Tagged: Job oppotunities

Job Opportunity: Mountain Heritage Trust

Collections Manager
Term: 1 year (maternity cover), with initial 3 month probationary period
Start date: First half of July 2018
Hours: 35 hours per week (Monday-Friday) with occasional weekend or evening meetings
Location: Blencathra Field Centre, Threlkeld, Cumbria, CA12 4SG, with travel to other locations on an ad hoc basis

Reporting to: Chair of MHT
Remuneration: £26,000/annum

Job summary

The Collections Manager is a key role for the Mountain Heritage Trust. As the only full-time professional member of staff, you will work with the Trust’s dedicated board of volunteer Trustees to support the growth and development of the Mountain Heritage Trust. An exciting and varied role, you will be responsible for managing the Trust’s collections; curating exhibitions and displays; acting as a professional archives advisor to associated clubs and organisations; as well as managing staff and volunteers.

Main Activities and Responsibilities

  • To ensure long-term preservation of archives and artefacts held by the Trust by controlling environment and security factors over four sites
  • To be responsible for processing new accessions and updating existing catalogue entries in accordance with international standards
  • To ensure appropriate insurance provision
  • To review and update policy and process documentation
  • To undertake survey visits and produce reports for the Trustees
  • To manage the records produced by the Trust and attend Board meetings
  • To manage the MHT Administrator, Learning and Engagement Officer and Volunteers
  • To communicate/network with a range of organisations, nationally and internationally
  • To answer enquiries and provide assistance/advice wherever possible
  • To act as press liaison circulating key information and responding to press enquiries
  • To keep abreast of professional and specialist developments through a variety of activities and membership of appropriate bodies, and to promote the work of the Trust externally including through publications, talks and visits; to take personal responsibility for and participate in professional training and development opportunities
  • To assume responsibility for special projects/areas of activity as agreed with the Trustees
  • To work with individual Trustees on activities relating to their specific areas of responsibility

To support Trustees with fundraising activities

For more information visit the job page.


Informal enquiries may be directed to Kelda Roe, Collections Manager via email: kelda@mountain-heritage.org Or telephone during office hours (Monday-Friday 9am-4pm): 0770 913 5285


Job Opportunity: Victoria Baths

Operations Coordinator (permanent position)
Salary £12,397 (pro rata of a full-time salary of £20,661)
21 hours per week

Victoria Baths, Manchester is an historic swimming pool which the Trust aims to restore. Meanwhile, it operates as a heritage visitor centre, events, arts and weddings venue.

The Trust wish to appoint a permanent Operations Coordinator starting in May 2018. The post holder will encourage and enable people to support Victoria Baths through volunteering, whilst also managing all aspects of the pop-up Tea Room, which currently operates during our Open Days and Wednesday public tour days.

You will need to be a team player with experience of recruiting, organising, supervising and motivating volunteers and have excellent interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to work independently. Relevant catering experience is desirable.

The job description, person specification and application form are available on the Victoria Baths website in the Restoration section, including details of how to apply can be found here.

Closing date: Wednesday 21 March 2018, 5pm Interviews: Monday 2nd April.

Paid Placement Opportunity: The Whitworth

The Whitworth is looking for two emerging artists, or practitioners who are interested in developing their technical skills.

In association with the Whitworth’s Isaac Julien: Ten Thousand Waves exhibition, the Gallery is offering a placement for two young people interested in learning about, and gaining hands-on experience in a cultural organisation. The programme of work will focus on the behind-the-scenes and technical aspects of work for the Isaac Julien: Ten Thousand Waves exhibition and programme. 

What you will do:

Using your existing practical skills as an artist or technician, you will assist internal and external technicians with the planning and delivery of aspects of the technical installation of the Isaac Julien: Ten Thousand Waves exhibition 

Working collaboratively with gallery staff to develop your own practical capabilities you will also support associated events and programming

Learn new skills via a dedicated ‘Master-class’

Attend the WYC collective group and reflect on the experiences and skills you have developed to inspire your peers

Who you are:

You are an emerging artist or technician aged 25 or under 

Have a connection, understanding or interest in contemporary art, and in particular audio visual installations 

You will have a willingness to assist with a variety of manual and practical tasks

You have an interest and ability to engage young people aged 15-25 from all backgrounds 

You are interested in working collaboratively, in partnership with experienced practitioners and young people across art forms 

You are able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends

We are committed to building a culturally diverse institution where everyone can flourish and feel valued by their contribution and individuality. Our policies and practices are designed to encourage talented  people, whatever their background to work here. All appointments will be made on merit. 


£1,000 for approximately 10 days work 19 March–13 April 2018 (2-3 days per week)

To apply:

Please include your current CV and a short expression of interest letter saying why you want to join us to: nicola.walker@manchester.ac.uk by 10am Friday 2nd March. Interviews to be held 9th March with a start date of week beginning 19th March.

Students are welcome to apply, but may not be eligible to receive a fee.

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