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Job Opportunity: Manchester Museum

Manchester Museum’s award-winning Learning Team engages 30,000 school pupils each year through its exciting enquiry-based learning programme.

We are looking for two dynamic Early Years and Primary Learning Assistants responsible for facilitating the Museum’s engaging and interactive programme of workshops for Early Years and Primary School groups. As a member of our Learning Team, you will work with colleagues to ensure that all of our school visitors have a great experience at the Museum.

You will possess a qualification in teaching or experience in education within a museum or gallery environment and will have experience of delivering engaging, interactive workshops to an early years or primary school audience. Flexible, positive and an excellent communicator, you will be enthusiastic about sharing your knowledge with children and teachers.

Interview date 22nd August

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. As we are committed to the principles of the Race Equality Charter Mark and Athena SWAN, we would particularly welcome applications from women and the black and minority ethnic (BME) community, who are both currently under-represented at this grade. All appointments will be made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Amy McDowall, Primary Learning Coordinator
Email: amy.mcdowall@manchester.ac.uk

For more information visit the University of Manchester job page.

Job Opportunity: Tullie House, Carlisle

Curatorial Manager
£25,591 – £27,768 full-time

Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Trust is a leading independent regional museum welcoming over 250,000 visitors every year and, as part of the Cumbria Museum Consortium we are one of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisations. Our stunning collections cover Fine & Decorative Art, Natural Science, Social History and Archaeology. Highlights include one of the largest collections of pre-Raphaelite artwork in the north of England, Roman material of international importance that centres on Hadrian’s Wall (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and a huge collection of specimens that represent the flora and fauna of Cumbria, the most bio-diverse county in England.

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.

Purpose of the Role

The core purpose of this role is to lead, motivate and develop the Curatorial Team to manage the care and preservation of the collections to the highest possible standards and, crucially, increase access to collections. This will involve effective communication and greater collaboration with the Learning Team to increase engagement opportunities for key audiences including school groups, families, young people and vulnerable adults.

As part of this role you will also develop and refresh permanent displays using the collections in innovative and inspiring ways, and work in partnership with the Exhibitions Team to deliver an outstanding programme of temporary exhibitions and accompanying events programme, including Member events.

This role will provide you with an exciting opportunity to be part of a major culture change within the organisation, ensuring community engagement and financial sustainability are at the heart of all activity within your team. We want our Curatorial Team to be outward facing and audience focussed, and, under the guidance of the Head of Collections & Learning, it will be your responsibility to motivate and manage your staff to fulfil this remit and make the most of their skills and expertise.

For the full job description click here.

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 4pm Tuesday 15th August

Interviews will be held at Tullie House, this will be confirmed.

If you have any further questions please feel free to call Helen Askew HR & Volunteer Advisor 01228 618779

Job Opportunity: Abbot Hall, Kendal

Project Manager
​£27,500 pa (negotiable dependent upon experience)
6 month Fixed-Term contract (maternity cover)

Lakeland Arts have recently received the excellent news that they have secured £374,976 from Arts Council England towards the development stage of a project to re-invigorate one of the North of England’s most important cultural destinations in time for the sixtieth anniversary of the opening of Abbot Hall Art Gallery in 2022.  We want to make significant and sympathetic changes to the Art Gallery, Museum and wider Abbot Hall site to create a welcoming, innovative and exciting cultural attraction that is Sustainable, Artistically and Socially Compelling.

This post (employed or self employed) will enable them to appoint the design and professional consultant team, complete RIBA Stages 2 and 3 and be ready to submit a Stage Two application to Arts Council England by December 2018. You will lead the project and work with curatorial, learning and engagement and operations teams to achieve our strategic vision for change, growth and sustainability at Abbot Hall. You will lead the project and work with curatorial, learning and engagement and operations teams to achieve our strategic vision for change, growth and sustainability at Abbot Hall.  To find out more click here

Please note Lakeland Arts are not inviting applications from Companies for the Project Manager Role; however we do welcome applications from individuals looking for an employed or self-employed position.

Closing date: 21 August 2017
Interview date: 5 September 2017

Job Opportunity: Homotopia Festival

Homotopia Festival Project Manager
£22k pro rata
July – November       30 hours (starting late July/early August)
30 hours across 4 days per week

Homotopia is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England. This is an exciting opportunity to join a unique cultural organisation with an international profile.

Homotopia champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives.

Homotopia produces year round engagement programmes and produces an internationally renowned arts festival every November. The organisation also has a groundbreaking social justice and heritage programme throughout the year & commissions a range of activities across the arts and museums – from theatre to digital art, to dance, live art & music to literature.


 Job description  

The role will provide organisational, curatorial and administrative support to the Artistic Director and coordinate the preparation and delivery of Homotopia Festival in Liverpool November 2017.

You will be part of a highly skilled team and will be based between the Homotopia office and occasionally work on site at various performance venues. You will be expected to work with a team of other freelancers including marketing, PR, videographer and finance officer both at the office and off site.

You will be computer literate, highly organised with excellent attention to detail.

The ability to prioritise and juggle multiple priorities & exercise effective judgement when managing tasks.

You will have first-rate interpersonal and communication skills – both speaking and in writing – and the ability to communicate in a confident and engaging manner at all levels. You will be an enthusiastic & proactive individual.

It is highly desirable that you will have strong marketing skills, an interest in popular culture, cultural diversity and the arts.

The role will be a fully interconnected structure that relies on collaboration, flexibility and the ability to operate within both formal and informal reporting relationships.

Dynamic, self-starter and strong initiative.

For more information please click here.

Job Opportunity: Manchester Museum

Secondary and Post 16 Science Coordinator
Closing date – 17/07/2017 d/m/y
Salary – £25,062 to £29,847 per annum
Fixed term until 10th July 2020

Manchester Museum, one of the UK’s leading regional museums has an exciting career opportunity and invites applications for the role of Secondary and Post 16 Science Coordinator.

As part of the Learning and Engagement team, you will be responsible for the development and coordination of science programmes and resources for secondary schools and colleges, as part of the Real Life Science programme, ensuring that these programmes are evaluated to a high standard and reflect the University-wide Widening Participation agenda.

You will work closely with staff from the University’s Science Faculties, Widening Participation staff, curatorial staff, teachers and regional museum colleagues to develop, coordinate, and deliver the Real Life Science programme, as well as sustaining and developing these partnerships.

With teaching, further qualification or experience developing and delivering science-based training (ideally in a museum or gallery environment) you will have a thorough knowledge of the science curriculum and developments in Secondary and Post-16 learning.

You will have excellent oral and written communication skills, together with creativity in generating new partnerships, projects and programmes.

Interviews are expected to take place on 26 and 27 July 2017.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. As we are committed to the principles of the Race Equality Charter Mark, we would particularly welcome applications from men and the black and minority ethnic (BME) community, who are both currently under-represented at this level. All appointments will be made on merit.

Please note: this post is subject to appropriate DBS clearance

For further details or to apply via The University of Manchester website.

Job Opportunity: Museum of Science and Industry

Explainer Team Leader
Job reference – SMG00332
Application closing date – Sunday 23rd July
Salary – £23,695 per annum

Job description

Are you passionate about leading a team to deliver life enhancing learning experiences? At Science Museum Group, we are passionate about the interactive spaces our museums offer and aim to ‘think big’ when creating new, informal, learning activities which enhance our visitors learning experience and grow their science-capital.

To support this continued commitment of inspiring futures, the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester are looking for a passionate Explainer Team Leader to join the Learning and Public programmes department on a permanent basis.

In this role, you will be responsible for the daily running of our Explainer team, leading and motivating them to deliver inspirational, informal, learning experiences through shows, storytelling, live-action demonstrations and events, igniting our visitor’s curiosity with the science that shapes our modern world.

You will bring experience of managing and developing large, diverse, teams to ensure effective operational delivery of our public programme offering. You will harness your strong communication and time management skills to work on several projects, using your understanding of diverse audiences and learning needs of adults and young people to make sure we continue sharing authentic stories.

You will be offered excellent benefits, including 24 days holiday plus bank holidays, a contributory company pension scheme, an annual season ticket loan and numerous staff discounts whilst developing your career in a world class museum group.

To start your journey, please view the Vacancy Information Pack which provides you with details of the role and explains how to complete your supporting statement.

For more information click here.


Job Opportunity: Venture Arts

Project Coordinator
Part-time, permanent (subject to 3-month probation period)
Salary £19,500 (pro rata)

We are entering an exciting period in our development and we have a fantastic opportunity to join our team. We are seeking a highly organised individual with a methodical approach to work, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. They will have at least 2 years’ experience of project coordination, and a working knowledge of evaluation methodologies. The Project Coordinator will have a strong passion for the arts and will work closely with our Studio Manager to coordinate, administrate and evaluate our in-house studio programmes, outreach programmes, exhibitions and events.

This post is for 3 days a week (18 hours, 9:30am-4:00pm) based at our studio office in Hulme with some travel in the Manchester area.

To apply please visit https://venturearts.org/news/venture-arts-are-recruiting/

Closing date: July 26th 2017, 5pm

Interviews will be held in the week beginning August 8th 2017

For further details contact Emma: info@venturearts.org

PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately we will not consider CVs

Job Opportunity: Lancashire Museums

Lancashire County Museums
Finds Liaison Assistant
Part-time, fixed term
Salary £16,491-£17,772 (pro rata)

This is a temporary six-month post based at Museum HQ, Preston.

To assist the Finds Liaison Officers (FLOs) with identification and recording of finds made by members of the public. This includes handling objects as well as entering data onto the Portable Antiquities Scheme’s database.

If you should like an informal discussion or any further information please contact Dot Boughton or Stuart Noon via e-mail: Dot.Boughton@tulliehouse.org or stuart.noon@lancashire.gov.uk.

Find out more at:  bit.ly/2ssydLP.

Closing date: 18 August.

Shortlisting for this post will take place on 31 August with interviews being held on 8 September.

Job Opportunity: Macclesfield Museums

Jacquard Legacy Project Officer
Temporary, 18 months, full-time
37 hours per week
£23,472 per annum

Macclesfield Museums are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Project Officer to deliver the exciting Silk and the Jacquard Legacy project. Funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund, the project aims to work with varied audiences to explore how Macclesfield’s heritage of creativity and making remains relevant today and provide science and technology based learning opportunities.

The Project Officer will research, digitally document, redisplay and interpret the Jacquard and block printing collections, working with the community and volunteers to support this, including young people as co-curators.

The Project Officer will have collections management experience, have delivered partnership and community engagement programmes, and most importantly be imaginative, creative and inspiring in their approach.

For an application pack and further details please go to https://www.macclesfieldmuseums.co.uk/project-officer

Applications by CV, including 2 referees, to Sue Hughes director@silkmacclesfield.org.uk. The closing date is 11 August 2017.

Job Opportunity: Keswick Museum

Learning & Activity Co-ordinator
30 hours pw over 4 days to include working alternate weekends
Fixed term 12 months from September 2017
Reporting to the Curator
£16,600 pa 

Are you a creative, flexible and energetic individual able to deliver high quality, creative learning programmes and take responsibility regularly for supervising volunteers and our award winning museum? This is an excellent opportunity for an early career museum professional or someone with teaching experience.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and well organised Learning & Activity Co-ordinator to join our small, dynamic staff team. The post holder will develop and deliver formal and informal learning programmes at Keswick Museum and act as duty manager on alternative weekends. Get in touch for a chat with Curator, Sue Mackay 017687 73263 or email Tracy Henderson, Administrator, at info@keswickmuseum.org.uk for details and application form.’

Foe the full job details please click here.

Closing date 5pm 2nd August, interviews 9th August