for managing the Trust’s collections; curating exhibitions and displays; acting as a professional archives advisor to associated clubs and organisations; as well as managing staff and volunteers.

Main Activities and Responsibilities

  • To ensure long-term preservation of archives and artefacts held by the Trust by controlling environment and security factors over four sites
  • To be responsible for processing new accessions and updating existing catalogue entries in accordance with international standards
  • To ensure appropriate insurance provision
  • To review and update policy and process documentation
  • To undertake survey visits and produce reports for the Trustees
  • To manage the records produced by the Trust and attend Board meetings
  • To manage the MHT Administrator, Learning and Engagement Officer and Volunteers
  • To communicate/network with a range of organisations, nationally and internationally
  • To answer enquiries and provide assistance/advice wherever possible
  • To act as press liaison circulating key information and responding to press enquiries
  • To keep abreast of professional and specialist developments through a variety of activities and membership of appropriate bodies, and to promote the work of the Trust externally including through publications, talks and visits; to take personal responsibility for and participate in professional training and development opportunities
  • To assume responsibility for special projects/areas of activity as agreed with the Trustees
  • To work with individual Trustees on activities relating to their specific areas of responsibility

To support Trustees with fundraising activities

For more information visit the job page.


Informal enquiries may be directed to Kelda Roe, Collections Manager via email: Or telephone during office hours (Monday-Friday 9am-4pm): 0770 913 5285

Job Opportunity: Victoria Baths

Operations Coordinator (permanent position)
Salary £12,397 (pro rata of a full-time salary of £20,661)
21 hours per week

Victoria Baths, Manchester is an historic swimming pool which the Trust aims to restore. Meanwhile, it operates as a heritage visitor centre, events, arts and weddings venue.

The Trust wish to appoint a permanent Operations Coordinator starting in May 2018. The post holder will encourage and enable people to support Victoria Baths through volunteering, whilst also managing all aspects of the pop-up Tea Room, which currently operates during our Open Days and Wednesday public tour days.

You will need to be a team player with experience of recruiting, organising, supervising and motivating volunteers and have excellent interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to work independently. Relevant catering experience is desirable.

The job description, person specification and application form are available on the Victoria Baths website in the Restoration section, including details of how to apply can be found here.

Closing date: Wednesday 21 March 2018, 5pm Interviews: Monday 2nd April.

Paid Placement Opportunity: The Whitworth

The Whitworth is looking for two emerging artists, or practitioners who are interested in developing their technical skills.

In association with the Whitworth’s Isaac Julien: Ten Thousand Waves exhibition, the Gallery is offering a placement for two young people interested in learning about, and gaining hands-on experience in a cultural organisation. The programme of work will focus on the behind-the-scenes and technical aspects of work for the Isaac Julien: Ten Thousand Waves exhibition and programme. 

What you will do:

Using your existing practical skills as an artist or technician, you will assist internal and external technicians with the planning and delivery of aspects of the technical installation of the Isaac Julien: Ten Thousand Waves exhibition 

Working collaboratively with gallery staff to develop your own practical capabilities you will also support associated events and programming

Learn new skills via a dedicated ‘Master-class’

Attend the WYC collective group and reflect on the experiences and skills you have developed to inspire your peers

Who you are:

You are an emerging artist or technician aged 25 or under 

Have a connection, understanding or interest in contemporary art, and in particular audio visual installations 

You will have a willingness to assist with a variety of manual and practical tasks

You have an interest and ability to engage young people aged 15-25 from all backgrounds 

You are interested in working collaboratively, in partnership with experienced practitioners and young people across art forms 

You are able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends

We are committed to building a culturally diverse institution where everyone can flourish and feel valued by their contribution and individuality. Our policies and practices are designed to encourage talented  people, whatever their background to work here. All appointments will be made on merit. 


£1,000 for approximately 10 days work 19 March–13 April 2018 (2-3 days per week)

To apply:

Please include your current CV and a short expression of interest letter saying why you want to join us to: by 10am Friday 2nd March. Interviews to be held 9th March with a start date of week beginning 19th March.

Students are welcome to apply, but may not be eligible to receive a fee.

Job Opportunities: People’s History Museum

Head of Business Development
Salary: c. £30,000 plus Greater Manchester Pension Fund membership
Contract: Four years (with possible extension)
Hours: Full time, 35 hours
Closing date: 9am 12th March 2018
Interview date: 20th or 21st March 2018

Are you looking for an exciting new senior management opportunity leading a diverse Business Development Team? Are you dynamic, enthusiastic, experienced and able to think creatively about business development within a values driven organisation?

The People’s History Museum (PHM) is seeking to appoint a Head of Business Development who will sit within the museum’s Senior Management Team (SMT) as the museum becomes an Arts Council NPO for the first time.

This is an exciting time for a business development professional to join the team. With a new Business Plan in place for 2018-2022 the museum is ambitious for the future and looking to maximise the impact of all of its business development activities. The museum is implementing a new programme-led approach and you and your team will make the most of the fundraising, income generation, communications and digital opportunities this new approach creates over the coming four years.


Executive Assistant
Salary: c. £20,000 plus Greater Manchester Pension Fund membership
Contract: Two years (with possible extension)
Hours: Full time, 35 hours
Closing date: 9am 12th March 2018
Interview date: 20th or 21st March 2018

Are you looking for a new administrative or executive opportunity within the museums, arts and culture sector, working as part of a passionate and enthusiastic team?

The People’s History Museum (PHM) is looking to appoint a highly professional, organised and friendly Executive Assistant to support the Director and Senior Management Team (SMT).

This is a new post created to provide administrative and executive support to SMT at an exciting time for the museum. Becoming an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) for the first time and with a new Business Plan in place for 2018-2022 the museum is incredibly ambitious for the future.

You will be responsible for a wide range of administrative and executive tasks as required by the team, including:

  • The administration and organisation of the museum’s Board of Trustees meetings, Trading Company Board meetings and Audit & Risk Committee meetings
  • Assistance with fundraising and business development as set out in the museum’s Business Plan and Fundraising Strategy
  • Support with the monitoring and reporting required for each of the museum’s main funders and stakeholders, as well as maintaining relationships with stakeholders through effective communications and timely reporting

For further details and to download the job descriptions please go to

For enquires relating to either post, please contact Katy Ashton, Director at or 0161 838 9190.


Job Opportunity: National Justice Museum

Casual Education Facilitator
Manchester / Lancashire
Job Type: Casual contract
Salary: £7.80 per hour

Responsible to: Learning Manager
Closing Date: 16th March 2018

The National Justice Museum is seeking enthusiastic and committed casual delivery staff to join its expanding learning team in Manchester and Lancashire, delivering high quality learning sessions in courtrooms at various locations. You will have experience of working with people in a teaching or education environment, have excellent communication skills and be able to motivate and inspire the young people you work with.

National Justice Museum Education is a leading provider of cultural learning experiences related to law and justice. Using real and historic courtrooms in Manchester, Lancashire, Nottingham and London, it is an education charity that seeks to provide opportunities for all to learn about the law. The education programmes offered at these locations provide unique learning experiences to inspire and motivate young people to learn from the past, act in the present and change their future. It offers a broad range of courtroom workshops, engaging with learners from KS1 to university level.

Please visit the website for more details:

Casual education facilitators in the North West are responsible for delivering learning sessions in the National Justice Museum at either the Crown Court, Manchester, the Police Museum, Manchester or Burnley Combined Courts.

To apply, please read the job description and person specification ManchesterNational Justice Museum Casual Education Facilitator role profile and JD (003) and send a covering letter illustrating how your experience and skills meet the role with an up-to-date CV. For further information and completed applications please email either Kath Downs or Gill Brailey:


Job Opportunity: Lakeland Arts

HR Development Manager
£29,000 – £32,000 depending on experience
Duration: Full Time 2 year fixed term contract (with the opportunity to extend)
Location: You will be required to visit all Lakeland Arts sites, and will be based at Blackwell/Windermere Jetty
Closing date: Tuesday 6 March 2018
Interview date: Thursday 15 March 2018

If you want to help shape the future of Lakeland Arts, are passionate about recruiting and developing staff and volunteers, and want to be part of the largest Heritage Lottery Funded project in the north of England please read on.

Lakeland Arts is seeking a HR professional who is seeking a new challenge, working to open the Lake District’s major visitor attraction Windermere Jetty, Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories, and make Lakeland Arts an employer of choice.

As an ambitious arts and heritage trust, it already operates Blackwell the Arts and Crafts House, and Abbot Hall Art Gallery and Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry with a team of 60 plus colleagues. When Windermere Jetty opens its doors later this year, this team of colleagues will grow significantly. Lakeland Arts is seeking a committed individual to develop recruitment, training and development plans as well as modernise the Trust’s people management ways of working.

In reward you will be an integral part of the opening of a new piece of history for Cumbria.

For further details see the recruitment pack HR Development Manager Recruitment Pack 2018 or at

Freelance Opportunity: VisitEngland

Quality Assessor
Fees – £138, £168 or £230 depending on the size of the attraction concerned

VisitEngland Assessment Services invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced visitor attraction and tourism industry professionals to join its part-time self-employed freelance assessor team to work on the high profile Quality Assured Visitor Attraction, Racecourse, Motorway Service Area and Pubs accreditation schemes.

The successful candidates will have an in-depth practical and theoretical understanding of the UK visitor attraction and tourism industry demonstrated by extensive recent work experience at a visitor attraction or similar tourism business and will undertake an annual allocation of quality assessment visits according to scheme guidelines and standards. A full clean driving license with access to own transport and vehicle insurance for business use is essential as is a personal computer, telephone and office equipment to deliver work as required for the role.

We are particularly seeking applications from candidates to work regionally in the North West of England (Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cumbria) and the South West of England (Avon, Gloucestershire, Somerset).

A full job description outlining the key skills, experience and attributes required is available here.

Applications in the form of a full CV and covering letter should be submitted by e-mail to: by 5:00pm on Wednesday 21 February 2018.

It is anticipated interviews and a selection centre for short-listed candidates will take place in Lincolnshire on Thursday 8 March 2018. Successful applicants will be expected to be available for an Assessor Conference in Basingstoke on 19 & 20 March 2018 followed by initial training from 1 April 2018.

VisitEngland Quality Assessment Services,
The AA, Fanum House, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 4EA Telephone: 01256 491111

VisitEngland Assessment Services is managed by AA Hotel and Hospitality Services under contract to VisitEngland.

Job Opportunity: Culture Syndicates

Projects Officer
Salary: £18,000 pro rata (£10,800 for 21 hours per week)
Contract length: ongoing
Anticipated start date: 1st June 2018

Culture Syndicates is seeking an innovative and efficient individual to work with the Head of Projects to deliver our services.

You will have experience in the cultural sector, with the proven ability to lead a team to complete cultural projects. This can be in a paid or voluntary capacity.

Our team at Culture Syndicates are dynamic and forward thinking, seeking and creating opportunities to fulfil our social mission to ‘enable culture’ and ‘build employability.’ We are seeking someone who is entrepreneurial and full of creative ideas to push the sector, and our sales, forward within the remit of Culture Syndicates’ business plan. You will be able to create opportunities to generate income, building excellent relationships with existing and potential clients. You will view networking as a vital part of your role and professional integrity, using your strong industry awareness to maintain up to date information to inform new opportunities. You will also work conscientiously, ensuring you meet deadlines and provide a high quality of service to their team, clients and stakeholders.

Your role will vary from day to day, as Culture Syndicates’ portfolio of projects reflects the needs of our diverse clients. You will be responsible for smaller and more straight-forward projects (usually with budgets around £2,000, up to £10,000), managing our team of freelance Heritage Assistants to deliver projects. One week, for example, you may be:

• Running a team to gather audience data at a museum
• Helping to create a project plan and a budget to support a tendering application for new work
• Attending a networking event to learn more about the industry and promote Culture Syndicates’ services
• Reporting to a client on project progress
• Making the most of down time to research the latest changes to the funding landscape to create new opportunities with existing contacts

To apply for the role, please complete the Application Form and return it by the closing date.

The Application Form and further information can be found here.

CVs will not be accepted.

Culture Syndicates are committed to opening opportunities to more people. If you would like to discuss the role, please contact Charlotte Pratley on 07456661337 or

Closing date: midnight on Monday 26th February 2018
Interview date: Friday 9th March 2018

Freelance Opportunity: Paintings in Hospitals

Freelance Opportunity: Loans Coordinator
(London & South East)
Contract: 24 months+, 30 hours per week (estimate). The role may include some evening and weekend hours.
Fee: £1,300 – £1,500 per month depending on experience, exclusive of travel expenses

From Paintings in Hospitals:

Do you believe art can have an impact on our wellbeing? Are you able to convince other people of the value of art? Would you like to see more art in health and social care spaces in London & South East?  If so, then this challenging role is for you! 

Paintings in Hospitals is seeking a Loans Coordinator to provide an outstanding loan service across London & the South East that promotes health, wellbeing and empowerment for all.

Based in London Bridge (2 days a week) and then working from home and at partner sites, you will help us grow the number of new care partners using our loan services, whilst providing excellent guidance and assistance to our current partners. As part of this, you will develop and deliver innovative engagement activities with service-users, patients and staff from new and existing care partners, leading to sites borrowing artworks from the collection. You will be responsible for renewing current loans and will support the care and display of artworks in the region. You will have an understanding of the ways in which Paintings in Hospitals’ services improve health and wellbeing.

Our successful candidate will have two years’ experience brokering and maintaining partnerships with organisations; a track record of promoting or selling art to non-art audiences; outstanding communication skills; knowledge of the health and social care, and a passion for visual arts. A motivated and determined individual, you will be results-driven with a track record of consistently meeting or exceeding targets and a strong desire to help people. You will have the organisational skills to prioritise and manage a challenging and diverse workload, and the ability to relate to people from a wide range of backgrounds. 

A full copy of the role description can be downloaded here.

To apply, please click here.

Application deadline: Thursday 1st March, 12pm