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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.


Job Opportunity: The Atkinson, Southport

Life-long Learning Officer
Fixed term to 31st March 2018
A full-time, part-time or job-share secondment
to The Atkinson
Grade F SCP 22-26 £20,661 to £23,398 per annum

Introducing ourselves:  Following an extensive refurbishment, the Atkinson provides a vibrant day-time and evening cultural offer with theatres, art galleries, a museum, retail spaces, bars, café, and Sefton’s busiest library.  For the last three-years our ambitious life-long learning programme has made a difference to the lives of children, young people, families and older people across the borough.  It has helped develop The Atkinson as a beacon of good practice in access and engagement.

Job requirements:  This fixed term contract is a fantastic opportunity to expand the experience and skills you have developed in the context of learning and development and apply them to our work as a centre of excellence in creative learning.  

You will be passionate about the arts and learning. You will be part of a team that is completing and evaluating the final phase of our Heritage Lottery funded Museum Activity Plan – developing and delivering resources for community engagement as well as activity programmes for children, families and communities. 

You have a range of relevant experience of developing creative engagement, through working with schools, families, children and young people, or community engagement.  You will be comfortable working to tight deadlines, delivering high quality programmes and resources with specific outcomes, and contributing to a highly motivated team. 

You will be a strong sense of the role arts and culture can play in learning, skills, resilience and wellbeing agendas.  You will have an excellent level of skills in the following areas:

·         Communication, interpersonal, relationship building and networking skills

·         Project management and organisation with the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines; including managing project budgets

·         Setting and measuring project outcomes for evaluation

·         Negotiation and working with a wide range of people

·         Writing clearly, accurately and engagingly to produce reports, evaluation as well as resources and communications with partners

·         Ability to recognise opportunities and respond in an appropriate and timely manner.

·         Ability to work on own initiative, with strong organisation skills.

We will consider applications from suitably skilled and experienced people, who wish to work on a secondment, part-time or job-share basis. 

For further details and to apply online go to the job page.

Closing Date: 28/05/2017

Interviews will take place on: 1st June 2017

Freelance Opportunity: Eden Rivers Trust & Tullie House

Brief for expressions of interest:

Phase 1 Exhibition Concept Design, branding & visual identity


Eden Rivers Trust and Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery are working in partnership to create a major new exhibition exploring the life and story of the River Eden which is part of the Cherish Eden project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The exhibition will be displayed at Tullie House from 16 June 2018 until 30 September 2018. The exhibition will be targeted at a family audience, particularly families with children aged 7 – 11 years old (Key Stage 2).

The exhibition will explore the idea that “the River Eden is an amazing place, making it a great place to explore”. This idea will be explored through 4 main themes:

  1. There are awe inspiring places to visit on the Eden
  2. The River Eden is bursting with life and home to amazing creatures
  3. We need to keep the river amazing
  4. You can take inspiration and get creative with the river

Tullie House’s natural history collection will provide an exploration of the creatures that can be seen in the river catchment, highlighting the animal’s unique features, special abilities and amazing adaptations (Theme 2.1). The total exhibition budget for design and build is approximately £40,000.

We would like to invite Design companies to tender to provide an Exhibition Concept Design for the project. This is the first design phase in the production of the exhibition. We are looking to commission an external designer with experience of working with organisations to produce high quality visitor experiences. The designer will work with Eden Rivers Trust and Tullie House to realise and establish the exhibition’s brand identity and to develop visual content.

Scope and Specification:

We require an external designer to create a Concept Design which will form the visual identity for the exhibition which will connect with and inspire our visitors. The design should shape the visitor experience within the exhibition.

Phase 1 Concept Design must include the following elements:

  • A design concept to run throughout exhibition. This will create the visual identity of the exhibition, the look and feel and visitor experience. Ideally the partnership would like to explore a range of concept options as part of the design process.
  • Design elements which will realise the exhibition concept such as colour themes, fonts and typography and other graphic elements.
  • A range of ideas for other exhibition content e.g. staging ideas, use of commissioned art work, sound, lighting and projection.
  • Creation and supply of a logo for exhibition.
  • Creation of a minimum of 3 family-friendly characters, based upon creatures to act as family guides throughout the exhibition.
  • Cost estimates for the design and build.

The above elements of the exhibition will require design, and artwork provided to the project team by the designer. The copyright for the artwork will sit with the project partners for use in promotional and commercial activity before, during and after the exhibition.

Phase 2 of the exhibition design (this is not part of this tender but provided for context)

Using the visual identity/style created above a detailed exhibition design will be created (phase 2). This will be fulfilled by a range of external contractors (which may or may not involve the phase 1 designer) and Tullie House in-house team.

We anticipate that the following elements will be produced:

  • Exhibition graphics: approx. 40 interpretation panels (text); approx. 20 graphic; panels. Approx. 100 labels
  • Exhibition staging: Lighting and projection; Sound. Structures: Display cabinets for exhibits; Temporary structures to add to the visitor experience
  • Exhibition layout
  • Detailed costings
  • Promotional material to include, but not limited to: 2-3 leaflets; Posters (with resizing); banners (print and digital and resizing); advertising (print and digital and resizing); signage; activity sheets

Budget for Phase 1 Concept Design:

Phase 1 Exhibition Design Concept Creation – £2000.00 plus vat

Key Contacts at Eden Rivers Trust:

Jane Davies, Heritage and Outreach Coordinator , jane@edenrt.org; 01768866788

Process for applying:

Submit expressions of interest to:

Jane Davies, Jane@edenrt.org, Eden Rivers Trust, Dunmail Building, Newton Rigg College, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0AH. Deadline for expressions of interest: Monday 5th of June 2017 by 12.00 noon.

As part of your expression of interest please describe your relevant experience referencing projects of a similar nature. Please include images and or references to websites where examples can be seen.

Please describe your methodology, including key stages and timescales, and a breakdown of how the specification can be achieved within this budget. If additional costs are anticipated to meet the specification please outline these.

The successful applicant will be expected to begin work on the project in June 2017 for completion by the 18th August 2017 or earlier.

If you have any enquiries regarding the project please contact Jane Davies, by email to jane@edenrt.org. An interpretation plan for the project is available on request.

Job Opportunities

Barnsley Museums
Collections and Audience Engagement Officer
Salary: £20,661- £22,658, full time, initial 12 month contract

Barnsley Museums is seeking to employ a proactive and creative individual in this exciting new post within the curatorial team. The Service’s collections include fine and decorative arts, social and industrial history and archaeology, and the post holder will work on a variety of projects to engage audiences through outreach, handling, digital media and exhibitions activity programming. 

As part of the curatorial team, you will also work alongside learning, marketing, commercial and visitor services colleagues to develop ideas, plan ahead and review activity. This post is key to developing our relationships with audiences and working towards a sustainable future for a Museum Service relevant to people’s lives.

To apply please visit  www.barnsley.gov.uk/services/jobs.

Closing Date: 26 May 2017.

English Heritage (York/Newcastle)
Grants and Trusts Manager
Salary: £32,500 – £34,000 per annum Full time, permanent

We are seeking an experienced trusts and statutory fundraiser to join our dynamic Development Department. As Grants and Trusts Manager you will be responsible for securing grants from a range of statutory funders – primarily the Heritage Lottery Fund – as well as local and regional philanthropic trusts. 

With a regional focus on the North of England, the Grants and Trusts Manager will play a key role in developing and maintaining relationships with local and regional grant-making bodies, and raise funds in support of English Heritage’s strategic objectives, including conservation, education and capital projects. 

The full job description and application form are available on our website:


Closing date: Monday 29 May 2017.

Interviews are expected to be held in early June.

Museums Sheffield
Project Curator (Going Public)
Salary: £26,390, full time, fixed term (3 years)

This post is within our Exhibition and Display department. Going Public launched in 2015 with four internationally prominent art collectors (Nicolas Cattelain, Dominique and Sylvain Levy, Egidio and Daniel Marzona and Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo) displaying works from their collections across five venues in Sheffield as well as a major summit with politicians, policy makers, funders, museum directors and private collectors. 

Going Public continues to develop with the aspiration of strengthening relationships between regional civic collections and private collectors. This role has been created to support Going Public through researching and sharing the stories behind the works in Sheffield’s visual art collection that demonstrate acts of philanthropy. The successful candidate will work directly with individuals, communities and organisations in the city and beyond to increase and share knowledge about the role philanthropy has in regional civic art collections. They will be a passionate advocate for interpretation and audience access and will plan and deliver excellent exhibitions as part of the project.

Apply online at www.museums-sheffield.org.uk/about/working-with-us.

For further details contact sue.wheeler@museums-sheffield.org.uk / 0114 2782620.

Closing date: 29 May 2017. Interviews: 21 June 2017

Holocaust Heritage and Learning Centre
Learning and Volunteering Manager
Salary: £30,000 (pro rata), part time, 30 hours pw

Administrative Officer
Salary: £23,000 (pro rata), part time, 18.5 hours pw

The Holocaust Survivors’ Friendship Association is registered charity set up in 1996. Our aim is to preserve the memory, testimony and records of the Holocaust survivors based in Yorkshire for research, teaching and learning. We are currently developing a new Holocaust Heritage and Learning Centre for the north of England at Huddersfield University, scheduled to open in Spring 2018.

We are recruiting two new roles to support the development and ongoing work of our new Centre, based at our office in the School of Education and Professional Development on the Huddersfield University campus.

The Administrative Officer will set up and manage the Holocaust Heritage & Learning Centre’s office systems and support our small team of staff and volunteers in delivering an efficient and effective service to users. 

The Learning and Volunteering Manager will be responsible for the Holocaust Heritage and Learning Centre’s programmes for formal and informal learners. You’ll develop and manage innovative workshops, opportunities and events, based on the exhibition and collections, for a range of audiences including schools, youth and community groups and adult learners. You’ll also be responsible for setting up the Centre’s volunteering programme for a diverse range of people. 

For further details please download the Learning and Volunteering Manager Person Specification or the Administrative Officer Person Specification.

Closing date: 9.00am on Tuesday 30 May 2017.

Job Opportunities: York Museums Trust

York Castle Museum Interpretation and Content Manager
Pay: YMT SCP 34 – 37, £32,122 – £34,608 per annum
Contract: Permanent, Full-time (37 hours per week)
Main Purpose of the Job

Ensure delivery of exhibitions that reflect York Castle Museum (YCM) vision and themes.

Deliver content for York Castle Museum’s major capital transformation that reflects the importance of both site and collections and engages a wide range of audiences.

Inspire and facilitate curatorial team to make the most of collections and site in the delivery of the Castle Museum capital transformation.

Uncover the wealth of strong personal stories and potential for visitors to have very personal experiences in their visit to York Castle Museum.

Maximise public engagement in YCM and YMT buildings and collections.

For the full job details and information on how to apply visit the YMT jobs page.

Welcome Team Assistants x 9 (temporary and casual contracts)

Salary variable depending on contract

We are looking for social, creative people who enjoy engaging with a broad range of people. You must have experience in delivering excellent, friendly customer service to a range of visitors.

You will be the vital connection between our visitors, buildings, collections, exhibition spaces, retail experience, members and friends, with up to date knowledge of YMT’s latest events and news, including what’s happening in and around York.

You will play an integral role in helping people get the very best out of their visit and work in all aspects of the operation including admission and guiding, as well as leading general/bespoke tours of the collection or exhibitions, and engaging with our online visitors via social media platforms like Twitter, Flickr and Facebook.

You must enjoy being part of a team that promotes an enthusiasm for all forms of art and culture and that proactively engages with our visitors as an advocate for our membership scheme.

If you think you have got what it takes to deliver a warm welcome to all our visitors, we encourage you to apply.

For the full job details and information on how to apply visit the YMT jobs page.

Job Opportunity: RNCM

Salary Grade: Grade 8a, currently £38,183 – £41,709 pa
Closing date: 9am Tuesday 30th May
Interview date: First round interview, Wednesday 7th June

RNCM (Royal Northern College of Music) are looking to recruit a dynamic and innovative Head of Major Gifts to take a leading role in the continuing development and growth of philanthropic giving.

With the College’s rich cultural and educational history ever evolving, this role offers a unique opportunity to be part of the strategic development and advancement of a major gifts programme providing a crucial narrative in the next chapter of its story.

They are looking for an emotionally intelligent, creative Major Donor fundraiser. Someone with an intuitive understanding of the donor journey and the ability to galvanise a Board and senior volunteers to create an understanding and culture of philanthropy across the whole organisation.

RNCM are flexible on candidate background and able to consider people from a range of sectors including the Arts, higher education, charity and commercial. Above all else they are looking for drive, energy and passion. RNCM are also looking for exceptional communication skills and the ability to expertly engage supporters verbally and through compelling writing.

How to Apply

The RNCM is working with recruitment partner Charity People. To apply for this wonderful opportunity we ask that you can demonstrate an exceptional track record of generating income at a senior level with a genuine love and appreciation of the Arts and music.

Please submit a copy of your CV and supporting statement (two pages maximum) to Amelia@charitypeople.co.uk

For full details, please download the Recruitment Pack.

Job Opportunities: RIBA

Here are a number of job opportunities from RIBA we have been asked to circulate. For the full role details click on the job titles below:

Internal Communications Trainee

Salary: £18,000 per annum, pro-rata
Location: London
Hours: 21 hours per week, fixed term for 12 months
Closing: 22 May 2017

Facilities Assistant (Maintenance)

Salary: £18,000 – £20,700 per annum, pro rata
Location: Liverpool
Hours: 21 hours per week, fixed term until 22 December 2017
Closing: 8 May 2017

Visitor & Exhibitions Assistant (Retail)

Salary: £18,000 – £20,700 per annum
Location: Liverpool
Hours: 35 hours per week, fixed term until 22 December 2017
Closing: 8 May 2017

Visitor & Exhibitions Assistant (AV Tech Support)

Salary: £18,000 – £20,700 per annum
Location: Liverpool
Hours: 35 hours per week, fixed term until 22 December 2017
Closing: 8 May 2017

Business Analyst

Salary: up to £41,000 per annum
Location: London
Hours: 35 hours per week
Closing: 12 May 2017

Trainee HR Assistant

Salary: £18,000 per annum
 35 hours per week, fixed term for 12 months
Closing: 22 May 2017

Job Opportunity: Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery


Digital & Marketing Assistant
£16,557 – £17,310

Overall Purpose

To provide digital and marketing support to the Marketing Coordinator in the delivery of our Marketing Strategy to grow visitor numbers and widen our brand recognition.

Key Areas of Responsibility

1. Support the Marketing team by undertaking a range of administrative duties including the implementation and monitoring of the Museum’s marketing and promotional activities.

2. Support the Marketing team in the review, development and improvement of Tullie House Museum’s on and offline marketing, PR and communications with a strong emphasis on digital media, with the purpose of increasing visitor numbers, memberships and building our online engaged community.

3. Help deliver Tullie House Museum’s Digital Strategy as part of the Digital team, enabling us to best inform existing audiences and grow new audiences.

4. Monitor social media posts for engagement and update reports on a weekly basis.

5. Check newspapers, magazines and online for articles relating to Tullie House Museum and its competitors and upload relevant clippings to the intranet.

6. Help monitor the advertising value of the Museum’s PR and media activity and update reports on a monthly basis.

7. Support the Marketing team in Tullie House Museum media relations.

8. Act as an ambassador for the Tullie House brand, ensuring all internal and external communications are kept up to date and consistent with the brand.

9. Update promotional material throughout the museum as instructed by the Marketing Coordinator.

10. Ensure all CRM databases are updated, developed, maintained and compliant with data protection legislation.

11. Assist with the production of Newsletters (both internal and external).

12. Distribute exhibition and event flyers/booklets to relevant database and organisations as instructed.

13. Assist the Marketing team with special events (including previews) both on and off site. This includes the set-up of stands and liaising with visitors or potential customers. (Working out of hours)

Job Opportunity: The National Archives

Sector Development Manager
Closing date: 8 May 2017
Reference number – 1539186
Salary – £35,000
Contract type – Permanent
Hours – 36
Number of posts – 2
Location – Kew, Richmond upon Thames, London, TW9 4DU but home working across the nation is possible

Job description
Archives Sector Development is the main focus for The National Archives’ leadership of the archives sector and its responsibilities under the Royal Warrant of the HMC. Our purpose is to ensure sustained or improved preservation of and access to the nation’s archive collections across the private, public and voluntary sectors.

To do this we work locally, regionally and nationally to:

• Ensure that statutory provisions for records and archives are known, especially in relation to Places of Deposit, and to provide support to implement them

• Gather, share and re-use intelligence about archive collections

• Develop relationships with active collecting and archive holding institutions across the sector and so as to provide tailored support

• Develop and support archive sector and cross- sector networks that provide peer support and collaboration

• Offer a range of targeted standards and programmes to support sustainability and tackle identified challenges

• Build strategic working relationships with partners across the culture and heritage sector

• Work across teams in ASD, The National Archives, and the wider archives sector to identify and deploy expertise and best practice

• Design and deliver innovation programmes and training events

• Offer advice on best practice in relation to the management, curation and provision of access to archives

It is an exciting time for our work, as this year we are working to develop a new strategic vision for archives, to build on the success of the previous Government Policy Archives for the 21st Century.

Role and responsibilities
The Regional and Networks Team’s core purpose is to develop relationships with the archives sector across England, and with key regional, local and specialist stakeholders.

Team members each have wide ranging responsibilities with a large portfolio of archive services, networks and stakeholders including Places of Deposit, local authority archives, university archives, individuals, families and private institutions. In addition, sector development managers lead on building relationships with key strategic partners at the regional level including Arts Council England and Heritage Lottery Fund. Team members initiate and lead regional development programmes including strategic partnership development and represent The National Archives on national networks.

The post holder must be able to travel within the UK – on average three days a week outside the office, with associated overnight stays. Homeworking can be offered where appropriate.

For the full role details please visit the jobs page.

Consultancy Opportunity: Museum Development Network



The Museum Development Network (MDN) was set up to support collaborative working across museum development services in the UK. MDN is directed by the Museum Development Committee (MDC), which is made up of representatives from each MD team.

The Museum Development Programme (MDP) in England is a programme of support for museums across the nine regions of England, promoting excellence, innovation, partnerships and organisational sustainability with the aim of helping museums to become resilient in challenging times. Each MD team has secured funding from Arts Council England (ACE) to run central programmes of development to enhance museum services based around Arts Council England’s 5 strategic goals: ACE 5 Goals

The MDC seeks to contract a Strategic Development Consultant to support the Museum Development Network (MDN) to develop a nationally cohesive programme of museum development support whilst reflecting regional differences in sector profile and sector need.

This would include working with the MDN Committee and wider network to support the development of:

  • Effective frameworks that aid collaborative working in key areas across the UK
  • A shared set of KPI’s, evaluation tools and impact measures to support the production of advocacy and state of the region reports
  • Collaborative development and delivery of support programmes where appropriate
  • National ambition statement, vision and service charter

These tasks are set firmly within the context of the DCMS Museums Review, the new Arts Council NPO funding environment and the emerging desire for a nationally cohesive MD programme with outcomes to reduce:

  • Duplication in the R&D stage of programme development
  • Duplication in online resources created
  • Lost opportunities to learn from good practice and less successful initiatives across different teams
  • Difficulties for other agencies wanting to work with MD teams, and tap into their excellent on the ground knowledge of museums in their area
  • Lack of joined up understanding of the value for money created by different programmes in different regions

MDN Strategic Development Contract

The contract fee is £10,000, starting in June 2017 and finishing in March 2018. The MDN Committee have secured funding for this contract from Esmee Fairbairn Foundation (EF) via the Association of Independent Museums (AIM) who recognise the value of Museum Development Programme (MDP) to their members, topped up by MD funding.

Required Key Skills and Tasks:

  • facilitation skills – MDN desire to develop a stronger nationally cohesive MD programme by identifying effective opportunities for collaboration and shared approaches to delivery whilst safeguarding the distinctiveness and variations across the regions to ensure local delivery is fit for purpose. These solutions are best identified through further discussion of the committee. This requires facilitation, support and structure at meetings and in collating the results of discussions and developing routes forward that collectively MDP’s can adopt.
  • Evaluation/ impact frameworks – effective shared approaches to evaluation present a key opportunity for MDN to capture the impact of MD nationally where existing delivery aligns. The development of effective shared approaches to evaluation which bring related areas of MD delivery under one national impact/evaluation framework will help MDN to present a single national picture to stakeholders and partners. This requires close collaboration across the MDP to ensure it is suitable for application for 2018-22 programmes. The contract is required to go beyond recommendations for evaluation and is required to support the implementation of the shared framework across the MDN partners. As a result of this work it is anticipated that shared key performance indicators and a more consistent and robust approach to setting targets against KPIs can be achieved.
  • Advocacy – the development of quality evaluation/impact frameworks will directly inform development of advocacy recommendations and support the implementation of a national approach to MD advocacy. The contract is required to support MDN to develop a core strategic ‘campaign’ for MD to include the development of advocacy content, to work with the MDN/MD Providers to coordinate the creation and dissemination of a number of key articles within sector journals in order to raise the profile of the MD programme, the MDN and the distinctive role of MD provision within the sector.
  • Strategic and national sector policy context – the production of the ACE Museum development Impact Evaluation Report , the DCMS Museums Review, the Museums Association (MA) Taskforce and the new ACE National Portfolio Organisation programme have generated a significant shift in the national strategic and policy context. Additional capacity is required to ensure MDN can respond to these changes and move from being on the ‘back foot’ as a consultation body into a space that is able to confidently influence policy. The unique function of MD is its ability to bring the context of the wider museum sector as one of only two programmes delivering with national coverage. Recent activity with data underpinning the MA’s annual ‘Cuts Survey’ demonstrates the potential value of MD however this value is not as widely recognised as it could be. Initial work was carried out with the MDN Committee away days however further capacity is required to implement key recommendations generated by the session and previous Paddy McNulty report.
  • Governance and structure of MDN – to carry out a review of the current MDN Committee, network governance, processes and structures in order to ensure it is fit for purpose and operates effectively, is fleet of foot and with a minimum of administration dependencies. This will build on the significant changes that the MDN Committee has undergone over the past two years though this revision has not extended to the wider network. In order to ensure the previous tasks relating to evaluation, impact and advocacy are achieved, it will be important to ensure the full MDN ‘membership’ are signed up to and engaged in the new approach to MD. MDN structures needs to consider effective mechanisms for key officers across MDN to collaborate, share and network. It is anticipated that this foundation will form the basis for future funding bids and investment to support the wider MDN and MD workforce in skills sharing and development.

Proposal to tender

The consultant’s proposal to tender should include:

  • Details of the relevant experience and competency possessed by the consultant and any other personnel who will work on the consultancy
  • Details of how they will undertake the programme of work outlined above
  • A breakdown of full costs
  • A draft timetable

The deadline for proposal submission is Friday 2nd June 2017.

The interview date is Friday 16th June, Central Manchester. Venue TBC.

Please submit your proposals to Claire Browne, Chair of MDN Committee at Claire.Browne@leics.gov.uk

Reports and information mentioned in the above brief will be supplied to the successful candidate in preparation for an initial meeting of the MDN Committee.

For further details contact:

Claire Browne, Chair of MDN Committee: Claire.Browne@leics.gov.uk