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Job Opportunities

West Yorkshire Playhouse
Buzz Development Worker
Part time; Salary: £18,000 pa (pro rata)

The Buzz Development Worker is a pivotal role in the development of West Yorkshire Playhouse’s work with young people with learning disabilities. The successful candidate will continue help plan and deliver creative arts opportunities, pathways and progression routes in the arts sector for young people with learning disabilities. As part of a dedicated team, the Buzz Development Worker will also provide pastoral support during activities. They will be based at First Floor, the Playhouse’s youth arts space.

The Buzz Development Worker will need experience of working on creative projects with young people with learning disabilities, project management experience, and a passion for the development of young people and for the arts.

For more information and to apply for this post click here.

The deadline for applications is 5.00pm on Tuesday 12 December 2017.

Interviews will be held at First Floor on Monday 18 December 2017.

York Museums Trust
Curator of Archaeology
Salary: £27,647 – £29,474 pa; full time, permanent

We are seeking a Curator of Archaeology to support the Senior Curator in building the Yorkshire Museum’s position as a leading regional museum. 

You will develop, manage and research the museum’s designated archaeological collection, and ensure that our programming continues to be family friendly and visitor focused.  You will also represent the Yorkshire Museum both internally and externally, building on its reputation with key partners.

We’re looking for someone with a degree in an appropriate subject, plus significant experience of working with (and proven expert knowledge of) archaeological collections.  You will also need to have experience in exhibition delivery and organisation, and collections management and documentation. 

Access the job description and application form here.

Closing date for applications is 9.00am on Monday 18 December 2017.

Interviews will take place in York on Thursday 11 January 2018.

The JORVIK Centre
Salary: £18,000 pa, full time, permanent

The JORVIK group are looking for an enthusiastic technician to join the Technical Department at our award winning JORVIK Viking Centre in York.  Our technicians work to keep our visitor attractions working efficiently and safely around the clock.  You will be based predominantly at JORVIK in Coppergate, but will also work at our other Attractions and sites within York.  This is a permanent contract working 40 hours a week on a shift basis. Hours will include some weekends and bank holidays and occasional emergency call outs. You will be self motivated and reliable with at least one year’s experience within a technical field or similar tourist attraction.  You will also hold relevant qualifications to include mechanical engineering, electronic or electrical certifications, and have IT skills including Word and Excel, plus basic health and safety and manual handling knowledge.  Ideally you will be a qualified driver and have experience working with the public.   For an informal discussion please contact Mark Shepherd on 01904 543416

The Job description and Application form are available from the JORVIK Group website. 

Interviews will be held w/c 8 January 2018.  Further details on the Trust’s Recruitment, Rewards and Benefits can be found at: www.yorkarchaeology.co.uk/get-involved/work-for-yat.

Closing date: 31 December 2017.

Museums Sheffield
Exhibition & Display Curator (maternity cover)
Salary: £26,390 (pro-rata); Part-time (22.5 hrs pw), temporary (6 months)

Museums Sheffield delivers a broad ranging programme of exhibitions and displays across three sites; Millennium Gallery, Graves Gallery and Weston Park Museum. The programme reflects the breadth of Sheffield’s collections as well as contemporary art.

This role will support the Head of Exhibitions & Displays in the planning and delivery of the programme. The position will involve all aspects of exhibition making, from research and curating, to delivery and installation. The post holder will have a good knowledge of art, craft and design and be creative and flexible in their approach. We are committed to creating inspiring experiences.

Apply online here.

For more information please contact sue.wheeler@museums-sheffield.org.uk / 0114 2782620

Closing date: noon on 3 January 2018.

Interviews will take place on 17 January 2018. 

Humber Bridge Board
Project Manager: Hidden Histories of the Humber Bridge
Freelance post (early 2018 to end June 2019)
Budget available: £27,000

The Humber Bridge has been an iconic landmark since 1981 and it is now a Grade 1 listed structure. The Bridge is also approaching its 40th anniversary in 2021 and we are starting an ambitious programme of heritage development activity. The idea is to tell the story of the Bridge with and for the community. 

The Humber Bridge Board, which is an independent organisation responsible for operating the crossing, has been awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to set up an exciting new Hidden Histories initiative. We need an experienced project manager to delivery this community venture.

The role will deliver an oral history collection project with volunteering and community involvement at its heart, developing a touring exhibition programme and, ultimately, a heritage festival. The work will be based in East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire, with meetings at our headquarters in Hessle.

The application pack can be downloaded here and completed documents should be sent to kevin.moore@humberbridge.co.uk.

Closing date: Monday 8 January at 5.00pm. 


Job Opportunity: The Atkinson, Southport

Exhibitions and Learning Officer
£20,661 – £23,398
Full Time, Permanent

This new post is part of a new team created to support the delivery of exhibitions and activities within The Atkinson and across the borough.

You will:

  • Have a strong background in developing and delivering high quality, distinctive and diverse exhibitions which are accessible and enjoyed by a wide range of audiences
  • Be passionate about engaging audiences through programmes for schools, events, activities, workshops and talks linked to exhibitions and displays
  • Bring your enthusiasm and energy combined with excellent communication skills and attention to detail, to help develop The Atkinson as a regional centre of excellence for visual arts, heritage and inclusion programmes
  • Be confident and creative in increasing understanding and engagement in exhibitions, particularly through new digital platforms.

You will work with the Principal Manager: Museum, Galleries & Operations, to support the development of ambitious programmes of exhibitions and displays to meet agreed outcomes and ensure they attract target audiences. You will be part of a team delivering The Atkinson’s vision and targets for audience development, community engagement and lifelong learning; with specialist expertise in developing educational resources and programmes for formal learning, especially Primary Schools, across a range of media.

Closing Date: 18th January 2018

Interviews during week beginning 22nd January 2018

If you would like to have an informal chat about this post please contact Stephen Whittle, Principal Manager: Museum, Galleries & Operations, 0151 934 2024

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Job Opportunities

National Railway Museum
Events Sales Manager
Salary £26,000 – £30,000 + benefits

Are you a creative, proactive leader and successful Events Sales professional?

As the most important group of Science and Industry Museums worldwide, we are committed to keeping our collections accessible and open to all our diverse audiences.

Allowing us to grow profit and invest in our cultural offer, our Corporate Events Team sell, plan, deliver and operate corporate and private events across our internationally renowned venues.

To manage our Northern Event Sales Team and support us in reaching our commercial targets, delivering some truly unique events across National Railway Museum in York and National Science and Media Museum in Bradford, we are looking for an Events Sales Manager to join us on a permanent basis.

Find out more here.

Deadline: 26 November 2017.

National Railway Museum
Exhibitions and Interpretation Developer
Salary £23,000 + benefits
12 months fixed term

Enjoy interpreting ideas and research into inspiring, creative, projects?

At the National Railway Museum, part of the Science Museum Group, we are committed to sharing over 300 years of authentic railway history, inspiring diverse audiences with the engineering that shapes our modern world.

In this role, you will ensure the development of a memorable exhibition, designing a creative and audience focused interpretation strategy that ignites curiosity. The exhibition, Engineered, will be the museum’s first internationally-touring exhibition, featuring loans from across the UK and beyond.

Joining us, you will have developed interpretation for creative projects or inspiring exhibitions. You will also have excellent communication skills in writing for different media sources as well as when working with diverse teams, including external designers and contractors, all working towards a shared goal.

Find out more here.

Deadline: 26 November 2017.

Doncaster Museums and Galleries
Project Officer – Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund Mining Project
Salary: £20,246 – £22,813 pa (pro rata) 0.8 FTE
Temporary contract (2 years)

This exciting two-year project seeks to build skills and raise aspirations in Doncaster’s ex-mining communities using Doncaster Museums’ mining collections to inspire intergenerational collaboration and encourage community cohesion.

Young people aged 15-25 from three of Doncaster’s most deprived communities will work with ex-miners and their families to explore the positives and negatives of their mining past through Doncaster Museums’ mining collections. A programme of accredited workshops will equip participants with the skills to research and explore the collection, and create innovative interpretation to bring it to a wider audience. Through the project we will evaluate the impact of participation in heritage on health and wellbeing of participants, supporting Doncaster Heritage Services in its ambition to become a sector lead in using heritage to improve community resilience.

The post holder will be responsible for the delivery and project management of this two year project. You will work alongside community partners in each of the three target areas covered by the project to recruit participants, deliver workshops and co-curate exhibitions with participants. You will also be responsible for managing the project budget, evaluating the project and supplying annual progress reports to the Project funders.

Apply online here (Job reference: DON/17/0616).

For further information about this post please contact Jude Holland, 01302 734406, jude.holland@doncaster.gov.uk or Carolyn Dalton, 01302 734285, 


Closing date: midnight on Sunday 3 December.

Kiplin Hall and Gardens
Salary: £18,000 (32 hrs pw), accommodation provided

Kiplin Hall is a Jacobean house near Richmond, North Yorkshire, built by George Calvert, Secretary of State to James I, founder of Maryland and 1st Lord Baltimore. Four related families have owned the Hall, which is filled with their possessions, and is now an Accredited Museum and popular visitor attraction. The delightful gardens are undergoing continuing restoration and development.

We require a Warden/Housekeeper to undertake varied and interesting duties, including security, health & safety, emergency response, housekeeping, cleaning, assisting with events, tea room and house during the season. The house is open April to October; Gardens/Tea Room February to October.

Three-bedroom house provided, plus other benefits. Would ideally suit a couple with one partner following another occupation (possible groundsman/handyman work in the future).

For full role description, email dawn@kiplinhall.co.uk.

Please send application letter and CV by email or post to Dawn Webster, Curator, Kiplin Hall, near Scorton, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 6AT

Closing date: 10 December 2017.

Job Opportunity: SHARE Museums East

£20,760 – £22,134 per annum (Scale H)
29.6 hours per week
Location – Shirehall Museum, Norwich
Temporary contract to cover maternity leave

SHARE Museums East is the Regional Museum Development Programme for the East of England, funded by Arts Council England (ACE). SHARE resources and brokers development opportunities for museums across the region and supports them to deliver against ACE’s five strategic goals of Excellence, Audiences, Resilience, Leadership & Diversity and Children & Young People.

An innovative and confident person is required to plan, deliver and manage the collections strands of the SHARE museum development programme, with a particular focus on collections management, care and access. You will also deliver the regional Accreditation Advice service for museums applying or re-applying to renew their Accredited Museum status.

You will have a track record of working with museum collections and be able to demonstrate sound understanding of the issues surrounding their care and interpretation. You will have an awareness and understanding of the Museum Accreditation Scheme; experience as a Museum Mentor would be useful. You will demonstrate awareness of relevant established sector guidelines, legislation, policies and procedures, and show understanding of how these will impact on future training and development needs. You will be a confident communicator, able to lead and facilitate training events. You will be good at managing detail and working projects through to a successful conclusion.

For an informal discussion regarding this vacancy, please contact Jamie Everitt, Regional Museums Development Manager, on 07778 506885 or email jamie.everitt@norfolk.gov.uk

SHARE welcome applications from individuals currently working in other organisations, however we would like to make you aware that priority consideration for this post may be given to current employees who are affected by restructure within the organisation or are in a redeployment position.

To view further information regarding the vacancy please click on the link below:
26680 CEEE information pack 11-17.doc

For further details and how to apply:

Online: http://www.norfolk.gov.uk/jobsandcareers

Please quote job reference: 26680 CEEE

Redeployment closing date: 26 November 2017

All other applicants closing date: 03 December 2017

Job Opportunity: Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery

Development Co-ordinator
Salary – £20,660 – £21,962 Part-time or full-time hours considered. Permanent

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 internationally quality alongside a range of permanent galleries which showcase outstanding collections.

In 2016 we launched a new Museum Manifesto. The primary pillars of this Manifesto are to create a museum fit for the 21st century, a museum that has something to say about Carlisle, Cumbria and the world in which we live; a museum that unleashes creativity and invites co-creation; a museum which is collections based, curatorially informed and audience focussed; a museum with a human face providing a third space anchoring community life.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Tullie House Programme and Projects team in a role focussing on income generation through grants, trusts, foundations and sponsors whilst building partnership opportunities across a diverse range of programmes and projects.

The role is required to have a good knowledge of funding bodies related to museums, heritage and culture with the ability to support major funding bids and the planning and monitoring of project work.

The successful candidate will need to work effectively and efficiently as part of the team, positively and confidently collaborating with external partners and acting as an advocate for the museum. We require good writing skills, attention to detail, organised and diligent.

Application Process

If you are inspired by the role and would like to apply for the position please go to our website


Please familiarise yourself with the Job Description as part of the application pack and return a completed application form to Helen Askew, HR & Volunteer Advisor at helen.askew@tulliehouse.org, by Wednesday 6th December 2017

Interviews will be held at Tullie House, Interview date 11th December 2017

If you have any further questions please feel free to call Amy Walker Head of Programme & Projects 01228 618774 or Helen Askew HR & Volunteer Advisor 01228 618779


Job Opportunity: Art UK

North, Mid and West Wales Coordinator
Work from home
Part-time temporary post for 2 years
2 days a week / 0.4 FTE
Salary: £24,000 per annum (pro rata)
Travel expenses: up to £2,000 per year
25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays (pro rata)

Art UK Sculpture project post

  1. About Art UK

Art UK is a dynamic arts charity with a national and global reach. The charity’s mission is to open up art in public collections for enjoyment, learning and research. We do this through digitising artworks, telling the stories behind the art and creating exciting opportunities for public interaction with art both online and offline.

Our work contributes to the promotion and sustainability of the UK cultural sector and facilitates collaboration between cultural organisations and local and national communities. Successful partnership and collaboration are a hallmark of our organisation.

The Art UK website gives all public collections across the UK a shared digital infrastructure to showcase their artworks to audiences at home and abroad. The site was launched in February 2016, replacing an earlier offering hosted in partnership with the BBC known as Your Paintings. The BBC remains Art UK’s lead project partner in a relationship that goes back nine years.

On the Art UK website there are over 200,000 artworks from 3,200 collection venues across the UK. This is the work of 38,000 artists. Collections are also able to upload pre-digitised watercolours and other works on paper. For more information go to www.artuk.org.

Art UK Sculpture is a national project using digital and physical engagement to transform the way people access and learn about sculpture. Supported by a National Lottery grant, this highly ambitious initiative will digitise 170,000 sculptures from inside public collections and outdoors in the nation’s parks, streets and squares and display them on the Art UK website.

A significant part of the project will focus on exciting learning and engagement programmes and training. Art UK’s Masterpieces in Schools will follow up the successful initiative to take oil paintings into schools with 125 great publicly owned sculptures being transported to primary and secondary schools around the country for a day of hands-on art history. Contemporary sculptors and curators will help Art UK take sculptures into shopping centres and public libraries. Young people will create films about sculptures and there will be specially designed events and activities for blind and partially-sighted people. A UK-wide training and volunteering programme benefitting nearly 2,000 people across the UK will offer many opportunities to gain photography and digitisation skills as well as other museum-centred skills.

Art UK Sculpture is a three-year project running from June 2017 to May 2020.

  1. Art UK Sculpture – Coordinator

Reports to: Regional Digitisation Manager

Job Purpose: To catalogue sculpture in collections within an allocated area during the Delivery Phase of the Art UK Sculpture project

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Liaise with the specified collections participating in the Art UK Sculpture project, within an allocated area, communicating the importance of the sculpture project and the work of Art UK to all collections
  • Ensure legal agreements are signed by the participating collections
  • Collect sculpture data from the participating collections
  • Organise photography, in liaison with a Photographer and collection staff
  • Take record shots of sculpture, as needed, and take images of the digitisation process in action for blogs, stories and social media, as agreed with the participating collections
  • Assist in the management of the Field Volunteers, as needed
  • Assist the collection with cataloguing, if necessary
  • Ensure sculpture data is complete and as accurate as the collection can make it
  • Ensure sculpture data is presented in a way that is consistent with Art UK house style
  • Prepare monthly progress reports, as directed by the Regional Digitisation Manager
  • Communicate project milestones and achievements via social media, blogs and Art UK
  • Gather interesting stories about the sculpture, collections and artists for Art UK
  • Undertake training and review sessions, as required
  1. Experience and Qualities


  • First-class written and spoken communication skills and the confidence to engage and work effectively with a range of people, including the public, project partners, consultants, the media, volunteers, collection staff and Art UK colleagues
  • Self-motivated and reliable, with a clear focus on reaching deadlines on time and on budget
  • Must be adept in use of Excel and Word, as well as the Internet and email
  • Able to travel to meetings and photo shoots within their allocated region
  • Must be able to work from home, with use of a laptop or PC with broadband access


  • Good knowledge of the geography and public collections in their allocated region
  • Interest in art and/or heritage collections
  1. Contract Terms and Benefits
  • Work from home
  • Part-time temporary post for 2 years
  • 2 days a week / 0.4 FTE
  • Salary: £24,000 per annum (pro rata)
  • Travel expenses: up to £2,000 per year
  • 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays (pro rata)
  1. Application Process

A CV and a covering application letter is to be sent via email to Alison Mitchelson, Regional Digitisation Manager, Art UK, alison.mitchelson@artuk.org

Deadline: 9am, Friday 17th November 2017

If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to undertake a test in advance of their interview. Full details will be supplied to shortlisted candidates.

Interviews will be held at our head office in central London or closer to the candidate’s region, as appropriate.

Job Opportunities

Imperial War Museums
Location – Any branch
Salary – £37,555 per annum (IWM London), £36,055 (IWM Duxford or IWM North)
Hours – 36 hrs per week net /41 hrs gross
Job Type – Permanent
Deadline for applications – 9am Wednesday 22nd November

Purpose of the job

The Head of Volunteering and Engagement will lead on the development of a Volunteering and Engagement strategy across IWM. Reporting to the Executive Director Commercial Services and Operations and with the support of the Volunteer Managers and the wider volunteer team you will build a community of volunteers who can act as ambassadors and contribute to IWM’s broad range of activities.

You will also be responsible for expanding the reach of the Volunteer Programme.

This is a corporate role with volunteers and voluntary programmes being run in London, Duxford, Cambridge and Salford Quays, Manchester, therefore the ability to travel to all IWM locations will be required.

Key duties

You will be expected to work independently as well as across different teams in order to contribute to and deliver the priorities of IWM – using your knowledge, skills, talent and potential to the best of your ability.

You will focus at all times on delivering excellent customer service, ensure value for money at all times while being professional, courteous and demonstrating the behaviours and attributes expected of all IWM employees. You will also adhere to all corporate standards, and use corporate systems as directed to ensure consistency of service, brand and operational standards.

You will drive the delivery and development of all services within your department, and contribute to the development of other areas as required.

You will play a key role and take responsibility for the development of corporate and departmental strategy and initiatives.

You should be able to lead, manage and motivate your staff, partners and, where relevant, volunteers in order to get the best out of them.

To identify and implement learning and development needs of both yourself and your team.

You will be expected to comply with corporate standards, and use corporate systems, processes and procedures– and undertake any necessary training as directed.

For more details and information on how to apply visit the IWM job page.

Touchstones Rochdale
Youth Coordinator
Salary – £20,810 pro rata
Hours – 14.48
Deadline for applications – Monday 13th November


What will you be doing

Are you passionate about heritage? Are you good at engaging young people?

We are looking to appoint a part-time Youth Coordinator (0.4 FTE) to assist and support the Museum Curator and Collections Manager at Touchstones Rochdale in the delivery of a Heritage Lottery Funded youth project, That Festival Feeling. The post holder will lead on the development, management and delivery of the youth engagement programme within the Arts & Heritage Service and ensure the delivery of the project outcomes. This is a fixed term post until May 2019.

An important aim of the role is to engage specific youth groups with the key themes of the project, ensuring that young people feel a sense of ownership of their heritage. They must work with groups to develop an exhibition, events and other activities related to the music festival heritage that the project is based around, as well as the wider aims of Touchstones Rochdale. They should increase service users across the Borough through the creation of events as set out in the HLF project plan. They will oversee the collection of oral histories about music festivals and the use of these within the exhibition which will open in 2018.

For more information and details on how to apply visit the Touchstones Rochdale jobs page.

Lakeland Arts, Kendal
Director of Programming
Salary – £40,000 – £42,000 pro-rata
Hours – 24 hours per week
Location – All Lakeland Arts Sites, predominantly based at Abbot Hall, Kendal
Contract – Fixed-Term (January 2018- August 2018)
Deadline for applications – Tuesday 21st November

Overall purpose of role

A member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) responsible for leading and managing the development and delivery of the curatorial and learning programmes, including exhibitions and displays, and overseeing collection management, research and commissions that contribute to the development and delivery of Lakeland Arts strategic plan.

As a member of the SLT you will work closely with the Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer on the strategy of Lakeland Arts. You will be responsible for leading and maintaining Lakeland Arts national profile. Line management of Head of Curatorial and Head of Learning.

The post holder will predominantly be responsible for successful delivery of the programme January- August 2018 and planning for the 2019 programme so that the Director of Programming can take this forward on her return.


  1. Lead management of Lakeland Arts (LA) permanent collections so that Lakeland Arts meets Accreditation and other standards.
  2. Develop and lead multi-disciplinary teams to deliver exhibitions, displays and learning programmes that maintain Lakeland Arts reputation for programmes of regional, national and international importance that are relevant to a wide range of audiences.
  3. Lead existing and form new strategic partnerships and strong relationships with key organisations and individuals, including museums, galleries, collections, artists, dealers and lenders.
  4. Identify sources of funding for programmes and collection development and work with the CEO and Head of Development to identify, steward and cultivate key supporters, sponsors and donors, including trusts and foundations, and contribute to funding applications and negotiations.
  5. Oversee Lakeland Arts Co-production and Co-delivery model in developing programme.
  6. Champion accessible, intelligent approaches to communication and interpretation so that exhibitions, learning, curatorial and other information is shared with the widest possible audience.
  7. Lead collection development through new acquisitions, artist initiatives and nurturing of key partners and individuals.
  8. Contribute to and coordinate the programme team’s input into the Abbot Hall capital project for Lakeland Arts to meet key project milestones.

For more information and details on how to apply visit the Lakeland Arts jobs page.

Lakeland Arts
Project Manager
Salary – £27,500 (negotiable dependent upon experience)
6 months fixed term maternity cover
Location – Abbot Hall, Kendal
Deadline for applications -Tuesday 21st November

Overall purpose of role

Lead the £7.15 million capital project to develop Abbot Hall and create a sustainable future for Abbot Hall Art Gallery and the Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry.

Lead the input of Lakeland Arts teams into the brief, design and project development and work with the design team and professional consultants to develop and deliver the project.

Manage the Development Funding awarded by Arts Council England and other grants, and contribute to the fundraising campaign to secure the match funding.


  1. Manage the Abbot Hall capital project for Lakeland Arts to meet key project milestones, particularly to complete the Project Development stage and submit the Stage Two Application to Arts Council England by December 2018.
  2. Lead and coordinate Lakeland Arts input into the project working with curatorial, learning and engagement, operations and other teams to deliver an international/national quality Art Gallery and Museum that is highly fit for purpose.
  3. Manage the procurement and appointment of the design and professional consultant teams in line with LA’s procurement policy and procedures.
  4. Act as main point of contact for Lakeland Arts with design and professional consultant teams and contribute to delivery of RIBA Stages (2 and 3 by autumn 2018), securing planning consent and commissioning surveys.
  5. Lead communication with Marketing Manager, project team, other LA colleagues and key stakeholders, including writing reports and publications: newsletters, web site, blogs etc.
  6. Report to and arrange project board, development team and other project meetings, including recording decisions and producing minutes; in reporting flag up any concerns, issues and difficulties at an early stage.
  7. Oversee and manage project risks and implement project controls in line with Project Execution Plan; record sign off of key project stages. Support the Director of Finance in managing the project budget, cashflow and grant drawdowns.
  8. Manage reporting to Arts Council England and all funders of the capital project.
  9. Work with Development Team to deliver the fundraising campaign to secure the match funding for the Arts Council England and other grants.
  10. Contribute to Lakeland Arts stakeholder events and other activities to promote LA and Abbot Hall and involve local communities, visitors and key stakeholders.
  11. Develop plans for delivery stage of project including for decant of collection and temporary closure during construction.

For more information and details on how to apply visit the Lakeland Arts jobs page.



Job Opportunities: Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds

Collections, Interpretation and Activity Director
37 hours per week
Fixed-term three years
Salary: £35,000 p.a.


We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced professional in the heritage sector to join our busy team as Collections, Interpretation and Activity Director.

This is an exciting new post which has been created to lead on a number of strategic objectives for the museum collections, to lead on the development and delivery of the museum’s interpretation plan and activity plan, and to manage the curatorial and learning teams. The post holder will work closely with the museum’s CEO and Leadership Team and will directly manage the Assistant Curator, Librarian, Interpretation Development Officer (from 1 April 2018), Project Registrar (from 1 April 2018) and Learning Manager.

The successful applicant will be highly motivated, with excellent organisational skills and be fully committed to high standards of work. She or he will have experience of working at a senior level within the museum sector, and will have experience of delivering HLF and other externally-funded major exhibition or events projects. They will have experience of managing multiple projects, delivering on time and to budget.

With knowledge of strategic and responsible collections practices and understanding the demands on an independent museum, with commercial acumen, good IT skills and the ability to communicate effectively, the successful candidate will have a passion for working towards the shared goals of the Thackray Medical Museum.

This is an exciting opportunity to bring your skills into an ambitious organisation, leading a team through a period of organisational change.

For more information, please see the detailed job description and person specification here.

Applications on the Museum’s application form are accepted by e-mail to maggie@thackraymuseum.org or by post at Thackray Medical Museum, Beckett Street, Leeds LS9 7LN.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Joanne Bartholomew on 0113 2056528.

The deadline for applications is 09.00 on Friday 17th November 2017.
Interviews will take place in the week commencing Monday 4th December 2017.

Assistant Curator
37 hours per week
Salary: £18,500 p.a.Outline:

We are seeking an Assistant Curator with a passion for making the history of medicine relevant to a broad audience.

With experience of working with museum collections, collection management and documentation practices and procedures, as well as an awareness of museum interpretation and audience development strategies, the successful applicant will join a busy curatorial team at a pivotal point in the museum’s development.

The post holder will work closely with the museum’s Collections, Interpretation and Activity Director and other members of the Curatorial team, as well as the learning team, maintenance technician and volunteers.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate the ability to manage and deal with multiple tasks, to work both independently and as part of a team, and have excellent communication skills.

They will have empathy with the aims, goals and values of the charity, and will have awareness of accreditation standards as well as strategic and responsible collecting practices.

For more information, please see the detailed job description and person specification here.

Applications on the Museum’s application form are accepted by e-mail to maggie@thackraymuseum.org or by post at Thackray Medical Museum, Beckett Street, Leeds LS9 7LN.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Joanne Bartholomew on 0113 2056528.

The deadline for applications is 09.00 on Friday 24th November 2017.
Interviews will take place in the week commencing Monday 11th December 2017.

Job Opportunities

Arts Council England
Director Museums
Location: Any Arts Council office
Salary: £64,584 – £71,282 (with an additional £2,080 if based in London) plus benefits
Contract: Fixed term (20 months)
Closing date: midnight on Friday 3rd November 2017

Arts Council England are looking for talented and passionate people to join our team of directors to help shape the delivery of arts and culture in this country.  This is a unique opportunity to join the Arts Council at an exciting point in our history.  We have a new leadership team led by Sir Nicholas Serota as Chair and Darren Henley as Chief Executive.  We are beginning work on our next 10 year strategy which will determine the future direction of public investment in arts and culture between 2020 and 2030.

You will be a senior member of the Arts Council’s National leadership team, leading on and taking accountability for our national work on Museums. Bringing your high level of political, sector and stakeholder insight to Arts Council, you will contribute to the formulation, delivery and evaluation of our strategies, goals and priorities.

You will have particular responsibility for:-

  • Leading on the Arts Council’s implementation

of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media

and Sport (DCMS) Museums Review

  • Integrating our Museums and Collections and

Cultural Property work

  • Leading our Museums work

For more information and details on how to apply visit the ACE job site.

Lion Salt Works: West Cheshire Museums
Team Leader
Job Number: CHE0000BU
Salary:  Grade 7. £22,658-Grade 7. £25,951 Pro Rata Per Annum
Job Type -Permanent
Hours Per Week-37 
Closing Date:  Friday 17th November


The Lion Salt Works is a scheduled ancient monument which tells the stories of the process of open-pan salt-making in Cheshire and the impact the industry had on the community and the environment. Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse tells the stories of local industry and the workhouse.  The sites are both community hubs for local activity.

West Cheshire Museums are recruiting an enthusiastic, creative thinker to drive forward the business operations of Lion Salt Works and Weaver Hall Museum. The post-holder will have day-to-day site responsibility for the security and maintenance of the buildings and collections and the safety of other staff and visitors. The post-holder will supervise and develop the work of the visitor services team and implement rotas and action plans to ensure an excellent visitor and community experience.

Please quote job reference number CHE0000BU in all correspondence.

For further details and application click here and search CHE0000BU

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Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool
Director of Development & Partnerships
Salary – up to £36,000

Open Eye Gallery is seeking a credible and ambitious professional, with a track record in fundraising and, preferably, partnership development, who can contribute at a high level to our future sustainability.

For the full candidate brief, equal opportunities form and application form click here.

Deadline 12:00 Friday 1st December.

Lancashire County Council
Heritage Learning Manager
Full-time, permanent
Salary – £20,138 – £23,398

The aim of the role is to support the Heritage Learning Team in developing, creating, training and delivery of inclusive and stimulating programmes that encourage historical enquiry, creativity, and critical thinking. Our programmes help explain, engage and explore local and national history/heritage coupled with much wider cross curricular themes and learning agendas.

This is a permanent post working 37 hours per week based at Museum Headquarters in Preston, but also working at sites across the County.  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 contact David Brookhouse via e-mail: david.brookhouse@lancashire.gov.uk

Deadline Sunday 5th November.

Heritage Mountain Trust
Learning and Engagement Officer
Part-time (2 days/week); 1 year fixed term contract
Salary – £9,200 (full-time equivalent of £23,000/year)

The Learning and Engagement Officer will be responsible for developing events, activities and associated resources for a range of audiences that link to exhibition themes. The role will involve working with organisations including Keswick Museum, Cumbria Youth Alliance, the John Muir Trust and the Field Studies Council. We are therefore seeking an enthusiastic, imaginative, and highly motivated person to fill this role.

More details about the role and the criteria you need to include within your application can be found here.

Deadline – Sunday 19th November.

University Hospitals Leicester
Arts and Heritage Programme Development Officer

12 months fixed-term, 16 hours per week
Salary – £22,128 – £28,746 pro-rata

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to work at Leicester Hospitals with one of the largest publicly accessible art collections in Leicestershire. The collection of art, artefacts and archives provides a unique and important opportunity to celebrate our history as we move into a new phase in our development, enhancing our hospitals’ environment to the benefit of patients and staff and improve our patients’ outcomes by using the existing collections.

The post holder will engage with patients, visitors, staff, the local community and work with both Leicester and De Montfort Universities to develop and research current best practice and innovation in a programme of Healthcare Arts and Art Therapy. They will build relationships with the cultural and arts communities to facilitate access to well-being opportunities, such as arts on prescription and stroke arts groups. They will also assist with the identification and prioritisation of projects; be responsible for the cataloging of the hospitals’ collections; make funding applications; work with partners to recruit and train student interns to assist and link with cultural, museum and arts organisations within Leicester.

For more information and to apply click here. 

Deadline Monday 13th November.