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Job Opportunities

Churches Conservation Trust
Commercial Manager, North
Fixed term (9 months), Full Time
Salary: £36,000 pro rata, plus excellent pension and benefits
Office (Leeds) or home based within north of England

The Churches Conservation Trust is a national heritage charity with big ambitions. Two million people visit our 350 historic churches each year, in some of the most beautiful locations in England. Some of those visitors are clients of Champing™, our international brand that creates the unique experience of staying somewhere extraordinary.

We have a great opportunity for a dynamic, commercially driven person to help us fully exploit the potential of Champing™ and the commercial opportunities presented at our flagship churches in the north of England. This is a fixed term role, providing maternity cover for at least nine months.

You will be highly motivated with a proven track record of entrepreneurial activity raising significant commercial income. With experience of negotiating commercial partnerships and delivering business plans, excellent communication skills and a passion for our work, you will be someone who is able to work independently at the same time as engaging with your team.

A full job description can be found at: www.visitchurches.org.uk/jobs.

To apply for this role please complete an application form and send to hr@thecct.org.uk.

Closing date: Monday 26 June 2017 – 10.00 am.

First interviews: Tuesday 4 July 2017 in Shrewsbury.


Leeds University Library Galleries
Events and Marketing Assistant
Full time (Tue-Sat), fixed term: to 31 July 2022
Salary: £16,289 to £17,898

Do you have a passion for rare books, archival material and the visual arts? Do you have great communication skills, and are you comfortable with IT and social media? Are you committed to outstanding service delivery? 

Our galleries provide a showcase for our art collections and treasures of our Special Collections. Visitors range from University students and staff to members of the public, including community groups and school students. We offer a variety of events and exhibitions to promote our collections, and use our website and social media streams to engage and attract people.

The role combines front-of-house duties and backroom support. You will be a point of contact at our reception desks and help supervise our gallery assistants, ensuring security is maintained and reporting maintenance issues. You will help with events and exhibitions: publicity, marketing and evaluation, as well as general administration and the physical preparations – this may involve lifting and handling, working at height and using specialist tools and equipment (training is provided).

Apply online at 

jobs.leeds.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=CSLIB1131

Closing Date: Sunday 2 July 2017.


Art UK
Learning and Engagement Manager
Work from home, anywhere in the UK
Full-time temporary post to May 2020
Salary: £28,000 pa

Art UK is recruiting a Learning and Engagement Manager to develop and manage the activity programme for the Art UK Sculpture project.

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 ambitious initiative will digitise 150,000 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. Masterpieces in Schools will follow up the successful initiative to take oil paintings into schools with 125 great publicly owned sculptures being transported to schools around the country for a day of hands-on art history.  The Learning and Engagement Manager is a key project role and will develop and manage a wide range of activities across the UK in liaison with schools, collections, project partners, volunteers, artists, community groups and the public. 

To find out more download the PDF brief. To apply, send CV and covering letter via email to Katey Goodwin, Deputy Director, Art UK,

katey.goodwin@artuk.org.

Deadline: 9am, Monday 3 July 2017.


Great Place Scheme (Barnsley)
Programme Development Manager
Full time, Salary: £33,457 – £36,379, fixed term for 3 years

An exciting opportunity has arisen to lead on an innovative and ground breaking project called ‘Seamless: transforming communities through culture’. This project is part of a wider externally funded scheme called Great Place enabling heritage and cultural organisations to make a step change in how they work together in order to meet local social and economic objectives.

Delivered in partnership with Rotherham Council and Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust, the Project Manager will co-ordinate and oversee the delivery of Seamless over a three year period linked to the approved purposes of the grant. The project will utilise the culture and heritage of Wentworth Woodhouse and Elsecar to establish a long term vision for the area and embed culture and heritage at the heart of strategic plans for both Rotherham and Barnsley providing an opportunity to work across two boroughs for the first time. The project will engage local deprived communities, especially children and young people, in a programme centred around connections to amazing and astonishing local heritage.

Closing Date: 14 July 2017 at 11.59pm.

Further details and how to apply are available from our website at www.barnsley.gov.uk or (01226) 772250.

Job Opportunity: Manx National Heritage

Curator: Natural History
Salary Scale Pay Band 14 – £28,556 to £33,417\
Job Ref: MNH – 005511

Manx National Heritage is looking for a creative professional to look after our island’s Natural History collections. Apply now if you are passionate about encouraging a deeper understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of the natural world and putting audiences at the heart of everything we do.  

Join the curatorial team at Manx National Heritage to manage and develop our diverse natural history collections and biological records which are an exceptional record of the Isle of Man’s distinct flora and fauna.

You will be responsible for ensuring best practise in collections care, documentation, research and interpretation. 

An expert in your field of collections-based science you will demonstrate a high level of scholarship and creative ability to engage audiences.

While the natural history collections are based in Douglas – Isle of Man – you will be expected to lead on natural science provision at all MNH sites, where appropriate, as well as working with island partners to raise awareness of the island’s biodiversity.

Manx National Heritage is a diverse organisation with wide-ranging responsibilities and is committed to providing a professional, inclusive and socially engaging heritage service for the Isle of Man.

Further details of the post can be obtained from Kirsty Neate on Tel: 01624 648024.

Knowledge, Training & experience required for the post:

Graduate level qualification in natural sciences or a related subject – Essential

Postgraduate qualification in a relevant biological discipline or museum /heritage studies – Desirable

A driving licence is essential.

How to Apply

For further information about the vacancy contact Kirsty Neate, Head of Professional Services – Manx National Heritage, on 01624 648024.

To apply online please visit https://www.jobtrain.co.uk/iomgovjobs/displayjob.aspx?jobid=5582 or to obtain an application form and job description contact Mr George Corrin, Recruitment Officer, Office of Human Resources, on 01624 685274 or e-mail ohr@gov.im

The closing date for applications is Friday 14th July 2017.

Interview expenses will be met for this role; however a relocation package is not available.

Consultancy Opportunity: People’s History Museum

Fundraising Support – practical & strategic

From People’s History Museum:

With investment from Arts Council England through its Resilience programme,
People’s History Museum (PHM) in Manchester is looking to work with a fundraising consultancy to create, nurture and capitalise on opportunities for revenue fundraising.

We are looking for a consultant or consultancy to work with PHM to scope a fundraising strategy for the coming years as well as providing actual fundraising support for the museum, building on the museum’s previous track record.

You are invited to submit your proposal for devising a Fundraising Strategy for People’s History Museum. Overall we are seeking a commitment to work with the museum, from July onwards to prepare and delivery a strategy by mid October 2017 to help us grow our fundraising capacity over time.

You are invited to submit your proposal for how you would work with People’s History Museum to support our revenue fundraising in 2017/2018. We are seeking a commitment to work with the museum, from July onwards to create, nurture and capitalise on opportunities for revenue fundraising in 2017/2018, combined with a firm eye on the future capacity of the museum.

Budget

  • We have a total amount available of £25k (ex VAT)
  • Please quote a cost breakdown along with your proposal

Timetable

  • Closing date for proposals is Friday 7 July 2017 10am
  • The Senior Management Team and Chair of Trustees Baroness Jan Royall will shortlist
  • Interviews will take place week commencing 17 July 2017 at PHM and we would expect to interview project leads
  • The work should ideally begin by end July 2017

For the full consultancy brief please click here.

Please provide a short written submission for the above in accordance with the brief below by Friday 7 July 2017.

For an informal conversation about this opportunity please contact Janneke Geene, Acting Director, week commencing 26 June at janneke.geene@phm.org.uk

Consultancy Opportunity: People’s History Museum, Manchester

From the People’s History Museum:

You are invited to submit your proposal for devising an Audience Development Plan for the People’s History Museum. Funded through Arts Council England Resilience.

Overall we are seeking a commitment to work with the museum, from the start of July through to mid October, to prepare and deliver a strategy to help us develop ways of serving existing audiences and engaging with new ones.

Please visit the People’s History Museum website for more information.

Proposal deadline: Wednesday 28 June 2017.

Job Opportunities: Lakeland Arts

Job Title:  Learning Officer: Schools & Families
Salary/Grade: £22,500
Location:  Blackwell, The Arts and Craft House, Abbot Hall Art Gallery and Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry 

Lakeland Arts is seeking a Learning Officer to develop, manage and deliver a learning programme for schools and families at Abbot Hall Art Gallery and Blackwell. 

You will lead the schools engagement programme, working closely with teachers, colleagues and other partners to deliver quality learning sessions and to grow and diversify the number of schools and pupils that visit our sites and engage with our collection. You will also deliver a comprehensive creative programme for families across the two sites linked to haft-terms, Easter and Summer holidays, plus special events and national initiatives such as Museums at Night, Big Draw and our flagship Summer Art Camp programme. 

The Learning Team has already received regional and national recognition for innovation.  This exciting role will see you join a highly qualified team to develop and deliver our engagement programme for schools and families. You will work closely with the Learning & Engagement Officer for schools and families at Windermere Jetty, the the Community Engagement Officer, the Head of Learning and Programming team.

Lakeland Arts is committed to equal opportunities in employment and welcomes applications from people with protected characteristics. 

For more information click here.



Job Title:  Learning Officer: Schools & Families
Salary/Grade: £22,500
Location:  Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories
 

Lakeland Arts is seeking a Learning Officer to develop, manage and deliver a learning programme for schools and families at Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories.

You will lead the schools engagement programme working closely with teachers, colleagues and other partners to deliver quality learning sessions and to grow and diversify the number of schools and pupils that visit our site and engage with our nationally significant boat collection. You will also deliver a comprehensive creative programme for families across the site linked to haft-terms, Easter and Summer holidays, plus special events and national initiatives such as Museums at Night, Big Draw and our flagship Summer Art Camp programme. 

The Learning Team has already received regional and national recognition for innovation.  This exciting role will see you join a highly qualified team to develop and deliver our engagement programme for schools and families. You will work closely with the Learning & Engagement Officer for schools and families at Abbot Hall and Blackwell the the Community Engagement Officer, the Head of Learning and Programming team.

Lakeland Arts is committed to equal opportunities in employment and welcomes applications from people with protected characteristics. 

For more information click here.

Consultancy Opportunity: British Council

This will provide a contextual overview of UK museum governance. The report will be translated, published and distributed by a partner organisation in the People’s Republic of China so that the museum sector in China achieves a greater understanding of best practice in museum governance. The aim of the report is to focus solely on UK policy and practice. Subsequently, expertise on China isn’t necessary. It is preferable that the applicant have experience connected with the UK museum sector. This report should contribute to a greater understanding of the UK museum sector and will be made available in the UK by the British Council.

Visit the British Council website for more information.

Deadline: Monday 26th June 2017

Consultancy Opportunity: Bolton Museum

Improving our Commercial Offer

The brief

Bolton Museum is undergoing a major redevelopment project which will transform the Egypt, Art and Nature galleries to appropriately and effectively showcase our collections and create a unique visitor experience. The redevelopment of the Egyptology galleries will create a journey through Egyptian life to showcase our world famous collections. The project will include a facsimile copy of Thutmose III tomb which will be the only one of its kind in the UK. The galleries are currently under construction and will be complete in 2018.

Bolton is well known for its significant Egyptology collection and since the establishment of the museum in its first home at Chadwick Museum it has grown a rich and varied collection of artefacts.

As part of the capital project we want to take the opportunity to maximise the potential of a new shop space and venue hire for commercial events.

Bolton museum service is commissioning this piece of work to:

  • Gain an understanding about how to configure the new shop to maximise display space
  • Develop retail lines appropriate to our visitor demographic
  • Train staff to equip them with retail knowledge to enable us to maintain the shop and provide a successful and consistent income stream
  • Explore the potential of our spaces for events hire and ensure we are equipped to offer a professional and well organised service.
  • Maximise our potential as an events hire venue during a time of strong investment from businesses in the town.

Outputs

The successful consultant will deliver the following outputs:

  1. Recommendations for planning, marketing and delivering successful event hire
  2. A report outlining the best use of shop space and gallery space for events hire
  3. Training for staff around selecting appropriate product lines including bespoke products, effective marketing and display and maintaining stock.

Budget

The budget is £4500 inclusive of expenses

Conditions

Tender showing relevant experience to be submitted by 23 June 2017
Interviews will be held week beginning 10 July 2017
Training and advice sessions to take place between July and November 2017
Report to be produced by 29 January 2018

Submit your tender to: Jennifer.rudd@bolton.gov.uk

Phone 01204 332731 for further information

Job Opportunity: Manchester Museum

You will be responsible for the successful delivery of ‘The New North and South’; a 3 year programme recently awarded £730,000 by the Arts Council, England. The partners comprise of the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester Museum, Manchester Art Gallery, Liverpool Biennial, the Tetley in Leeds, the biennials in Colombo, Karachi, Kochi and Lahore, the Dhaka Art Summit, and the British Council in England and South Asia. The programme consists of collaborations between the partners on artistic programming, workforce development and intellectual exchange.

You will have previous experience of managing complex projects with multiple stakeholders and funding strands, ideally with an international dimension.  Experience of working on arts or cultural projects and managing budgets and financial reporting is also essential for this post.  Knowledge of South Asian contemporary arts scene and experience of working with South Asian partners and communities would be desirable.

Interviews are due to take place on: 4 July 2017

For more details about the role and info on how to apply please click here.

Job Opportunity: Manchester City Galleries and The Whitworth

The Whitworth Gallery, part of the University of Manchester, houses an internationally significant collection of modern art, textiles, watercolours, prints, drawings and sculpture. Extensively redeveloped in 2015, the Whitworth offers state-of-the-art facilities and is recognised as a leading cultural destination. Manchester Art Gallery, run by Manchester City Council, is one of country’s finest art museums. With more than 25,000 objects of fine art, decorative art and costume, it mixes works from the historic collections with the best international contemporary art.

Following the appointment of the current Director, Dr Maria Balshaw CBE, as Director of Tate, we are seeking an outstanding individual to lead the continued development of both galleries. Reporting to the Deputy President at the University of Manchester and accountable to the Deputy Chief Executive at the City Council, the successful candidate will be a well-respected artistic leader with a vision that will further the galleries’ regional, national and international reputation. S/he will be committed to making art accessible to all, and will instinctively understand and promote the galleries’ contribution to the higher education agenda and to supporting economic and social improvement.

Key Responsibilities

The Director will be responsible for leading and championing the galleries and visual arts regionally and nationally, building on the success of both galleries over the last ten years, maintaining and developing their reputation, delivering their missions and ensuring their financial sustainability.  A full candidate brief is available at http://www.odgers.com/61996.

The Person

The Galleries are seeking a highly respected artistic leader with the potential to provide a vision for the galleries that will sustain their regional, national and international reputation for the future. The new Director will be a recognised leader with the stature and credibility to represent these renowned galleries to a regional, national and international audience.

He or she will combine artistic flair with innovation, good people and stakeholder management with excellent fundraising skills, and the vision to keep the galleries at the forefront of best practice in every aspect of their operations from conservation to inclusion.

He or she will be an ambitious, confident and adaptable leader, attuned to the opportunities and challenges of the next phase of the galleries’ development; an inspiring and inclusive leader of people, sustaining a working environment in which both individuals and organisations can flourish.

How to Apply

The University of Manchester has engaged Odgers Berndtson to advise on this appointment. Please submit expressions of interest at your earliest convenience, and in any event no later than close of business on Tuesday 20 June 2017.

Expressions of interest should comprise a curriculum vitae (CV), together with a brief covering letter setting out your interest in the role and details of how you match the required criteria.

Please include your contact details, current salary information, and details of three referees. All information will be treated as strictly confidential and referees will not be approached until the final stages, and then only with your express permission.

The preferred method of application is online at http://www.odgers.com/61996

Alternatively, please email your application to,

61996@odgersberndtson.com

All applications will receive an automated response.

If you are unable to apply online, you can post your application to:

Cassie Howe / 61996, Odgers Berndtson, 20 Cannon Street, London, EC4M 6XD.

All candidates are also requested to complete an online Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form, which will be found at the end of the application process.

This will assist the University in monitoring selection decisions to assess whether equality of opportunity is being achieved. Information collated from the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Forms will not be visible to the Consultants handling the role, will not be used as part of the selection process, and will be treated as strictly confidential.

The timetable for the selection process is given below:

Action Date

Advertised closing date, 20 June 2017

Preliminary interviews with Odgers Berndtson, Late June / early July

Informal meetings with the Chair and other senior stakeholders, Early – mid July

Final interviews with UoM and MCC, w/c 17 July 2017

For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact:

Samantha Colt: 020 7529 6357

James Bailey Johnson: 020 7529 6312

Job Opportunity: The Audience Agency

Learning and Participation Consultant
£27,000 (full-time equivalent) 0.8/ 4 days per week (Manchester office /Midlands home-based)

The Audience Agency is looking for a part time Learning and Participation Consultant. You will bring expertise and experience in supporting arts and cultural organisations to be engaging, accessible and relevant to everyone.

You will be a confident advocate for the role arts and culture can play in people’s lives and understand the multifaceted, rich and complex nature of issues around diversity, access and inclusion. Through your prior experience, most likely within diversity, engagement, learning or similar roles in the sector, you will have a strong network of relationships in the field and an excellent grasp of wider policy landscape. As a proactive networker, you will relish the opportunity to build our existing networks and develop new client relationships to share our learning, participation and engagement offer to a wider client base.

For the full role details and information on how to apply click here.