Category: Job oppotunities

Job Opportunity: Vintage Trains, Tyseley

Development Administrator
Salary:  c £20,000 p.a.

Vintage Trains is a charity established to preserve and operate our collection of heritage steam locomotives, rolling stock on the national railway network as a tourist attraction. We open our depot to the public for special events and open days two weekends a year and for some pre-booked parties. We also offer a vital contract engineering service to Britain’s heritage railway industry.

We are currently planning a series of major development projects, in order to achieve our long term vision and masterplan. These projects include improvements to our engineering, maintenance and servicing facilities, the development of our public facilities at our Tyseley depot and the operation of a broader programme of steam trains on the national railway network.

The Development Administrator will work with our project teams to support the proper administration of the projects and will coordinate the fundraising programmes across Vintage Trains to ensure that the needs of the organisation and its stakeholders are met. Particular emphasis will be placed on the development and implementation of our fundraising strategy to enable us to achieve our vision for the future.

The Candidate:

This is an ideal opportunity for someone who has experience of working in an administration setting or in the fundraising sector. Computer literacy is essential along with excellent written and spoken communication skills. The best candidate will be able to demonstrate good organisational skills and effective leadership and team working, with the ability to make decisions, set prioritise and organise work schedules. An interest in or knowledge of the Greater Birmingham region and railway operating would be an advantage.

The principal location for administrative tasks will be Vintage Trains’ Headquarters at Tyseley Locomotive Works but the DA will be expected to travel with some of our trains, carry out off site outreach work. Some weekend and out of hours working may be required.

Please send a CV and covering letter to Helen Ashby, Vintage Trains, c/o 141 Manor Drive North, York YO26 5SD. Email: helen.ashby23@sky.com.

A full job description can be supplied by email on request to the above.

Closing date: Tuesday 10th October 2017

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Job Opportunity: Association of Independent Museums (AIM)

Job title: Director
Salary: £50,000 p.a. (possibility of more for an exceptional candidate)
Hours of work: Full-time
Location: The post holder can be based anywhere in the UK but extensive travel is required, especially to London

AIM is recruiting for a new Director, who will make a significant contribution to the cultural life of the UK, and in particular, support its thriving independent museums.

The Association of Independent Museums, AIM, supports and champions independent museums, galleries and heritage organisations in the UK – helping them to achieve their purposes and ensuring their needs are recognised and addressed by policy makers, funders and other organisations working in the sector.

As AIM continues to grow its membership, embarks on a renewed relationship with Arts Council England as well as partners in other UK countries, and gains increased influence with national policy-makers, it is both a timely and exciting point to join AIM as its new Director.

AIM is looking for an experienced, practical leader, ideally with a sound grasp of the challenges facing independent museums, relevant contemporary networks and the ability to engage effectively with our diverse membership and national stakeholders, to lead AIM, with the support of its Board, during its next phase of development, and to even greater success.

AIM welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Closing date: 11 October 2017 

For further information and details of how to apply, please visit:

https://www.aim-museums.co.uk/aim-vacancy-director/

Job Opportunities

South East Museum Development Manager
Closing date: 10th October
Job type: Fixed Term till 2022
Salary: £34,538 – £37,306

An exciting opportunity has arisen to lead the South East Museum Development Programme into a new round of funding from 2018-2022. This Arts Council England funded position will require a dynamic individual who can manage the transition into a new programme, and deliver a successful programme with sector partners to museums in collaboration with our highly experienced team.

The South East Museum Development Programme provides specialised support enabling the region’s museums to evolve and flourish. The skilled team provide professional on the ground support to museums which is highly valued by the sector.

This current funded programme will be completed on the 31st March 2018 but has recently been successful in its application to Arts Council England for sector Support Organisation (SSO) funding for 2018-22 following a competitive nationwide process.

The team are now looking for someone with substantial experience of working within a museums/cultural environment, to lead the established team through the transition into the new programme. The manager will also be responsible for delivering a successful programme against the approved business plan, and will have proven experience of financial management, fundraising and income generation. The role will represent the South East programme at regional and national meetings, and lead on strategic partnerships

To find out more about South East Museum Development visit our website www.southeastmuseums.gov.uk

To apply for the role, click here.


Project Officer Northampton – Museum of London Archaeology
Closing date: 1st October
Job type: Full time – permanent
Salary: £26,800 – £28,800

We are looking for Project Officers to join our expanding team in Northampton during a period of sustained business growth based from either the Northampton or London office. We have a diverse and interesting portfolio of exciting projects throughout the UK and an expanding client base.

The role will be based in the MOLA Northampton office and at project sites as required, so a level of flexibility to work away is required.

The role

The Project Officer will be responsible for medium to large projects primarily involving excavation and post-fieldwork analysis, reporting and publication but could also include evaluation, survey work and building recording.

The successful candidate will have proven extensive and relevant experience within commercial archaeology.  They will have good prioritising and organisational skills in running archaeological fieldwork and post-excavation projects, with an ability to work to fixed timescales and deadlines.  They will be able to provide evidence of clarity in both written and spoken communication and be able to liaise effectively with colleagues, clients, and planning archaeologists.  They will have sound understanding of archaeological project costing and budgets. 

The ideal person will already be working in a project supervisory capacity and this could provide an ideal opportunity for someone looking move to the next stage of their career.  Training and mentoring would be provided for the right candidate with the ambition to move their career forward as part of MOLA’s commitment to career development.

For more details and to apply, please click here.


Retail Assistant – Kedleston Hall
Closing Date: 10th October
Job type: Permanent, 728 hours per year
Salary: £5,460

With your love of working with people and desire to provide an excellent service, you’ll acknowledge, welcome and engage every visitor, offering them help and advice with their purchases. This means maintaining a thorough knowledge of our products, so you’re always on hand to help, and by ensuring that all stock is correctly priced and the shop is maintained to a high standard.

As a key member of our retail team, you’ll maximise the profit and sales generated at our special place, by ensuring that every opportunity is taken to increase our sales and average customer spend. When interacting with our customers, you’ll inform them of the amazing work we are doing, and what their money is funding – whether this is financing local projects or promoting our national strategy, cause and membership offer.

For more information and to apply, please click here.


Visitor Experience Officer – Lincoln Castle
Closing date: 24th September
Job type: Permanent, 15 hours pw
Salary: £15,807- £17,419

We are looking for a dynamic Visitor Experience Officer to join our existing award winning frontline team.  This is a great opportunity – you’ll help deliver an exceptional visitor experience through your high standards of customer service across all aspects of our operation.

‘Wow!’ ‘What a fantastic day out!’ These are the sort of reactions that we love to hear at Lincoln Castle. If you love hearing them too and want to help visitors have a brilliant time this is a perfect opportunity for you.

Working with a great team, you’ll welcome visitors and help them to explore the site and talk to them about the Castle’s rich and wonderful history. You’ll demonstrate excellent people skills and put these into practice selling admission tickets, and working in our shop and exhibition spaces. You’ll have experience in customer service and sales, a great eye for detail and a genuine interest in Lincoln Castle and the visitor attraction industry. Lincoln Castle is a truly unique place to work but this will be a demanding role and you will need to be confident working to performance targets. Above all else, you will make sure that every single person who visits the site has an unforgettable experience and will want to come back and visit us time and time again.

For more information and to apply for the job, please click here.

Job Opportunities

Cravendale District Council
Great Places Programme Manager
£36,379 – £39,177 per annum
Relocation Package Available
Fixed Term until end March 2020

Cravendale District Council  are looking for a Programme Manager to develop a range of initiatives and activities across business, education, digital and the creative sectors to retain and attract younger people to live and work in our Great Place, the rural corridor linking Skipton / the Yorkshire Dales in the south and Grasmere / the Lake District in the north.

Craven District Council, in partnership with South Lakeland District Council, Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority and the Lake District National Park Authority have been successful in gaining funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund / Arts Council England for the project Great Place: Crossing the Watersheds.

You will be outward looking, experimental and exploratory, to see how the distinctiveness of our beautiful rural place with its exceptional quality of life can both retain and attract a new generation of dynamic individuals that will drive forward the future economy of our rural communities and contribute to the resilience of our culture, economy and communities.

You will be based in Skipton, voted one of the best places to live in the UK, and your role will focus along the rural corridor linking Skipton (Craven) in the south and Grasmere (South Lakeland) in the north, including the market towns and rural hinterlands, extending into both the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks.

You will be supported in this post by a core Board of creative professionals, working alongside economic development, local authority and national park colleagues.  This is a transformative, exciting and wide ranging role with many challenges and opportunities.

The successful applicant maybe entitled to relocation support up to £5,000 subject to the terms of the word icon Relocation Policy [63kb].

For an informal chat about the role please call David Smurthwaite on 01756 706409 or Catherine Johnson on 01756 706408.

For the full info about the role please click here.

Closing Date:  25th September 2017
Interview Date: TBA


Cravendale District Council
Great Places Programme Support Officer
£22,398 – £24,964 per annum
Fixed Term until end March 2020

You will be responsible for supporting and assisting the Great Place Programme Manager with the overall management and successful delivery of the Great Place: Crossing the Watersheds Programme. Your role will be wide ranging and will include social media, financial administration, setting up meetings, taking minutes and managing evaluation.  You will be used to working with senior executives and also on your own initiative.  You will need to be efficient and personable.

You will be office based in Skipton, North Yorkshire – a beautiful rural area with an exceptional quality of life.

You will be working alongside economic development, local authority and national park colleagues.  This is a transformative, exciting, wide ranging role with many challenges and opportunities.

For an informal chat about the role please call David Smurthwaite on 01756 706409 or Catherine Johnson on 01756 706408.

For the full info about the role please click here.

Closing Date:  25th September 2017
Interview Date:  TBA


Lakeland Arts
Head of Curatorial
£28,000 – £32,000
Location: All Lakeland Arts sites 

The successful post holder will have the opportunity to shape the future of the programme working closely with the Director of Programming and Head of Learning.

At Abbot Hall Art Gallery and Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House you will be responsible for influencing, developing and planning the nationally recognised programme.

Working with the existing highly qualified team you will provide leadership and guidance whilst managing team skills and knowledge at the Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories and the Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry.

Purpose and key objectives

A key member of the Senior Management Team (SMT), Head of Curatorial will be responsible for the management, development and delivery of ambitious exhibitions and the care, research, development and display of Lakeland Arts’ (LA) nationally recognised collection from initiating proposals to completion of projects in partnership with the Director of Programming. You will manage the curatorial team achieving and maintaining the highest professional standards through staff development and support.

For the full details and info on how to apply please see the job pack.

Make a difference – become a Trustee with Kiplin Hall

Make a difference – become a Trustee with Kiplin Hall

Kiplin Hall in North Yorkshire is recruiting trustees to join the friendly and dedicated Board which oversees the management of this intriguing Jacobean house. The house was built in the 1620s for George Calvert, Secretary of State to James I and founder of the US state of Maryland, and retains links with the state to this day. A member of the Historic Houses Association, the house and gardens are open to visitors and recently featured in Tony Robinson’s highly acclaimed Coast to Coast television series.

We are particularly seeking trustees with skills and experience in finance, business, managing visitor attractions and curation/collections management, to help oversee the continued development of the Hall and gardens. With the support of Heritage Lottery Funding, we are further enhancing the service and experience offered to visitors, as well as reviewing our working practices internally to ensure Kiplin Hall is sustainable and resilient for the future. We are looking to grow our Board of trustees to help guide us through this exciting period of change and transition.

If you are interested in becoming a trustee at Kiplin Hall, you can find out more about the role and how to apply at www.kiplinhall.co.uk. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 4th October.

Freelance Opportunity: Sefton Library Service

Beyond the War Memorials – the stories behind the men listed on Sefton’s Civic War Memorials.

Freelance Researcher – £4250 + VAT – total fee including all travel costs and expenses

This is a Fixed Term Opportunity for a 4month period, completed over 17 days’ work delivered flexibly as required.

We are looking for an enthusiastic freelance researcher  who has the skills, experience and enthusiasm to undertake a piece of research on Sefton’s Civic War memorials.

You will research and write the history of the 11 civic war memorials in Sefton with a view to this being published on a website.

Working with volunteers and schools, you will find the stories behind the names on the war memorials including personal stories before the war, military records, manner and time of death. Where available, you will collate photographs and addresses of the fallen.

You will run a series of educational sessions with schools about the research being undertaken.

You will create a training plan to equip volunteers with the skills and knowledge to support the research with children.

Working with a web designer, you will support the collation of information and development of a website and digital map

Previous experience and knowledge of researching First World War records is desirable.

Closing Date: 12 noon, 06 Oct 2017

For the research brief please click here.

To request background information, make project enquiries and to submit your application please contact:

Dave Ewing – Senior Development Manager, Information and Heritage, Sefton Library Service, C/O Crosby Library Crosby Road North, Waterloo. L22 0LQ 0151 934 4890 dave.ewing@sefton.gov.uk

Consultancy Opportunity: People’s History Museum

Digital Policy and Plan

People’s History Museum (PHM) are seeking to appoint a consultant/consultancy to research, develop and write a Digital Policy and Plan for the PHM in Manchester.

Funded through Arts Council England Resilience.

Please visit the People’s History Museum website for more information. 

Proposal deadline: Friday 15 September 2017

Job Opportunity: Salford Museum and Art Gallery

Following receipt of a grant from Booth Charities Salford are looking for an experienced freelance archivist to complete the first stage of our Pilkington’s factory archive project.

The Pilkington’s factory archive was acquired by Salford Community Leisure Ltd following the closure of the Clifton site in 2010 and we are looking for an enthusiastic archivist to catalogue the collection to archival standards.

The archive is based at Salford Museum & Art Gallery where the work would be carried out. The flat fee for the work is £8,700 and work must be completed no later than 31st March 2018.

Please complete a CV and covering letter showing how you meet the essential and desirable criteria of the post and send to ceri.horrocks@scll.co.uk(link sends e-mail).

If you would like confirmation of receipt of your application please attach a read receipt.

Closing date: Wednesday 20th September 2017, 5.00pm
Interview date: Wednesday 4th October 2017

Job Opportunity: Vintage Trains, Tyseley

Volunteer Coordinator
Salary:  c £20,000 p.a.

Vintage Trains is a charity established to preserve and operate our collection of heritage steam locomotives, rolling stock on the national railway network as a tourist attraction. We open our depot to the public for special events and open days two weekends a year and for some pre-booked parties. We also offer a vital contract engineering service to Britain’s heritage railway industry.

We rely heavily on volunteers to work alongside our paid staff. A whole range of activities is undertaken to restore, repair, operate, plan, organise, administer, manage and direct activities to ensure that a day out with Vintage Trains is an enjoyable, fulfilling and safe experience for all our visitors and staff.

The Volunteer Coordinator will manage all elements of volunteering across Vintage Trains to ensure that the needs of the organisation and those of the volunteers are met. Particular emphasis will be place on the development and implementation of a new volunteering strategy and growing the volunteer programme, to enable us to achieve our vision for the future.

The Candidate:

This is an ideal opportunity for someone who has experience of working in the volunteer sector and in particular of managing volunteers. Computer literacy is essential along with excellent written and spoken communication skills. The best candidate will be able to demonstrate good organisational skills and effective leadership and team working, with the ability to make decisions, set prioritise and organise work schedules. An interest in or knowledge of the Greater Birmingham region and railway operating would be an advantage.

The principal location for administrative tasks will be Vintage Trains’ Headquarters at Tyseley Locomotive Works but the VC will be expected to travel with some of our trains, carry out off site outreach work. Some weekend and out of hours working may be required.

Please send a CV and covering letter to Helen Ashby, Vintage Trains, c/o 141 Manor Drive North, York YO26 5SD. Email: helen.ashby23@sky.com.

A full job description can be supplied by email on request to the above.

Closing date:      20 September 2017

Interviews will be held between 3 and 13 October 2017.

Job Opportunity: Tullie House, Carlisle

Curatorial Manager

£25,591 – £27,768 full-time
Permanent

Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Trust is a leading independent regional museum welcoming over 250,000 visitors every year and, as part of the Cumbria Museum Consortium we are one of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisations. Our stunning collections cover Fine & Decorative Art, Natural Science, Social History and Archaeology. Highlights include one of the largest collections of pre-Raphaelite artwork in the north of England, Roman material of international importance that centres on Hadrian’s Wall (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and a huge collection of specimens that represent the flora and fauna of Cumbria, the most bio-diverse county in England.

In 2016 we launched a new Museum Manifesto. The primary pillars of this Manifesto are to create a museum fit for the 21st century, a museum that has something to say about Carlisle, Cumbria and the world in which we live; a museum that unleashes creativity and invites co- creation; a museum which is collections based, curatorially informed and audience focussed; a museum with a human face providing a third space anchoring community life.

Purpose of the Role

The core purpose of this role is to lead, motivate and develop the Curatorial Team to manage the care and preservation of the collections to the highest possible standards and, crucially, increase access to collections. This will involve effective communication and greater collaboration with the Learning Team to increase engagement opportunities for key audiences including school groups, families, young people and vulnerable adults.

As part of this role you will also develop and refresh permanent displays using the collections in innovative and inspiring ways, and work in partnership with the Exhibitions Team to deliver an outstanding programme of temporary exhibitions and accompanying events programme, including Member events.

This role will provide you with an exciting opportunity to be part of a major culture change within the organisation, ensuring community engagement and financial sustainability are at the heart of all activity within your team. We want our Curatorial Team to be outward facing and audience focussed, and, under the guidance of the Head of Collections & Learning, it will be your responsibility to motivate and manage your staff to fulfil this remit and make the most of their skills and expertise.

For the full job description click here.

Application Process

If you are inspired by the role and would like to apply for the position, please familiarise yourself with the Job Description as part of the application pack and return a completed application form to Helen Askew, HR & Volunteer Advisor at helen.askew@tulliehouse.org, by 4pm Thursday 14th September with interview taking place on Thursday 21st September.

Interviews will be held at Tullie House, this will be confirmed.

If you have any further questions please feel free to call Helen Askew HR & Volunteer Advisor 01228 618779