Category: Jobs

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.

For more information please click here.

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: 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.’

Foe the full job details please click here.

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

Job Opportunity: Collections Trust

Salary – £26,000 (pro-rata, 0.6 full-time equivalent)
Contract – Permanent
Location – Based in Shoreditch, London
Hours – Three days per week
Deadline for applications Noon, Wednesday 19th July
Interviews – Thursday 27th July 2017

The job description and person specification are set out here. To apply, please email them your CV and a covering letter explaining how you meet the person specification and why you would be right for this job. The email address for applications is Please use the link on this page to download our equal opportunity monitoring form and return the completed form with your application. (The form is not used in the shortlisting process.) In your CV, please include links to online samples of your work, such as social media accounts or blogs you have run on behalf of relevant organisations. Please note that interviews will include a practical writing exercise.

Freelance Opportunity: My Primary School is at the Museum

Research brief

At the heart of the My Primary School is at the Museum concept is a symbiotic strategy to place school classes within museums and galleries for extended periods, potentially leading to co-location. An innovative project was developed by King’s College London to test the hypothesis that there may be beneficial learning, social and cultural outcomes for primary school children and their families when a significant portion of their learning takes place in a museum setting, as well as demonstrating the benefits for museums. Groups of pupils from two primary schools and a nursery, from Tyne & Wear, Swansea and Liverpool, were based at their local museum for up to a term between January and June 2016. Further information on the project is available here:

In order to build on these initial pilots and move the concept forwards, we are looking for a researcher to support us in the following work to gather evidence in support of the education and community benefits of museum/arts based learning, as well as the potential economic benefits of co-location of a whole school and a museum or gallery.

Part I. Desk-based research

  • Identify sources of information (policy reports, sector publications, published research studies) that address aspects related to museum-school partnerships with a particular focus on the benefits of extended exposure to museums and cultural experiences; and also address the innovative delivery of broad aspects of the school curriculum in museum settings.
  • Gather relevant and robust case studies (published articles, or evaluation reports, also known as ‘grey’ literature) from the above review.
  • Compile potential ‘arguments’ to support greater museum-school partnerships. Such arguments may be in the form of research evidence indicating cognitive or social/behavioural gains on the part of the audience; financial reports indicating cost efficacies of co-location; etc.

The emphasis for the above is very much on ‘mapping’ and identifying what sorts and sources of information are available (or equally, unavailable).

Estimated time frame: 5 days.

Part II. Analysis of case studies

  Following the identification of case studies as part of the scoping exercise, this task involves synthesising the findings/experiences of various initiatives into a coherent whole such that insights and recommendations may be drawn out.

  • Collate and summarise case studies and gather more information if necessary to build complete data set which collectively encompasses the impacts of formal curriculum delivery in a museum setting (we currently envisage around 8 – 12 case studies).
  • Compare and contrast experiences and lessons learnt.
  • Develop recommendations/insights for the broader field, and for the development of the project, My primary school is at the Museum.

Estimated time frame: 5 days

We envisage the same researcher taking on both parts I and II.

Timeframe: the work is to be completed by 1 September 2017.

Reporting to: Dr Heather King, School of Education, Communication & Society, King’s College London and Kate Measures, Heritage Insider Ltd.

Fee: The role will be remunerated at £120/day for doctoral students or £140/day for post-docs, including London weighting.

Apply by: CV and cover email to Steven McEvoy, Innovation Coordinator, Cultural Institute at King’s College London,, by Monday 10 July.

Freelance Opportunity: International Museum Academy

The British Council is inviting proposals for the content development and delivery of the following courses as part of International Museums Academy in Greece 

  1. Commercial Enterprise  Athens October 2017 Thessaloniki November 2017

Develop and deliver the content for a practical five day CPD course that will teach 15-20  Greek mid carer museum professionals how to develop entrepreneurial skills, and implement innovative business models

     2. Resilience and Sustainability Athens October 2017 Thessaloniki November 2017

Develop and deliver the content for a practical five day CPD course that will teach 15-20  Greek mid carer museum professionals different and new business modeling and strategy to become more agile and able to respond and change in response to economic factors.  

       3. Museum and Community Engagement Athens October 2017 Thessaloniki November 2017

Develop and deliver the content for a practical five day CPD course that will teach 15-20  Greek mid carer museum professionals the role that museums can play in developing their offer to attract audiences and build a greater sense of community cohesion.

      4. Digital Skills Athens October 2017 Thessaloniki November 2017

Develop and deliver the content for a practical five day CPD course that will teach 15-20  Greek mid carer museum professionals to develop their strategic thinking and provide practical advice on how digital platforms can be used to enhance their content and communication.  The course will provide practical insight into innovative contemporary practice. The course will equip participants to confidently implement a digital project in their organisation.

The fixed fee for this work is £9,000 GBP (+VAT).

For more information see the following documents:

Request for Informtation IMA_Greece_Digital Skills _VR
Request for Informtation IMA_Greece_Museums and Community Engagement _VR
Request for Informtation IMA_Greece_Comercial Enterprise _VR
Request for Informtation IMA_Greece_Resilience and Sustainability _VR
FAQs IMA Greece_Transforming Future Museums VR

Please direct any questions you have any to myself and to Dina Ntziora, Cultural Skills Co-ordinator |Transforming Future Museums  

The application deadline is Wednesday 19th July 2017.  Please send applications to