Category: Jobs

Job Opportunity: The Harris

Job Opportunity: The Harris
Job title:
Programmes and Collections Manager
£42,683 – £43,662 (pay award pending)
The Harris (Preston)
37 hours per week
Closing date:
Friday 9 October 2020 (12 Noon)

Preston City Council’s Cultural Service has an opportunity for a senior manager to join the leadership team at the Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library.

To view full details and to apply, click here.

Job Opportunity: Association of Independent Museums

Job Opportunity: Association of Independent Museums
Job title: Freelance Project Administrator
Salary: £5,000 (total fee for contract period)
Location: Home-based or AIM office at the National Waterways Museum in Ellesmere Port
Hours: One full day per week or flexible working times
Contract: October 2020 – March 2021
Closing date: 5pm on Monday 21 September

The Association of Independent Museums are recruiting an Administrator for the Hallmarks at Home programme.

To view further information and to apply, please click here.

Job Opportunity: Signal Film and Media and Grizedale Forest

Job OpportunitySignal Film and Media and Grizedale Forest
Job title: Digital Artist
Salary: £3000 fee + £1000 expenses
Location: Online (northwest)
Hours: n/a
Contract: n/a
Closing date: Monday 5 October

Grizedale Forest & Signal Film and Media, with support from Art Fund, are seeking a digital artist/collaborative to create a new, online participatory artwork responding to Grizedale Forest in Cumbria in the North West of England. 

The commissioned artist will work alongside a local BAME/BIPOC community group to increase engagement with the forest and digital art for this underrepresented audience/visitor group.

For further information and to apply, click here.

Job Opportunity: Ripon Museum Trust

ripon_museum_logoJob Opportunity: Ripon Museum Trust
Job title: Marketing Manager
Salary: £25,593 per annum (pro rata £17,915)
Location: Ripon Workhouse Museum
Hours: Part-time – 26 hours per week (0.70 full time). These hours can be worked flexibility across the week. Some evening and weekend work will be required
Contract: Until March 2023
Closing date: 5pm 27th September 2020

From Ripon Museum Trust:

This post will lead, develop and manage Ripon Museum Trust’s promotion and marketing activities. We have a well-established offer of three museums and an events programme covering law and order, social justice and poverty to promote to tourists from across the region and beyond.

The Trust is a National Portfolio Organisation and uses Arts Council funding to increase our reach, deliver excellent programming and broaden our core demographics to deliver on Arts Council’s ‘Let’s Create Vision and Strategy 2020 – 2030.

For more information about the role, click here. For a full job specification, click here.

To download an application form, click here.

Job Opportunity: Keswick Museum

Job Opportunity: Keswick Museum
Job title: Museum Manager
Salary: £29870 per annum full time
Location: Keswick
Hours: 37.5 hrs per week, part time considered
Contract: Maternity Leave Cover
Closing date: 10th September 2020

From Keswick Museum:

At Keswick Museum, we are looking for someone to provide maternity cover for our Museum Manager, who will be going on maternity leave from late autumn of 2020.   Keswick Museum has just reopened after lockdown and we see opportunities to think afresh about some aspects of the way we do business.

Currently we employ a full-time manager. This post has three main areas of responsibility:

  • Curatorial, Exhibition and professional leadership
  • Management of the operational aspects of the business
  • Business, fundraising and commercial development

The nature of this role and position of the Museum, is that there is opportunity to be flexible and adapt to the best candidate/s for this post.  We therefore invite applicants at this time for either:

  • A full-time Manager’s post incorporating the current job description.
  • A part-time Manager’s post focusing on management and business development aspects of the post open to those with experience of the cultural sector (but not necessary with specialist curatorial experience).

For informal enquiries please contact the Manager, Becks Skinner on 017687 73263.

For full job description, please contact

Applications are by Covering Letter and CV to by 10th September 2020.  Please state in the covering letter if you wish to apply for a full time or part time position.

Job Opportunity: Manchester Museum

manchester_museum_mm_logoJob Opportunity: Manchester Museum
Job title: Curator of Indigenous Perspectives
Salary: £32,816 – £40,322 per annum (dependent on experience)
Location: Oxford Road, Manchester
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Fixed Term – Starting 2 November 2020 or thereafter until 1 November 2022 or thereafter
Closing date: 21/09/2020

Manchester Museum are recruiting for a Curator of Indigenous Perspectives, who can amplify the voices of Indigenous people in Australia and First Nations people and partners in Canada.

This new role is supported by the John Ellerman Foundation as part of the Indigenising Manchester Museum project.

For full details and how to apply, click here.

Job Opportunity: Manchester Jewish Museum

Manchester_jewish_museum_logoJob Opportunity: Manchester Jewish Museum
Job title: Marketing & Communications Manager
Salary: c.£23,000
Location: Manchester
Hours: 35 hours per week, some unsociable hours
Closing date: 12 noon, Monday 21st September 2020

Manchester Jewish Museum are recruiting for a new Marketing & Comms Manager.

For full job description and how to apply, click here.

Job Opportunity: Freelance Creative Practitioner

Job Opportunity: Elements of Halton project
Job title: Freelance Creative Practitioner
Salary: £3,000
Location: Runcorn and Widnes
Contract: September 2020 – March 2021
Closing date: 1st September 2020

The Elements of Halton project is funded through a Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach Fund grant and will explore the scientific history of the Borough by looking at the chemical elements that were significant in the development of the Borough, from Cheshire sandstone which formed 200 million years ago to the development of the alkali process and production of chlorine, weaving in current themes around climate change and pollution. Ten local schools will each be given a period of time/element(s) to research and to develop into a performance piece working with a freelance Creative Practitioner.

The Creative Practitioner will provide support for the ten schools in developing their stories and planning their performances. They will also organise and facilitate the performances and recording them if required.

The full brief for the role can be found here..


Job Opportunity: Diocese of Salford

Job OpportunityDiocese of Salford
Job title: Heritage Project Manager
Salary: £13,468 per annum
Location: St John the Baptist RC Church, Rochdale
Hours: 14 hours per week, with some flexible working
Contract: Fixed-term until May 2021
Closing date: 12pm Friday 4th September 2020

This role is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

From the Diocese of Salford:


St John’s Church, Rochdale has been awarded round 1 funding from the NLHF to enable the preparation of a round 2 application. A successful round 2 application would enable repairs to this Grade II* Listed Church and a full programme of heritage activities. We are seeking to appoint a Heritage Project Manager to lead and co-ordinate all aspects of the NLHF project by supporting a round 2 submission.

What we are looking for:

A motivated and enthusiastic individual with a proven track record in successfully delivering a substantial grant funded heritage project. The successful candidate will have an appreciation of how to inspire public engagement in heritage and how to manage it for the benefit of the wider community. They will possess sound interpersonal skills and a demonstrable ability to develop effective working relationships with a variety of stakeholders. We are ideally seeking candidates who are available to start immediately.  Some travel in the local area will be necessary.

If the round 2 application is successful, the role will continue from September 2021 for approximately 12 months.

The Diocese of Salford is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and adults at risk of harm. The post holder will be expected to contribute to a positive culture of safeguarding within the organisation. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Friday 4th September 2020National_Lottery_Heritage_Fund_HLF

To download an application pack or for more information on this post please visit our website.