Category: Jobs

Job Opportunity: Contemporary Visual Arts North NW Network Manager

Contemporary Visual Arts Network North West (CVAN NW) is a regional network creating opportunities for artists, organisations and professionals to develop their practice, share ideas, knowledge and resources and cultivate relationships. They provide platforms to promote and support the work of the region’s visual arts ecology.
CVAN North West comprises three sub-regional groups:

  • Visual Arts in Liverpool (VAiL)
  • Contemporary Visual Arts Manchester (CVAM)
  • North by NorthWest (NbyNW)

Contemporary Visual Arts North (CVAN) NW is seeking a new Network Manager to be responsible for coordinating and managing the work of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network North West, assisting in the formulation and implementation of a new regional strategy and delivery plan,and facilitating knowledge sharing across the regional network, and between other CVAN networks, nationally.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on the 13th September. Interviews will be held week commencing 1stOctober 2018.
For more information on the job role, specification and how to apply click here.

Job Opportunity: Programme Manager, Cumbria Tourism

Cumbria Tourism have recently been successful in applying for Discover England Funding for the Northern World Heritage Collection project and are looking for an experienced Programme Manager to lead the project.

If you have senior tourism experience, knowledge of UNESCO World Heritage sites and recent programme management experience they would be delighted to hear from you.

The closing date is Monday 13 August. Interviews will be held 15 August 2018. For more information please click here.

For more information about the role please contact Sue Clarke –


Consultancy opportunity: Museum Development Network- Formative Evaluation of Museums’ Self-Assessment Methodology

The Museum Development Network (MDN) seeks a consultant with relevant experience and expertise to evaluate the national pilot of a methodology of museums’ self-assessment. The methodology is currently operating as a national pilot in each region during 2018-19 and builds on the East Midlands Museum Development self-assessment business diagnostic. The evaluation findings will inform the development of a national self-assessment methodology in preparation for implementation from January 2019.

This work will support MDN to develop a collective response to Arts Council England’s Museum Development (MD) SMART objectives and to support: MD programme development; resilience of museums in the nine English regions; identification of national trends and needs of museums; track some of the impact of MD interventions and support given to museums.

The deadline for proposal submission is 5pm on the7thSeptember 2018. The interview date for short-listed proposals is 25thSeptember 2018. 

For more information please read the full brief here.

Tender Opportunity – Museum Development North East

Delivery of Understanding Audiences
Deadline: Monday 10th September 2018, 5pm

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) is seeking to commission a consultant/s with relevant experience to design and deliver the next phase of Understanding Audiences.  This work is part of the wider Museum Development Programme, managed in the North East by TWAM and funded by Arts Council England to drive development and deliver sustainability, resilience and innovation in England’s regional museums.

A priority for 2018-22 is supporting museums to capture, share and report audience data in order to develop an increased awareness and understanding of their audiences and communities.  This builds on a previous phase of work which focussed on supporting a cluster of local authority museums during 2015-18.  This enabled seven museums to undertake postcode data research and then progress to using Audience Finder methodology and segmentation, with specialist support provided by the Audience Agency.      

This next phase will follow a similar approach, supporting a new cohort of museums to implement a standardised methodology, analyse and understand the data and apply it to programming and planning.   

They are seeking a consultant/s with the ability to work with a range of organisations and people (staff and volunteers), with a sound understanding of audience development and a strong track record of providing 1-2-1 support as well as delivering wider support through training/workshop opportunities.

Fee for contract

Consultants should indicate a fixed price (exclusive of VAT) for the delivery of the above described services and this should be itemised as follows:
– Professional time
– Administration costs
– Cost of materials
– Estimated travel and subsistence costs

This fee should not exceed £25,000.

For further information, including details of how to submit a proposal, please see the full brief here.

If you have any questions, please contact, Museum Development Manager, Museum Development North East.

Consultancy Opportunity: Victoria Gallery & Museum, Liverpool

From Victoria Gallery & Museum:

Brief: Audience Research

We wish to appoint an experienced consultant to work with museums and galleries staff based at the Victoria Gallery & Museum and The Garstang Museum of Archaeology to review existing audience data and data collection methods. Following this initial review, we would like the consultant to decide on methods of data collection that would be appropriate going forward and write an outline Audience Development Plan that the staff could then complete.

We hope that by working with an experienced consultant to review data and data collection methods, we will then be able to conduct future research and develop an ADP that will enable us to achieve in-depth knowledge of both who our current visitors are and who they could be. In the short-term this will be used to develop a marketing strategy that can be tailored to specific audiences to promote the current offer. In the long-term we will use the ADP to inform future exhibition and event programming and we will also use it to assess future exhibition proposals that we receive both internally from academics and also externally to ensure that exhibitions and events are not too niche and that there is an audience for what is being proposed. We aim to raise the profile of the museums both internally and externally as comments that both museums often receive are that they are ‘hidden gems’ and visitors did not know that they were there.


The fixed fee including all expenses is £2000, to be paid in instalments:

50% to be on appointment
50% to be paid upon completion of the contract in February 2019

This fee is inclusive of all VAT, travel, accommodation costs and expenses.

For the full details and information on how to apply see the Project Brief.

Job Opportunity: Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester

1 year fixed term post (with possibility of extension)
3 days / 22.5 hours a week (0.6 FTE)
Salary: £25,000 pro rata, freelance considered

The Fundraiser role at Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) is a new post that will play a vital role in raising funds across the organisation, working closely with the Director to identify future funding opportunities in line with our strategic objectives. We are seeking an experienced and talented individual to build relationships on behalf of CFCCA and secure funding from a range of sources including Foundations, Trusts and Public Sector grant-making bodies. 

CFCCA has a diverse and rich 30 year history of supporting both national and international audiences and also local communities to understand more about Chinese contemporary art, culture and society. We create meaningful encounters between artists and audiences through a lively public programme of exhibitions, artist residencies, engagement projects and events both on site and in partnership with other cultural institutions.

CFCCA is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

For more information and to apply, click here.

The deadline for applications is Monday 10th September at 5pm.

Interviews will take place at Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art on Tuesday 18th September.

Job Opporunity: Nantwich Museum

Museum Administrator
Part-time – (20 hours)
£8.50 per hour
Closing date: Monday 20th August

Position Description

To carry out bookkeeping, administrative and office duties to ensure the smooth running of the Museum.

Major Areas of Responsibility:

Placing and processing orders; invoicing for goods and services provided by the Museum. Banking monies received and responsibility for petty cash.

Maintaining financial spreadsheets and our accounting software, SAGE.

Maintaining payroll information and transmitting financial information to the Treasurer.

Ensuring that renewals (e.g. insurance) and licences are kept up to date Taking energy meter readings and ensuring that bills are correct.

Taking and managing bookings for the Joseph Heler Room and the Millennium Gallery, as well as bookings for schools and education sessions.

Dealing with Museum correspondence (including emails) as appropriate. Ensuring that documents are filed appropriately on computer and/or in paper form.

Inputting information into various databases including the recording of key performance indicators. Word processing letters, forms and other documents as required.

Answering and making telephone calls when necessary. Taking messages.

Supervising volunteers and ensuring that the front desk is adequately staffed by volunteers and the desk and electronic diaries are kept up to date.

Additional responsibilities

  • Being a Museum key holder
  • Creating and maintaining filing systems
  • Photocopying and sending out documents, including minutes and agendas for Board and Trustee meetings.
  • Undertaking any other administrative duties to ensure the smooth running of the Museum

Required knowledge and skill

  • Bookkeeping experience
  • Experience of working with SAGE or similar accounting package
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good information technology skills

Personal attributes

  • Interest and enthusiasm for heritage and history
  • Good attention to detail
  • Ability to stay calm under pressure
  • Methodical and thorough approach to work
  • Organised
  • Good at juggling tasks and prioritising
  • Team player
  • Desire to show initiative

Please email a CV and cover letter addressed to:

Elliot Goodger, Museum Manager –

Job Opportunity: Museums Association

Partnerships with Purpose Project Officer
Salary: Subject to London weighting: London £18,218 PA (FTE £36,435); Outside London £16,336 (FTE £32,672)
Location: United Kingdom (available for flexible/remote working)
Hours: 18 hours per week (0.5 FTE)
Contract: Fixed term for 1 year
Closing date: Friday 27th July 2018 (11.59pm)

Interviews will be held on 6th August 2018

The Museums Association is undertaking a year-long pilot project, Partnerships with Purpose, to connect museum and third-sector/community-group partners so that they can work together to build social value with the communities they serve.

This key role will develop and run the pilot on a day-to-day basis and provide specialist knowledge, working as part of the policy and programmes team and managed by the programmes manager.

You’ll have a good overview of the charity sector landscape already, and be a great listener and communicator. You’ll be committed to socially engaged practice and excited by the potential of museums working with local partners to reach their communities, and by the chance to promote innovation and change at a cross-sector level.

The role will also require you to monitor and reflect on the success of the pilot project alongside an external evaluator, and to have a key role in forming next steps from the pilot phase.

The Museums Association is a dynamic and campaigning membership organisation with a mission to inspire museums to changes lives. We have a strong vision and values and an exciting new business plan. Joining us at this time would be an excellent opportunity to work for a vibrant and inclusive organisation and be part of a friendly and enthusiastic team.

Please send completed application form to with subject heading ‘Partnerships with Purpose project officer’. More details are available on the Museums Association website –

Person Specification

Job Opportunities

York Museums Trust
Museum Development Officer
Salary: £14,317 pa  (£35,794 full-time equivalent)
Permanent, part time (14.8 hours per week, worked over 2 days)

We are seeking an experienced museum professional to join the Museum Development Yorkshire (MDY) team.  MDY works with museums across Yorkshire and the Humber to support change, development and improvement and to help create excellent museums.  This is an exciting time to join MDY as the start of a new, four year contract with Arts Council England.

The post holder will work as part of a team to develop excellence within small and medium sized museums in the Yorkshire and Humber region taking a strategic approach to professional leadership, organisational development, programmes and partnerships.  The successful candidate will also lead on regional initiatives focussing on workforce and professional development leading to organisational resilience and development

The successful candidate will be experienced in working at a management level in museums or heritage management.  They will have a good understanding of national museum, 3rd sector and public sector issues and have substantial experience of consultancy, facilitation, mentoring and coaching in a museum or heritage environment.

This role involves visiting museums in the Yorkshire area, so flexibility and the ability to travel widely within the region is essential to be successful in the role.  This role could potentially be home based. 

If you would like to know more about this position, please contact Michael Turnpenny on 07917 220227 or at   for an informal discussion. 

Access the job description and application form here.

Closing date: 9am on Monday 23 July.

Interviews will take place in York on Monday 6 August.

Museum Development Officer (Hampshire Solent)
South East Museum Development
Salary: £25,600 (FTE £32,000)
Location: Chilcomb, Winchester
Hours: 29.6 hours per week, 0.8 FTE
Type of Contract: Fixed term to 31 March 2021

The role ensures that museums have access to tailored advice and support and are able to benefit from the wide range of regional and national opportunities on offer, provide interventions to strengthen future sector sustainability and enable organisational development. The position is responsible for developing and maintaining effective relationships with museums and other stakeholders across the local, regional and national sector.

You will work in collaboration with a second MDO (also hosted by Hampshire Cultural Trust) covering the Hampshire and Berkshire regions, as well as with MDO colleagues across Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Sussex, Surrey and Kent. This post requires frequent travel within the sub region (Hampshire Solent) and the wider south east, with the possibility of some national travel for conferences and meetings.

To excel in this role, you will want to use your knowledge and experience to help museums develop their skills and their offer to the public, and support them to be sustainable organisations. You will also have an understanding of the wider issues affecting the sector and strong relationship building skills – you have the knowledge and the personality to work with museums on a journey towards improvement and change.

If you are a motivated, collaborative and organised professional please email your CV and a covering letter of no more than two pages summarising your suitability for this position to:

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 5 September 2018

Provisional interview date: Thursday 20 September 2018

For more information click here.

Port Sunlight Village Trust (PSVT)
Bookings and Event Co-ordinator
Salary: £18,500 p.a.
Location: Port Sunlight Village, Wirral
Hours: e.g. full time 37.50 hours per week
Contract: Permanent Contract
Closing date: 3rd August 2018

Port Sunlight Village Trust (PSVT) is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the Port Sunlight Conservation Area. The village is the finest surviving example of early urban planning in the UK. It is also one of the Liverpool City Region’s premier visitor attractions and home to over 2,000 residents.

Our responsibilities are broad and our business diverse. We maintain all of the parks, gardens, and monuments and memorials in the village. We own one-third of the housing stock – some 300 properties – and eight of the public buildings from which we derive our primary source of income. We also operate the award-winning Arts Council Accredited Port Sunlight Museum through which we engage local schools, domestic and international visitors, and the local community.

We are seeking to recruit a Bookings and Venue Co-ordinator to join the Heritage Directorate. This position will support and develop our commercial activity including holiday lets, group packages, education bookings, land and venue hire, fundraising, and retail and catering. You will promote a customer-focused approach to doing business, and ensure compliancy.

A summary of the accountabilities include:

  • Manage and process all bookings including all software and systems
  • Increase bookings through advertising and attending events and trade shows, creating offers, packages and incentives, and developing relationships with stakeholders and partners
  • Manage customer databases to maximise performance and ensure compliance with data protection standards
  • Ensure facilities are maintained to a high standard and in line with VAQAS and other Accreditation schemes
  • Record, monitor and share all performance data and work with colleagues to identify improvements
  • Ensure all necessary risk assessments, certificates, licenses, agreements and contracts are in place, monitored and upheld

You will have demonstrable experience of working in a similar role in a museum or visitor attraction setting. Excellent communication skills, strong attention to detail, and high levels of computer literacy are essential.

Closing date for applications: Friday 3rd August

Interviews will take place week commencing 20th August 2018.

For an application pack contact Kate Rosenthal on 0151 644 4800 or email Please note CVs will not be accepted.

For an informal chat, contact Kate Daly, Visitor Experience Manager on or 0151 644 4811. More information about Port Sunlight Village Trust is also available on our website

Carlisle Culture
Project Director
Contract – Consultancy
Anticipated fee £5,000 (incl. VAT)

Carlisle Culture are looking for a skilled and experienced Project Director to deliver a consultation and strategy project for Carlisle.

Individuals and organisations are welcome to apply for the role which will entail leading and coordinating the first phase of our consultation towards a Cultural Strategy for Carlisle.

The full brief is available to download here with additional supporting information here.

You should email your proposal to by the deadline of 4pm, Friday 10th August. You should also use that email address if you have further questions or would like a discussion about the opportunity and remember to include 2 referees and remember we will accept proposals from organisations as well as individuals.


Job Opportunity: Treasurer, The Atkinson Trust Development Fund

Job OpportunityThe Atkinson Trust Development Fund
Job title: Treasurer
Salary: Voluntary
The Atkinson, Southport
Minimum one meeting per month 5.30-7 pm 
Contract: Term of office is three years
Closing date: 21 August 2018, 5 pm

The Atkinson Development Trust is a charity run by a small, committed group of skilled volunteers who have a shared love of Sefton and The Atkinson. Established in 2015, the Trust is still growing and developing.

The aim of the Trust, in short, is to raise money. What interests the Trust is what can be done with the funds raised. The Trustees believe in the transformative power of art and that communities thrive best when they have civic pride and a sense of place.  So, the Trust was established to work in partnership with The Atkinson to use its collections to make a positive impact on local people’s lives.

The Treasurer’s role is to:

  • Oversee the financial affairs of the organisation, ensuring they are legal and constitutional
  • Ensure that proper records are kept, and effective financial procedures are in place
  • Oversee the production and adoption of annual budgets, financial reports/returns, accounts and audits
  • Appraise the financial viability of plans, proposals and feasibility studies
  • Liaise with Trustees making them aware of their financial obligations and ensuring the financial viability of the organisation
  • Lead on appointing and liaising with auditors/an independent examiner
  • Contribute to the pool of expertise and advice i.e. making advice and expertise available to the Board, staff and volunteers
  • Make an active contribution in organising fundraising on behalf of The Atkinson Development Trust
  • Govern i.e. directing and controlling the organisation through collective decision-making.  This is a mandatory requirement of every Trustee.

Please see the attached for more information about the role:

Recruitment of a Treasurer for The Atkinson Development Trust and Role Description

If you have any questions, please email:

The Atkinson website: