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Job Opportunity: Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds

Learning Manager
22.5 hours per week (
fixed term contract- Maternity Cover: Dec 2017-Oct 2018)
Salary: £25,000 p.a. pro rata

Please note: the deadline for applications has been extended to 9am on 1st November


We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced professional in heritage learning to join our busy team as Learning Manager, on a fixed term contract providing maternity cover from December 2017-October 2018.

This is a key position within our learning team with specific responsibilities for the strategic management of the learning department. The post holder will work closely with the museum’s CEO and Leadership Team and will directly manage the Learning Officer, Learning Assistant, Learning Administrator, Education Session Leaders and Volunteers, with an additional role and some changes within the team from April 2018, with the introduction of NPO-funded posts.

The successful applicant will be highly motivated, audience focused, have excellent organisational skills and be fully committed to high standards of work. She or he will have experience of managing a busy heritage learning department, leading the development and delivery of both formal and informal learning activities and managing a team of both paid and voluntary staff.

With knowledge of the current national curriculum, commercial acumen, good IT skills and the ability to communicate effectively, the successful candidate will be able to manage a busy workload and possess excellent interpersonal skills.

This is an exciting opportunity to bring your skills into an ambitious organisation, and contribute to a busy and successful learning department, leading a team through a period of organisational change.

Application forms, a detailed Job Description and a Person Spec is available here.

Completed application forms should be sent to liz@thackraymuseum.org or by post to Thackray Medical Museum, Beckett Street, Leeds LS9 7LN.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Liz Egan on 0113 2056522.

The deadline for applications is 09.00 on Wednesday 1 November 2017.

Interviews will take place on Monday 13 November 2017.


Job Opportunities

The Mental Health Museum, Wakefield
Museum Assistant (PT 22.5 hours per week)
Salary: £16,968 to £19,852 per annum

The Mental Health Museum (MHM) is a place for debate, not a shrine to the past.

Here at the MHM we believe in the power of our collections; objects and stories that represent varied and complex human experiences. Our collections cover the histories of the people, the places and the moments that have shaped mental health care in the UK.

Through coproduction with our communities the MHM aims to create opportunities for people to challenge their beliefs and perspectives. We encourage peoples’ physical, mental, spiritual and cultural reactions to our collections, and we see a responsibility to record and adopt these responses.

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, dedicated and creative individual who will collaborate as part of the small museum team at the Fieldhead site in Wakefield. This is an opportunity to be part of the MHM’s important and powerful mission.

Our mission:

  • To promote understanding, empowerment and respect
  • To combat social inequality, prejudice, stigma and ignorance
  • To contribute towards breaking down the barriers to wellbeing

Our team is valued for who they are. Their empathy, knowledge, experiences, skills, culture and individuality are an inspiration not only to our communities, but to each other.

If you would like to apply for the Museum Assistant post and you are interested in discussing the role, please contact Cara Sutherland on 01924 316341/ 07876 396717 or email museum@swyt.nhs.uk

Find out more and apply here.

Deadline: Thursday 19th October.

The Art House, Wakefield
Public Programme Producer
Full Time, Permanent
Salary: £20,000 – £22,000 per annum

The Art House is seeking a full-time Public Programme Producer to fulfil an exciting new role with our organisation, providing accessible artists studios and spaces for collaboration and exhibition, an established residency programme and on-going commissioning opportunities. The post holder will work closely with the programme team and partners to develop audiences and new projects supporting diverse artistic, critical and professional practice. They will be responsible for all aspects of development and delivery of our Public Programme, which include exhibitions, events and workshops. The role will require a capacity for strategic planning combined with a willingness to take a flexible, hands-on approach. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in the visual arts, effective communication and project management skills, and an interest in and ability to develop access in the arts.

For more details and how to apply please download the Job Description and application form here.

Deadline for applications: Friday 20th October.

Interviews are scheduled to take place on Wednesday 1st November.

Royal Armouries, Leeds
Education Assistant
Salary: £17,800 per annum

The Royal Armouries cares for one of the world’s oldest museum collections, housed at its headquarters and flagship museum in Leeds, its historic home at the Tower of London, and the Victorian Fort Nelson in Hampshire. We’re looking for a keen, committed educator to join our Education Team in Leeds as we develop new, exciting programmes to enrich and grow our formal learning audiences. In this post you will deliver a range of workshops to schools and other learners that bring our national, iconic and unique collection of arms and armour to life. 

The successful candidate will be a confident, adaptable and effective communicator, will have practical experience of delivering museum programmes to formal learners, and will be an enthusiastic learner too! 

To apply online click here.

Closing date: Sunday 22nd October.

Interviews: Thursday 9th November.

York Art Gallery and Yorkshire Museum
Visitor Experience Manager
Salary: £32,122 pa to £34,608 pa

These are exciting times to join the Trust on the back of our multi award winning redevelopment of York Art Gallery and with ambitious plans for the future.

The successful candidate will develop, lead and manage the delivery of excellent customer service, ensuring that our visitors have the best possible experience. You will require a relevant management qualification or equivalent experience in a similar role. In addition, excellent interpersonal, communication and influencing skills are essential for this post, together with experience of team leadership and line management of staff.

Access the job description and application form here on the About Us, Jobs Vacancies page.

Closing date for applications is 9 am on Monday 23 October.

Interviews will take place in York on Thursday 9 November.

Job Opportunities: Canal & River Trust

Visitor Services Manager
Salary £30,000

Job Purpose

The Canal & River Trust is one of the UK’s largest charities, we maintain 2,000 miles of historic canals, rivers, docks and reservoirs, along with museums, archives and the country’s third largest collection of protected historic buildings – preserving them for future generations.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Visitor Services Manager across two museum sites at Ellesmere Port & Gloucester. This position has been created to enhance our visitor experience across both sites, making our museums a must see attraction, acclaimed nationally and loved locally.

Knowledge, Skills/Qualifications & Experience

The Role:

  • Owning the visitor experience and ensuring staff and volunteers work as a team to deliver an unforgettable experience.
  • Managing the Front of House staff dealing with all visitors and admissions to the Museums, ensuring that staff and volunteers strive to achieve key operational objectives.
  • Managing the staff that operate the retail function at both sites and working closely with the commercial manager of stock purchase & control.
  • Maintain an overview of the presentation of the sites and the displays to the public and ensuring that any defects or issues are reported.
  • Undertaking a strategic approach and contributing to the forward planning and development of Visitor Services to meet the needs of the Museum.
  • Overseeing the recruitment of permanent and seasonal staff and volunteers and ensuring they are trained to carry out their duties efficiently and effectively.
  • Build a team spirit amongst the Front of House staff & volunteers through team meetings and appraisals to communicate targets & standards of performance expected.
  • Managing budgets relating to the Front of House operation.
  • To work with other staff to ensure that any events on site – public and private – are adequately supervised and catered for.
  • Be the main point of contact of strategic relationships with the Friends groups for both Museums.
  • Regularly monitor customer feedback and Visitor experience reports/assessments and ensure that working with the Management Team, necessary actions are taken to improve performance

Skills & Experience:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Knowledge/experience of customer care and visitor services preferably in a museum context
  • Knowledge / experience of managing staff rotas over two sites
  • Successful track record in recruiting and developing volunteers
  • Knowledge of heritage and interpretation issues
  • Experience of managing staff and dealing with customers
  • Excellent Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Considerable people management and hands-on team leading experience including managing volunteers

What We Offer

In addition to your annual salary, car cash allowance, we can offer a competitive contributory DC Pension scheme arrangement, and numerous other employee benefits, including several salary sacrifice benefits.

We aim to represent the diverse communities we are part of and welcome applicants from across all sectors of the community. We strongly believe that a diverse workforce brings with it a diversity of ideas, thinking and ways of working which enhances what we do. 

When you join the Canal & River Trust you become a member of an engaged team working to preserve our heritage for future generations.  Come and put your skills to use on our waterways.

Find out more about the work we do on our website.

Events Co-ordinator
Salary – £19,000 pro rata

Job Purpose

The Canal & River Trust is one of the UK’s largest charities, we maintain 2,000 miles of historic canals, rivers, docks and reservoirs, along with museums, archives and the country’s third largest collection of protected historic buildings – preserving them for future generations.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Events Coordinator at the National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port. The purpose of this role is to provide support to the Marketing & Communications function at the museum across two sites – Ellesmere Port and Gloucester – by providing coordination for the public events programme. The post is 29 hours per week Monday – Friday.

Working on a broad range of events from established boat festivals to new innovative ideas, you must have previous event organisational experience, be flexible, quick to adapt and comfortable with working on a range of tasks at the same time.

There will also be the opportunity to become involved in developing future events strategy for both Ellesmere Port & Gloucester.

Knowledge, Skills/Qualifications & Experience

The Role

  • Co-ordinate a range of events and activities across both sites promoting the museums and the Canal & River Trust
  • Event evaluation and reporting for visitor numbers
  • Design and print management for event and exhibition promotional materials
  • Assist the marketing function with wider marketing campaigns
  • Assisting the Communications Consultant in sourcing image rights
  • Copywriting
  • Assistance with event campaigns and other projects

Experience, skills and qualifications  


  • Relevant Degree or equivalent qualification/experience
  • Experiencing in managing digital communications
  • Ability to effectively manage a varied and evolving workload
  • Ability to work under pressure, to manage and prioritise own workload
  • Flexible and adaptable and able to work under pressure, to manage and prioritise workload
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to deal with staff, volunteers and customers
  • A positive team player
  • Proactive and dynamic
  • Creative and innovative


  • Relevant experience in an arts organisation and/or visitor attraction
  • Interest in canals and museums or visitor attractions
  • Previous experience of working in a similar events role

What We Offer

In addition to your annual salary, we can offer a competitive contributory DC Pension scheme arrangement, and numerous other employee benefits, including several salary sacrifice benefits.

We aim to represent the diverse communities we are part of and welcome applicants from across all sectors

of the community. We strongly believe that a diverse workforce brings with it a diversity of ideas, thinking and ways of working which enhances what we do.

When you join the Canal & River Trust you become a member of an engaged team working to preserve our heritage for future generations.  Come and put your skills to use on our waterways. 

Freelance Opportunity: Gallery Oldham

Freelance Museums & Schools Learning Assistant
Fee £12,000

The Freelance Museums & Schools Learning Assistant would be expected to;

  • Complete school bookings received by telephone and email
  • Book freelance artists and educators
  • Liaise with finance staff to raise invoices and purchase orders
  • Meet and greet schools coming to Gallery Oldham on visits and assist with signing in procedures
  • Take photographs of sessions where permissions have been obtained
  • Collate schools visitor figure data onto excel spreadsheet
  • Collate schools evaluation data
  • Create leaflets and posters where appropriate and check and replenish stock in house
  • Market schools offer via council First Class, Gallery Oldham website, social media platforms, print and conference stands
  • Assist with design of schools resources
  • Attend Team briefs to keep wider team up to date with school bookings
  • Assist learning staff in keeping the Education Suite tidy and ordering supplies
  • Any other administrative duties as required
  • Any other duties commensurate with level of responsibility

Essential Skills

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Experience of Excel
  • Experience of Word
  • Experience of Publisher
  • Experience of Power point
  • Excellent communication skills verbally and in print

Desirable Skills

  • Experience of photography
  • Experience of social media
  • Experience of working in a busy office environment
  • Experience of working with schools

This is a six months, full time, freelancer position based at Gallery Oldham

Application is by submitting a CV and covering letter to Joy Thorpe by Sunday 22nd October.

Interviews will be held at Gallery Oldham on Monday 30th October.


Job Opportunity: Tullie House, Carlisle

Fundraising Development Co-ordinator
Salary – £20,660
Full time 37 hours – 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, acting as an advocate for the museum.

Application Process

If you are inspired by the role and would like to apply for the position, please familiarise yourself with the Job Description as part of the application pack and return a completed application form to Helen Askew, HR & Volunteer Advisor at helen.askew@tulliehouse.org, by Monday 6th November

Interviews will be held at Tullie House, Interview date 14th November

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 Opportunities

Learning & Programme Officer (Peterloo 2019)
People’s History Museum

Salary: £17,772 per annum
Full time, 35 hours
Fixed term Mid/late November 2017 – May 2018, with possible extension until December 2019 (dependant on funding)

People’s History Museum (PHM) is seeking an energetic and inspiring Learning & Programme Officer to develop and deliver our programme commemorating the Peterloo Massacre.

2019 will mark the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre. Peterloo is widely understood to be a significant event in the history of public protest, the struggle for democracy and the fight against political repression. The Peterloo 2019 Project will commemorate this key moment in the history of Greater Manchester. It will raise awareness of the events surrounding Peterloo and their wider significance through a public engagement programme.

Manchester Histories (MH) is a small charity that celebrates and reveals the unique histories and heritage of Greater Manchester. MH and PHM are jointly co-ordinating activity across Greater Manchester (and further afield) for the Peterloo 2019 Project. Part of the co-ordination involves the development and delivery of a learning programme aimed at schools and other groups which will be delivered at PHM, online through the production of digital resources, and with cultural and community organisations involved in the Peterloo 2019 Project. The project will explore issues of contemporary relevance linked to the events 200 years ago, such as democracy, political participation and citizenship.

The Peterloo bicentenary has a large role to play in PHM’s wider programme of political protest. Its relevance to young people today will inform PHM’s entire programme in 2019. This programme-led approach is designed to make the quality of the museum’s exhibitions, learning programmes and events stronger, and audience engagement more meaningful. The Learning & Programme Officer will be a champion for PHM’s 2019 programme, working with the Head of Collections & Engagement, Programme Manager and wider Programme Team to develop and implement the programme.

Closing date: 5.00pm on Wednesday 18th October 2017

Interview date: Thursday 26 October 2017

Please send application forms for the attention of Jenny Mabbott, Head of Collections & Engagement to the museum address or by email to jenny.mabbott@phm.org.uk.  If you have any queries regarding the post, please email jenny.mabbott@phm.org.uk.

Tameside Museums and Galleries Service
Grade G £25,591 – £28,485

36 Hours a week – Permanent

Located at Portland Basin Museum, Portland Place, Ashton-Under-Lyne OL7 0QA

This is an exciting opportunity to work across a range of museum and gallery sites within the borough of Tameside.

Tameside Museums and Galleries Service, which is part of Tameside MBC, runs Portland Basin Museum (Ashton-under-Lyne), Central Art Gallery (Ashton-under-Lyne) and Astley-Cheetham Art Gallery (Stalybridge). The service also runs the Museum of the Manchester Regiment (Ashton-under-Lyne) which is currently closed for redevelopment and will initially be a key focus of the successful candidate’s role.

The successful candidate will have responsibility for the care, documentation, conservation, display and storage of the boroughs collections, which include military, social history, natural history and art collections. They must be experienced in working with collection databases and have a good understanding of the need for good collections care and object handling.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Museums Manager and Assistant Curator to interpret the collections in exciting, innovative and engaging ways. Promoting the collections through social media will also be a key part of the job.

The post holder must be adaptable to change and flexible in their approach to tasks while experienced in meeting deadlines. It is essential that the person has excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, as well as excellent research skills. The post holder will assist in preparing the museum service for its Accreditation review.

This is an opportunity for a driven and self-motivated individual to join a small team of creative museum professionals. They will have the opportunity to gain much practical experience in a wide range of museum work and with wide ranging collections, of regional significance. The individual must relish a challenge and be an active problem solver. They must also be able to bring creative ideas to the table and actively participate in discussions and planning activities.

This role is a designated customer facing role under the fluency duty and requires a specified level of spoken English in the person specification.

Ref Numbers: ADV728
Closing Date: Wednesday 18th October 2017
Interview Dates: TBA

Download the full Job Description/Person Specification.doc

Job Opportunity: Vintage Trains, Tyseley

Development Administrator
Salary:  c £20,000 p.a.

Vintage Trains is a charity established to preserve and operate our collection of heritage steam locomotives, rolling stock on the national railway network as a tourist attraction. We open our depot to the public for special events and open days two weekends a year and for some pre-booked parties. We also offer a vital contract engineering service to Britain’s heritage railway industry.

We are currently planning a series of major development projects, in order to achieve our long term vision and masterplan. These projects include improvements to our engineering, maintenance and servicing facilities, the development of our public facilities at our Tyseley depot and the operation of a broader programme of steam trains on the national railway network.

The Development Administrator will work with our project teams to support the proper administration of the projects and will coordinate the fundraising programmes across Vintage Trains to ensure that the needs of the organisation and its stakeholders are met. Particular emphasis will be placed on the development and implementation of our fundraising strategy to enable us to achieve our vision for the future.

The Candidate:

This is an ideal opportunity for someone who has experience of working in an administration setting or in the fundraising sector. Computer literacy is essential along with excellent written and spoken communication skills. The best candidate will be able to demonstrate good organisational skills and effective leadership and team working, with the ability to make decisions, set prioritise and organise work schedules. An interest in or knowledge of the Greater Birmingham region and railway operating would be an advantage.

The principal location for administrative tasks will be Vintage Trains’ Headquarters at Tyseley Locomotive Works but the DA will be expected to travel with some of our trains, carry out off site outreach work. Some weekend and out of hours working may be required.

Please send a CV and covering letter to Helen Ashby, Vintage Trains, c/o 141 Manor Drive North, York YO26 5SD. Email: helen.ashby23@sky.com.

A full job description can be supplied by email on request to the above.

Closing date: Tuesday 10th October 2017

Job Opportunities

South East Museum Development Manager
Closing date: 10th October
Job type: Fixed Term till 2022
Salary: £34,538 – £37,306

An exciting opportunity has arisen to lead the South East Museum Development Programme into a new round of funding from 2018-2022. This Arts Council England funded position will require a dynamic individual who can manage the transition into a new programme, and deliver a successful programme with sector partners to museums in collaboration with our highly experienced team.

The South East Museum Development Programme provides specialised support enabling the region’s museums to evolve and flourish. The skilled team provide professional on the ground support to museums which is highly valued by the sector.

This current funded programme will be completed on the 31st March 2018 but has recently been successful in its application to Arts Council England for sector Support Organisation (SSO) funding for 2018-22 following a competitive nationwide process.

The team are now looking for someone with substantial experience of working within a museums/cultural environment, to lead the established team through the transition into the new programme. The manager will also be responsible for delivering a successful programme against the approved business plan, and will have proven experience of financial management, fundraising and income generation. The role will represent the South East programme at regional and national meetings, and lead on strategic partnerships

To find out more about South East Museum Development visit our website www.southeastmuseums.gov.uk

To apply for the role, click here.

Project Officer Northampton – Museum of London Archaeology
Closing date: 1st October
Job type: Full time – permanent
Salary: £26,800 – £28,800

We are looking for Project Officers to join our expanding team in Northampton during a period of sustained business growth based from either the Northampton or London office. We have a diverse and interesting portfolio of exciting projects throughout the UK and an expanding client base.

The role will be based in the MOLA Northampton office and at project sites as required, so a level of flexibility to work away is required.

The role

The Project Officer will be responsible for medium to large projects primarily involving excavation and post-fieldwork analysis, reporting and publication but could also include evaluation, survey work and building recording.

The successful candidate will have proven extensive and relevant experience within commercial archaeology.  They will have good prioritising and organisational skills in running archaeological fieldwork and post-excavation projects, with an ability to work to fixed timescales and deadlines.  They will be able to provide evidence of clarity in both written and spoken communication and be able to liaise effectively with colleagues, clients, and planning archaeologists.  They will have sound understanding of archaeological project costing and budgets. 

The ideal person will already be working in a project supervisory capacity and this could provide an ideal opportunity for someone looking move to the next stage of their career.  Training and mentoring would be provided for the right candidate with the ambition to move their career forward as part of MOLA’s commitment to career development.

For more details and to apply, please click here.

Retail Assistant – Kedleston Hall
Closing Date: 10th October
Job type: Permanent, 728 hours per year
Salary: £5,460

With your love of working with people and desire to provide an excellent service, you’ll acknowledge, welcome and engage every visitor, offering them help and advice with their purchases. This means maintaining a thorough knowledge of our products, so you’re always on hand to help, and by ensuring that all stock is correctly priced and the shop is maintained to a high standard.

As a key member of our retail team, you’ll maximise the profit and sales generated at our special place, by ensuring that every opportunity is taken to increase our sales and average customer spend. When interacting with our customers, you’ll inform them of the amazing work we are doing, and what their money is funding – whether this is financing local projects or promoting our national strategy, cause and membership offer.

For more information and to apply, please click here.

Visitor Experience Officer – Lincoln Castle
Closing date: 24th September
Job type: Permanent, 15 hours pw
Salary: £15,807- £17,419

We are looking for a dynamic Visitor Experience Officer to join our existing award winning frontline team.  This is a great opportunity – you’ll help deliver an exceptional visitor experience through your high standards of customer service across all aspects of our operation.

‘Wow!’ ‘What a fantastic day out!’ These are the sort of reactions that we love to hear at Lincoln Castle. If you love hearing them too and want to help visitors have a brilliant time this is a perfect opportunity for you.

Working with a great team, you’ll welcome visitors and help them to explore the site and talk to them about the Castle’s rich and wonderful history. You’ll demonstrate excellent people skills and put these into practice selling admission tickets, and working in our shop and exhibition spaces. You’ll have experience in customer service and sales, a great eye for detail and a genuine interest in Lincoln Castle and the visitor attraction industry. Lincoln Castle is a truly unique place to work but this will be a demanding role and you will need to be confident working to performance targets. Above all else, you will make sure that every single person who visits the site has an unforgettable experience and will want to come back and visit us time and time again.

For more information and to apply for the job, please click here.

Job Opportunities

Cravendale District Council
Great Places Programme Manager
£36,379 – £39,177 per annum
Relocation Package Available
Fixed Term until end March 2020

Cravendale District Council  are looking for a Programme Manager to develop a range of initiatives and activities across business, education, digital and the creative sectors to retain and attract younger people to live and work in our Great Place, the rural corridor linking Skipton / the Yorkshire Dales in the south and Grasmere / the Lake District in the north.

Craven District Council, in partnership with South Lakeland District Council, Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority and the Lake District National Park Authority have been successful in gaining funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund / Arts Council England for the project Great Place: Crossing the Watersheds.

You will be outward looking, experimental and exploratory, to see how the distinctiveness of our beautiful rural place with its exceptional quality of life can both retain and attract a new generation of dynamic individuals that will drive forward the future economy of our rural communities and contribute to the resilience of our culture, economy and communities.

You will be based in Skipton, voted one of the best places to live in the UK, and your role will focus along the rural corridor linking Skipton (Craven) in the south and Grasmere (South Lakeland) in the north, including the market towns and rural hinterlands, extending into both the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks.

You will be supported in this post by a core Board of creative professionals, working alongside economic development, local authority and national park colleagues.  This is a transformative, exciting and wide ranging role with many challenges and opportunities.

The successful applicant maybe entitled to relocation support up to £5,000 subject to the terms of the word icon Relocation Policy [63kb].

For an informal chat about the role please call David Smurthwaite on 01756 706409 or Catherine Johnson on 01756 706408.

For the full info about the role please click here.

Closing Date:  25th September 2017
Interview Date: TBA

Cravendale District Council
Great Places Programme Support Officer
£22,398 – £24,964 per annum
Fixed Term until end March 2020

You will be responsible for supporting and assisting the Great Place Programme Manager with the overall management and successful delivery of the Great Place: Crossing the Watersheds Programme. Your role will be wide ranging and will include social media, financial administration, setting up meetings, taking minutes and managing evaluation.  You will be used to working with senior executives and also on your own initiative.  You will need to be efficient and personable.

You will be office based in Skipton, North Yorkshire – a beautiful rural area with an exceptional quality of life.

You will be working alongside economic development, local authority and national park colleagues.  This is a transformative, exciting, wide ranging role with many challenges and opportunities.

For an informal chat about the role please call David Smurthwaite on 01756 706409 or Catherine Johnson on 01756 706408.

For the full info about the role please click here.

Closing Date:  25th September 2017
Interview Date:  TBA

Lakeland Arts
Head of Curatorial
£28,000 – £32,000
Location: All Lakeland Arts sites 

The successful post holder will have the opportunity to shape the future of the programme working closely with the Director of Programming and Head of Learning.

At Abbot Hall Art Gallery and Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House you will be responsible for influencing, developing and planning the nationally recognised programme.

Working with the existing highly qualified team you will provide leadership and guidance whilst managing team skills and knowledge at the Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories and the Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry.

Purpose and key objectives

A key member of the Senior Management Team (SMT), Head of Curatorial will be responsible for the management, development and delivery of ambitious exhibitions and the care, research, development and display of Lakeland Arts’ (LA) nationally recognised collection from initiating proposals to completion of projects in partnership with the Director of Programming. You will manage the curatorial team achieving and maintaining the highest professional standards through staff development and support.

For the full details and info on how to apply please see the job pack.

Freelance Opportunity: Sefton Library Service

Beyond the War Memorials – the stories behind the men listed on Sefton’s Civic War Memorials.

Freelance Researcher – £4250 + VAT – total fee including all travel costs and expenses

This is a Fixed Term Opportunity for a 4month period, completed over 17 days’ work delivered flexibly as required.

We are looking for an enthusiastic freelance researcher  who has the skills, experience and enthusiasm to undertake a piece of research on Sefton’s Civic War memorials.

You will research and write the history of the 11 civic war memorials in Sefton with a view to this being published on a website.

Working with volunteers and schools, you will find the stories behind the names on the war memorials including personal stories before the war, military records, manner and time of death. Where available, you will collate photographs and addresses of the fallen.

You will run a series of educational sessions with schools about the research being undertaken.

You will create a training plan to equip volunteers with the skills and knowledge to support the research with children.

Working with a web designer, you will support the collation of information and development of a website and digital map

Previous experience and knowledge of researching First World War records is desirable.

Closing Date: 12 noon, 06 Oct 2017

For the research brief please click here.

To request background information, make project enquiries and to submit your application please contact:

Dave Ewing – Senior Development Manager, Information and Heritage, Sefton Library Service, C/O Crosby Library Crosby Road North, Waterloo. L22 0LQ 0151 934 4890 dave.ewing@sefton.gov.uk