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Freelance Opportunity: VisitEngland

Quality Assessor
Fees – £138, £168 or £230 depending on the size of the attraction concerned

VisitEngland Assessment Services invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced visitor attraction and tourism industry professionals to join its part-time self-employed freelance assessor team to work on the high profile Quality Assured Visitor Attraction, Racecourse, Motorway Service Area and Pubs accreditation schemes.

The successful candidates will have an in-depth practical and theoretical understanding of the UK visitor attraction and tourism industry demonstrated by extensive recent work experience at a visitor attraction or similar tourism business and will undertake an annual allocation of quality assessment visits according to scheme guidelines and standards. A full clean driving license with access to own transport and vehicle insurance for business use is essential as is a personal computer, telephone and office equipment to deliver work as required for the role.

We are particularly seeking applications from candidates to work regionally in the North West of England (Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cumbria) and the South West of England (Avon, Gloucestershire, Somerset).

A full job description outlining the key skills, experience and attributes required is available here.

Applications in the form of a full CV and covering letter should be submitted by e-mail to: visitenglandattractions@theaa.com by 5:00pm on Wednesday 21 February 2018.

It is anticipated interviews and a selection centre for short-listed candidates will take place in Lincolnshire on Thursday 8 March 2018. Successful applicants will be expected to be available for an Assessor Conference in Basingstoke on 19 & 20 March 2018 followed by initial training from 1 April 2018.

VisitEngland Quality Assessment Services,
The AA, Fanum House, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 4EA Telephone: 01256 491111
Email: visitenglandattractions@theaa.com

VisitEngland Assessment Services is managed by AA Hotel and Hospitality Services under contract to VisitEngland.


Job Opportunity: Culture Syndicates

Projects Officer
Salary: £18,000 pro rata (£10,800 for 21 hours per week)
Contract length: ongoing
Anticipated start date: 1st June 2018

Culture Syndicates is seeking an innovative and efficient individual to work with the Head of Projects to deliver our services.

You will have experience in the cultural sector, with the proven ability to lead a team to complete cultural projects. This can be in a paid or voluntary capacity.

Our team at Culture Syndicates are dynamic and forward thinking, seeking and creating opportunities to fulfil our social mission to ‘enable culture’ and ‘build employability.’ We are seeking someone who is entrepreneurial and full of creative ideas to push the sector, and our sales, forward within the remit of Culture Syndicates’ business plan. You will be able to create opportunities to generate income, building excellent relationships with existing and potential clients. You will view networking as a vital part of your role and professional integrity, using your strong industry awareness to maintain up to date information to inform new opportunities. You will also work conscientiously, ensuring you meet deadlines and provide a high quality of service to their team, clients and stakeholders.

Your role will vary from day to day, as Culture Syndicates’ portfolio of projects reflects the needs of our diverse clients. You will be responsible for smaller and more straight-forward projects (usually with budgets around £2,000, up to £10,000), managing our team of freelance Heritage Assistants to deliver projects. One week, for example, you may be:

• Running a team to gather audience data at a museum
• Helping to create a project plan and a budget to support a tendering application for new work
• Attending a networking event to learn more about the industry and promote Culture Syndicates’ services
• Reporting to a client on project progress
• Making the most of down time to research the latest changes to the funding landscape to create new opportunities with existing contacts

To apply for the role, please complete the Application Form and return it by the closing date.

The Application Form and further information can be found here.

CVs will not be accepted.

Culture Syndicates are committed to opening opportunities to more people. If you would like to discuss the role, please contact Charlotte Pratley on 07456661337 or charlie@culturesyndicates.co.uk

Closing date: midnight on Monday 26th February 2018
Interview date: Friday 9th March 2018

Freelance Opportunity: Paintings in Hospitals

Freelance Opportunity: Loans Coordinator
(London & South East)
Contract: 24 months+, 30 hours per week (estimate). The role may include some evening and weekend hours.
Fee: £1,300 – £1,500 per month depending on experience, exclusive of travel expenses

From Paintings in Hospitals:

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 London & South East?  If so, then this challenging role is for you! 

Paintings in Hospitals is seeking a Loans Coordinator to provide an outstanding loan service across London & the South East that promotes health, wellbeing and empowerment for all.

Based in London Bridge (2 days a week) and then working from home and at partner sites, you will help us 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 artworks from the collection. You will be responsible for renewing current loans 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 improve health and wellbeing.

Our successful candidate will have two years’ experience brokering and maintaining partnerships with organisations; a track record of 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 click here.

Application deadline: Thursday 1st March, 12pm

Job Opportunity: Arts & Heritage

Start date: April 2018
Salary: £25,000 pro rata, depending on experience
Contract: Part-time 2.5 days a week, permanent, subject to satisfactory probationary period of 3 months; 1 month’s notice period
Holiday entitlement: 25 working days pro rata plus bank holidays

Arts&Heritage is an agency that supports heritage organisations and museums to place contemporary art at the heart of their programming to bring alive narratives, architecture and history and a new perspective to heritage contexts.

It is based in Hexham, Northumberland but operates nationally. It was established in 2009, following a period of research by Judith King into this area of practice and has built up a large clientele of heritage organisations such as the National Trust, English Heritage and Compton Verney, museums such as the National Railway Museum and a host of smaller museums seeking to engage with a wider audience. Artists and audience remain at the core of what we do and through our work with museums and heritage sites we aim to inspire and bring audiences closer to art and artists, supporting the development of innovative new work in exceptional contexts.

Arts&Heritage is a Community Interest Company (CIC) and a Company Limited by Guarantee with a Board of eight Directors. It has a small staff team comprising an Executive Director, a Creative Director, a senior Curator and a Coordinator. The Board meets a minimum of four times a year.

Arts&Heritage is an Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisation – a Sector Support Organisation (from April 2018).

Its aims are:

  • to be the national cultural leader in the field of commissioning contemporary art in the heritage sector
  • to nurture and develop the skills and experience of those working in the sector
  • to develop innovative commissioning opportunities for artists
  • to inspire, increase and diversify audiences
  • to be a sustainable and financially resilient organisation.

Role of the Coordinator

The role of the Coordinator is to support the small agency team and lead on the website content, all social media and external communications.

S/he will act as the central point of information for all external partners, arranging the logistics of meetings, taking minutes and together with the rest of team develop CPD events for museums and heritage organisations as part of the Meeting Point programme. These visits will be to artists’ studios, cultural organisations and museums/galleries. The majority of these visits and workshops will take place in the North of England in 2018/19.

Arts&Heritage is based in Hexham Northumberland and a desk is available at their main office. The Co-ordinator could be home based, but willing to meet regularly with the A&H team in Hexham.


  • Attend all steering group meetings, and other meetings as requested by A&H, take notes and circulate
  • Support the A&H team on all CPD events for museums and heritage organisations
  • Act as the central communication point for museums and heritage organisations, liaising with them about meetings, sending schedules, information etc
  • Lead on the development of artist networking days
  • Create case studies for the A&H website, collating images and information as required
  • Collate all evaluation on a regular basis with both artists and museums and lead on all evaluation
  • Contribute to the strategic direction and planning of the organisation
  • Undertake any other duties as appropriate and requested by the Executive Director.

Person Specification

The post-holder is expected to have the following skills and experience:

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Knowledgeable about digital communications
  • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Good knowledge and understanding of the contemporary arts sector
  • Proven ability to work in partnership, connect and collaborate with others both internally and externally
  • Outstanding presentation skills
  • A genuine commitment to the principles of equal opportunity, cultural diversity and broadening access to the arts


How to apply:

Please send a CV and a letter of application outlining your suitability for the post to:

To Timandra Nichols timandra@artsandheritage.org.uk

Deadline          5pm Thursday 1 March 2018

Interviews       Monday 12 March in Hexham

Tender Opportunity: People’s History Museum

Website Design Opportunity

The People’s History Museum (PHM) has an exciting opportunity for an agency to deliver a new website for the museum at a time of ambitious growth and change for the museum.  Becoming an Arts Council England (ACE) National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) for the first time in 2018, the museum is keen to develop its online presence to better reflect its creative, dynamic and collaborative programming.

Please visit the museum’s website for more information.

Proposal deadline: Midnight, Thursday 15 February 2018.

Interviews: Thursday 22 and Friday 23 February 2018.

Job Opportunity: Culture Warrington

Cultural Manager
Salary – 
Fixed term contract – 2 years
Hours of work: 37 hours per week
Based at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Culture Warrington has an exciting opportunity for an experienced inspirational leader to join our team. Culture Warrington is a charitable organisation at the heart of culture in the North West and incorporates Pyramid & Parr Hall and Warrington Museum & Art Gallery delivering arts, heritage and events across Warrington. Culture Warrington plays a key role in the delivery of a range of programmes and festivals throughout the year including; Warrington Festival, Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival and Christmas activities.

We are looking for an outstanding, innovative, inspirational and experienced leader to join Culture Warrington’s Management Team to take responsibility for leading the Outreach & Engagement Team, build upon the achievements and strengths of the company, and share their knowledge and experience to further raise the company’s standards and reputation. Two key projects for the job holder is to develop the Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival through their network of cultural and arts organisations and artists to strengthen and broaden the festival; in turn creating new opportunities that enliven and enhance the individual and the collective experience for all. Secondly, the job will lead and coordinate Culture Warrington’s application to become a National Portfolio Organisation, through creating an integrated strategy for a cultural arts programme and service reaching across all Culture Warrington venues.

Strong, proven leadership and management skills are essential as is a passion for success with an ability to relate and engage with stakeholders, partners and board members. Excellent communication skills and experience leading and inspiring diverse teams with the ability to create a proactive culture.

You will have experience of developing strategies to develop cultural programmes, generate income and responding to commissions that have achieved positive results.  Proven experience of managing high profile projects and implementing change to create cultural arts opportunities that are strategically aligned with the company’s Business Plan.  In addition, you will have excellent interpersonal skills with the confidence to work with and liaise with stakeholders, commissioners and potential funders and sponsors.  The ability to conduct research, analyse and evaluate data is also important.

For more information and details on how to apply visit the Culture Warrington Job Page

Closing date: 9am, Monday 5 February 2018


Consultancy Opportunity: The Corinium Museum

Commercial Hire Consultant

The Corinium Museum has been awarded funding from the Arts Council England Resilience Fund to create a commercial strategy.

The strategy is part of a larger project entitled ‘Beyond Corinium’ which aims to radically transform the current museum website, create a strong museum brand identity, identify the most effective and efficient ways of maximising the existing building spaces to improve commercial capacity, and develop the workforce to enable the delivery of a new commercial strategy.

To do this we are looking to appoint a business and planning consultancy to produce a strategic plan for the existing building spaces.

Budget and timescale

The total budget for the work is £5,000 + VAT. The budget will include consultancy, research and analysis, and final strategy and action plan. The commercial strategy must be completed by the end of March 2018.

How to apply

Please download the Commercial Hire Strategy Brief

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 9th February 2018.


For further information and to make a submission please contact the key contact Amanda Hart, Museum Director:

Tel: 01285 655611

Email: amandahart@slm-ltd.co.uk

Job Opportunities: The Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Education Trust

The Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Education Trust (based at Manchester Central Library) is recruiting for a new project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.’ Coming In from the Cold’ is a three-year project that aims to support BAME community groups to develop and deliver heritage projects and  to increase the representation of these communities in archival collections in Greater Manchester. We are seeking applications for three posts:

Archivist (0.8) Grade 5 (£27,629 pro rata)
Fixed term until 31/3/21

To archive new acquisitions to the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre through the ‘Coming In From the Cold’ HLF project, ensuring correct accession and archival processes are followed; to deliver training to community groups in archiving skills and to manage a trainee archivist. The successful candidate will work as a member of the CIFTC project team .

Job Description and Person Specification
Download application form

Digital Officer (0.6) Grade 4 (£22,494 pro rata)
Fixed term until 31/3/21

To digitise appropriate acquisitions from the ‘Coming In From the Cold’ HLF project, create displays and upload these to the digital exhibition units in Archives+. The successful candidate will work as a member of the CIFTC project team.

Job Description and Person Specification
Download application form

Trainee Archivist (0.6) Grade 2 (£16,961 pro rata)
Fixed term for one year from appointment

To assist the archivist in acquisition, weeding, cataloguing and dissemination of information relating to collection material created during the ‘Coming In From the Cold’ HLF project and with existing collections in the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre. This post will suit applicants wishing to develop experience of working in an archive organisation contributing to future training and career in the sector.

Job Description and Person Specification
Download application form

For further information telephone Jennifer Vickers or Jacqueline Ould on 0161 275 2920

Closing date for all three posts is 5 February 2018. Interviews are expected to take place during the week beginning 26 February.

Applications are particularly welcome from black and ethnic minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in work in this sector. 

Job Opportunity: Tullie House

Curatorial Trainee (Archaeology)
Salary £18070, (37 hours)
Fixed Term 2 years

Purpose of the Role

Thanks to generous funding from the Headley Trust, Tullie House is able to offer a 2-year curatorial traineeship working with our nationally important archaeology collections. The core purpose of this role is to provide the post-holder, through on-the-job training, with the skills and experience to effectively curate and manage a large and varied archaeology collection.

The archaeology collection at Tullie consists of more than 12,000 man-made objects dating from 10,000 BC to the late medieval period. As such it provides an important record of the human history of Cumbria and beyond. While the breadth of the collection alone makes it an exciting prospect to work with, specific holdings further highlight its archaeological importance. Examples include significant Roman collections from ancient Carlisle and the western end of Hadrian’s Wall, material from the famous prehistoric Langdale Axe Factory, excellently preserved Roman and medieval wood and leather, and important finds from the Viking burial site at Cumwhitton.

As part of this role, you will play an active part in the day-to-day life of the curatorial department, focusing on our British archaeology collections. This will include collections management, display and exhibitions, and public engagement. You will also have the opportunity to support work in other areas of the museum, including learning, outreach, events, fundraising, visitor experience and marketing. You will have regular CPD and training opportunities, both inhouse and external. You will be supported by a mentor and a line manager, who will work with you to develop suitable projects and training.

Full Job Description

Application Process

If you are inspired by the role and would like to apply for the position, please familiarise yourself with the Job Description as part of the application pack which can be downloaded from our 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, by Friday 16th February 2018.

Interviews will be held at Tullie House, Tuesday 27th March 2018

If you would like to discuss the role please contact Gabrielle Heffernan, Curatorial Manager on 01228 618785 (gabrielle.heffernan@tulliehouse.org), or Helen Askew HR & Volunteer Advisor on 01228 618779

Job Opportunity: The Federation of Museums and Art Galleries of Wales

Development and Grants Officer
Time commitment: flexible – approximately 2 days per month

Fee: £250 per day, to include all expenses
Employment basis: This post is offered on a self-employed fee basis; home based.

Overall job purpose: to support the work of the Federation, providing advocacy for the Welsh museum sector.

Key tasks:

  • To support the committee and officers in achieving targets within the Federation Business Plan.
  • Updating the business plan; updating the constitution as required.
  • Contribute to any defined projects with which the Federation is involved.
  • Gathering information on, and general awareness of the museum sector in Wales and UK and political environment in which it operates.
  • Undertake/organise consultations and events with members including facilitating meetings and collating responses.
  • Organise the Wales Museum Conference (annually).
  • Raising awareness of the Federation and museums in Wales.
  • Drafting consultation responses; other letters etc.
  • General support to officers, especially President.
  • Close communication with committee members
  • Attending meetings (with or without Federation officers) with Welsh Government ministers; MALD; AC-NMW; HLF etc. (and preparation in advance).
  • Responding to queries from museums, the media and other museum organisations such as MALD, MA, AIM.
  • Reporting to and attending 4 Federation committee meetings each year and the AGM.
  • Administration of Federation grants programme (currently Welsh Museums Festival grants and Cefni Barnet fund).

For more information see the full job description.