Category: Jobs

Job Opportunity: Art UK

North, Mid and West Wales Coordinator
Work from home
Part-time temporary post for 2 years
2 days a week / 0.4 FTE
Salary: £24,000 per annum (pro rata)
Travel expenses: up to £2,000 per year
25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays (pro rata)

Art UK Sculpture project post

  1. About Art UK

Art UK is a dynamic arts charity with a national and global reach. The charity’s mission is to open up art in public collections for enjoyment, learning and research. We do this through digitising artworks, telling the stories behind the art and creating exciting opportunities for public interaction with art both online and offline.

Our work contributes to the promotion and sustainability of the UK cultural sector and facilitates collaboration between cultural organisations and local and national communities. Successful partnership and collaboration are a hallmark of our organisation.

The Art UK website gives all public collections across the UK a shared digital infrastructure to showcase their artworks to audiences at home and abroad. The site was launched in February 2016, replacing an earlier offering hosted in partnership with the BBC known as Your Paintings. The BBC remains Art UK’s lead project partner in a relationship that goes back nine years.

On the Art UK website there are over 200,000 artworks from 3,200 collection venues across the UK. This is the work of 38,000 artists. Collections are also able to upload pre-digitised watercolours and other works on paper. For more information go to www.artuk.org.

Art UK Sculpture is a national project using digital and physical engagement to transform the way people access and learn about sculpture. Supported by a National Lottery grant, this highly ambitious initiative will digitise 170,000 sculptures from inside public collections and outdoors in the nation’s parks, streets and squares and display them on the Art UK website.

A significant part of the project will focus on exciting learning and engagement programmes and training. Art UK’s Masterpieces in Schools will follow up the successful initiative to take oil paintings into schools with 125 great publicly owned sculptures being transported to primary and secondary schools around the country for a day of hands-on art history. Contemporary sculptors and curators will help Art UK take sculptures into shopping centres and public libraries. Young people will create films about sculptures and there will be specially designed events and activities for blind and partially-sighted people. A UK-wide training and volunteering programme benefitting nearly 2,000 people across the UK will offer many opportunities to gain photography and digitisation skills as well as other museum-centred skills.

Art UK Sculpture is a three-year project running from June 2017 to May 2020.

  1. Art UK Sculpture – Coordinator

Reports to: Regional Digitisation Manager

Job Purpose: To catalogue sculpture in collections within an allocated area during the Delivery Phase of the Art UK Sculpture project

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Liaise with the specified collections participating in the Art UK Sculpture project, within an allocated area, communicating the importance of the sculpture project and the work of Art UK to all collections
  • Ensure legal agreements are signed by the participating collections
  • Collect sculpture data from the participating collections
  • Organise photography, in liaison with a Photographer and collection staff
  • Take record shots of sculpture, as needed, and take images of the digitisation process in action for blogs, stories and social media, as agreed with the participating collections
  • Assist in the management of the Field Volunteers, as needed
  • Assist the collection with cataloguing, if necessary
  • Ensure sculpture data is complete and as accurate as the collection can make it
  • Ensure sculpture data is presented in a way that is consistent with Art UK house style
  • Prepare monthly progress reports, as directed by the Regional Digitisation Manager
  • Communicate project milestones and achievements via social media, blogs and Art UK
  • Gather interesting stories about the sculpture, collections and artists for Art UK
  • Undertake training and review sessions, as required
  1. Experience and Qualities

Essential:

  • First-class written and spoken communication skills and the confidence to engage and work effectively with a range of people, including the public, project partners, consultants, the media, volunteers, collection staff and Art UK colleagues
  • Self-motivated and reliable, with a clear focus on reaching deadlines on time and on budget
  • Must be adept in use of Excel and Word, as well as the Internet and email
  • Able to travel to meetings and photo shoots within their allocated region
  • Must be able to work from home, with use of a laptop or PC with broadband access

Desirable:

  • Good knowledge of the geography and public collections in their allocated region
  • Interest in art and/or heritage collections
  1. Contract Terms and Benefits
  • Work from home
  • Part-time temporary post for 2 years
  • 2 days a week / 0.4 FTE
  • Salary: £24,000 per annum (pro rata)
  • Travel expenses: up to £2,000 per year
  • 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays (pro rata)
  1. Application Process

A CV and a covering application letter is to be sent via email to Alison Mitchelson, Regional Digitisation Manager, Art UK, alison.mitchelson@artuk.org

Deadline: 9am, Friday 17th November 2017

If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to undertake a test in advance of their interview. Full details will be supplied to shortlisted candidates.

Interviews will be held at our head office in central London or closer to the candidate’s region, as appropriate.

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Job Opportunities

Imperial War Museums
Location – Any branch
Salary – £37,555 per annum (IWM London), £36,055 (IWM Duxford or IWM North)
Hours – 36 hrs per week net /41 hrs gross
Job Type – Permanent
Deadline for applications – 9am Wednesday 22nd November

Purpose of the job

The Head of Volunteering and Engagement will lead on the development of a Volunteering and Engagement strategy across IWM. Reporting to the Executive Director Commercial Services and Operations and with the support of the Volunteer Managers and the wider volunteer team you will build a community of volunteers who can act as ambassadors and contribute to IWM’s broad range of activities.

You will also be responsible for expanding the reach of the Volunteer Programme.

This is a corporate role with volunteers and voluntary programmes being run in London, Duxford, Cambridge and Salford Quays, Manchester, therefore the ability to travel to all IWM locations will be required.

Key duties

You will be expected to work independently as well as across different teams in order to contribute to and deliver the priorities of IWM – using your knowledge, skills, talent and potential to the best of your ability.

You will focus at all times on delivering excellent customer service, ensure value for money at all times while being professional, courteous and demonstrating the behaviours and attributes expected of all IWM employees. You will also adhere to all corporate standards, and use corporate systems as directed to ensure consistency of service, brand and operational standards.

You will drive the delivery and development of all services within your department, and contribute to the development of other areas as required.

You will play a key role and take responsibility for the development of corporate and departmental strategy and initiatives.

You should be able to lead, manage and motivate your staff, partners and, where relevant, volunteers in order to get the best out of them.

To identify and implement learning and development needs of both yourself and your team.

You will be expected to comply with corporate standards, and use corporate systems, processes and procedures– and undertake any necessary training as directed.

For more details and information on how to apply visit the IWM job page.


Touchstones Rochdale
Youth Coordinator
Salary – £20,810 pro rata
Hours – 14.48
Deadline for applications – Monday 13th November

 

What will you be doing

Are you passionate about heritage? Are you good at engaging young people?

We are looking to appoint a part-time Youth Coordinator (0.4 FTE) to assist and support the Museum Curator and Collections Manager at Touchstones Rochdale in the delivery of a Heritage Lottery Funded youth project, That Festival Feeling. The post holder will lead on the development, management and delivery of the youth engagement programme within the Arts & Heritage Service and ensure the delivery of the project outcomes. This is a fixed term post until May 2019.

An important aim of the role is to engage specific youth groups with the key themes of the project, ensuring that young people feel a sense of ownership of their heritage. They must work with groups to develop an exhibition, events and other activities related to the music festival heritage that the project is based around, as well as the wider aims of Touchstones Rochdale. They should increase service users across the Borough through the creation of events as set out in the HLF project plan. They will oversee the collection of oral histories about music festivals and the use of these within the exhibition which will open in 2018.

For more information and details on how to apply visit the Touchstones Rochdale jobs page.


Lakeland Arts, Kendal
Director of Programming
Salary – £40,000 – £42,000 pro-rata
Hours – 24 hours per week
Location – All Lakeland Arts Sites, predominantly based at Abbot Hall, Kendal
Contract – Fixed-Term (January 2018- August 2018)
Deadline for applications – Tuesday 21st November

Overall purpose of role

A member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) responsible for leading and managing the development and delivery of the curatorial and learning programmes, including exhibitions and displays, and overseeing collection management, research and commissions that contribute to the development and delivery of Lakeland Arts strategic plan.

As a member of the SLT you will work closely with the Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer on the strategy of Lakeland Arts. You will be responsible for leading and maintaining Lakeland Arts national profile. Line management of Head of Curatorial and Head of Learning.

The post holder will predominantly be responsible for successful delivery of the programme January- August 2018 and planning for the 2019 programme so that the Director of Programming can take this forward on her return.

Responsibilities

  1. Lead management of Lakeland Arts (LA) permanent collections so that Lakeland Arts meets Accreditation and other standards.
  2. Develop and lead multi-disciplinary teams to deliver exhibitions, displays and learning programmes that maintain Lakeland Arts reputation for programmes of regional, national and international importance that are relevant to a wide range of audiences.
  3. Lead existing and form new strategic partnerships and strong relationships with key organisations and individuals, including museums, galleries, collections, artists, dealers and lenders.
  4. Identify sources of funding for programmes and collection development and work with the CEO and Head of Development to identify, steward and cultivate key supporters, sponsors and donors, including trusts and foundations, and contribute to funding applications and negotiations.
  5. Oversee Lakeland Arts Co-production and Co-delivery model in developing programme.
  6. Champion accessible, intelligent approaches to communication and interpretation so that exhibitions, learning, curatorial and other information is shared with the widest possible audience.
  7. Lead collection development through new acquisitions, artist initiatives and nurturing of key partners and individuals.
  8. Contribute to and coordinate the programme team’s input into the Abbot Hall capital project for Lakeland Arts to meet key project milestones.

For more information and details on how to apply visit the Lakeland Arts jobs page.


Lakeland Arts
Project Manager
Salary – £27,500 (negotiable dependent upon experience)
6 months fixed term maternity cover
Location – Abbot Hall, Kendal
Deadline for applications -Tuesday 21st November

Overall purpose of role

Lead the £7.15 million capital project to develop Abbot Hall and create a sustainable future for Abbot Hall Art Gallery and the Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry.

Lead the input of Lakeland Arts teams into the brief, design and project development and work with the design team and professional consultants to develop and deliver the project.

Manage the Development Funding awarded by Arts Council England and other grants, and contribute to the fundraising campaign to secure the match funding.

Responsibilities

  1. Manage the Abbot Hall capital project for Lakeland Arts to meet key project milestones, particularly to complete the Project Development stage and submit the Stage Two Application to Arts Council England by December 2018.
  2. Lead and coordinate Lakeland Arts input into the project working with curatorial, learning and engagement, operations and other teams to deliver an international/national quality Art Gallery and Museum that is highly fit for purpose.
  3. Manage the procurement and appointment of the design and professional consultant teams in line with LA’s procurement policy and procedures.
  4. Act as main point of contact for Lakeland Arts with design and professional consultant teams and contribute to delivery of RIBA Stages (2 and 3 by autumn 2018), securing planning consent and commissioning surveys.
  5. Lead communication with Marketing Manager, project team, other LA colleagues and key stakeholders, including writing reports and publications: newsletters, web site, blogs etc.
  6. Report to and arrange project board, development team and other project meetings, including recording decisions and producing minutes; in reporting flag up any concerns, issues and difficulties at an early stage.
  7. Oversee and manage project risks and implement project controls in line with Project Execution Plan; record sign off of key project stages. Support the Director of Finance in managing the project budget, cashflow and grant drawdowns.
  8. Manage reporting to Arts Council England and all funders of the capital project.
  9. Work with Development Team to deliver the fundraising campaign to secure the match funding for the Arts Council England and other grants.
  10. Contribute to Lakeland Arts stakeholder events and other activities to promote LA and Abbot Hall and involve local communities, visitors and key stakeholders.
  11. Develop plans for delivery stage of project including for decant of collection and temporary closure during construction.

For more information and details on how to apply visit the Lakeland Arts jobs page.

 

 

Job Opportunities: Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds

Collections, Interpretation and Activity Director
37 hours per week
Fixed-term three years
Salary: £35,000 p.a.

Outline:

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced professional in the heritage sector to join our busy team as Collections, Interpretation and Activity Director.

This is an exciting new post which has been created to lead on a number of strategic objectives for the museum collections, to lead on the development and delivery of the museum’s interpretation plan and activity plan, and to manage the curatorial and learning teams. The post holder will work closely with the museum’s CEO and Leadership Team and will directly manage the Assistant Curator, Librarian, Interpretation Development Officer (from 1 April 2018), Project Registrar (from 1 April 2018) and Learning Manager.

The successful applicant will be highly motivated, with excellent organisational skills and be fully committed to high standards of work. She or he will have experience of working at a senior level within the museum sector, and will have experience of delivering HLF and other externally-funded major exhibition or events projects. They will have experience of managing multiple projects, delivering on time and to budget.

With knowledge of strategic and responsible collections practices and understanding the demands on an independent museum, with commercial acumen, good IT skills and the ability to communicate effectively, the successful candidate will have a passion for working towards the shared goals of the Thackray Medical Museum.

This is an exciting opportunity to bring your skills into an ambitious organisation, leading a team through a period of organisational change.

For more information, please see the detailed job description and person specification here.

Applications on the Museum’s application form are accepted by e-mail to maggie@thackraymuseum.org or by post at Thackray Medical Museum, Beckett Street, Leeds LS9 7LN.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Joanne Bartholomew on 0113 2056528.

The deadline for applications is 09.00 on Friday 17th November 2017.
Interviews will take place in the week commencing Monday 4th December 2017.


Assistant Curator
37 hours per week
Permanent
Salary: £18,500 p.a.Outline:

We are seeking an Assistant Curator with a passion for making the history of medicine relevant to a broad audience.

With experience of working with museum collections, collection management and documentation practices and procedures, as well as an awareness of museum interpretation and audience development strategies, the successful applicant will join a busy curatorial team at a pivotal point in the museum’s development.

The post holder will work closely with the museum’s Collections, Interpretation and Activity Director and other members of the Curatorial team, as well as the learning team, maintenance technician and volunteers.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate the ability to manage and deal with multiple tasks, to work both independently and as part of a team, and have excellent communication skills.

They will have empathy with the aims, goals and values of the charity, and will have awareness of accreditation standards as well as strategic and responsible collecting practices.

For more information, please see the detailed job description and person specification here.

Applications on the Museum’s application form are accepted by e-mail to maggie@thackraymuseum.org or by post at Thackray Medical Museum, Beckett Street, Leeds LS9 7LN.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Joanne Bartholomew on 0113 2056528.

The deadline for applications is 09.00 on Friday 24th November 2017.
Interviews will take place in the week commencing Monday 11th December 2017.

Job Opportunities

Arts Council England
Director Museums
Location: Any Arts Council office
Salary: £64,584 – £71,282 (with an additional £2,080 if based in London) plus benefits
Contract: Fixed term (20 months)
Closing date: midnight on Friday 3rd November 2017

Arts Council England are looking for talented and passionate people to join our team of directors to help shape the delivery of arts and culture in this country.  This is a unique opportunity to join the Arts Council at an exciting point in our history.  We have a new leadership team led by Sir Nicholas Serota as Chair and Darren Henley as Chief Executive.  We are beginning work on our next 10 year strategy which will determine the future direction of public investment in arts and culture between 2020 and 2030.

You will be a senior member of the Arts Council’s National leadership team, leading on and taking accountability for our national work on Museums. Bringing your high level of political, sector and stakeholder insight to Arts Council, you will contribute to the formulation, delivery and evaluation of our strategies, goals and priorities.

You will have particular responsibility for:-

  • Leading on the Arts Council’s implementation

of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media

and Sport (DCMS) Museums Review

  • Integrating our Museums and Collections and

Cultural Property work

  • Leading our Museums work

For more information and details on how to apply visit the ACE job site.


Lion Salt Works: West Cheshire Museums
Team Leader
Job Number: CHE0000BU
Salary:  Grade 7. £22,658-Grade 7. £25,951 Pro Rata Per Annum
Job Type -Permanent
Hours Per Week-37 
Closing Date:  Friday 17th November

Description

The Lion Salt Works is a scheduled ancient monument which tells the stories of the process of open-pan salt-making in Cheshire and the impact the industry had on the community and the environment. Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse tells the stories of local industry and the workhouse.  The sites are both community hubs for local activity.

West Cheshire Museums are recruiting an enthusiastic, creative thinker to drive forward the business operations of Lion Salt Works and Weaver Hall Museum. The post-holder will have day-to-day site responsibility for the security and maintenance of the buildings and collections and the safety of other staff and visitors. The post-holder will supervise and develop the work of the visitor services team and implement rotas and action plans to ensure an excellent visitor and community experience.

Please quote job reference number CHE0000BU in all correspondence.

For further details and application click here and search CHE0000BU

Job Opportunities

Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool
Director of Development & Partnerships
Salary – up to £36,000

Open Eye Gallery is seeking a credible and ambitious professional, with a track record in fundraising and, preferably, partnership development, who can contribute at a high level to our future sustainability.

For the full candidate brief, equal opportunities form and application form click here.

Deadline 12:00 Friday 1st December.


Lancashire County Council
Heritage Learning Manager
Full-time, permanent
Salary – £20,138 – £23,398

The aim of the role is to support the Heritage Learning Team in developing, creating, training and delivery of inclusive and stimulating programmes that encourage historical enquiry, creativity, and critical thinking. Our programmes help explain, engage and explore local and national history/heritage coupled with much wider cross curricular themes and learning agendas.

This is a permanent post working 37 hours per week based at Museum Headquarters in Preston, but also working at sites across the County.  More details about the role and the criteria you need to include within your application can be found here. If you would like an informal discussion or any further information please contact David Brookhouse via e-mail: david.brookhouse@lancashire.gov.uk

Deadline Sunday 5th November.


Heritage Mountain Trust
Learning and Engagement Officer
Part-time (2 days/week); 1 year fixed term contract
Salary – £9,200 (full-time equivalent of £23,000/year)

The Learning and Engagement Officer will be responsible for developing events, activities and associated resources for a range of audiences that link to exhibition themes. The role will involve working with organisations including Keswick Museum, Cumbria Youth Alliance, the John Muir Trust and the Field Studies Council. We are therefore seeking an enthusiastic, imaginative, and highly motivated person to fill this role.

More details about the role and the criteria you need to include within your application can be found here.

Deadline – Sunday 19th November.


University Hospitals Leicester
Arts and Heritage Programme Development Officer

12 months fixed-term, 16 hours per week
Salary – £22,128 – £28,746 pro-rata

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to work at Leicester Hospitals with one of the largest publicly accessible art collections in Leicestershire. The collection of art, artefacts and archives provides a unique and important opportunity to celebrate our history as we move into a new phase in our development, enhancing our hospitals’ environment to the benefit of patients and staff and improve our patients’ outcomes by using the existing collections.

The post holder will engage with patients, visitors, staff, the local community and work with both Leicester and De Montfort Universities to develop and research current best practice and innovation in a programme of Healthcare Arts and Art Therapy. They will build relationships with the cultural and arts communities to facilitate access to well-being opportunities, such as arts on prescription and stroke arts groups. They will also assist with the identification and prioritisation of projects; be responsible for the cataloging of the hospitals’ collections; make funding applications; work with partners to recruit and train student interns to assist and link with cultural, museum and arts organisations within Leicester.

For more information and to apply click here. 

Deadline Monday 13th November.


Job Opportunity: Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds

Learning Manager
22.5 hours per week (
fixed term contract- Maternity Cover: Dec 2017-Oct 2018)
Salary: £25,000 p.a. pro rata

Please note: the deadline for applications has been extended to 9am on 1st November

Outline:

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced professional in heritage learning to join our busy team as Learning Manager, on a fixed term contract providing maternity cover from December 2017-October 2018.

This is a key position within our learning team with specific responsibilities for the strategic management of the learning department. The post holder will work closely with the museum’s CEO and Leadership Team and will directly manage the Learning Officer, Learning Assistant, Learning Administrator, Education Session Leaders and Volunteers, with an additional role and some changes within the team from April 2018, with the introduction of NPO-funded posts.

The successful applicant will be highly motivated, audience focused, have excellent organisational skills and be fully committed to high standards of work. She or he will have experience of managing a busy heritage learning department, leading the development and delivery of both formal and informal learning activities and managing a team of both paid and voluntary staff.

With knowledge of the current national curriculum, commercial acumen, good IT skills and the ability to communicate effectively, the successful candidate will be able to manage a busy workload and possess excellent interpersonal skills.

This is an exciting opportunity to bring your skills into an ambitious organisation, and contribute to a busy and successful learning department, leading a team through a period of organisational change.

Application forms, a detailed Job Description and a Person Spec is available here.

Completed application forms should be sent to liz@thackraymuseum.org or by post to Thackray Medical Museum, Beckett Street, Leeds LS9 7LN.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Liz Egan on 0113 2056522.

The deadline for applications is 09.00 on Wednesday 1 November 2017.

Interviews will take place on Monday 13 November 2017.

Job Opportunity: Lancashire County Council

Conservation Officer – Paintings
Job Number: LANCS09077
Salary: £27,668-£31,601 pro rata per year
Location: Lancashire Conservation Studios, Preston
Contract Type: Six months, fixed term contract
Working hours: 29.6 hrs per week
Closing date: 31st October 2017

 About the Role
Lancashire Country Council are seeking an enthusiastic individual to join our specialist teams working with Libraries, Museums, Culture and Registrars Department (LMCR).

We are looking for a painting conservator to provide a practical and preventative specialist conservation advice and support service, for Lancashire County Council Museum Service, its staff and its users. The successful candidate will also contribute to the income generation activities of the Lancashire Conservation Studios by the provision of direct practical work and advice to our external clients across the North West and beyond.

The post is part-time four days a week, Grade 8 local authority salary scales pro rata. The post is for a period of 6 months.

The scope of the role will include:
To program and undertake the practical & preventative conservation of specific specialist collections and materials, including all required documentation.

To assist in achieving & maintaining Museum Accreditation at museum sites, and the preparation and the implementation of emergency, disaster and collection care planning and training.

To promote conservation and the museums’ collections to a wider public through education, public events and activities and outreach work.

To contribute to the income generating activities of the Lancashire County Museum Service, including estimating and undertaking project work with special reference to their specialism and collection care.

To ensure high standards of H&S with regard to working practices and procedures within the Conservation Studio’s Laboratories and at other external site including the maintenance of the COSHH register.

 For an informal discussion on this post please contact:
Phillip Bourne, Conservator on 01772 530225 or phillip.bourne@lancashire.gov.uk
Heather Davis, Conservation & Collections Manager at heather.davis@lancashire.gov.uk

 For further details follow this link –

Conservation Officer – Paintings, Lancashire Conservation Studios, Lancashire County Council Museum Service.

Job Opportunities

The Mental Health Museum, Wakefield
Museum Assistant (PT 22.5 hours per week)
Salary: £16,968 to £19,852 per annum

The Mental Health Museum (MHM) is a place for debate, not a shrine to the past.

Here at the MHM we believe in the power of our collections; objects and stories that represent varied and complex human experiences. Our collections cover the histories of the people, the places and the moments that have shaped mental health care in the UK.

Through coproduction with our communities the MHM aims to create opportunities for people to challenge their beliefs and perspectives. We encourage peoples’ physical, mental, spiritual and cultural reactions to our collections, and we see a responsibility to record and adopt these responses.

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, dedicated and creative individual who will collaborate as part of the small museum team at the Fieldhead site in Wakefield. This is an opportunity to be part of the MHM’s important and powerful mission.

Our mission:

  • To promote understanding, empowerment and respect
  • To combat social inequality, prejudice, stigma and ignorance
  • To contribute towards breaking down the barriers to wellbeing

Our team is valued for who they are. Their empathy, knowledge, experiences, skills, culture and individuality are an inspiration not only to our communities, but to each other.

If you would like to apply for the Museum Assistant post and you are interested in discussing the role, please contact Cara Sutherland on 01924 316341/ 07876 396717 or email museum@swyt.nhs.uk

Find out more and apply here.

Deadline: Thursday 19th October.


The Art House, Wakefield
Public Programme Producer
Full Time, Permanent
Salary: £20,000 – £22,000 per annum

The Art House is seeking a full-time Public Programme Producer to fulfil an exciting new role with our organisation, providing accessible artists studios and spaces for collaboration and exhibition, an established residency programme and on-going commissioning opportunities. The post holder will work closely with the programme team and partners to develop audiences and new projects supporting diverse artistic, critical and professional practice. They will be responsible for all aspects of development and delivery of our Public Programme, which include exhibitions, events and workshops. The role will require a capacity for strategic planning combined with a willingness to take a flexible, hands-on approach. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in the visual arts, effective communication and project management skills, and an interest in and ability to develop access in the arts.

For more details and how to apply please download the Job Description and application form here.

Deadline for applications: Friday 20th October.

Interviews are scheduled to take place on Wednesday 1st November.


Royal Armouries, Leeds
Education Assistant
Salary: £17,800 per annum

The Royal Armouries cares for one of the world’s oldest museum collections, housed at its headquarters and flagship museum in Leeds, its historic home at the Tower of London, and the Victorian Fort Nelson in Hampshire. We’re looking for a keen, committed educator to join our Education Team in Leeds as we develop new, exciting programmes to enrich and grow our formal learning audiences. In this post you will deliver a range of workshops to schools and other learners that bring our national, iconic and unique collection of arms and armour to life. 

The successful candidate will be a confident, adaptable and effective communicator, will have practical experience of delivering museum programmes to formal learners, and will be an enthusiastic learner too! 

To apply online click here.

Closing date: Sunday 22nd October.

Interviews: Thursday 9th November.


York Art Gallery and Yorkshire Museum
Visitor Experience Manager
Salary: £32,122 pa to £34,608 pa

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. 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.

Access the job description and application form here on the About Us, Jobs Vacancies page.

Closing date for applications is 9 am on Monday 23 October.

Interviews will take place in York on Thursday 9 November.

Job Opportunities: Canal & River Trust

Visitor Services Manager
Salary £30,000

Job Purpose

The Canal & River Trust is one of the UK’s largest charities, we maintain 2,000 miles of historic canals, rivers, docks and reservoirs, along with museums, archives and the country’s third largest collection of protected historic buildings – preserving them for future generations.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Visitor Services Manager across two museum sites at Ellesmere Port & Gloucester. This position has been created to enhance our visitor experience across both sites, making our museums a must see attraction, acclaimed nationally and loved locally.

Knowledge, Skills/Qualifications & Experience

The Role:

  • Owning the visitor experience and ensuring staff and volunteers work as a team to deliver an unforgettable experience.
  • Managing the Front of House staff dealing with all visitors and admissions to the Museums, ensuring that staff and volunteers strive to achieve key operational objectives.
  • Managing the staff that operate the retail function at both sites and working closely with the commercial manager of stock purchase & control.
  • Maintain an overview of the presentation of the sites and the displays to the public and ensuring that any defects or issues are reported.
  • Undertaking a strategic approach and contributing to the forward planning and development of Visitor Services to meet the needs of the Museum.
  • Overseeing the recruitment of permanent and seasonal staff and volunteers and ensuring they are trained to carry out their duties efficiently and effectively.
  • Build a team spirit amongst the Front of House staff & volunteers through team meetings and appraisals to communicate targets & standards of performance expected.
  • Managing budgets relating to the Front of House operation.
  • To work with other staff to ensure that any events on site – public and private – are adequately supervised and catered for.
  • Be the main point of contact of strategic relationships with the Friends groups for both Museums.
  • Regularly monitor customer feedback and Visitor experience reports/assessments and ensure that working with the Management Team, necessary actions are taken to improve performance

Skills & Experience:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Knowledge/experience of customer care and visitor services preferably in a museum context
  • Knowledge / experience of managing staff rotas over two sites
  • Successful track record in recruiting and developing volunteers
  • Knowledge of heritage and interpretation issues
  • Experience of managing staff and dealing with customers
  • Excellent Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Considerable people management and hands-on team leading experience including managing volunteers

What We Offer

In addition to your annual salary, car cash allowance, we can offer a competitive contributory DC Pension scheme arrangement, and numerous other employee benefits, including several salary sacrifice benefits.

We aim to represent the diverse communities we are part of and welcome applicants from across all sectors of the community. We strongly believe that a diverse workforce brings with it a diversity of ideas, thinking and ways of working which enhances what we do. 

When you join the Canal & River Trust you become a member of an engaged team working to preserve our heritage for future generations.  Come and put your skills to use on our waterways.

Find out more about the work we do on our website.


Events Co-ordinator
Salary – £19,000 pro rata

Job Purpose

The Canal & River Trust is one of the UK’s largest charities, we maintain 2,000 miles of historic canals, rivers, docks and reservoirs, along with museums, archives and the country’s third largest collection of protected historic buildings – preserving them for future generations.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Events Coordinator at the National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port. The purpose of this role is to provide support to the Marketing & Communications function at the museum across two sites – Ellesmere Port and Gloucester – by providing coordination for the public events programme. The post is 29 hours per week Monday – Friday.

Working on a broad range of events from established boat festivals to new innovative ideas, you must have previous event organisational experience, be flexible, quick to adapt and comfortable with working on a range of tasks at the same time.

There will also be the opportunity to become involved in developing future events strategy for both Ellesmere Port & Gloucester.

Knowledge, Skills/Qualifications & Experience

The Role

  • Co-ordinate a range of events and activities across both sites promoting the museums and the Canal & River Trust
  • Event evaluation and reporting for visitor numbers
  • Design and print management for event and exhibition promotional materials
  • Assist the marketing function with wider marketing campaigns
  • Assisting the Communications Consultant in sourcing image rights
  • Copywriting
  • Assistance with event campaigns and other projects

Experience, skills and qualifications  

Essential

  • Relevant Degree or equivalent qualification/experience
  • Experiencing in managing digital communications
  • Ability to effectively manage a varied and evolving workload
  • Ability to work under pressure, to manage and prioritise own workload
  • Flexible and adaptable and able to work under pressure, to manage and prioritise workload
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to deal with staff, volunteers and customers
  • A positive team player
  • Proactive and dynamic
  • Creative and innovative

Desirable

  • Relevant experience in an arts organisation and/or visitor attraction
  • Interest in canals and museums or visitor attractions
  • Previous experience of working in a similar events role

What We Offer

In addition to your annual salary, we can offer a competitive contributory DC Pension scheme arrangement, and numerous other employee benefits, including several salary sacrifice benefits.

We aim to represent the diverse communities we are part of and welcome applicants from across all sectors

of the community. We strongly believe that a diverse workforce brings with it a diversity of ideas, thinking and ways of working which enhances what we do.

When you join the Canal & River Trust you become a member of an engaged team working to preserve our heritage for future generations.  Come and put your skills to use on our waterways. 

Freelance Opportunity: Gallery Oldham

Freelance Museums & Schools Learning Assistant
Fee £12,000

The Freelance Museums & Schools Learning Assistant would be expected to;

  • Complete school bookings received by telephone and email
  • Book freelance artists and educators
  • Liaise with finance staff to raise invoices and purchase orders
  • Meet and greet schools coming to Gallery Oldham on visits and assist with signing in procedures
  • Take photographs of sessions where permissions have been obtained
  • Collate schools visitor figure data onto excel spreadsheet
  • Collate schools evaluation data
  • Create leaflets and posters where appropriate and check and replenish stock in house
  • Market schools offer via council First Class, Gallery Oldham website, social media platforms, print and conference stands
  • Assist with design of schools resources
  • Attend Team briefs to keep wider team up to date with school bookings
  • Assist learning staff in keeping the Education Suite tidy and ordering supplies
  • Any other administrative duties as required
  • Any other duties commensurate with level of responsibility

Essential Skills

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Experience of Excel
  • Experience of Word
  • Experience of Publisher
  • Experience of Power point
  • Excellent communication skills verbally and in print

Desirable Skills

  • Experience of photography
  • Experience of social media
  • Experience of working in a busy office environment
  • Experience of working with schools

This is a six months, full time, freelancer position based at Gallery Oldham

Application is by submitting a CV and covering letter to Joy Thorpe by Sunday 22nd October.

Interviews will be held at Gallery Oldham on Monday 30th October.