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Job Opportunity: Tameside Local Studies and Archive Centre

Local Studies and Archive Manager
Permanent
24 hours per week over 4 days (Some Saturday work)
Salary: £19,548 – £21,657 Pro Rata for 24 hours 

Tameside have an exciting opportunity for an archivist to join their Cultural and Customer Services team based at the Tameside Local Studies and Archives Centre in Ashton-under-Lyne.

The post holder will be responsible for managing the Local Studies and Archive Service which collects, conserves, interprets and records the local heritage of Tameside.

The successful candidate will play a key role in the operation and development of service delivery including working towards:

• Achieving/retaining Accreditation
• Providing advice and guidance to researchers and depositors/owners
• Provide volunteering opportunities
• Leading collections work including appraisal, accessioning and cataloguing
• Assisting with developing and delivering learning and outreach activities
• To generate and manage funding related to the development, promotion and delivery of the archive and local studies offer
• Co-ordinate and lead a dynamic interpretation and event programme, working with colleagues across Culture.
• Working as part of the Greater Manchester Archives and Local Studies Partnership

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

Closing date: 24th April 2018
Interviews: to be confirmed

For more information and details on how to apply visit the job page.

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Job Opportunity: Mountain Heritage Trust

Collections Manager
Term: 1 year (maternity cover), with initial 3 month probationary period
Start date: First half of July 2018
Hours: 35 hours per week (Monday-Friday) with occasional weekend or evening meetings
Location: Blencathra Field Centre, Threlkeld, Cumbria, CA12 4SG, with travel to other locations on an ad hoc basis

Reporting to: Chair of MHT
Remuneration: £26,000/annum

Job summary

The Collections Manager is a key role for the Mountain Heritage Trust. As the only full-time professional member of staff, you will work with the Trust’s dedicated board of volunteer Trustees to support the growth and development of the Mountain Heritage Trust. An exciting and varied role, you will be responsible for managing the Trust’s collections; curating exhibitions and displays; acting as a professional archives advisor to associated clubs and organisations; as well as managing staff and volunteers.

Main Activities and Responsibilities

  • To ensure long-term preservation of archives and artefacts held by the Trust by controlling environment and security factors over four sites
  • To be responsible for processing new accessions and updating existing catalogue entries in accordance with international standards
  • To ensure appropriate insurance provision
  • To review and update policy and process documentation
  • To undertake survey visits and produce reports for the Trustees
  • To manage the records produced by the Trust and attend Board meetings
  • To manage the MHT Administrator, Learning and Engagement Officer and Volunteers
  • To communicate/network with a range of organisations, nationally and internationally
  • To answer enquiries and provide assistance/advice wherever possible
  • To act as press liaison circulating key information and responding to press enquiries
  • To keep abreast of professional and specialist developments through a variety of activities and membership of appropriate bodies, and to promote the work of the Trust externally including through publications, talks and visits; to take personal responsibility for and participate in professional training and development opportunities
  • To assume responsibility for special projects/areas of activity as agreed with the Trustees
  • To work with individual Trustees on activities relating to their specific areas of responsibility

To support Trustees with fundraising activities

For more information visit the job page.

 

Informal enquiries may be directed to Kelda Roe, Collections Manager via email: kelda@mountain-heritage.org Or telephone during office hours (Monday-Friday 9am-4pm): 0770 913 5285

Job Opportunities

York Castle Museum
Project Manager
Salary: £32,122 – £34,608 pw
37 hrs pw, temporary full time, until 17 April 2020

These are exciting times to join the Trust on the back of our multi award winning redevelopment of York Art Gallery and as we plan a major capital project at York Castle Museum to transform its visitor experience. 

York Museums Trust are seeking an imaginative and experienced project manager to join the YMT team at the outset of our ambitious project to redevelop York Castle Museum for a 21st Century audience. This post will manage the project through to Stage One HLF bid submission. 

The post holder will work closely with key stakeholders within the museum to coordinate the project plan, manage risk, report regularly against progress, coordinate information for external stakeholders and ensure audience engagement and consultation is embedded into the development and delivery of the project. The post will also project manage the consolidation and relocation of YMT’s collection stores, a key enabler for the York Castle Museum project.

Find out more and access the job description and application form here.

Closing date: 9.00am on Tuesday 17th April.

Interviews will take place in York on Tuesday 1st May.


National Railway Museum – York
Senior Development Manager (Corporate Fundraising)
Salary £40,000-£45,000 + benefits

Are you passionate and successful in cultivating corporate partnerships for unique opportunities?

The Science Museum Group are undergoing major transformation. Their ambitious, GBP 50-million, ‘Masterplan’ at the National Railway Museum (NRM) will set a new trajectory for their collections, interpretation, visitor experience and cultural investment in the wider ‘York Central Project’.

Supporting their commitment to this capital redevelopment, they are looking for a talented Senior Development Manager (Corporate Fundraising) to join them in York, on a permanent basis.

In this role, you will develop and deliver their major corporate fundraising strategy at NRM. Growing a small team of passionate development professionals, you will personally establish high value partnerships with the museum, creating bespoke opportunities to champion our plans. By generating new relationships and partnering with their Senior Management Team, you will ensure the delivery of dynamic and sustained corporate investment in support of their ‘Masterplan.’

Joining them, you will have an extensive track record of corporate fundraising, business development and account management. Utilising your passionate interpersonal and persuasive communication skills, you will have demonstrable experience in securing 5,6 or 7 figure partnerships through the creation of novel and unique opportunities.

Find out more, download the vacancy information pack and apply here.

Closing date: Thursday 26th April.


National Railway Museum – York
Development Manager (Corporate Fundraising)
Salary £30,000 – £35,000 + benefits

Do you enjoy cultivating and stewarding transformational corporate relationships?

The Science Museum Group are undergoing major transformation. Their ambitious, GBP 50-million, ‘Masterplan’ at the National Railway Museum (NRM) will set a new trajectory for our collections, interpretation, visitor experience and cultural investment in the wider ‘York Central Project’.

To supporting our commitment to this capital redevelopment, they are looking for a talented Development Manager (Corporate Fundraising) to join them in York, on a permanent basis.

In this role, you will support the Senior Development Manager with identification and initial cultivation of new corporate prospects at a 5,6 and 7-figure level. As a key member of the Development Team, you will help them achieve their ambitious targets through the delivery of tailored proposals and sponsorship offers, stewarding new corporate partners and account managing current investors to secure continued and increase income.

Joining us, you will have proven ability in corporate fundraising, business development or account management. Utilising your passionate interpersonal and persuasive communication skills, you will have experience in cultivating and stewarding corporate relationships alongside a good knowledge of the motivations, needs and operating models of the corporate sector.

Find out more, download the vacancy information pack and apply here.

Closing date: Thursday 26th April.


National Railway Museum – Shildon
Head of Locomotion
Salary £45,000
Plus up to £2,000 relocation package

Are you a creative leader with experience of developing and delivering engaging public programming?

The Science Museum Group is here to inspire futures. Their story in County Durham begins in the 1820s in Shildon, the world’s first railway town. Later becoming the largest wagon works in Europe, this site is now home to one of the Group’s most historically significant museums, Locomotion.

To champion our ambitious plans, they are looking for a dynamic individual to join us them Head of Locomotion, based in Shildon, on a permanent basis.

In this role, you will drive work to develop and communicate plans for the buildings, collections and exhibitions at Locomotion. You will also lead a small operational team on site and work as part of National Railway Museum’s senior management team, collaborating across the Group to create new interpretation, programmes, partnerships and ideas for the museum.

Joining them, you will have the passion and appetite to accelerate Locomotion’s plans and vision. Bringing expert skills from working on capital redevelopment projects and public programming, you will have the tenacity to forge lasting relationships whilst being an inspiring leader, supporting and developing the team in Shildon.

Find out more, download the vacancy information pack and apply here.

Closing date: Sunday 29th April.


York Museums Trust
E-Communications Co-ordinator
Temporary (for 6 months) 37 hrs pw
Salary: £19,248 to £21,454 pa

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an E-Communications Co-ordinator to work within the Communications Department.

They are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and flexible individual to manage the creation of content for the Trust’s websites, social media channels and to develop the Trust’s e-marketing opportunities.

The role will involve working with external agencies, editing and writing creative copy, sourcing imagery, outsourcing design work and uploading and updating content using our Content Management System. You will also develop wider potential audiences through e-marketing, including e-newsletters, blogs etc.

The ideal candidate will have worked in this creative field before, and possess a flair for e-marketing. You should be educated to degree level, able to write clear and concise copy as well as being capable of working on your own and as part of the wider Communications Team.

Access the job descriptions and application form here.

Closing date 9.00am on Friday 27th April.   

Interviews will take place in York on Tuesday 8 May 2018.


Thackray Medical Museum
Registrar
Full time, 36 months fixed term
Salary: £22,000

The Thackray Medical Museum is about to begin a major Arts Council England funded plan to improve access to its collections as a new National Portfolio Organisation. They are looking for a dynamic museum registrar, committed to increasing access, with experience of records management projects who can work with the curatorial and the wider museum team to help make this happen, particularly by:

  • Leading on improving access to Thackray’s museum, library and archive collections for all museum audiences
  • Managing a team to clean existing data, migrate it to a new CMS (in full) and document additional backlog entries
  • Provide administration and support for a project to review collection policies and procedures and to refine collections.

The post holder will manage the Librarian, two Collections Access Assistants, a team of volunteers and liaise with an Audience Advisory Panel to deliver this exciting project. Working with other curatorial staff, colleagues from across the museum our stakeholders and users, the post holder will also contribute to the wider objectives of the NPO funded work and delivery of ‘A Healthy Future’ HLF capital project to renew interpretation and visitor facilities within the museum.

You should have broad experience of digital documentation, managing loans, collections rationalisation, developing policies and procedures and managing staff and volunteers.

To request the full job description, person specification and an application form, please email: Gemma.Bailey@thackraymuseum.org.

Deadline for applications is midnight Sunday 29th April.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 15th May.


Thackray Medical Museum
Interpretation Development Officer
Full time, 36 months fixed term
Salary: £22K

The Thackray Medical Museum is about to begin two major interconnected projects: an Arts Council England funded plan to improve access to its collections as a new National Portfolio Organisation; an Heritage Lottery and Wellcome Institute funded capital project to improve the museum building, visitor facilities and re-interpret permanent collections. They are looking for a creative and dynamic Development Officer who is committed to developing inclusive interpretation and diversifying audiences to help plan and deliver the new interpretation, particularly to:

  • Work with internal colleagues, external consultants, creative partners and community groups and individuals to research, develop, deliver and evaluate the interpretive content of the new museum galleries and temporary exhibitions
  • Manage co-creation projects with a variety of audiences and work with Access and Youth Advisory panels to inform and pilot interpretation techniques
  • Ensure that core museum collections and stories are used imaginatively to meet audience needs, including formal and informal educational programmes.

You should have broad experience of working on interpretation projects in museums, particularly managing complex timetables with multiple stakeholders.

To request the full job description, person specification and an application form, please email: Gemma.Bailey@thackraymuseum.org.

Deadline for applications is midnight Sunday 29th April.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 10th May.


Thackray Medical Museum
Collections Access Assistant
Full time, 33 months fixed term contract
Salary: £16.5K

The Thackray Medical Museum is about to begin a major Arts Council England funded plan to improve access to its collections as a new National Portfolio Organisation. They are looking for two Collections Access Assistants who can work with the curatorial and the wider museum team to help make this happen, particularly by:

  • Improving access to Thackray’s museum, library and archive collections for all museum audiences 
  • Improving existing collections data, migrating it to a new collections management system and documenting additional backlog entries to Spectrum 5 standard
  • Packing and storing collections and up-dating locations documentation digitising collections.

Working with other curatorial staff, colleagues from across the museum, volunteers and our stakeholders and users, the post holder will also contribute to the wider objectives of the NPO funded work and delivery of ‘A Healthy Future’ HLF capital project to renew interpretation and visitor facilities within the museum.

You should be educated to degree level, have experience of documentation systems and have a high level of communication skills, both written and verbal. 

To request the full job description, person specification and an application form, please email: Gemma.Bailey@thackraymuseum.org.

Deadline for applications is midnight Sunday 29th April. 

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 16th May.


York Art Gallery
Senior Curator
Salary: £32,122 – £34,608
Full time, permanent

With a growing reputation for innovative and exciting displays and exhibitions, these are exciting times to take on the role of Senior Curator at York Art Gallery (YAG). Following their multi award winning redevelopment they are looking for someone with curatorial vision to drive our ambitious plans for the future.

You will continue to build York Art Gallery’s position as a leading gallery in the North of England delivering high profile programming and exciting temporary exhibitions and permanent displays. The development, research, and exploration of their fine and decorative art collections are central to this role.

In addition, you will support the developing international profile of CoCA (the Centre of Ceramic Art) and look to position the wider York Art Gallery collections and activity on a similar stage.  Acting as a confident advocate for York Art Gallery both internally and externally, you will continue to build its reputation with collectors, stakeholders and donors.

To find out more, access the job description and application form here

Closing date: 9.00am on Monday 30th April.

Interviews will take place in York on Tuesday 15th May.

Job Opportunity: Salford Museum and Art Gallery

Programming and Events Officer – Salford Heritage Services
30 hours per week
Grade 4  £19,430 (pro rata)

Salford Community Leisure Ltd are looking to appoint a programming and events officer, based at Salford Museum and Art Gallery.  Going forward exhibitions will focus more on the museums’ own collections, giving scope for the development of an innovative and inspiring programme to engage audiences. Forthcoming exhibitions include The Royal Academy Takeover, which also features the Salford Open.

The successful applicant will have the ability to:

  • Plan and deliver a lively, innovative and engaging programme of events
  • Understand the different needs of audiences
  • Manage a budget and generate income
  • Be a good communicator and deliver excellent customer service
  • Effectively market and publicise events

Hours of work are flexible and the successful candidate will be expected to work regularly on evenings and weekends 

If you wish to be considered for the above please visit the website and return the application form to Carol Redshaw – carol.redshaw@scll.co.uk

Closing date for applications: Monday 23 April 9.00am

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 8 May 

The application form must demonstrate how you meet all aspects of the person specification which can be found here.

Job Opportunity: The Whitworth / Manchester Museum

The Manchester Museum and The Whitworth, invite applications for the post of AV and IT Technician.

Multimedia, digital art forms and interactive displays play a big part in what we do. We are looking for someone who has a passion for high quality AV, understands the role that AV and IT plays in galleries and museums and is committed to delivering excellent IT and AV support to all building users.

Across both organisations you’ll work closely with curators, gallery technicians, visiting artists, exhibition designers and corporate events clients, using state of the art equipment to deliver world-class events and exhibitions.

Another important aspect of the position is to provide IT and AV support to colleagues and event organisers, covering IT software and hardware, sound, visuals, lighting, PDA’s, laptops, smart phones and remote access technologies. You must be an excellent problem solver and able to communicate effectively at all levels within a variety of environments.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dean Whiteside, Head of Operations and Buildings – dean.whiteside@manchester.ac.uk / 0161 275 7460

General enquiries:

Email: hrservices@manchester.ac.uk / 0161 275 4499

For the full details please see the jobs page.

Job Opportunities: Harris Museum

Contemporary Art Curator
Part Time (3 days – but please see below)
Contract Type: Fixed term
Salary: £16,601 – £17,594 per annum for 22.2hrs/3 days

Closing Date: Monday 16th April at 12 noon

The Harris are looking for a well-connected curator to champion, commission and exhibit contemporary art at the Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library in Preston, inspiring and challenging our diverse visitors and communities. This post will maintain the Harris’ strong reputation as a beacon of high quality contemporary art in the North West, setting it in the context of the building, the city, the county and their people. This is an opportunity to develop a new approach to contemporary art, joining the Harris team at an exciting time.

You are a collaborative team worker, able to communicate your thorough knowledge of the contemporary arts sector, and share your experience and passion, with both staff and visitors – especially those we call the Contemporary Art Doubters. You’ll be happy to work outside the ‘white cube’, finding opportunities to exhibit contemporary art in gallery and – especially – non-gallery spaces across the Harris building, inside and out, to ensure a high-profile offer throughout the year, alongside a major annual contemporary art exhibition.

You’ll make sure that contemporary art connects to and drives our strategic aims to develop a creative, democratic, animated, and permeable cultural hub for Preston and Lancashire. You’ll also work with colleagues to involve artists innovatively in the Harris’ wider programme – especially in supporting our commitments to the Creative Case for Diversity, young people and children.

Preston is at an exciting stage of its cultural development, with a growing artist ecology fostered by the University of Central Lancashire’s art school led by Professor Lubaina Himid, the In Certain Places project and the Birley Artist Studios. This role will support and develop opportunities to retain artists in the city.

The Harris is run by Preston City Council and Lancashire County Council who are working towards a single museum, art gallery and library service for the whole building. The Harris is now part of the Arts Council England’s National Portfolio for 2018-2022 and this role is therefore for a fixed term to 31st March 2022.

The role is advertised as 22.2hrs/3 days per week. However, increased hours to 4 days or 5 days will also be considered.

Please state clearly on your application, how many days you would be interested in working.

To apply for the job please go to the jobs page.

For further details and an informal discussion about the role please contact Sue Latimer:
s.latimer@preston.gov.uk or tel: 01772 905403.


Digital Engagement Officer
Job Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed term (to 31st March 2022)
Salary: £24,964 – £26,822 per annum

Closing Date: Monday 16th April at 12 noon

The Harris are looking for a highly skilled, customer-focused digital communications specialist to enable successful community-led work and marketing activity by making digital engagement a thread that runs through all that we do.

You will have excellent skills in audience engagement as well as innovative uses of digital technology for marketing, interpretation and creative activities. You will pass on your digital skills to encourage communities, volunteers and staff to create and publish online content.

Confident with a wide range of people, you will be equally able to encourage an elderly resident to record their memories of the Harris, give a volunteer confidence to photograph and blog about an object in the collections; and develop a young person’s skills so they can put together professional tweets or run a workshop with families creating their own digital interpretation of the collections.

You will work with the existing Audience Development Officer to ensure that our marketing campaigns make the most effective use of Audience Finder research, online analytics and digital marketing opportunities available.

You will lead a team of staff from across the organisation to deliver a brand new website which maximises opportunities for public engagement and work with staff, volunteers and communities to plan and execute imaginative social media which builds our brand and enhances everything that we do.

This role will support the Harris in delivering its commitment to reaching a wider range of people and sharing our collections and activities more widely through digital means under the Re-Imagining the Harris project, and is a key role in meeting the expectations of the Arts Council.

The Harris is run by Preston City Council and Lancashire County Council who are working towards a single museum, art gallery and library service for the whole building. The Harris is now part of the Arts Council England’s National Portfolio for 2018-2022 and this role is therefore for a fixed term to 31st March 2022.

To apply for the job please go to the jobs page.

For further details and an informal discussion about the role please contact Hilary Machell or Sue Latimer:

h.machell@preston.gov.uk tel: 01772 903619

s.latimer@preston.gov.uk tel: 01772 905403

Job Opportunities: Blackpool Museum Project

Freelance Curator
Salary: £10,000 fixed fee contract, less than 5 months

Blackpool Council is seeking to appoint a Freelance Curator with proven research and exhibition experience to assist in the development of content and design briefs for Amuseum, Blackpool’s first Museum set to open in June 2020.

The museum will explore the history of the great British seaside holiday and popular entertainment utilising Blackpool’s incredible collections alongside items from the V&A Museum, the British Music Hall Society, the EMI Archive Trust and private collections. Bringing rarely seen objects and stories to light, the museum will explore Seaside Holidays, the Illuminations, Magic, Circus, Dance, Comedy, Music and Variety.

As the UK’s first mass seaside resort and the playground of the northern manufacturing districts Blackpool is ideally placed to tell the story of the development of the seaside holiday and entertainment. It is the home of popular entertainment offering everything from circus to magic. It is where many iconic British entertainers honed their skills in Blackpool’s summer season shows, or where international performers like Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan and the White Stripes chose to perform. Blackpool is also the spiritual home of ballroom dancing and has two internationally significant ballrooms. The most significant professional dance competition in the world Blackpool Dance Festival takes place in the Empress Ballroom each year; whilst the most popular BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing visits the Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

Amuseum will be located in the landmark and historic Palatine Building on the Golden Mile, next door but one to the Tower. The current Palatine Building was built in the 1970s as a mixed leisure and retail development on the site of the former Palatine Hotel, opened in 1879. It was home during the 1980s and 1990s to the Palace Nightclub, once the country’s largest and most lavish nightclub. Between 1988 and 1992, the Palace was a broadcast location for the cult TV show The Hitman and Her, presented by Pete Waterman and Michaela Strachan – where acts, including Kylie Minogue, performed.

Now, the Palatine Building is being transformed into Blackpool’s first 5* hotel and leisure complex, due for completion in 2019. Amuseum will be part of this important redevelopment scheduled to open in summer 2020; it will have a dedicated street-level entrance and shop, and will occupy the first floor of the new complex, with spectacular views of the prom and the sea.

Amuseum is a £13m project. We have been awarded £400,000 development funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and £4m capital funding from the Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund. We are currently working towards HLF round two to be submitted December 2019.

Brief

We are looking for an experienced Freelance Curator to work with us to further the development of the briefs for the displays. You will:

  • Research and develop of the Dance section which explores Blackpool’s dance heritage particular ballroom dancing and social dancing, including negotiating loans, image research and contemporary collecting
  • Work closely with the Curator and museum team on the detailed briefs being submitted at the end of June 2019
  • Identify and work on contemporary stories in other sections as required
  • Attend some days at the Blackpool Dance Festival at the Winter Gardens (24 May-6 June 2018)
  • Attend occasional workshops and meetings with the design team (external Designers and Blackpool Museum project team) to discuss concept and content development

This freelance contract is to run to early September when the RIBA 3 plans are finalised.

The fixed fee, including all expenses, is £10,000.

How to apply:

To express an interest, please send your CV, an outline of your approach, two referees who will be able to comment on your recent work and a covering letter to:

Emma Heslewood, Curator, Blackpool Museum Project Emma.Heslewood@blackpool.gov.uk by midnight on Sunday 22nd April 2018.

Hard copies can also be posted to the museum project for the same deadline to Emma Heslewood, Blackpool Museum Project, FYCreatives, 154-158 Church Street, Blackpool, FY1 3PS.

For further information on the exhibition content or any enquiries regarding the role please contact Emma Heslewood on the email above or phone 01253 478624. For further information on the project please visit www.blackpoolmuseum.com

Interviews will be held on Thursday 26th April


Collections Researcher
Salary: £5,000 fixed fee contract, less than 3 months

Blackpool Council is seeking to appoint a Collections Researcher with proven research experience to assist in the research and selection of images to feature in Amuseum, Blackpool’s first Museum set to open in June 2020.

Brief

We are looking for an experienced researcher to work with us on the image research for Amuseum. You will:

  • Research the collections held at the History Centre in Blackpool Central Library including publicity images generated by Blackpool’s Tourism and Advertising Department.
  • Work closely with the Museum, Heritage and design team to identifying key images to support the museum briefs being submitted at the end of June 2018 and help plan any digitisation that is required
  • Identifying any external copyright holders of images held within the collection
  • Identify potential gaps which will need to be sourced elsewhere

This freelance contract is to run until July 2018

The fixed fee, including all expenses, is £5000

Role and tasks:

  • To identify images held in Blackpool’s heritage collection that can be used in the creation of lively and visually interesting displays across each of the key themes
  • To research and identify copyright holders, including any potential reproduction fees for image use
  • To collate all image research into a spreadsheet or database
  • To work with the museum team and Blackpool Council Heritage Service to identify images that will require digitisation

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Knowledge of museum exhibition development and copyright
  • Excellent research skills
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work with a wide range of internal and external contacts at all levels
  • Experience of image research
  • Excellent IT and organisational skills

How to apply:

To express an interest, please send your CV, an outline of your approach, two referees who will be able to comment on your recent work and a covering letter to:

Emma Heslewood, Curator, Blackpool Museum Project Emma.Heslewood@blackpool.gov.uk by midnight on Wednesday 25 April 2018.

Hard copies can also be posted to the museum project for the same deadline to Emma Heslewood, Blackpool Museum Project, FYCreatives, 154-158 Church Street, Blackpool, FY1 3PS.

For further information on the exhibition content or any enquiries regarding the role please contact Emma Heslewood on the email above or phone 01253 478624.

Interviews will be held week beginning 30th April

For further information on the project please visit www.blackpoolmuseum.com

Job Opportunities

University of Leeds
Project Partnership Liaison Assistant
Salary: £22,214 to £25,728 pa (pro rata) part-time, fixed term 6 months
Hourly rate £12.21, hourly paid (hours of work will be variable and according to need)

With generous support from the Heritage Lottery Fund the University of Leeds, School of English, is embarking on a national project centred on the Leeds Archive of Vernacular Culture (LAVC). The LAVC is a unique and nationally important multi-media archive including the records of the Survey of English Dialects and the Institute of Dialect and Folk Life Studies. The collection is housed and accessible at the University of Leeds Special Collections.

As Project Partnership Liaison Assistant, you will provide administrative support to the Project Lead and to the wider project team. You will have excellent written and oral communication skills, strong note-taking and report compiling skills and experience of organising meetings. An interest in language, dialect studies, archives, and museum work and/or an understanding of rural museum environments is desirable. 

For further details and to apply click here.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact Dr Fiona Douglas, Project Lead, email: F.M.Douglas@leeds.ac.uk.

Closing date: Tuesday 3rd April.


IVE, Leeds
Project Support Officer x 2
Salary: £19,00 – £21,000 depending on experience

We’re looking for a confident, highly organised individual who can play a key support role, working alongside our Cultural Education Manager, to ensure that KPIs in their area are met. This is an amazing chance to make a significant difference in opening up arts and cultural opportunities for young people.

No two days will look the same. You’ll be managing the day to day co-ordination of stakeholders, delivering training and briefings,  providing advice to arts organisations and schools, reporting,  undertaking administrative tasks and also building up our social media presence.

We’re looking for someone who has great customer service skills who understands collaborative working and the transformational power of the arts. Ideally you’ll have some experience of project management though this isn’t essential. You should have strong communication skills to deliver training and briefings, engaging and persuading our audiences to take up our various offers. More than anything we’re looking for someone who is proactive and enthusiastic.

Find out more and download an application pack here.

Closing Date: Friday 6th April at 12.00pm.


The Folly at Settle, North Yorkshire
Heritage Development Officer
Salary: £28,000 pa (equivalent)
24 month fixed term part-time contract (20 hrs pw)

With the assistance of a Heritage Lottery Fund grant, North Craven Building Preservation Trust are embarking on the first stage of a journey to transform The Folly into a sustainable heritage and arts attraction. This is an exciting opportunity for an enterprising person to deliver and develop heritage projects.  The post-holder will work with volunteers, partner organisations, trustees and local people to shape and deliver a varied range of activities, both in The Folly and the local area.  They will also seize every opportunity to raise the profile and increase the impact of The Folly.

Essential requirements for this post include:

  • Track record of successful team working and project delivery
  • Understanding and experience of delivering interpretation in a heritage setting
  • Project management experience
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to bring heritage to life

The Folly is Settle’s only Grade I Listed building and is a prominent and memorable local landmark, situated in the centre, close to the Market Place.  It has an unusual and quirky history and is held in high esteem by local people.  The volunteers already run some activities and events, but this post will enable this to expand significantly. Since we opened a new Coffee House in June 2017, the building has been open almost every day and there are exciting opportunities to build a stronger and more varied range of activities and events.  Find out more here.

For further details email: Anne Read (Trustee & Honorary Curator) curator@ncbpt.org.uk  for an application form, job description/ specification and further information.  If you wish to speak to someone about the post – text Steve Garland (Trustee) on 01772 541688 and he will call you back within 24 hours.

Closing date: Friday 13th April.

Interviews: Friday 23rd April.


Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust
Job Vacancies: 

Head of Public Engagement and Communications

Salary: £30,000 pa pro rata (37 hrs f/t) 18.5 hrs pw
Closing date: Friday 13th April, 4pm

Community Engagement and Participation Co-ordinator

Salary: £23,345 per annum 37 hrs pw
Closing date: Friday 13th April, 4pm

Family Activities and Learning Assistant

Salary: £16,000 pa pro rata (37 hrs f/t), 26 hrs pw
Closing date: Friday 13th April, 4pm

Visitor Engagement Assistant

Pay: £7.85 per hour, 7 hrs pw
Closing date: Friday 13th April, 4pm

Assistant Supervisor Café and Bar

Pay: £8.20 per hour, 37 hrs pw
Closing date: Friday 13th April, 4pm

Further details, job descriptions, personal specifications etc can all be found here.

Job Opportunity: Fylde Council

Hours: 18.50 hour per week
Salary: £20,661 – £22,658 per annum, pro rata

Fylde Council is a progressive Local Authority located on the Lancashire coast and is a major tourism destination attracting around 3 million visitors per annum, with a wide range of leisure assets and art initiatives across the Borough throughout the year.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a part time Collections Development officer to work within the Council’s Tourism and Cultural Services Team, to manage the Lytham St Anne’s Art Collection which is held in Trust by Fylde Council.

Reporting to the Tourism and Cultural Services Manager, you will be responsible for the management of the art collection (www.lythamstannesartcollection.org/) including organizing access to the collection to working in close partnership with Lancashire County Council and other stakeholders, managing the exhibition programme at the Fylde Gallery in Lytham, conservation and security.

The successful candidate should have previous experience in a similar role, have experience of grant funding, Arts Council accreditation, managing partnerships and knowledge of education and engagement. You will be reliable, self-motivated, able to work with a minimum of supervision to include very occasional weekend work according to the needs of the service, be courteous to customers and a good team player.

For more information about the role please contact Tim Dixon, Tourism and Cultural Services Manager on 01253 658436 or email tim.dixon@fylde.gov.uk.
Click here to view the Job Description.

Job Opportunity: Lancaster City Council

Museums Development Manager
Salary – £35,444 – £39,177 per annum
Permanent

Culture and heritage are thriving in Lancaster; the city is stepping up as one of England’s Heritage Cities and the unique Lancaster Castle, the Queen’s castle in the north, is now open to the public. Our intriguing Roman history is being discovered through new archaeology that reveals the importance of the city, our ground-breaking events, arts and performances are outstanding and visitor numbers are growing.

Culture and heritage are at the very heart of what Lancaster has to offer, and our museums are part of this. Lancaster City Council is about to take back its museums after 15 years and is looking for a Museums Manager to take a central role in managing the transfer and developing an exceptional service for the future.

You will be an inspirational leader with experience of managing and successfully delivering positive change in a cultural environment, delivery of high impact events and exhibitions, developing new audiences and income opportunities. You will also have a strong understanding of the day to day requirements of working in a cultural environment.

The hours of work are 37 hours per week, working Monday to Friday, and you role will be based at Palatine Hall, Lancaster.

This role offers a number of benefits such as a Flexible Working Hours Scheme, Local Government Pension Scheme, 26 days’ annual leave (rising to 31 after five years’ service) plus bank holidays, Cycle to Work Scheme.

For more information please see the Job Description.

Closing date: 10th April 2018

The Council currently operates a Flexible Working Hours Scheme.

For an application form and further details please see our vacancies page http://www.lancaster.gov.uk/jobs or e-mail recruitment@lancaster.gov.uk. Alternatively please call in to the reception area at Lancaster / Morecambe Town Hall or telephone 01524 582176 (24 hour answering service).