Category: Jobs

Job Opportunity: Norfolk & Norwich Festival

Project Manager: Common Ground Development Phase
Full Time, Fixed term – 7 months contract

£36,000 pro rata, per annum

Common Ground – Young Leaders and Heritage in the East of England
Norfolk & Norwich Festival is delighted to have been awarded a development stage grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to develop the Common Ground proposal towards the submission of a stage 2 application for a full three year delivery project.

Common Ground is a highly ambitious programme which seeks to enable young people from backgrounds of low cultural engagement to lead and develop new and exciting ways for themselves and their peers to engage in their local heritage.

The Project Manager’s responsibilities will include:

·         Produce a Project Business Plan, Management and Maintenance Plan, full Action Plan and Activity Plan for year one, Recruitment Strategy and other second round application materials

·         Appoint an evaluation consultant to establish monitoring and evaluation methodology

·         Survey heritage assets and themes in target locations for year one

·         Finalise Terms of reference for the consortium and delivery partners

·         Test Heritage Hack events at two key locations, Lowestoft and Peterborough

·         Develop and test links with Culture & Arts Leaders in Schools and Academies (CALSA)

Supporting this delivery programme is a regional strategic leadership consortium that will evaluate, influence and learn from the interventions. Our consortium partners include Share Museums East, the National Trust, the Wildlife Trusts in the target areas, and the National Trust and other creative organisations and others that work with young people. The Prince’s Trust will underpin the programme with a tailored ‘Get Started Heritage’ programme and young people will be able to complete Arts Award at the appropriate level to certify their efforts.

For further information on the role, please contact bridge@nnfestival.org.uk

Deadline for applications 9:30am, Monday 4th June

Interviews Monday 18th June

For more information visit the website.

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Job Opportunity: Lancashire Country Council

Curator
Location – Preston
Contract Type – Fixed Term Contract
Part Time – 18.5 per week
Closing Date 10th June 2018

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 curator to provide advice and support for Lancashire County Council Museum Service, its staff and its users through their curation and interpretation of our collections. The successful candidate will also contribute the forward collection development of the service and will be undertaking collection reviews and audits as a core activity.

The post is 18 .5 hours weekly, Grade 8 local authority salary scales pro rata.

This is a temporary post for 6 months from 1st September until 28th February 2019

Though the post is based at the Museum Headquarters in Preston, the post-holder will also be expected to work at any of the Museum Services sites. Further they will be expected to work on occasions at sites across the North West as part of the work required for our external clients.

On occasions working in the evening or at the weekend may be required to fulfil service provision.

For more details about the post click here.

For an informal discussion on this post please contact:
Heather Davis Conservation & Collections Manager at heather.davis@lancashire.gov.uk
Or Micahla Jackson-Smith at micahla.jackson-smith@lancashire.gov.uk

Tender Opportunity: Revealing Oldknow’s Legacy Project

The End of Project Celebration Events; Invitation to Tender May 2018
Salary: Budget £16,000 + VAT
Location: Marple, Cheshire
Hours: Agreed with contractor on receipt of tender
Contract: Fixed term – June to August 2018
Closing date: Monday 21st May 2018.

The events will be an opportunity to:

  • Thank everyone involved
  • Make a memorable local impact
  • Attract first time and regular visitors to mark the project’s achievements
  • Identify how they could be involved in sustaining momentum and taking the legacy forward.

Canal River Trust seek experienced event managers to host outdoor events over three unique locations during August, to celebrate our project to Reveal Oldknow’s legacy.

The sites are: the intricate and beautiful ‘Grand’ Marple Aqueduct; Samuel Oldknow’s Mellor Mill now in dramatic ruins; and the surprising and lesser known Lime Kilns, all situated in Marple, nestled between Stockport and the Peak District.

Brief: Please go to www.oldknows.com to download a copy of the brief or contact the Project Learning & Interpretation Co-ordinator Natasha.Lolljee@canalrivertrust.org.uk

Deadline Instructions:

The contract will be awarded on behalf of this joint project by Canal & River Trust and will be managed by the Learning and Interpretation Officer, Natasha Lolljee.

Please e-mail your submissions to Natasha.Lolljee@canalrivertrust.org.uk (using wetransfer.com or similar for files larger than 1MB) by 12 noon on Monday 21st May 2018.

Revealing Oldknow’s Legacy: Mellor Mill and the Peak Forest Canal at Marple is a joint project supported by Heritage Lottery Fund and being delivered in partnership by Canal & River Trust and Mellor Archaeological Trust.

 

Freelance Opportunities: Stockport Council

War Memorial Art Gallery: Exhibition and Access Programme
Fee: Up to £15,000
Delivery Period: June – November 2018
Closing Date: Friday 25th May 2018

Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery is the only art gallery in England which was built in memory of the fallen of World War 1 by public subscription. The people of Stockport created a unique and beautiful space where they could remember those in their town who had given their lives and also experience the healing power of art and culture after the horrors of war.

Stockport Council wants to stage an exhibition and programme which tells the story of this building and encourages all parts of the community to visit, explore and appreciate its significance. The exhibition will also highlight unusual memorials and tell the stories of other memorials in Stockport, including war memorials, parks and facilities dedicated to the memory of the fallen. As part of the project, it is anticipated that a map will be created so people can explore the memorials in the Borough and other sites connected with World War I.

Stockport Council is looking for a suitably qualified individual or organisation to manage and deliver the project working with museums staff. The successful bidder will pull together the team’s ideas and research into a coherent exhibition, related materials and an access programme for them to deliver to members of the public. The outputs will include:

  • Exhibition about the war memorial and memorialisation produced and designed by September 2018 for installation in early November 2018, based on research by museums staff
  • Self-guided tours for visitors and school groups to explore the War Memorial Art Gallery and understand the significance of different features within the building to be delivered by September 2018.
  • A map/trail showing sites in Stockport connected with World War I, detailing their history and role played, to be delivered by September 2018

Skills/Expertise

Key skills and experience required to deliver the brief are:

  1. Demonstrable experience of carrying out research to inform exhibitions
  2. Demonstrable experience of curating engaging exhibitions and displays
  3. Experience of writing interesting and engaging materials and text panels
  4. Experience of designing interesting and engaging materials and text panels

For more information see the Project Brief.


Women in Stockport 1918 Digital Heritage Project
Fee: Up to £15,000
Delivery Period: June – November 2018
Closing Date: Friday 25th May 2018

The stories of the men who left Stockport to fight in 1914-1918 are relatively well documented. Whilst men were away at war, the role of women in the town changed significantly as they were required to take occupations left vacant. At the same time, a number of local women, inspired by the national suffrage movement, became pioneers in their communities. Despite being recently honoured through the naming of a new public space in Stockport town centre, their stories remain relatively unknown. This project aims to use digital and other art forms to bring to the stories of these and other local women pioneers to life. It will:

  • Encourage local people to find out about the roles of local women and the contribution they made to life in the town between 1914-18
  • Find out about influential local people of the time, including those involved in the suffrage movement
  • Create a new digital archive of stories and memories relating to Stockport in 1918 and propose and cost effective digital mechanisms to engage communities in discovering these hidden histories at Stockport’s libraries and museums and around the town centre.

Stockport Council is looking for suitably qualified individual or organisation to manage and deliver the project with local people. The outputs will include:

  • a public campaign to engage local people to explore archives, collections and other resources to explore the role of women in Stockport between 1914 and 1918;
  • workshops in communities using relevant resources to encourage people to explore the lives of women in Stockport using different art forms, especially those hidden stories of local women;
  • development of content for exhibitions/displays/performance/digital engagement to be delivered from November 2018
  • development of an easily accessible and searchable online digital archive capturing the knowledge and memories discovered through the project.

Skills/Expertise

Key skills and experience required to deliver the brief are:

  1. Demonstrable experience of carrying out research to inform exhibitions
  2. Demonstrable experience of curating engaging exhibitions and displays
  3. Experience of writing interesting and engaging materials and text panels
  4. Experience of designing interesting and engaging materials and text panels

For more information see the Project Brief

Job Opportunity: Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery

Visitor Experience Supervisor
Salary: £17,891 – 19,238
Location: Carlisle, Cumbria, UK
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: 23rdMay 2018, 12pm

Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery attracts 230,000 visitors each year. The museum is set over three floors and a visit can take 1- 3 hours to complete. Inclusive within the building are: the main reception area, which is run by the Visitor Experience Team, a retail shop at the heart of a visitor’s tour of the museum, a lecture theatre with a 100-seat capacity, a library, meeting rooms and community rooms where families daily enjoy crafts and toddler sessions.  The museum is a hive of activity daily, supported by both local Carlisle and Cumbrian visitors, as well as tourists visiting Hadrian’s Wall and the Lake District.

The Visitor Experience Team consists of a Visitor Experience Manager, two Visitor Experience Supervisors and a team of 20 Visitor Experience Assistants.

The primary role of the Visitor Experience Supervisor is to assist the Visitor Experience Manager to manage the Team of Visitor Experience Assistants to ensure meaningful engagement throughout the customer journey as well as co-ordinating staffing cover for evening events and ensuring the security of the buildings, galleries. In addition, the VES enhances the visitor experience whilst maximising opportunities for generating revenue and leads by example to motivate the Visitor Experience Team to actively engage with all museum visitors to provide a welcoming and informative experience, ensuring an exceptionally high standard and consistent level of service.

Tullie House Museum won six awards in 2017, which all had customer service at the heart of them, including Cumbria Tourism Best Large Visitor Attraction of the Year and Cumbria Life’s Best Cultural Venue.

If you are inspired by the role and would like to know more, please feel free to call Gill Hewgill, Visitor Experience Manager on 01228 618703.

Please familiarise yourself with the Job Description as part of the application pack on the Tullie House Museum website, http://www.tulliehouse.co.uk/about-us/get-involved, and return a completed application form to Helen Askew, HR & Volunteer Advisor at helen.askew@tulliehouse.org.

Job Opportunities: Lancashire County Council

With the reopening of Queen Street Mill, Judges Lodgings Museum and Helmshore Mills Textile Museum, Lancashire County Council are looking to recruit people for a number of roles:

Queen Street Mill, Burnley
Casual Museums Assistant
£8.75 per hour
Closing date – Sunday 13th May 2018

About the Role

This is a casual post based Queen Street Mill Museum. This role will mainly include covering other staff leave, bank holidays and when extra assistances is required for events or at other busy times.

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 e-mail: jennifer.ingham@lancashire.gov.uk


Helmshore Mills Textile Museum, Rossendale
Museum Assistant
Fixed-term until Oct 2019
18 hours per week (Apr – Oct) 1 hour per week (Nov – Mar)
Salary – £16,882 – £17,391 pro rata
Closing date – Sunday 13th May 2018

About the Role

This role is to support all museum operations and activities in order to ensure visitors gain the best possible experience of their visit to the museum. Supporting the care of the collections, schools and guided tours, and site security as part of the museum team.

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 e-mail: louise.jacobsson@lancashire.gov.uk


Queen Street Mill, Burnley
Site Supervisor
Fixed-term until Oct 2019
14.8 hours per week
Salary – £17,391 – £18,672 pro rata
Closing date – Sunday 13th May 2018

About the Role

To ensure there is a safe, secure, clean and welcoming environment for museum staff, visitors and users. To support all museum operations and activities in order to ensure visitors gain the best possible experience of their visit to the museum. Supporting the care of the collections as part of the museum team.

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 e-mail: jennifer.ingham@lancashire.gov.uk


Queen Street Mill, Burnley
Assistant Museum Manager
Fixed-term until Oct 2019
22.2 hours per week (Apr – Oct) 1 hour per week (Nov – Mar)
Salary – £18,672 – £20,541 pro rata
Closing date – Sunday 13th May 2018

About the Role

Combining day-to-day staff and site management duties with supporting the Museum Manager and interpreting the history museum to the public. This will involve ongoing operational duties; organisational skills and excellent customer care to ensure visitors gain the best possible experience of their visit.

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 e-mail: jennifer.ingham@lancashire.gov.uk


Queen Street Mill, Burnley
Boiler Technician
Fixed-term until Oct 2019
37 hour per week

Salary – £17,391 – £18,672 pro rata
Closing date – Sunday 13th May 2018

About the Role

The hours are an average of 37 per week over a 4 week rota and therefore the annual salary quoted will be pro rata.

This role will be required to operate the steam raising plant and related machinery, and assist with the provision of a safe and secure environment for both our museum visitors and the collections.

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 e-mail: jennifer.ingham@lancashire.gov.uk


Queen Street Mill, Burnley
Casual Boiler Technician
£9.01 per hour
Deadline – Tuesday 8th May 2018

About the Role

Casual Boiler Technician will be required to operate the steam raising plant and related machinery, and assist with the provision of a safe and secure environment for both our museum visitors and the collections.

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 e-mail: jennifer.ingham@lancashire.gov.uk


Helmshore Mills Textile Museum, Rossendale
Casual Museums Assistant

£8.75 per hour
Deadline – Tuesday 8th May 2018

About the Role

This role is to support all museum operations and activities in order to ensure visitors gain the best possible experience of their visit to the museum. Supporting the care of the collections, schools and guided tours, and site security as part of the museum team.

This is a casual post based Helmshore Museum. This role will mainly include covering other staff leave, bank holidays and when extra assistances is required for events or at other busy times.

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 e-mail: louise.jacobsson@lancashire.gov.uk


Judges Lodgings Museum, Lancaster
Casual Museums Assistant
£8.75 per hour

Deadline – Tuesday 8th May 2018

About the Role

This role is to support all museum operations and activities in order to ensure visitors gain the best possible experience of their visit to the museum. Supporting the care of the collections, schools and guided tours, and site security as part of the museum team.

This is a casual post based Judges Lodgings Museum. This role will mainly include covering other staff leave, bank holidays and when extra assistances is required for events or at other busy times.

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 e-mail: susan.ashworth2@lancashire.gov.uk


Helmshore Mills Textile Museum, Rossendale
Assistant Museum Manager

Fixed-term until Oct 2019
22.2 hours per week (Apr – Oct) 1 hour per week (Nov – Mar)
Salary – £18,672 – £20,541 pro rata
Deadline – Tuesday 8th May 2018

About the Role

Combining day-to-day staff and site management duties with supporting the Museum Manager and interpreting the history museum to the public. This will involve ongoing operational duties; organisational skills and excellent customer care to ensure visitors gain the best possible experience of their visit.

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 e-mail: louise.jacobsson@lancashire.gov.uk


Queen Street Mill, Burnley
Casual Engine Technician
£9.01 per hous
Deadline – Tuesday 8th May 2018

About the Role

Casual Boiler Technician will be required to operate the steam engine and related machinery, and assist with the provision of a safe and secure environment for both our museum visitors and the collections.

As a casual worker you must be prepared to work when required. You will only be paid for the hours you work

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 e-mail: jennifer.ingham@lancashire.gov.uk


Queen Street Mill, Burnley
Museum Assistant
Fixed-term until Oct 2019

18 hours per week (Apr – Oct) 1 hour per week (Nov – Mar)
Salary – £16,882 – £17,391 pro rata

Deadline – Tuesday 8th May 2018

About the Role

This role is to support all museum operations and activities in order to ensure visitors gain the best possible experience of their visit to the museum. Supporting the care of the collections, schools and guided tours, and site security as part of the museum team.

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 e-mail: jennifer.ingham@lancashire.gov.uk


Helmshore Mills Textile Museum, Rossendale
Site Supervisor
Fixed-term until Oct 2019
14.8 hours per week
Salary £17,391 – £18,672 pro rata
Deadline – Tuesday 8th May 2018

About the Role

To ensure there is a safe, secure, clean and welcoming environment for museum staff, visitors and users. To support all museum operations and activities in order to ensure visitors gain the best possible experience of their visit to the museum. Supporting the care of the collections as part of the museum team.

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 e-mail: louise.jacobsson@lancashire.gov.uk


 

Freelance Opportunity: Paintings in Hospitals

Loans Coordinator (North England)
Contract: 24 months+
30 hours per month (estimate). The role may include some evening and weekend hours.
Fee: £400 – £450 per month depending on experience, inclusive of travel expenses
 

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

Paintings in Hospitals is seeking a Loans Coordinator to provide an outstanding loan service across the north of England that promotes health, wellbeing and empowerment for all.

Ideally based near Leeds, you will work from home and visit partner sites (from Hull to Liverpool to Newcastle). You will help them grow the number of new care partners using our loan services, whilst providing excellent guidance and assistance to our current partners. As part of this, you will develop and deliver innovative engagement activities with service-users, patients and staff from new and existing care partners, leading to sites borrowing more artworks from the collection. You will be responsible for renewing current loans and securing new ones, and will support the care and display of artworks in the region. You will have an understanding of the ways in which Paintings in Hospitals’ services can improve health and wellbeing.

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

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

To apply, please send your CV with a cover letter of no more than two pages to opportunity@paintingsinhospitals.org.uk (subject: Loans Coordinator (North)) 

Application deadline: Friday 8th June, 12pm

The Wandering Jewish Museum

Paid Artist Development Opportunity at Manchester Jewish Museum and Manchester Central Library, in partnership with Battersea Arts Centre. 

From Manchester Jewish Museum (MJM):

MJM is looking for a diverse group of artists to take part in a paid 1-day development opportunity on Thursday 17th May 2018 (11am-5pm). You will be paid £100 for your time. 

We are seeking artists from a variety of backgrounds and welcome applications from artists with experience in a range of art forms, from theatre to visual art, spoken word to dance and beyond.

For the rest of 2018 we will be working in collaboration with artists to explore the themes of our collection and better understand how we can carry our unique identity with us as we leave our building and establish ourselves in new locations across the city. We want to explore the provocation of ‘Wandering’ and how this could connect to our key themes of journeys, communities and identities.

One of our key commissions will involve working in collaboration with MJM staff, volunteers and audiences as well as other artists to Scratch ideas that shape the look, feel and function of our temporary home in Central Library and ensure that although temporary, this space retains the soul of the museum and reflects our core values. If you are interested in the creation of playful, immersive spaces which can serve as a backdrop to innovative, creative, cultural exchange and learning – we want to hear from you.

As the first step in this commissioning process, the Inspiration Day is designed to be a development opportunity for artists, exploring more about best practice examples of this kind of work, and for members of the museum team to discover more about each artist’s individual practice.  After the inspiration day, everyone who attended will be invited to respond to a brief and we will then shortlist the idea we wish to take forward.

To find out more and apply, download the call-out here.

Job Opportunity: Arts Council England

Assessor, Museums Accreditation x 2
Birmingham Office
Salary: £26,200 per annum, plus excellent benefits
Closing date: 10thMay 2018

Job ref: ARTCF31 – Fixed term until 10 May 2019, working 35 hours per week
Job ref: ARTCF99-1 – Fixed term until 30 September 2018, working 35 hours per week

Arts Council England (ACE) is looking for two Assessors, Museums Accreditation to join the Accreditation team within Arts Council’s Collections and Cultural Property team, part of the Arts and Culture Department. Both are fixed term appointments to provide temporary cover for internal secondments. The assessor/s will support preparations for relaunch of Accreditation later in 2018 following ACE’s review of the Scheme.

The Accreditation team is primarily based in Birmingham with assessors also working from the Newcastle and Manchester offices. There may be some flexibility on work location although regular training and panel meetings will be held in Birmingham.

The successful candidate/s will have an awareness of collection management and museum practice gained through experience of working in museums or similar cultural organisations. You will have a basic understanding of governance and management structures in the cultural sector. Knowledge of current Arts Council and wider museum sector activity, direction and initiatives would be highly beneficial.

You will have excellent interpersonal, negotiation skills and planning skills and have experience of critically analysing business information, identifying challenges and opportunities.

You will have strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to think creatively, exercising sound judgement and making decisions, influencing and persuading people at all levels. You will be highly organised with the ability to juggle multiple priorities and remain calm under pressure.

You must have experience of developing and maintaining positive relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.

For more information about the Accreditation Scheme see:

https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/supporting-museums/accreditation-scheme-0

For further information about the vacancies see https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/our-organisation/working-us

If you would like to discuss any aspect of this role, the person specification or to find out more about the Museums Accreditation Scheme please contact Annette French, Museums Accreditation Manager, by email at accreditation@artscouncil.org.uk.

 

 

Job Opportunity: Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery

Project Coordinator
Salary: £23,398
Location: Carlisle, Cumbria, UK
Hours: Flexible hours (up to 32 hours per week or hours negotiable)
Contract:12-month fixed term
Closing date: 21st May 2018 at 9am

Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery is a nationally significant, award winning venue in Carlisle which attracts over 230,000 visitors per year and presents exhibitions of international quality alongside a range of permanent galleries which showcase outstanding collections.

In 2016 it launched a Manifesto which sets the direction of travel for creating a new 21st century museum. The Manifesto focuses on Carlisle, Cumbria and the world in which we live. It encourages creativity and invites co-creation. It champions an approach which is collections based, curatorially informed and audience focused. It aims to position the museum at heart of community life.

This is an exciting opportunity to join Tullie House to work closely with its Director and Leadership Team to develop their long-term vision. The post will play a key role to deliver a long-term Master Plan for Tullie House, undertaking projects to develop organisational resilience and capital development. The projects will ensure Tullie House continues to thrive as a world class heritage organisation with community engagement and financial sustainability embedded.

Successful candidates will have experience of managing multifaceted projects from initiation to completion. The Project Coordinator will be responsible for managing external consultants and contractors, creating and maintaining complex timetables, liaising with key stakeholders, engaging with the community and preparing summary reports for management.

If this is the sort of vision that interests you and you feel you have the required skills Tullie House would love to hear from you. If you are inspired by the role and would like to know more, please feel free to contact Amy Walker, Head of Programme & Projects at 01228 618774 or Amy.Walker@tulliehouse.org.