Job opportunities (1.4.2023)


Director of Programme, Barnsley Civic 

This post is part of our brand-new senior leadership team, which has the freedom and potential to shape the future of the organisation, transform the venue and all it offers, and make a huge impact on Barnsley.

As a Senior Leadership Team member, you will work closely with the Chief Executive Officer, Director of Communications and Development, and our Gallery Curator.

This is a brilliant opportunity for a talented individual who may have been working as a programme coordinator or assistant/ associate producer to step into a senior role and lead a programme and team.

We are looking for the right person for this role, someone with the passion to make things happen, a commitment to change and development, and the determination to see things through.

You don't have to tick every box of our criteria or have experience in every aspect of the role, we can help you fill in the gaps. More important to us, is that we recruit an ambitious and future-focused individual, with huge enthusiasm for our work, who believes in what we do, and who can motivate and inspire others.

Chief Executive, National Coal Mining Museum for England 

The National Mining Museum of England (NCMME) is a nationally important accredited museum, which aims to keep the story of coal mining alive through its extensive collections, exhibitions, pony discovery centre (with real ponies) and a thrilling underground experience in the former mine itself. The Museum has a wealth of assets; 49 acres of land, two historic mines, 39 buildings, 550 metres of underground experience plus a nationally significant collection of artifacts, machinery, books, photographs and paintings. Designated as a mine within the Mines Regulations 2014, the Museum is based just outside Wakefield, in West Yorkshire It was formed in 1988 and gained national status in 1995. It now operates as a successful national heritage visitor attraction with ambitious plans for the future.

The Museum is on the cusp of change, the Board of Trustees having recently commissioned a Governance Review, Operational Review and an exciting ten-year Masterplan project to put the Museum firmly on the national map. The new CEO will play a central role in helping to shape and deliver this strategy. Candidates will ideally have demonstrable senior-level experience of leadership, successful change management, commercial development and have the ability to lead a significant capital expenditure project to a successful outcome. The Museum is a unionised environment, and the Board are looking for a visible leader with senior-level negotiating and influencing skills and the ability to unite people behind a common cause.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the National Coal Mining Museum for England on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference EBUHA. Alternatively, telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Monday 17th April 2023.

Senior Curator, ACMI 

ACMI is Australia's national museum of screen culture. Based in Melbourne/*Naarm, it is a place for our communities to navigate the universe of film, TV, videogames and art with us. ACMI celebrates the wonder and power of the screen culture – fostering the next generation of makers, players and watchers. ACMI's vibrant calendar of exhibitions, screenings, commissions, festivals, and industry and education programs – both in-venue and online – explore the stories, technologies and creators that make our shared screen culture.

Brilliant opportunity for you to join ACMI as a Senior Curator (full time ongoing role). The Senior Curator leads the research and conceptual development of exhibitions across ACMI's platforms, including amplification of curatorial concepts in the Film and Public Programs. One of two Senior Curator positions at ACMI, you'll work with the Executive Director of Programming to deliver an ambitious exhibition program. This includes ACMI developed major temporary exhibitions, new commissions and ACMI augmented incoming touring exhibitions. Leading a small team of Curators and Assistant Curators you'll also provide expertise within ACMI to editors, content creators and subject matter experts.

Our ideal team member will have experience leading the development of major popular and technically sophisticated exhibitions that focus on contemporary digital media and screen culture (including but not limited to art, film, games and other digital content). You'll have a proven track record in developing and delivering high quality visitor experiences of excellent curatorial rigour that achieve targeted audience outcomes. You are a strong researcher, with exhibition and design skills plus a broad and rich local and global network of creatives and content developers. An experienced leader you enjoy guiding teams to deliver memorable experiences for diverse audiences. A skilled relationship builder and stakeholder manager your organisational skills will see you confidently prioritise activities, manage competing demands and deadlines. Your passion and skill for generating ideas will flow through to the ability to facilitate them from concept to reality.

If successful you can expect to become part of a talented, committed and creative team of people with a passion for screen culture, technology and media, cultural diversity, and inspiring new forms of creativity in our communities. This Grade 5 role is offered on an ongoing full time basis with a starting salary of $105,479 plus super You'll work a mix of WFH and from Federation Square, plus occasional national and international travel is required.

Visitor Experience Officer, NATIONAL TRUST 

Can you help us encourage Londoners to support our cause? We have an exciting opportunity to work across two very different National Trust properties as part of a close-knit team. We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative Visitor Experience Officer to support the delivery of exceptional experiences for all our visitors and supporters.

This is an annualised role with a suggested working pattern of 4-5 days a week during the visitor season March to October, to include Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. The remaining hours will be worked on weekdays November-February.

The salary advertised is inclusive of £4,465 Inner London Weighting allowance per annum.

Interviews for this role will be held on 20th April.

Director of Collections and Access, PUBLIC APPOINTMENTS SERVICE 

The National Museum of Ireland is a leader in preserving and promoting Ireland's heritage across the island and the world. Contributing to the collective memory and identity of all people with Irish connections, nationally and internationally, through our collections and programmes. We welcome over one million visitors annually to our four museums situated in Dublin and Mayo – (Museum of Decorative Arts and History at Collins Barracks, Museum of Archaeology at Kildare Street, Natural History Museum on Merrion Street and Museum of Country Life in Turlough Park). Our vision is to be a place of sanctuary and surprise providing opportunities to be inspired, engaged and informed through inclusive and accessible events and diverse public programmes. Through greater accessibility to our collections, NMI will strengthen how our audiences can engage with their cultural heritage. We will offer unexpected and diverse public programmes and develop opportunities for increased research and engagement. 

Data Specialist, ART FUND 

Art Fund are looking for an all round data specialist to help deliver our data strategy and support us on our data improvement journey. This role will focus on developing consistent data management processes and infrastructure to make data accessible across the organisation and will also deliver day to day reporting, deep dive analysis and produce actionable insights to inform key business decisions.

Our ideal candidate will have a good understanding of data management and experience of helping teams and individuals to use data effectively and improve data quality to make it accessible to users. You will also have proven experience of delivering user friendly reports, dashboards and insights to help drive evidence based decision making.

If you have a passion for data and helping others to use it most effectively to deliver organisational value we would love to hear from you.

Senior Photographer, THE BRITISH MUSEUM 

The postholder for this role will be working to create high quality photographs in support of client briefs.

For these posts we request all applicants to provide an online link to a portfolio of 15-20 professional images or website on the application form please.

Please note, we have 3 vacancies available for this position

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Produce high quality digital images
  • Produce creative images to meet set briefs
  • To observe and employ best practice in all aspects of collections security and object handling
  • Reporting on production issues to the Head of Photography and Imaging
  • Process images as per photography and imaging workflow procedures
  • Knowledge of 3D processes, infrared & ultraviolet photography techniques would be desirable.
  • Uploading images and entering data into the Museum image database
  • As required, work outside normal hours e.g., weekends, evenings, to document Museum events and support of Museum's public programmes
  • As required, work on location both within the UK and abroad
  • As required, other duties directed by the Head of Photography and Imaging
  • Comply with Museum Health & Safety protocols and procedure
  • Directing and supervising the work of junior staff and volunteers