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York Museums Trust
Museum Development Officer
Salary: £14,317 pa  (£35,794 full-time equivalent)
Permanent, part time (14.8 hours per week, worked over 2 days)

We are seeking an experienced museum professional to join the Museum Development Yorkshire (MDY) team.  MDY works with museums across Yorkshire and the Humber to support change, development and improvement and to help create excellent museums.  This is an exciting time to join MDY as the start of a new, four year contract with Arts Council England.

The post holder will work as part of a team to develop excellence within small and medium sized museums in the Yorkshire and Humber region taking a strategic approach to professional leadership, organisational development, programmes and partnerships.  The successful candidate will also lead on regional initiatives focussing on workforce and professional development leading to organisational resilience and development

The successful candidate will be experienced in working at a management level in museums or heritage management.  They will have a good understanding of national museum, 3rd sector and public sector issues and have substantial experience of consultancy, facilitation, mentoring and coaching in a museum or heritage environment.

This role involves visiting museums in the Yorkshire area, so flexibility and the ability to travel widely within the region is essential to be successful in the role.  This role could potentially be home based. 

If you would like to know more about this position, please contact Michael Turnpenny on 07917 220227 or at Michael.Turnpenny@ymt.org.uk   for an informal discussion. 

Access the job description and application form here.

Closing date: 9am on Monday 23 July.

Interviews will take place in York on Monday 6 August.

Museum Development Officer (Hampshire Solent)
South East Museum Development
Salary: £25,600 (FTE £32,000)
Location: Chilcomb, Winchester
Hours: 29.6 hours per week, 0.8 FTE
Type of Contract: Fixed term to 31 March 2021

The role ensures that museums have access to tailored advice and support and are able to benefit from the wide range of regional and national opportunities on offer, provide interventions to strengthen future sector sustainability and enable organisational development. The position is responsible for developing and maintaining effective relationships with museums and other stakeholders across the local, regional and national sector.

You will work in collaboration with a second MDO (also hosted by Hampshire Cultural Trust) covering the Hampshire and Berkshire regions, as well as with MDO colleagues across Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Sussex, Surrey and Kent. This post requires frequent travel within the sub region (Hampshire Solent) and the wider south east, with the possibility of some national travel for conferences and meetings.

To excel in this role, you will want to use your knowledge and experience to help museums develop their skills and their offer to the public, and support them to be sustainable organisations. You will also have an understanding of the wider issues affecting the sector and strong relationship building skills – you have the knowledge and the personality to work with museums on a journey towards improvement and change.

If you are a motivated, collaborative and organised professional please email your CV and a covering letter of no more than two pages summarising your suitability for this position to: hr@hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 5 September 2018

Provisional interview date: Thursday 20 September 2018

For more information click here.

Port Sunlight Village Trust (PSVT)
Bookings and Event Co-ordinator
Salary: £18,500 p.a.
Location: Port Sunlight Village, Wirral
Hours: e.g. full time 37.50 hours per week
Contract: Permanent Contract
Closing date: 3rd August 2018

Port Sunlight Village Trust (PSVT) is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the Port Sunlight Conservation Area. The village is the finest surviving example of early urban planning in the UK. It is also one of the Liverpool City Region’s premier visitor attractions and home to over 2,000 residents.

Our responsibilities are broad and our business diverse. We maintain all of the parks, gardens, and monuments and memorials in the village. We own one-third of the housing stock – some 300 properties – and eight of the public buildings from which we derive our primary source of income. We also operate the award-winning Arts Council Accredited Port Sunlight Museum through which we engage local schools, domestic and international visitors, and the local community.

We are seeking to recruit a Bookings and Venue Co-ordinator to join the Heritage Directorate. This position will support and develop our commercial activity including holiday lets, group packages, education bookings, land and venue hire, fundraising, and retail and catering. You will promote a customer-focused approach to doing business, and ensure compliancy.

A summary of the accountabilities include:

  • Manage and process all bookings including all software and systems
  • Increase bookings through advertising and attending events and trade shows, creating offers, packages and incentives, and developing relationships with stakeholders and partners
  • Manage customer databases to maximise performance and ensure compliance with data protection standards
  • Ensure facilities are maintained to a high standard and in line with VAQAS and other Accreditation schemes
  • Record, monitor and share all performance data and work with colleagues to identify improvements
  • Ensure all necessary risk assessments, certificates, licenses, agreements and contracts are in place, monitored and upheld

You will have demonstrable experience of working in a similar role in a museum or visitor attraction setting. Excellent communication skills, strong attention to detail, and high levels of computer literacy are essential.

Closing date for applications: Friday 3rd August

Interviews will take place week commencing 20th August 2018.

For an application pack contact Kate Rosenthal on 0151 644 4800 or email recruitment@portsunlightvillage.com. Please note CVs will not be accepted.

For an informal chat, contact Kate Daly, Visitor Experience Manager on k.daly@portsunlightvillage.com or 0151 644 4811. More information about Port Sunlight Village Trust is also available on our website portsunlightvillage.com

Carlisle Culture
Project Director
Contract – Consultancy
Anticipated fee £5,000 (incl. VAT)

Carlisle Culture are looking for a skilled and experienced Project Director to deliver a consultation and strategy project for Carlisle.

Individuals and organisations are welcome to apply for the role which will entail leading and coordinating the first phase of our consultation towards a Cultural Strategy for Carlisle.

The full brief is available to download here with additional supporting information here.

You should email your proposal to info@carlisleculture.org.uk by the deadline of 4pm, Friday 10th August. You should also use that email address if you have further questions or would like a discussion about the opportunity and remember to include 2 referees and remember we will accept proposals from organisations as well as individuals.



Job Opportunity: National Football Museum

Adult Learning Project Coordinator
Salary: £20,000 pro rata
Fixed Term 18 hours per week, including some weekend working. Contract ends 30th June 2019

To project manage a training programme using the subject of football to improve the employability skills of Adults in Manchester.

You will support the Learning and Communities Coordinator to develop and manage a high quality training programme for hard to reach learners.

  • Develop training resources alongside the Museum learning and volunteering teams
  • Work in collaboration with external partners to recruit and support learners through publicity strategies and campaigns
  • Schedule training and Museum placement programmes and coordinate learners
  • Day to day supervision of the learner group
  • Produce performance and monitoring reports
  • Manage delivery staff and external partners
  • Deliver in-house training, with other team members where appropriate
  • Offering appropriate advice and guidance to learners and sign posting

    them to further information

  • Monitor, support and motivate learners
  • Organise a learner celebration event
  • Raise staff and visitor awareness of the learning project
  • Organise and manage rotas
  • Ensure health and safety requirements are met
  • Administrate expenses
  • Maintain databases
  • Process learner documents and maintain HR Files ensuring these complies to GDPR guidelines.

Person Specification

Experience and Skills


  • Project management skills with experience of working on similar projects in the community sector
  • Excellent communication skills and strong interpersonal skills
  • A proven track record of working with people with often complex and challenging needs
  • The capacity to inspire and motivate others
  • The ability to deal with information in a confidential manner and respond with sensitivity
  • Experience of providing advice and guidance
  • Excellent administrative and IT skills
  • An ability to handle numerical data and maintain records
  • Organised and have excellent time management
  • Able to supervise a large group of learners
  • Empathy with learners
  • Be approachable and friendly
  • Use own initiative
  • An understanding Knowledge and awareness


A good understanding of football history and the social impact of the game.

Application process:

Please send your CV and a covering letter to denise.lambert@nationalfootballmuseum.com

Deadline for applications: Tuesday 31st July 5pm

Job Opportunity: Catalyst Science Discovery Centre and Museum

Heritage and Interpretation Officer
Salary: £250 per 8 hour day on a contract basis
Location: Catalyst Science Discovery Centre and Museum, Widnes
Hours: e.g. full or part time, state number of hours per week
Contract: 2 x 8 hour days per week – 6 month contract
Closing date: Thursday 19th July 2018

The contractor is not an employee of Catalyst and is therefore responsible for paying all tax arising on the fees under this agreement and for National Insurance and/or similar payments.

The purpose of the Heritage and Interpretation Officer contract is to begin to deliver the recommendations made in an Interpretation and Collections Review which is currently being undertaken by Headland Design.

The post holder will be directly responsible to Paul Meara, Curatorial Officer at Catalyst and will report in monthly to a Steering Group, chaired by Trustee Diana Leitch, who is lead Trustee for heritage at Catalyst and who will have overall responsibility for the project.

Main Duties of the Post:

  • To prioritise the recommendations in the Interpretation Review and produce an implementation plan, looking at any ‘quick wins’ that could be delivered in the six months following appointment
  • Identify resources required to implement identified recommendations
  • Work with identified staff, volunteers and trustees to support them with skills development in interpretation planning and delivery
  • Where possible to test out new interpretation approaches and gain feedback from users/participants
  • To provide an update report on a monthly basis to the Steering Group on progress made and plans for the month ahead

Person Specification

For this role we are seeking:

  • Experience of working in a museum environment, including with collections
  • Experience of developing and implementing a range of interpretive material and interpretation methods in a creative way
  • Experience in delivering training and mentoring people
  • Experience of report writing
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative; self-motivation and personal drive to complete tasks to agreed timeframes and to a high standard
  • The flexibility to adapt to changing workload demands
  • Working hours will be 2 days equivalent per week to be managed on a flexible basis i.e. some weeks may require more hours and other weeks less
  • Personal commitment to ensure the service delivered is equally accessible and appropriate to the diverse needs of service users

DBS Enhanced certificate will be required for this post

Application Form

Job Opportunities: Windermere Jetty

Manager, Windermere Jetty, Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories
Location: Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria the Lake District
Hours: Full-time 37.5 hours pw
Salary: £36,000 – £40,000 pa
Contract: permanent
Closing date: 31st July 2018
Interviews: 8th August 2018

Lakeland Arts is one of the most remarkable arts and heritage organisations in the North with an exceptional portfolio of attractions.

At a time when we are to grow significantly by opening Windermere Jetty as a world-class visitor attraction, it is really important we recruit people with a passion and enthusiasm for what we do and what we want to achieve.

As the inaugural Manager of Windermere Jetty, you will work with the Chief Operating Officer and team to set up and open Windermere Jetty. You will have responsibility for recruiting the opening team, inducting, training and inspiring staff and volunteers, and establishing quality standards so that Windermere Jetty offers excellent visitor experience and is commercially successful and consistently exceeds visitor expectations from day one.

Once open, you will lead a diverse team of staff and volunteers having day to day responsibility for the operation of the site. This will include visitor experience, catering, retail, heritage boat trips and working with a series of external stakeholder and partners to realise Lakeland Arts vision and expectations of Windermere Jetty. Working with the Chief operating Officer, the post holder will deliver the long-term vision for operational success of Windermere Jetty.

We are looking for someone with a positive attitude and can-do approach who is organised, disciplined and self-motivated. You will be energetic, driven with a hands on, roll up the sleeves, get on the shop floor approach.

It’s essential you have a minimum of 3 years management experience alongside a considerable level of experience of working in a visitor attraction attracting 50,000 plus visitors p/a in a similar role.

Experience of managing day to day site based operations particularly in a retail and food and beverage operation are definitely an advantage, as is experience of delivering a Business Plan and an innovative and entrepreneurial approach to generating new income sources.

To apply for this post and find out more, please visit http://www.lakelandarts.org.uk

Facilities Manager
Location: Cumbria the Lake District
Hours: Full-time 37.5 hours pw
Salary: £23,000 – £27,000 pa
Contract: permanent
Closing date: 23rd July 2018
Interviews: 1st August 2018

Lakeland Arts is one of the most remarkable arts and heritage organisations in the North with an exceptional portfolio of attractions.

At a time when we are to grow significantly by opening Windermere Jetty as a world-class visitor attraction, it is really important we recruit people with a passion and enthusiasm for what we do and what we want to achieve.

The Facilities Manager will be responsible for the ongoing day to day management of our properties, ensuring the sustainable, economic and safe operation of our varied estate in a practical and organised manner.

Whilst caring for our estate (including two Grade 1 Listed and one Grade 2 listed buildings, and a major lakeside new-build) you will work with colleagues to ensure that they are, and remain, fit for purpose through monitoring, planning and development activities across buildings, mechanical and electrical, health and safety, security and ICT provision, whilst maintaining integrity across our Heritage Listed buildings.

You will ensure all capital build projects fulfil staff, visitor and budgetary expectations through training, close monitoring and effective reporting.

Working with the Chief Operating Officer, the post holder will develop a long-term vision for Lakeland Arts Estate and the properties it operates.

You will have a minimum of 3 years estates /commercial property management role, with hands on supervisory experience dealing with contractors and a good knowledge & practical experience of the property management industry including legislation. Significant experience of managing operational risks, including how to assess and manage risk effectively is essential and experience of facilities management in heritage buildings would be a great advantage.

To apply for this post and find out more, please visit http://www.lakelandarts.org.uk

Retail Manager
Location: Cumbria the Lake District
Hours: 0.8 FTE
Salary: £24,000 FTE
Contract: permanent
Closing date: 23rd July 2018
Interviews: 7th August 2018

Lakeland Arts is one of the most remarkable arts and heritage organisations in the North with an exceptional portfolio of attractions.

At a time when we are to grow significantly by opening Windermere Jetty as a world-class visitor attraction, it is really important we recruit people with a passion and enthusiasm for what we do and what we want to achieve.

You will lead Lakeland Art’s retail operation so that it is commercially successful and consistently exceeds our visitors’ expectations. You will ensure the operation is an integral part of the visitor experience and reflects each individual venue’s identity.

Whilst initially focused on the opening of Windermere Jetty this will be a varied and interesting role where you will be responsible for the effective stocking and merchandising of products to maximise income and profitability for Lakeland Arts.

You will achieve the correct balance between the expectations of our visitors, the objectives of Lakeland Arts’ financial goals and our values.

You will have a minimum of 3 years retail experience in a supervisory/ management role

That has included budget management, buying within retail, ideally with international sourcing experience and product development from inception to retail. You will be familiar with EPOS for retail and using complex data to analyse forecasts and sales figures.

With good knowledge of retail best practice including selling and merchandising skills and effective space management alongside good financial acumen to maximise income and control costs you will work with the Chief Operating Officer, to develop a long-term retail vision for Lakeland Arts. Experience of online retail will be a distinct advantage.

To apply for this post and find out more, please visit http://www.lakelandarts.org.uk

HR Manager
Location: Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria the Lake District
Hours: Full-time 37.5 hours pw
Salary: £34,000 pa
Contract: permanent
Closing date: 23rd July 2018
Interviews: 2nd August 2018

Lakeland Arts is one of the most remarkable arts and heritage organisations in the North with an exceptional portfolio of attractions.

At a time when we are to grow significantly by opening Windermere Jetty as a world-class visitor attraction, it is really important we recruit people with a passion and enthusiasm for what we do and what we want to achieve.

This is a newly created generalist HR role developed to support Lakeland Arts as we expand and grow.

The role will initially lead on recruitment and training for Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories which opens later in 2018. This will see a significant increase in our staffing and volunteer team.   We want to ensure that everything runs smoothly for the opening and so you will work closely with the Chief Operating Officer to ensure the right staff and volunteers are recruited into the right roles for them and the organisation.

You will also be responsible for implementing all HR processes at Lakeland Arts current portfolio of venues – Abbot Hall, Blackwell The Arts and Crafts House and the Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry – ensuring they have a positive impact on every volunteer and staff member. This will see you travel across these fantastic venues and properties and as such this role will operate independently as the main source of HR expertise for Lakeland Arts, working as a true “business partner” with the Chief Operating Officer and Department Heads.

Working with the Chief Operating Officer, the post holder will develop a long-term HR strategy and vision for Lakeland Arts.

We are looking for someone with a minimum CIPD Associate membership and evidence of continuous professional development towards Member status. It’s essential you have a minimum of 3 years HR generalist experience.

You will possess excellent listening skills with the ability to empathise with others as well as effective interpersonal, communications and presentation skills. A good knowledge of Hr practice and employment legislation is a must and experience of working with volunteers would be brilliant.

To apply for this post and find out more, please visit http://www.lakelandarts.org.uk

Job Opportunity: Bolton Museum

Visitor Engagement Assistant
Grade 4, £18,672 – £20,541 per annum.
1 x post, 37 hours per week on a 4 week rota basis.
12 month fixed term contract

From Bolton Museum:

As a Visitor Engagement Assistant you have a unique and exciting opportunity to be at the heart of delivering customer care to visitors to our service. Working as part of a team you will use our collections to deliver formal and informal learning activities to both children and adults.  You will actively engage with our visitors to increase participation and respond to their needs.

We are looking for someone with excellent customer service skills who is polite, welcoming and able to communicate easily with visitors to the Central Library and Museum building.  Candidates need to have a desire to engage with customers and deliver events and activities.  Good IT skills are needed as you will interact with customers on social media.

Bolton Library and Museum Service sits at the heart of the cultural offer in Bolton. The service incorporates Libraries, Museums an Archive and an Aquarium and is dedicated to providing great cultural experiences for all.

The post will be based at Central Library and Museum where we are about to embark on our largest capital project to date; restoration of the historic civic building and the creation of a world class Gallery showcasing Bolton’s significant Egyptology collections. It is a great time to be working at Bolton Library and Museum Service.

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

For more info and details on how to apply click here.

Job Opportunities: Museum Development East Midlands & South West

Museum Development East Midlands (MDEM)
Museum Development Officer
18.5 hours per week
Salary – £21,144 pro-rata

From MDEM:

Who we’re looking for:

We are looking for someone to support the administration and delivery of our wide ranging museum support programme. You’ll have a head for figures and be self-motivated, with a personal interest in the museum sector. You’ll be able to work on your own and within a team, and will be a strong communicator. You’ll have ideas of your own for improving what we offer and will enjoy developing new initiatives.

What will you be doing:

You’ll be undertaking the administration of the MDEM programme. This will evolve the financial administration and supporting grant giving activities. You’ll also be part of the team evaluating what we do and reporting back to Arts Council England and others about our programmes.

We run lots of training and events at MDEM and this role will support with the administration of these, as well as other opportunities as they arise.

We offer flexible working and can accommodate some home working and varied hours. Our office is based in Leicester.

Click here to view the role and download the full job specification. Applications close on Thursday 28th June and interviews will be Monday 16th July. Good luck!

South West Museum Development (SWMD)
Museum Development Officer (Bath and North East Somerset and Swindon)
Part time, fixed term until April 2020
Based at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery
4 days per week
Salary – £27,358 – £30,756 pro rata

From SWMD:

SWMD has recently been awarded funding of £2.1 million from Arts Council England as a Sector Support Organisation for the period 2018-2022. During this programme we will deliver development initiatives to 200+ museums in the Arts Council Accreditation scheme across the South West region.

Based at the SWMD office at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, you will be part of a network of MDOs spread across the South West of England and the regional team of thematic officers (Audiences, Collections, Volunteering and Digital Engagement),  helping to develop and deliver our 2018-2022 activity plans. You will contribute to the delivery of a high quality, nationally recognised South West Museum Development programme, delivering sector development support and advice to museums in the Gloucestershire and West of England sub-region (primarily in Bath and North-east Somerset, and Swindon).

You will want to use your knowledge and experience to help museums develop their skills and their offer to the public and support them to be sustainable organisations.  You will also have an understanding of the wider issues affecting the sector.

This post is advertised as a fixed term post until April 2020 with the potential for extension subject to funding. This post requires frequent travel within the sub region and the wider south west, with the possibility of some national travel. The post benefits from a wide range of benefits including flexible working, local government pension, holiday buy-back scheme and investment in continuing professional development.

Please see our website www.southwestmuseums.org.uk  for further information and email Jason.finch@Bristol.gov.uk if you would like to discuss the post further or have any questions.

Interviews will be held in Bristol on either Tuesday 7th August or Thursday 9th August 2018.  Applicants must be available on both dates.


Job Opportunities: People’s History Museum and Victoria Baths

People’s History Musuem
Collections Officer
Salary – c£19,000
Full-time, 35 hours per week
Two-year fixed term, subject to funding
Closing date – Wednesday 4th July

People’s History Museum (PHM) in Manchester is seeking an organised, committed and enthusiastic Collections Officer to join our Collections & Engagement Team. You will have knowledge of 19th and 20th century British history and experience of caring for, cataloguing, and making museum collections accessible.

PHM is the national museum of democracy, telling the story of its development in Britain: past, present, and future. The museum provides opportunities for people of all ages to learn about, be inspired by and get involved in ideas worth fighting for; ideas such as equality, social justice, co-operation, and a fair world for all. PHM offers a powerful programme with annual themes; 2018 looks at representation and commemorates 100 years since the first women and all men got the vote, and 2019 will see a year of activities around protest movements to mark the bicentenary of the Peterloo Massacre in Manchester, 1819.

PHM collects items of national importance primarily from the last two hundred years of British labour and political history, including the history of working class people and their fight for equality and change. The objects are hugely varied and include the largest collection of trade union and political banners in the world. Other material includes sashes, emblems, political posters, cartoons, badges and tokens. We also actively collect contemporary material relating to current political issues, key campaigns and demonstrations.

For details on how to apply click here and for enquires relating to the post, please contact Charlie Corkin, Executive Support Officer at charlie.corkin@phm.org.uk or 0161 838 9190.

Closing date: Wednesday 4th July 2018 at 5.00pm
Interview candidates notified: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Interview date: Tuesday 17th July 2018

Victoria Baths Trust
Office Coordinator
Temporary – 6 – 12 months
Salary £15,233 (pro rata of full-time salary of £17,772)
30 hours per week

Victoria Baths, Manchester is an historic swimming pool which the Trust aims to restore. Meanwhile, it operates as a heritage visitor centre, events, arts and weddings venue.

This is a temporary Office Coordinator position to cover sabbatical leave, for a minimum of 6 months with a possible extension up to a year in total. The post holder needs to start on 6th August 2018 for a two-week handover and will provide both administrative and financial support to the Victoria Baths’ management and staff team. The role covers a wide variety of duties.

You will need to have excellent organisational, communication, cash- handling and Microsoft Office skills, with the ability to work independently, maintaining accurate administrative systems.

The job description, person specification and application form are available on the Victoria Baths website in the Restoration section, including details of how to apply.

Closing date: Tuesday 3rd July 2018 5.00pm
Interviews: Wednesday 11th July 2018



Job Opportunity: Curious Minds

Hope Streets Project Co-ordinator
Salary: £29,000 Pro Rata
Hours: 30 hours per week (0.8), fixed-term for one year initially
Based: Working across the North West (Curious Minds’ office is in Preston)
Application Deadline: 5pm on the Thursday 12th of July 2018
Interview date(s): Thursday 26th of July 2018, in Preston

Curious Minds are seeking a Hope Streets Project Co-Ordinator to play a key role in a brand-new project.

Hope Streets will see young people aged 11 – 25 revolutionise the way museums work with their peers. Working across all 5 regions of the North West, Hope Streets will create exciting learning experiences for young people and museum and youth work professionals.

It’s called Hope Streets because we believe young people and museums can provide each other with hope for the future and that’s exactly what this project will explore. The Hope Streets Project Co-Ordinator will be the lynch pin of a vibrant and fast-paced project. It’s an excellent opportunity to work with and alongside a wide range of partners and experts and be at the heart of a project creating real strategic change.

If you’re able to provide efficient and dependable project co-ordination within a dynamic and lively project, we’d love to hear from you! The deadline for applications is 5pm on the 12th of July 2018. Interviews will be held on the 26th of July in Preston.

We welcome applications from all people and we would particularly welcome applications from BAME and disabled applicants. We are taking the positive action of offering an interview to all BAME and disabled applicants who meet the Essential Criteria on the job description for the post. Any final appointment to the post will be made on merit.

This post is subject to securing funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. We are currently in in a non-competitive Stage 2 funding round awaiting a final decision, which we expect to have on the 27th of June 2018.

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

Job Opportunity: Calderdale Industrial Museum

Museum Manager
Hours – Flexible – Average 20 hours per week
Duration – Two years
Salary – £13,000 per year

This is a challenging, potentially rewarding, opportunity for the right candidate to be involved in the rebirth of what was a national award-wining museum in the 1980s. Our long-term objective is to recover that status.

Whilst suitable qualifications and experience will be important, the attribute most needed will be the ability to manage, motivate, organise and work alongside a large (and growing) body of enthusiastic volunteers, most of whom have no previous experience of working in a museum. Our work up to now has been largely to redevelop and restore the fabric of the building, to make it more attractive and accessible for today’s visitor. Our focus is now shifting to Calderdale’s amazing industrial collection, as we bring more machines back to working order and develop new displays and interpretation.

CIMA has been operating Calderdale Industrial Museum since August 2016. The museum, owned by Calderdale MBC, was re-opened for regular public visits eight months ago, in an operation run entirely by volunteers. As more of the museum is brought back into working order, and visitor numbers increase, the Directors/Trustees need day-to-day, dedicated staff support in managing what is becoming a complex operation. The Esmee Fairbairn Foundation is funding the two-year appointment of the Museum Manager.

The successful candidate will need to be flexible about working hours, willing to work some Saturdays or Sundays as required. Increasing visitor numbers and income will provide opportunities for the hours and remuneration to be enhanced. Owning a car would be an advantage, but not essential.

It is hoped that, at the end of this temporary appointment, the museum operation will have advanced to the extent that a permanent post can be supported and grown into the future, without the need for further external funding.

For a more detailed job description and job requirements, please contact jobs@calderdaleindustrial.co.uk.

Closing date for applications – Friday 20th July 2018

Job Opportunity: Revealing Oldknow’s Legacy Project

Job title: Re-advertisement – The End of Project Celebration Events; Invitation to Tender June 2018.
Salary: Tender £16,000 + VAT
Location: Marple, Cheshire.
Hours: Agreed with contractor on receipt of tender
Contract: Fixed term – June to August 2018

Closing date: Monday June 25th 2018

The events will be an opportunity to:

  • thank everyone involved
  • celebrate Samuel Oldknow’s birthday (5th of October, 2018)
  • make a memorable local impact
  • attract first time and regular visitors to mark the project’s achievements
  • identify how they could be involved in sustaining momentum and taking the legacy forward.

We seek experienced event managers to host outdoor events over three unique locations during August, to celebrate our project to Reveal Oldknow’s legacy.

The sites are: the intricate and beautiful ‘Grand’ Marple Aqueduct; Samuel Oldknow’s Mellor Mill now in dramatic ruins; and the surprising and lesser known Lime Kilns, all situated in Marple, nestled between Stockport and the Peak District.

Brief: Please go to www.oldknows.com to download a copy of the brief or contact the Project Learning & Interpretation Co-ordinator Natasha.Lolljee@canalrivertrust.org.uk

Deadline Instructions:

The contract will be awarded on behalf of this joint project by Canal & River Trust and will be managed by the Learning and Interpretation Officer, Natasha Lolljee.

Please e-mail your submissions to Natasha.Lolljee@canalrivertrust.org.uk (using wetransfer.com or similar for files larger than 1MB) by 12 noon on Monday 25th June 2018.