Job opportunities (1.2.2023)


Audience Diversity and Inclusion Lead, NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM 

  • Experience of creating successful strategies and plans to enhance diversity and inclusion of audiences within a museum, cultural venue or visitor attraction
  • Significant experience of providing expert advice to different teams,
  • Highly developed influencing skills, able to deliver change through others
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to adapt the style to meet the needs of the audience
  • Ability to prioritise and work across multiple activities
  • Experience of commissioning research and leading consultations.
  • Ability to make decisions based on sound judgement and to act at pace
  • Works collaboratively across all departments in order to deliver effectively and to the benefit of the Museum
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to translate metrics, research, and trends into strategy and action
  • Experience of working with a broad range of audiences including families, adults and young people

Learning and Engagement Assistant, ROYAL BOROUGH OF KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA 

Job Summary: RBKC605782

Salary range: £29,364 - £33,510 pro rata per annum (actual salary £14,682 - £16,755 per annum)
Work location: London
Hours per week: 18
Contract type: 2x Temporary up to 12 months (with possibility of extension)
Vetting requirements: Enhanced DBS check
Closing date: 19th February 2023
Interview date: Week commencing 6th March 2023

About Us:

Making our museums meaningful for the widest possible range of people.
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea manages two of the most important house museums in London: Leighton House, the former studio-house of the Victorian artist Frederic, Lord Leighton; and Sambourne House, home of the legendary illustrator Linley Sambourne. These are an incredible resource and we run an evolving programme of events to ensure they are accessible and welcoming. From workshops and live music to lectures and outreach activities, we engage with the widest possible audience by devising a diverse range of activities and delivering them on site, off site and online.

The Role:

Supporting the Learning and Public Programme Manager, you'll develop and deliver learning materials and programmes to help people engage with the arts, heritage, culture and science through our museums. There will be a particular focus on schools and reaching out to people in the local community who are currently under-represented and those with additional needs, but your audience is potentially global. While it's often a practical, hands-on role, engaging face to face with the public, you will also be expected to contribute to vital administration, data gathering, evaluation and reporting.

Digital Content Manager, DESIGN MUSEUM 

The Design Museum reopened its doors in a newly refurbished home in Kensington in November 2016. Over six years and 5m followers later, the museum is looking for an exceptional Digital Content Manager to lead every aspect of the museum's digital communications effort and to look after the organisation's digital estate. It is a fantastic time to be joining the museum as we reassess post-pandemic what digital means for us as an organisation and look to truly embrace its potential.

The role will suit a highly motivated individual wishing to work in a fast-paced and multifaceted cultural environment, who is passionate about the power of design, and wants to share compelling stories to bring that passion to others.

Job Scope

The Digital Content Manager is responsible for taking visitor-targeted rich content from concept to publication by collaborating with a diverse team of staff and freelance contributors. Their main responsibility is leading the museum's social media channels, developing content, and driving engagement to our 5m+ social media following. They will take ownership of both content strategy and production, ensuring discoverability, accessibility, relevance, and quality to drive awareness and excitement around the museum's programmes and commercial activities.

They will be responsible for line-managing the Digital Officer and work closely and holistically with the marketing and PR teams to manage the museum's website, social media channels, e-CRM, and relationships with influencers. Ensuring a joined-up user experience across all digital touchpoints, the Digital Content Manager will work to maximise opportunities for engagement and conversion whilst continually learning from our audiences. They report to the Senior PR and Media Manager.

Senior Collections & House Officer, NATIONAL TRUST 

Are you a proven manager of collections or houses? Can you bring your conservation knowledge to this close knit team? We need someone who can champion fantastic collections care and practise, visitor welcome and the day to day operation of managing volunteers to give great experiences.

This is a fixed term opportunity is for an annualised 1508 hours, running until the end of February 2024. This works out at 29 hours per week for 52 weeks. Regular working days will be Monday, Tuesday, Friday and either a Wednesday or weekend day each week.

Interviews will take place at Rufford Old Hall on 10th February.

If you have any questions before the job advert closes, please contact Katie Owen (Senior Collections & House Officer):

What it's like to work here Rufford Old Hall and its surrounding gardens and woodland provide visitors with a true Lancashire experience. It was home to the Hesketh family for over five centuries and the diminutive size of the property still gives it a lovely, homely feel today. Although the Hesketh family no longer reside at Rufford Old Hall, there is a still a close family here made up of our National Trust staff and volunteer family who work together to care for this beautiful house and grounds.

What you'll be doing As the senior lead of the House Team, you'll manage a team of Collections & House Officers, Collections Assistants and volunteers to implement preventive conservation and cleaning programmes in the house to ensure excellent standards of care, delivering strategies to improve conservation. You'll be responsible for the planning and implementation of conservation projects, collections care and daily opening of the house ensuring appropriate resources are in place to provide a consistent and excellent visitor experience.

You'll collect and accurately record information to inform our understanding of the house and the collection and use preventive conservation techniques to improve how we conserve, interpret and present the property. Leading by example you'll ensure a culture of excellent customer care, engaging our visitors with conservation and the values and behaviours of the National Trust.

You'll be head of department for the house and work closely with other heads of department. You will regularly be duty manager for the property and work alongside the wider property team consisting of our House, Welcome, Facilities and Food and Beverage Teams

Experiences & Partnerships Curator, NATIONAL TRUST 

We're looking for a creative and experienced individual who can inspire and support our teams and projects, working collaboratively at various sites across the region to deliver high-quality, inclusive programming.

This is an exciting opportunity for a visitor experience professional to help us find new ways for everyone to enjoy and connect with the rich culture, heritage, and nature we look after.

Permanent, part time position (30 hours per week)

Salary: £42,588 pro-rata

Interviews: 1st, 2nd or 3rd March

What it's like to work here

You'll join a region-wide team of internal consultants specialising in experiences, programming, interpretation, and partnerships, and be supported by a curatorial development programme offering a range of training opportunities.

You'll also be working closely with a wider network of regional and national specialists, and together you'll build great relationships with property teams to help them deliver fantastic experiences and grow support across a wide range of audiences.

You'll be required to travel to properties within the region as appropriate, however you'll be able to manage your working arrangements so that you have the flexibility to work from a range of locations as the role requires including properties, consultancy offices and home.

What you'll be doing

This varied role will provide insight into audiences and your expertise, collaborating on creative ideas about how to meet their needs. You'll support teams to facilitate more accessible and inclusive experiences that are engaging and social.

You'll identify and develop partnerships to collaboratively explore innovative ways to use and animate our places. You'll act as a change-agent enabling properties to define their purpose, deepen understanding and inspire meaningful and emotional connections to our places.

You'll work with colleagues to develop the region's approach to programming, evaluate impact, and share best practice.

As part of the internal consultancy, you'll help ensure we provide the best possible service to our places. You'll develop relationships with operational colleagues, partners, and stakeholders within and outside the region and be part of a cultural network of practitioners.

Please also read the full role profile, attached to this advert.

PA to the Director of People, Culture and Inclusion, BARBICAN CENTRE 

We are London's Creative Catalyst for arts, curiosity and enterprise. Our values reflect our Purpose in that we are inclusive, sustainable, daring, connected and joyful.

The Barbican is an international arts, conference and education centre in the heart of the City of London. Across our theatres, concert halls, cinemas, galleries, business venues and public and community spaces, we spark creative possibilities and transformation for artists, audiences, and communities - to inspire, connect and provoke debate. We are the place to be and a place where everyone is welcome. Our impact is felt far outside our walls and ripples beyond the experiences we offer - locally, nationally and internationally.

We are looking for a motivated and professional PA to provide executive and administrative support to the Director of People, Culture and Inclusion, starting in April 2023.

In this role, you will promote the People, Culture and Inclusion office as a role model for the Barbican's management style and leadership, most importantly being a beacon for equity, inclusion and wellbeing. Sitting in the People Inclusion and Culture directorate will require the highest levels of sensitivity and care. You will be proactive, hands-on, enthusiastic and show initiative. You will demonstrate the highest level of customer service, and oversee and manage the People, Culture and Inclusion directorate including the management of the Directors' diary. Your other responsibilities will be many and varied, and include helping to prepare reports and presentations for a range of stakeholders, co-ordinating meetings, managing events, managing group mailboxes, producing agendas, action planning and establishing and maintaining good working relations with Directors and Heads of Departments.

Our ideal candidate will have previous experience of providing PA and admin support, and be capable of complex diary management, including travel arrangements. You will have extensive knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of software, excellent word processing skills, and a logical, numeric and analytical approach to your work.

A self-starter with the ability to work autonomously and independently, showing care and sensitivity, you will be ready to take the initiative to make decisions and solve problems. It will also be helpful if you have an understanding of HR and some of the protocols involved in working with Boards and committees

Closing date: 12 noon, Wednesday 08 February 2023.

As part of our commitment to increasing the diversity of staff within the Barbican we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from groups that are currently underrepresented, including people from Global Majority* backgrounds and disabled people. In recognising the positive value of diversity, we want to better reflect and understand the communities we exist to serve. Furthermore, we are members of the Disability Confident Scheme and guarantee to interview all disabled candidates who would like to be considered under this scheme and who meet the minimum essential criteria for the role. If you have a disability and need adjustments to the application process, please let us know.