Category: Job oppotunities

Job Opportunity: The John Rylands Library

Visitor Engagement Coordinator (Reception and Retail) (Maternity Cover)
The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester Library
Closing Date : 27/07/2017
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Duration : 1 October 2017 until 1 September 2018
Salary : £26,052 to £30,175 per annum according to experience

The John Rylands Library is looking for a Visitor Engagement Coordinator (Reception and Retail) to maintain and lead the Library’s retail offer and deliver world-class visitor engagement. With excellent experience of managing a team and managing a retail offer with collections at its heart, you will play a key role in the Library’s welcome and engagement of visitors over a 7 day operation. You will ensure the Library’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system is utilised to engage with our audiences and support the delivery of the Library’s public programme in collaboration with the Visitor Engagement Coordinator (Public Programmes). This is a varied role which includes working with colleagues from across The University of Manchester to deliver both visitor engagement and a retail offer in line with Library Strategy.

The John Rylands Library is part of the University of Manchester Library and is also home to the John Rylands Research Institute. It welcomes over 250,000 visitors a year who come to visit our shop, enjoy the building, collections and participate in the Library’s programmes. The Library is also used by researchers and students, who access collections and use the unique surroundings for study.

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Job Opportunities: Port Sunlight Village Trust

These are exciting times for Port Sunlight Village Trust (PSVT). We are two years into an ongoing transformational change programme to modernise all areas of our business. We are seeking to build our team and have six vacancies, all new posts:

Visitor Experience Manager
Heritage Directorate
Salary c.£25,000 per annum
Full time, permanent contract

You will develop and manage the visitor experience within the village, maximise income from visitors and other commercial activity, grow and diversify audiences, and raise the profile of Port Sunlight.

 Business Support Officer
Heritage Directorate
Salary £18,000-£20,000 per annum
Full time, permanent contract

You will support our commercial activity including holiday lets, group packages, land and venue hire, fundraising, and retail and catering. You will promote a customer-focused approach to doing business, and ensure compliance.

Visitor Services Assistant
Heritage Directorate
Salary £7.69 per hour (2 days, weekends)

You will support our strategy to maximise income from ticket sales for the visitor experience and public programmes, and retail sales for the gift shop. This is a customer-facing role based at Port Sunlight Museum.

Business Support Officer
Corporate Services Directorate
Salary £18,000-£20,000 per annum
Full time, permanent contract

You will provide administrative support to the HR function including recruitment, training & development, and driving staff engagement through internal communications. You will champion our customer service standards to ensure excellent customer service.

Accounts Administrator
Corporate Services Directorate
£10,500 per annum (3 days)
Part-time, permanent contract

You will support the processing of the purchase and sales ledger and other financial transactions. You will also ensure that all information is recorded accurately and in a timely manner.

 Customer Services Administrator
Operations Directorate
Salary £16,000-£19,000 per annum
Full time, permanent contract

You will be responsible for delivering a high quality reception service for all our customers. You will also perform basic administrative tasks to ensure the smooth running of our offices.

For more information contact the Trust office, by phone 0151 644 4800 or email 

Application packs are available upon request. Please note CVs will not be accepted. The closing date for completed applications is 10am on Wednesday 2nd August. Interviews will be held from week commencing 7th August onwards.

PSVT vacancies July 2017

Job Opportunity: Homotopia Festival

Homotopia Festival Project Manager
£22k pro rata
July – November       30 hours (starting late July/early August)
30 hours across 4 days per week

Homotopia is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England. This is an exciting opportunity to join a unique cultural organisation with an international profile.

Homotopia champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives.

Homotopia produces year round engagement programmes and produces an internationally renowned arts festival every November. The organisation also has a groundbreaking social justice and heritage programme throughout the year & commissions a range of activities across the arts and museums – from theatre to digital art, to dance, live art & music to literature.


 Job description  

The role will provide organisational, curatorial and administrative support to the Artistic Director and coordinate the preparation and delivery of Homotopia Festival in Liverpool November 2017.

You will be part of a highly skilled team and will be based between the Homotopia office and occasionally work on site at various performance venues. You will be expected to work with a team of other freelancers including marketing, PR, videographer and finance officer both at the office and off site.

You will be computer literate, highly organised with excellent attention to detail.

The ability to prioritise and juggle multiple priorities & exercise effective judgement when managing tasks.

You will have first-rate interpersonal and communication skills – both speaking and in writing – and the ability to communicate in a confident and engaging manner at all levels. You will be an enthusiastic & proactive individual.

It is highly desirable that you will have strong marketing skills, an interest in popular culture, cultural diversity and the arts.

The role will be a fully interconnected structure that relies on collaboration, flexibility and the ability to operate within both formal and informal reporting relationships.

Dynamic, self-starter and strong initiative.

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Job Opportunity: Manchester Museum

Secondary and Post 16 Science Coordinator
Closing date – 17/07/2017 d/m/y
Salary – £25,062 to £29,847 per annum
Fixed term until 10th July 2020

Manchester Museum, one of the UK’s leading regional museums has an exciting career opportunity and invites applications for the role of Secondary and Post 16 Science Coordinator.

As part of the Learning and Engagement team, you will be responsible for the development and coordination of science programmes and resources for secondary schools and colleges, as part of the Real Life Science programme, ensuring that these programmes are evaluated to a high standard and reflect the University-wide Widening Participation agenda.

You will work closely with staff from the University’s Science Faculties, Widening Participation staff, curatorial staff, teachers and regional museum colleagues to develop, coordinate, and deliver the Real Life Science programme, as well as sustaining and developing these partnerships.

With teaching, further qualification or experience developing and delivering science-based training (ideally in a museum or gallery environment) you will have a thorough knowledge of the science curriculum and developments in Secondary and Post-16 learning.

You will have excellent oral and written communication skills, together with creativity in generating new partnerships, projects and programmes.

Interviews are expected to take place on 26 and 27 July 2017.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. As we are committed to the principles of the Race Equality Charter Mark, we would particularly welcome applications from men and the black and minority ethnic (BME) community, who are both currently under-represented at this level. All appointments will be made on merit.

Please note: this post is subject to appropriate DBS clearance

For further details or to apply via The University of Manchester website.

Job Opportunity: Museum of Science and Industry

Explainer Team Leader
Job reference – SMG00332
Application closing date – Sunday 23rd July
Salary – £23,695 per annum

Job description

Are you passionate about leading a team to deliver life enhancing learning experiences? At Science Museum Group, we are passionate about the interactive spaces our museums offer and aim to ‘think big’ when creating new, informal, learning activities which enhance our visitors learning experience and grow their science-capital.

To support this continued commitment of inspiring futures, the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester are looking for a passionate Explainer Team Leader to join the Learning and Public programmes department on a permanent basis.

In this role, you will be responsible for the daily running of our Explainer team, leading and motivating them to deliver inspirational, informal, learning experiences through shows, storytelling, live-action demonstrations and events, igniting our visitor’s curiosity with the science that shapes our modern world.

You will bring experience of managing and developing large, diverse, teams to ensure effective operational delivery of our public programme offering. You will harness your strong communication and time management skills to work on several projects, using your understanding of diverse audiences and learning needs of adults and young people to make sure we continue sharing authentic stories.

You will be offered excellent benefits, including 24 days holiday plus bank holidays, a contributory company pension scheme, an annual season ticket loan and numerous staff discounts whilst developing your career in a world class museum group.

To start your journey, please view the Vacancy Information Pack which provides you with details of the role and explains how to complete your supporting statement.

For more information click here.


Job Opportunity: Cheshire West and Chester Council

Fundraising Officer – Cultural Services
Salary: Grade 8 £25,694-£29,854 per annum
Job Type: Permanent
Hours Per Week: 37
Deadline: 17th July

Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWAC) brings a fresh and energetic approach to providing top quality services for its many customers and communities. West Cheshire is a place where everyone can Thrive – through core values of Teamwork, Honesty, Respect, Innovation, Value for Money and Empowerment.

The cultural services bring together museums, heritage, arts, events, archaeology, archives and local studies with the following shared vision:

“West Cheshire will be a place where culture transforms people’s lives. We will therefore create a Cultural Services that engage, inspire and enable people to express themselves and connect with others.”

CWAC are seeking a creative and ambitious fundraiser with a proven track record of generating income in the cultural sector. The successful candidate will lead the creation of a fundraising strategy, manage and develop existing funding relationships and help secure new sources of funding from a range of supporters. Identifying potential trusts and foundations and making funding applications in line with the priorities of the service to meet service targets will be an essential part of the role. The post will work with staff across the service and will need to be proactive and resourceful. Developing excellent relationships with external stakeholders will be critical and the postholder will need to be an outstanding communicator and networker.

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Job Opportunity: Venture Arts

Project Coordinator
Part-time, permanent (subject to 3-month probation period)
Salary £19,500 (pro rata)

We are entering an exciting period in our development and we have a fantastic opportunity to join our team. We are seeking a highly organised individual with a methodical approach to work, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. They will have at least 2 years’ experience of project coordination, and a working knowledge of evaluation methodologies. The Project Coordinator will have a strong passion for the arts and will work closely with our Studio Manager to coordinate, administrate and evaluate our in-house studio programmes, outreach programmes, exhibitions and events.

This post is for 3 days a week (18 hours, 9:30am-4:00pm) based at our studio office in Hulme with some travel in the Manchester area.

To apply please visit

Closing date: July 26th 2017, 5pm

Interviews will be held in the week beginning August 8th 2017

For further details contact Emma:

PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately we will not consider CVs

Job Opportunity: Lancashire Museums

Lancashire County Museums
Finds Liaison Assistant
Part-time, fixed term
Salary £16,491-£17,772 (pro rata)

This is a temporary six-month post based at Museum HQ, Preston.

To assist the Finds Liaison Officers (FLOs) with identification and recording of finds made by members of the public. This includes handling objects as well as entering data onto the Portable Antiquities Scheme’s database.

If you should like an informal discussion or any further information please contact Dot Boughton or Stuart Noon via e-mail: or

Find out more at:

Closing date: 18 August.

Shortlisting for this post will take place on 31 August with interviews being held on 8 September.

Job Opportunity: Macclesfield Museums

Jacquard Legacy Project Officer
Temporary, 18 months, full-time
37 hours per week
£23,472 per annum

Macclesfield Museums are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Project Officer to deliver the exciting Silk and the Jacquard Legacy project. Funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund, the project aims to work with varied audiences to explore how Macclesfield’s heritage of creativity and making remains relevant today and provide science and technology based learning opportunities.

The Project Officer will research, digitally document, redisplay and interpret the Jacquard and block printing collections, working with the community and volunteers to support this, including young people as co-curators.

The Project Officer will have collections management experience, have delivered partnership and community engagement programmes, and most importantly be imaginative, creative and inspiring in their approach.

For an application pack and further details please go to

Applications by CV, including 2 referees, to Sue Hughes The closing date is 11 August 2017.

Job Opportunity: Keswick Museum

Learning & Activity Co-ordinator
30 hours pw over 4 days to include working alternate weekends
Fixed term 12 months from September 2017
Reporting to the Curator
£16,600 pa 

Are you a creative, flexible and energetic individual able to deliver high quality, creative learning programmes and take responsibility regularly for supervising volunteers and our award winning museum? This is an excellent opportunity for an early career museum professional or someone with teaching experience.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and well organised Learning & Activity Co-ordinator to join our small, dynamic staff team. The post holder will develop and deliver formal and informal learning programmes at Keswick Museum and act as duty manager on alternative weekends. Get in touch for a chat with Curator, Sue Mackay 017687 73263 or email Tracy Henderson, Administrator, at for details and application form.’

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Closing date 5pm 2nd August, interviews 9th August