Job Opportunity:  People’s History Museum

Events & Bookings Assistant
Salary: £11,359 (£18,933 pro-rata)
Location: Manchester
Hours:  Part  time (21 hours)
Contract: Maternity cover until January 2023

Closing date: Monday 7th February

People’s History Museum is looking for an efficient and friendly bookings and events professional to support the Business Development Officer in dealing with day-to-day bookings, logistics and admin for PHM’s hireable spaces.  The person in this role will liaise with customers looking to book the spaces at PHM for corporate workshops, weddings, cultural events and much more.  This role will also involve liaising with other departments within PHM and our in-house catering business, Open Kitchen.

The Events & Bookings Assistant will also support the co-ordination of large-scale PHM events, including the design and delivery of ticketed events such as the museum’s ‘Lates’ programme and Fundraisers.

The Events & Bookings Assistant will work with the museum’s CRM system to manage bookings, event specifications and produce monthly reports on performance.

For more details and how to apply, click here.

Job Opportunity: Manchester Jewish Museum

Marketing & Communications Manager
Salary: £25,500 – £27,000 depending in experience 
Location: Manchester Jewish Museum, 190 Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester M8 8LW
Hours: 35 hours per week plus some evening and weekend working
Contract: permanent
Closing date: Monday 14th February

From Manchester Jewish Museum:

We’re looking for someone who is self-motivated with a strong experience in marketing and communications, with a real interest in working for an inclusive museum. We need someone who is creative, resourceful and passionate who really believes in the museum’s values.  

This role will work with the wider museum team to ensure the positioning of Manchester Jewish Museum in line with our manifesto, our newly refreshed brand and our brand values. You will continue to build awareness of the museum by developing and delivering a wide range of marketing, communications and audience development strategies.  

As a member of the senior management team, you will share responsibility for delivering our Business Plan, Audience Development and Fundraising Strategy, collaborating closely with colleagues on commercial operations, fundraising, programming, curatorial and financial activities.  

Apply online at here

Job Opportunity: Bradford Museums and Galleries

Collections Manager (Maternity Cover)
Salary: £35,745 – £38,890 pa (Pro rata for Part Time Posts)
Location: Bradford
Hours: 
Full time, 37 hours per week
Contract: TEMPORARY from 1st March 2022 until 31st January 2023
Closing date: 1st February 2022
Interviews: 8th February 2022

From Bradford District Museums and Galleries:

 Bradford District Museums and Galleries requires a dynamic, committed individual to provide Maternity Cover for the Collections Manager. This is a key role, a member of the Management Team and an important strategic leader for the collections and their importance at a time of change and great potential for the Service. We are looking for someone who combines collections knowledge, experience of Accreditation and up to date good collections management practice, with core management competencies. These include performance management, effective communication and decision making, problem solving, strategic awareness, leadership, team and people development, and project and programme delivery. Above all, you must be clear about the inclusive benefits collections can deliver for our communities and users, and the importance of collections care.

For full details see here.

For further information regarding this post please contact Elizabeth Llabres on 07976545037 or email elizabeth.llabres@bradford.gov.uk.

Job opportunity: Hawkshead Grammar School Museum, Museum Assistant

Job Opportunity: Hawkshead Grammar School Museum

Job title: Museum Assistant

Salary: £9.50/hr

Location: Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0NT. Some tasks can be done from home/remotely. 

Hours: Part-time. 8-15 hours/week

Contract: Fixed-term until 31st October 2022. However, depending on museum development plans, there may be the possibility of extending the role through winter 2022/23 and beyond.

Closing date: 28th January 2022

The Hawkshead Grammar School Museum www.hawksheadgrammar.org.uk is a small museum in the centre of Hawkshead which tells the story of the 400-year-old school and daily life for its schoolboys. The school’s most famous pupil was William Wordsworth, whose name is carved into one of the desks, and the museum is often visited by Wordsworth enthusiasts and tour groups. The museum also houses the old school library, which contains 1600+ rare books and which a team of volunteers are slowly cataloguing and repairing.  The museum is open seasonally from April 1st to October 31st and in 2022 will be open 5-6 days/week including weekends and bank holidays. 

To rebuild the visitor experience post-COVID, they are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic Museum Assistant to join their team. This is an entry level role, so previous experience of working in a museum or the heritage sector is not a requirement but candidates must possess a positive ‘can do’ attitude and be able to work independently,   be organised, reliable, and able to prioritise.  The ideal candidate will have a friendly and helpful manner and will be confident dealing with members of the public. As marketing and promotional activity is a key part of the role, social media literacy is essential as is the ability to draft appropriate content for a variety of channels. A good command of written and spoken English will be important. This is an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated and creative person looking to gain experience in the cultural and heritage industry in the Lake District. 

To apply or for further information on the role, please contact Joanne Heather at hgsfclerk@gmail.com with a CV and a covering letter explaining why you are interested in the role. 

Job Opportunity: Lakeland Arts

Job title: Senior Chef
Salary: £25,000 per annum
Location: Bowness-on-Windermere
Hours: e.g. full time, 37.5 hours per week

Contract: e.g. permanent
Closing date: 9am, 9th February 2022

As Senior Chef of Blackwell, you will play an integral role in the daily running of the kitchen. You will maintain excellent standards throughout the kitchen and will oversee the preparation of high-quality food all times. For a full job description and details on how to apply please visit the Lakeland Arts website www.lakelandarts.org.uk/jobs

Job Opportunity: Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Trust

Development Coordinator
Location: Carlisle
Salary: £22,086 to £23,478 (Pro rata)

Part Time (24 hours per week with possibility of full time hours subject to funding)
Closing date: Thursday 10th February 2022, 9am

From Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Trust:

Are you dynamic, self-motivated and a great communicator with a passion for culture? Do you like working with people and would you be motivated by supporting those who support us?

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery in Carlisle is a regionally significant museum with world class collections. We believe that culture fundamentally enriches people’s lives and so we use our collections to tell stories, to question, engage people and to inspire learning for life.

We are looking to recruit to a key position to help us establish strong and meaningful relationships with our Patrons, raise our income and deliver high quality unique fundraising events.

We are ambitious and progressive, and we need an effective, hardworking coordinator with a can-do attitude who is digitally astute and who can help us attract more support for our award-winning and much-loved museum.

Click here for more info and details on how to apply.

Application Process

If you are inspired by the role and would like to apply, please send your CV and a covering statement (of no more than 1000 words), detailing your relevant experience and knowledge, and what interests you about this role to hr@tulliehouse.org by 9am on Thursday 10th February 2022. You will be notified by email on Tuesday 15th February 2022 if you have been selected for interview.

Interviews will take place online or in person on Monday 21st February 2022 (tbc).

If you have any further questions or would like an informal discussion please contact Amy Walker, Head of Strategy & Development – amy.walker@tulliehouse.org

Job Opportunity: Catalyst Science Discovery Centre & Museum, Widnes

Role – Chief Executive Officer
Salary – £23,000
Type – Part-time (16 hours per week)


Hybrid Search is pleased to announce that we are working with the Board of Trustees of the Catalyst Science Discovery Centre and Museum Trust Ltd on the appointment of a new part-time Chief Executive Officer (CEO). We value Catalyst’s unique contribution to the chemical sector not only as a communicator of STEM education, skills and knowledge but also, for the unique and vital role they play in preserving the heritage of the chemical sector’s most treasured artefacts, archive publications and making them publicly available. Hybrid Search has an extensive wealth of senior-level executive search experience, as a result, we look forward to supporting the Trustees in what will prove to be an exciting search for an inspiring, knowledgeable and innovative leader and manager for the Centre and Museum in its latest phase of development and increasing status as a local Visitor Attraction. The Trustees are keen to build on the extensive and impressive work done by the current CEO. They would welcome applications from as diverse a group of people as possible. The post is open from 1st April 2022.

Role Context

This is an excellent opportunity for a commercially strong, experienced business leader to take on the day-to-day leadership and management of this highly-regarded and successful Science Discovery Centre and Museum. Originally established in 1982 as the Halton Museum of the Chemical Industry in Widnes and moved to its present location in 1986, Catalyst also became as Science Discovery Centre in 1994. It offers a unique way into the chemical sciences by providing an award-winning science education programme supporting Key stage 1 to 4 and by preserving the heritage of the highly successful and commercial chemical industry of the NW England. It is an Accredited Museum. In 2018 Catalyst won grant funding in excess of £1m from the Inspiring Science Fund (ISF) through the Wellcome Trust/UKRI which enabled it to make dramatic changes to many of its public spaces and to its offering in its scientific interactive gallery in the following three years. It is currently working on a proposal to NLHF for a substantial sum of money for a project to upgrade its ‘Birth of a Industry Gallery’. Catalyst sees itself and the external area surrounding it as a major visitor attraction in Halton and is building on this to strengthen its position as a key part of the local visitor economy. Collaboration with other local organizations will be important and interaction with and support of the local community is part of its ethos and strategy.  During the first phases of the pandemic it succeeded, given its Accredited Museum status, in being awarded money from the Arts Council England (COVID) Cultural Recovery Funds (ACE CRF1 and 2). Other grant funding and sponsorship was also awarded. It has also been operating locally a unique and highly respected mental health programme based on science therapy.

Job opportunity: National Lottery Heritage Fund

Role – Head of Engagement North
Vacancy Type – Permanent/Full Time
Salary – £54,035 to £62,620 (R6)
Location – Any of The Fund’s offices in the North (Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle)
Application Deadline – 02 February 2022


From the National Lottery Heritage Fund:

Leading, Inspiring and Resourcing the UK’s Heritage

The National Lottery Heritage Fund is the largest funder of the UK’s heritage. The projects we fund create lasting and positive change for people and communities and we believe that heritage has a crucial role to play in contributing to a more equal society.

We are currently recruiting for a permanent Head of Engagement based in any of The Fund’s offices in the North. 

The North of England has a fantastically diverse and rich range of heritage, amazing natural landscapes, industrial heritage linked to the North role in the industrial revolution, fantastic and iconic buildings, diverse cultural heritage and deep layers of archaeology. This heritage is matched by the diversity of communities who express their deep care and passion for it.

The Head of Engagement North role is crucial in supporting the collaborative work we are doing with stakeholders and grantees across the North of England. Our ability to understand places, communities and people is crucial if we are to invest the funding we have thanks to the National Lottery players in the most inclusive and effective way. Heritage can play a key role in the North’s future social and economic success, particularly in helping recovery from Covid-19. We are increasingly working in partnership as well as supporting the widest range of people to engage with heritage. We have built key relationships with Northern bodies and we’re increasingly delivering or playing a role in a wider range of funding to support heritage – our new Head of Engagement will help us take this to the next level!

If you are excited about helping ensure that heritage is inclusive and accessible to everyone, for now and future generations, then we want to hear from you.

  • Applications close on 2 February 2022
  • Interviews are expected to take place on 14 February 2022

Our Values

Our Values and Behaviours sit at the heart of our work and are central to how we recruit. How you demonstrate our Values is just as important to us as your skills and experience.

  • Inclusive of all aspects of heritage, people and communities
  • Ambitious for our people, communities and heritage
  • Collaborative by working and learning together
  • Trusted for our integrity, expertise and judgement

Flexible Working

We have offices all over the UK and we champion a flexible approach to working where this supports our business needs. Many of our roles include opportunities to work from home or are open for job share arrangements.

Disability Confident Employer

We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential criteria for every vacancy. We always endeavour to make reasonable adjustments and special requirements can be discussed and arranged before an interview.

Click here for more info and details on how to apply.

Freelance Opportunity: Co-operative Heritage Trust, Manchester

Role: Freelance Archivist – Digitisation (self employed)
Part Time: Minimum 2 days per week / Flexible
Rate: £250 per day

Location: Manchester

From the Co-operative Heritage Trust:

At the Co-operative Heritage Trust CIO we believe that great things happen when people co-operate. Our independent charity is dedicated to safeguarding artefacts and documents relating to the co-operative movement in the UK.

Co-operatives are diverse, big and small, serving different sectors and communities although traditionally have had a significant impact on the history and development of consumer retail. We use our heritage to create lifelong learning and research opportunities which inspire people to use co-operative values and principles to change society.

One well known co-operative businesses is the Co-operative Group (formerly known as the Co-operative Wholesale Society or C.W.S) established by 13 co-operatives in Manchester in 1863. We are looking for a freelance archivist to search and digitise materials in a body of CWS material recently acquired; to meet some specific thematic outcomes.

We anticipate that this work will be available for about three months, based on two to three days work on site per week in central Manchester depending on the availability of the sucessful candidate.

The work will involve handling and reviewing of business records and minutes, packing and repacking where appropriate, scanning and photographing, recording items in a spreadsheet and creating metadata for digitised materials, uploading files and backing up records.

To apply for this role, please send a CV and covering letter explaining your interest in the role, your personal and working circumstances and freelance day rate in order for us to invite you to an informal discussion which can be conducted remotely.

We particularly welcome applications from people who are underrepresented in our team and the heritage sector – Black, Asian / candidates identifying as People of Colour, LGBTQ identifying or any candidates with a disability*

The role is on a freelance basis and therefore the candidate will be self employed – the archive is based at Holyoake House, Hanover Street, Manchester M60-0AS. Hours worked can be arranged with the Archivist and Trust Manager.

The closing date for applications is midday Friday 28th January 2022 .

Informal interviews are anticipated to take place within two weeks of the closing date.

For more information about our charity, please visit our website

Please send CVs and covering letters as well as any requests for additional information to the Trust Manager, Liz McIvor liz@heritagetrust.coop

*The Co-operative Heritage Trust recruits in ways which reflect the values and principles of co- operation and we welcome applications from all parts of the community. However; as part of our approach to diversity and inclusion we take a positive steps towards the employment of people with protected characteristics such as disabled people and people of colour.

Consultancy Opportunity: Learning Practitioner – Crewe Town Council

Consultancy OpportunityCrewe Town Council
Job title: Learning Resource Consultant

Salary: £3,000
Location: home-based

Contract: to 1 April 2022
Closing date: 12pm (midday) Thursday 20 January 2022

Crewe Town Council is looking to engage an experienced learning practitioner to research, develop, design and create digital learning resources for use in schools and the community. The resources should stimulate discovery and include setting appropriate activities. 

The 4 July 2022 will mark 185 years since the first train passed through Crewe. The railway shaped the town, providing houses, shops, public baths, a hospital, schools, churches and a park, as well as the world famous engineering works. However, Crewe is much more than the railway.  It was home to a cloth industry, a world leading manufacturer of veterinary pharmaceuticals, the Rolls Royce Merlin Engine, Bentley, Whitby Morrison Ice Cream Vans, LMS Covenanter Tanks and Owl Telescopes. It also boasts World Champions, World Record Holders and political activists, as well as holding an interesting link to royal transport. 

Crewe Town Council wishes to commission two learning resource packs.  The first should develop an overview of Crewe’s 185 year history. It should identify important people, places and events to showcase the diversity and influence of the town’s heritage. The second should focus on celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. It should provide details of Crewe’s links to royalty.  It should also help users uncover how past jubilees have been celebrated and include details on how these could be recreated. 

For the full brief and supporting documents, please visit https://www.crewetowncouncil.gov.uk/your-council/quotation-tenders-contracts/ or for more information please contact Vicky Harrison, Heritage Development Officer, via heritage@crewetowncouncil.gov.uk or 07551 234557