Tagged: Tender Opportunity

Tender Opportunity: Port Sunlight

A village in lockdown: Understanding the impact of Covid-19 on Port Sunlight
Budget: £28,800 + VAT
Deadline: 10am Thursday 24 September 2020

Port Sunlight Village Trust (PSVT) has received a Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund grant from Historic England to understand and document the impact of Covid-19 on Port Sunlight and to identify ways to mitigate the threats and maximise the opportunities for the village’s heritage and its community.

The main focus of the project is a programme of stakeholder research and engagement that includes the village’s residential community – of tenants, owner-occupiers and landlords – as well as businesses, clubs and societies. PSVT now wishes to commission this important piece of work, which must conclude no later than 1st March 2021.

For further information and to view the full brief, click here.

Tender Opportunity: The Whitaker

whitaker_rossendaleTender Opportunity: Rossendale Borough Council and the Whitaker CIC
Commission for: The Whitaker Experience Project Graphic Design Package
Commission value: up to £15,000
Location: The Whitaker Rawtenstall
Term: – September – December 2020
Closing date: 17 August

Rossendale Borough Council in partnership with The Whitaker CIC is seeking to engage the services of a graphic designer to support the creation of a new interpretation scheme which forms an integral part of The Whitaker Experience National Lottery Heritage Fund project.

The full tender details are available here.

Tender Opportunity: The Manchester Museum

South Asia Gallery – Designer
Salary: N/A (all financial information can be obtained once interested parties have expressed their interest)
Location: Manchester
Hours: NA
Contract: fixed term
Closing date: Tuesday 31st March 2020

 From Manchester Museum:

The Manchester Museum (at the University of Manchester) are seeking to appoint a designer to work on our new permanent South Asia Gallery, due to open in early 2022.

We are interested in hearing from both companies and consortiums of individuals and open to working with a design team who may not come from a museum or exhibition background.

This project is about creating an exceptional new space, it will include a central performance space at the heart of the gallery and be the first permanent gallery in the country specifically dedicated to exploring the stories, experiences, cultures and contributions of South Asian diaspora communities in the UK.

The gallery will welcome visitors with beautiful displays and a dynamic, contemporary take on South Asian and British Asian culture: at 372m2, the new space will form the largest permanent gallery in the Museum, it will be co-curated and designed with communities and in partnership with the British Museum.

The South Asia Gallery will bring world-class archaeological and ethnographic material, sculpture, textiles, paintings, ceramics, from the British Museum to Manchester, to be displayed alongside the very best of Manchester Museum’s own South Asian collections, including natural science collections.

Further information and tender returns can be found here.

The total fit out value will be £900k.

Job and Tender Opportunities: Festival Bridge, Norfolk

From Festival Bridge

Our Common Ground application to National Lottery Heritage Fund has been approved. We’re eager to get started and are looking for some enthusiastic and skilled people to help us.

Common Ground is an exciting new project that will inspire and equip young people to celebrate their cultural and natural heritage.  In partnership with Norfolk and Suffolk Wildlife Trusts, National Trust, SHARE Museums East and The Prince’s Trust, Norfolk and Norwich Festival Trust have consulted, designed, tested and refined a youth engagement model to increase and sustain young people’s engagement in heritage. Over 3 years Common Ground will inspire new forms of heritage interpretation, enabling young people to generate and present unconventional ideas about heritage.

Common Ground Project Manager
Location – Norwich

Salary – £27,650
Full-time, fixed term post, until January 2023

Responsible for the delivery of the Common Ground programme, main responsibilities include programme management and implementation, recruiting, supporting and training a Youth Advisory Board, managing a programme of training and professional learning for heritage staff and volunteers and young people, commissioning and overseeing creative heritage projects in identified areas and recruiting and managing trainees, and reporting to the Project Board and funders.

The post holder needs to enjoy managing complex multi stakeholder regional programmes, working with a range of people and different sectors. The post holder must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong problem solving and organisational skills, good experience of data analysis, interpretation and presentation and knowledge of commissioning projects and or experience of artists working in arts participation, cultural education or heritage interpretation.

Deadline for applications is midday on Monday 25 November 2019

Interviews will be held on Thursday 12 December 2019

For more information about the role, click here.

Common Ground Project Coordinator
Location – Norwich

Salary – £21,750 per annum pro rata
Part time (0.6 FTE) fixed term post, until January 2023. Start date to be agreed.

To support the delivery of the Common Ground programme, main responsibilities include coordinating meetings, training activities and participation events and managing monitoring and evaluation data on project effectiveness and outcomes for young people, heritage staff, volunteers and organisations.

The post holder needs to enjoy working with a range of people, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be confident and proficient in IT, and be well organised as well as having strong planning and data management skills, with good attention to detail.

Deadline for applications is midday on Monday 25 November 2019

Interviews will be held on Thursday 12 December 2019

For more information about the role, click here.

Common Ground Evaluation Consultant
The budget available for this project is £25,000 exclusive of VAT. The budget is inclusive of travel and other expenses.

The contract period is from January 2020 to January 2023. The aim of this project is to monitor and evaluate the Common Ground programme using an evaluation framework developed during the programme development phase (attached), building on this important work and delivering a formative and summative evaluation using qualitative and quantitative research methods.

You will be responsible for linking output and outcome measures to quality provision, ensuring the provision of a robust data set that demonstrates the short and medium term benefits of the programme, and the long term value of heritage engagement for young people and young adults. You will work directly with young people and staff and volunteers working in natural and cultural heritage, gathering and analysing information and delivering a rich, varied and relevant heritage offer for identified groups. You will have experience and specialism in qualitative and quantitative research.

Deadline for tenders is midday on Monday 25 November 2019

For more information about the role, click here.

Common Ground Partnership Consultant
The budget available for this project is £20,213 exclusive of VAT. The budget is inclusive of travel and other expenses.

The contract period is from January 2020 to January 2023. The purpose of this role is to provide consultancy and advice on partnership development for the Project Board and Place Based Projects, including providing expert guidance on the youth engagement direction of the programme. Main areas of responsibility and speciality include organisational change and project quality, sustainability, including supporting fundraising, advocacy and stakeholder engagement.

The role requires an individual or company with a range of skills, knowledge and experience in: strategic partnership development, business and programme planning, children and young people’s participation in creative learning, cultural education, heritage interpretation, and innovation approaches such as co-creation, action research and ‘design thinking’. You will be working with the Common Ground Programme Team and Project Board, working with the heritage sector in 5 identified areas in the East of England, helping to shape an innovation programme for young people, heritage and the heritage sector across the region, and strengthen its legacy.

Deadline for tenders is midday on Monday 25 November 2019

For more information about the role, click here.


Tender Opportunity: Curious Minds

Social Value and Impact Study
Budget: £20,000
Deadline for EOI is Tuesday 6th August 2019, 12 noon.
Submit to Caz Brader, Deputy CEO.

Curious Minds is seeking an external partner who can support us to explore and demonstrate the value of their ‘sector support’ work to their stakeholders and the impact it has had on individuals, organisations, sectors and locations. They need help to look at the data and evidence they collect, to identify the gaps and to help them tell the stories of our sometimes ‘invisible’ influence. They want to measure the (seemingly) unmeasurable.

Please read the full brief here

Tender Opportunity: Keswick Museum

Exhibition 2020
Exhibition Design and Fit Out
Budget: £48,500 (Ex VAT) including fees
Contract: Freelance
Closing Date: Friday 2nd August 2019

Exhibitions 2020 supported by the Heritage Fund, is a project to develop the exhibition spaces at Keswick Museum to create a more resilient organisation providing an attractive offer to its local and visitor communities.   The project will re-interpret the two main gallery spaces, support community outreach work through the Fitz Park Gallery space and develop related learning programmes.  A design company is required to develop and deliver the reinterpretation of Gallery spaces 1 and 2 to open February 2020.

For more information, please see the full tender brief.

Tender Opportunity: NHS at 70: The Story Of Our Lives

Job title: Exhibition Design
Budget: £10,000

Location: Flexible
Contract: Freelance

Closing date: 9 July 2019

The Centre for the History of Science, Technology & Medicine, University of Manchester is inviting bids to develop an Exhibition as part of NHS at 70: The Story Of Our Lives Delivery Phase.

The tone of the exhibition needs to appeal to a wide range of audiences and be hands on and interactive perhaps including: panels, talking heads, digital media, interactive activities.

The contractor will be required to:

Work closely with the Project team to develop an interpretative concept for the exhibition.

Produce a design that is flexible and transportable and consistent with the Project’s branding; it must also be robust to withstand heavy use by visitors.

Source the most appropriate materials and oral testimony from the Project’s collection.

Take account of accessibility so an awareness of positioning, height, space for wheelchair users is essential.

Document all work in accordance with agreed standards and ensure appropriate records are established and maintained.

Report to Project Director and Advisory Board on matters relating to the exhibition.

Adhere to relevant accessibility standards, particularly with regard to the National Lottery Heritage Fund’s policies on digital standards, accessibility and sustainability .

For further details and a complete brief please email Angela Whitecross angela.whitecross@manchester.ac.uk

Tender Opportunity: Museum Development North West

Organisational Health and Wellbeing Programme
Fee – £10,000 including VAT and expenses
Deadline – 5pm, Friday 19th July

As part of our work around ACE’s Goal 3, Museum Development North West (MDNW) is committed to supporting museums to improve the health and wellbeing of their staff and volunteers to ensure organisational resilience. We would like to encourage proposals for the development and delivery of an organisational health and wellbeing programme to support up to five museums in the North West (TBC). The programme could include: desk based primary research including conducting a survey of or interviews with staff and volunteers; review of policies and procedures; site visits; individual venue reports with recommendations; workshops; ongoing support by phone and email.

The aim of the programme is to assess the organisational wellbeing of each participating museum and give the museums comprehensive feedback on the current state of the health and wellbeing of staff, mapping out steps to improve the wellbeing of staff and organisational procedures, to ensure the museums are following best practice.

For the full details, please see the Organisational Health and Wellbeing Programme Tender Brief

It is envisaged that the programme will be developed ready for delivery in Autumn 2019 and finish by Summer 2020. MDNW will be responsible for recruiting the museums through an open application process.

Please submit a proposal by 5pm on Friday 19th July, ideally no more than 4 sides A4 outlining relevant experience and how you would deliver the project. This should be supported by a quotation (broken down by team member, task and dates at stated daily rate) and the CV(s) of your proposed team.

For more information and to submit your proposal please email Alex Bird, Museum Development Officer: Workforce and Skills – alexander.bird@manchester.ac.uk

Job and Tender Opportunities: Harris Museum, Preston

Capital Campaign Fundraiser
Salary £28,785 – £30,507 per annum
Full time, fixed term contract to end 31st October 2020 

Are you excited by the challenge of getting your teeth into a £10.7million capital fundraising campaign for a leading cultural and heritage organisation?

The Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library in Preston, Lancashire, is looking for an experienced, capable and enthusiastic fundraiser who can support our Capital Fundraising Manager and wider leadership team in achieving income from trusts/foundations, businesses and individuals for the Re-imagining the Harris capital project, #HarrisYourPlace. The successful candidate will research prospects, work on the public fundraising campaign and with potential donors, make trust and foundation applications, and undertake the critical administration.  They will have several years of fundraising experience, ideally across a spectrum of fundraising disciplines with a focus on cultural/heritage projects and/or capital developments.

This post is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.  It is part of the Re-imagining the Harris project supported by Lancashire County Council, Arts Council England and the Friends of the Harris.

Every day, almost 1000 people, from all walks of life, visit the Grade I listed Harris in Preston – just as our Victorian founders hoped they would.  But after 125 years of daily use, the Harris is tired.  Our communities have told us what they want – Preston’s hidden collections on show, new spaces to enjoy, more opportunities to be inspired, and for the Harris to be their place.  And here for the others who need it too – forever.  We have a one in 100 year opportunity to make the Harris uniquely special again by creating the UK’s first blended museum, art gallery & library, #HarrisYourPlace.

We are well on the road to success, with over £3.7 million of funding already in place and a first stage pass with development funding from National Heritage Lottery Fund for £4.7million, backed by an effective partnership between Preston City and Lancashire County Councils.  Now we need a specialist to help deliver our fundraising strategy to make the project happen.

Preston is a growing, vibrant, multi-cultural city that is on the up with exciting developments throughout the city centre and a genuine commitment to culture and heritage as a driver of economic and community development.  It offers easy access to London, Scotland and the major cities of the North West, with the coast and countryside, including the Lake District, on our doorstep.

For more details and to apply, click here.

This post is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.  It is part of the
Re-imagining the Harris project supported by Lancashire County Council, Arts Council England and the Friends of the Harris.

Activity Planning Consultant for the Re-Imagining the Harris Project

The Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library is embarking on the latest stage of its Re-imagining project with a major capital bid to the National Lottery Heritage Fund at Round 2, which includes the development of an activity plan for the delivery stage.

This is no ordinary activity plan consultant brief. We’re looking for someone inspirational to support, challenge and facilitate our team to create an activity plan that knits together our significant and wide-ranging aims in a coherent and manageable format.

We’ve set ourselves some major challenges:

  • to put communities at the heart of everything we do;
  • to create the first truly blended museum, art gallery and library;
  • to become a high-performing single team delivering these services across the building;
  • to work with partners to establish a focus for civic renewal at the core of Preston’s communities and regeneration.

We have big ideas, a lot of thinking and some experimenting under our belt, and a good sense of our target audiences. We now need someone to help us to extract the learning from past projects and to shape a new way of working with our community partners through our current development phase. Our key requirements are:

  • a skilled facilitator who will draw out and help shape the ideas from our communities and the team, identifying opportunities to connect more deeply with audiences and community partners;
  • a joined-up thinker who understands the essential interplay between people, collections, creativity, interpretation and spaces in developing activities across the Harris and beyond;
  • an influencer who will support the team in developing new ways of working to sustain the delivery of the activity plan, including volunteering;
  • a challenger who will push us to be genuinely innovative in our approach – while maintaining a healthy reality-check;
  • an evaluator who will help us root our plan in activities that are tested and meet the needs of our community partners.
  • and an experienced project planner and excellent communicator who can ensure an effective development phase and present our vision in the expected Activity Plan format.

This project will be tendered as a fixed price contract of £18,000

If this sounds like your kind of project, click here to see the full brief and how to respond.

Closing date: Monday 24th June

Tender Opportunity: Museum Development Network

MDN 2015-18 Headline Publication Request to Quote

1. Background

The Museum Development Network (MDN) was set up to support collaborative working across museum development services in the UK. MDN is directed by the Museum Development Committee (MDC), which is made up of representatives from each MD team.

The Museum Development Programme (MDP) in England is a programme of support for museums across the nine regions of England. Museum Development believes in thriving museums. It raises standards and drives excellence by enabling, guiding and supporting people working in museums.

Each MD team has secured funding from Arts Council England (ACE) to be Sector Support Organisations (SSO) for 2018-22 and run central programmes of development to enhance museum services based around Arts Council England’s 5 strategic goals: ACE 5 Goals

2. Purpose of the Brief

The MDN is seeking to raise awareness of the impact of the work of Museum Development Providers amongst both museums and stakeholders. As part of this, the MDC wishes to develop a short publication or infographic for dissemination.

The MDC seeks to contract a copywriter to develop and design a short publication / infographic for print and for digital download that highlights the work of MD nationally for the investment period 2015-18.

The information and images will be pulled and collated from each region’s annual reports and investment period reports for 2015-18. The publication will give headline information about the development programmes, funding and impact through the presentation of quantitative and qualitative data to promote and advocate for the Museum Development Programme to stakeholders and funders and to promote and advocate for the museums sector (with particular focus on the Independent sector).

3. Areas to be covered and outputs

The contract fee is £2,300 to include the production of copy text and the collation of data and images from across the MDN into a publication. Draft versions of the publication will be reviewed by representatives from MDN committee and final approval will be signed off by the chair of the committee. MDN will be responsible for printing and publishing. The final publication should be provided in three formats:

  • x1 editable format
  • x1 format for print quality reproduction
  • x1 format for online publication

The selected contractor will deliver the following:

  • Draft publication by 3rd May 2019
  • Final proofed and designed publication ready for approval by 31st May 2019
  • The publication will be launched in June 2019 at AIM conference.

Required Key Skills:

  • Copywriting and design – MDN desire to develop a publication that conveys a strong, nationally cohesive network to stakeholders through highlighting the programmes delivered and their impact on museums for the investment period 2015-18.
  • Arts Marketing experience– experience of developing advocacy and marketing materials is required to ensure the publication has the right tone MDN would like to convey to varying stakeholders.
  • Understanding of MD and museum sector – to carry out this work it is important the contracted consultant has an understanding of the museum sector and is familiar with the work of Museum Development nationally.

4. Project Management

The principal contact for the contract is Michael Turnpenny, Head of Museum Development Yorkshire.

Consultees include members of the Museum Development Committee.

Final authorisation of the publication will be made by Claire Browne, Chair of the Museum Development Network.

5. Method of Appointment

The closing date for receipt of proposals is 09:00 Friday 5th April2019. Proposal documents should include:

  • Details of the methods or approach proposed
  • An indicative project plan and timetable, including time allocation
  • An full breakdown of costs (inclusive of VAT and all costs) and stating planned number of days to be worked
  • Details of relevant knowledge and experience with specific reference to potential areas of support
  • CV of key project personnel
  • Declaration of any potential conflicts of interest e.g. where the consultant is currently a museum trustee or has pre-existing relationships with specific
  • museums
  • Contact details for two referees

Proposal documents should not exceed 12 sides A4 including CVs.

Selection will be according to the following criteria:

  • Experience in and knowledge of the areas detailed in the specification
  • Knowledge and understanding of the museums sector
  • Evidence of ability to deliver to specification
  • Value for money

6. Timescale

  • Receipt of proposals by 09:00 Friday 5th April
  • Selection notification by 17:00 Friday 12th April
  • Inception meeting wb 15th April
  • Draft publication by 17:00 Friday 3rd May
  • Final publication by 17:00 Friday 31st May
  • Publication issued 19th June

7. Submission of Proposals

Proposals, to be received by 09:00Friday5th April, should be sent to: michael.turnpenny@ymt.org.uk

If you have any queries, or would like to discuss this brief, please contact: Michael Turnpenny, Head of Museum Development Yorkshire
E: michael.turnpenny@ymt.org.uk
M: 07917220227