Job opportunities (10.11.2022)


Research Leader in Biodiversity and Health, NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM 

We are a world-class visitor attraction and leading science research centre. We use the Museum's unique collections and our unrivalled expertise to tackle the biggest challenges facing the world today. We care for more than 80 million objects spanning billions of years and welcome more than five million visitors annually and 16 million visits to our website.

Today the Museum is more relevant and influential than ever. By attracting people from a range of backgrounds to work for us, we can continue to look at the world with fresh eyes and find new ways of doing things.

About the role

We are looking for a world-class senior scientist to join the Museum to develop and lead our work on Biodiversity & Health. Building on a rich history of human, animal and wildlife disease and health, through parasitology, systematics and diagnostics of vectors and parasites, parasite ecology and evolutionary parasitology, field-trials, forensic, medical, veterinary and biomedical disciplines using and contributing to natural history collections, the NHM is well placed to uniquely contribute to planetary health approaches. Adopting the UKRI working definition of planetary health, the concept focuses on:

the health impacts (in humans, animals, and plants) of human-caused disruptions of Earth's natural systems and the development and evaluation of potential actions to create positive feedback loops between a healthy environment and a healthy society. At the crux, planetary health describes how the health of humans and other living organisms are inextricably linked and how these in turn depend on Earth systems that sustain life. Our health [and that of all earth's inhabitants] therefore ultimately depends on flourishing natural systems as well as underpinned by economic and social equity, and the wise stewardship of natural resources.

One Health, Global Health, Ecological Public Health and Ecosystem Services provide frameworks for national and international dialogue, decision making and transformational action. A transdisciplinary approach to link planetary health via natural history collections, modern collecting and future collection strategies offers a unique way to integrate historical, current and changing baselines affected by climate change, extinctions, invasions and range changes, emerging diseases and zoonotics, land-use change and pollution.

Senior Digitisation and IP Manager, ROYAL ARMOURIES MUSEUM 

The Royal Armouries is the United Kingdom's national museum of arms and armour and one of the most important collections of its type in the world, housed at its headquarters and flagship museum in Leeds, its historic home at the Tower of London, and the Victorian Fort Nelson in Hampshire.

This is a role for a highly experienced digitisation, picture library or photography/video studio manager with technical knowledge of media formats, IP and DAMS management. You will shape and manage a cross departmental pipeline of content creation, digitisation and documentation. This senior role will take a "virtual studio" approach to content created across multiple teams (as well as within your own). You will work across teams to establish media format standards, rights management, and keywording approaches.

Royal Armouries is the UK's National Museum and Arms and Armour with three museum site and our IP is used on our own output and with media partners. This role can work remotely or in a hybrid way so long as you can attend our sites to supervise digitisation or photography when required. We are centralising our IP assets in a new DAMS and this will include all media created by the museum (not only our collections photography) but also our still, sound and video output across our channels.

The role reports to the Head of IP and ensures IP is well managed for use for museum projects or by the Commercial Licensing team's clients.

This is a full time position 36 hours per week, 5 days out of 7. Weekend, Bank Holiday and evening working may be required.


  • 27.5 days annual leave and bank holidays
  • Access to the discounted bicycles via Bike2Work scheme
  • Access to free EAP services via the (Employee Assistance Program) 
  • Company sick pay scheme 
  • Discounted staff car parking  
  • 25% off staff shop 
  • 10% off food in on-site café 
  • Pension scheme max employer contribution is 9%  
  • Access to free on-line learning

Closing date: 9.00am 29th November 2022

Interviews to be held w/c 5th December 2022


At the end of March 2023, Sue Jones is stepping down after more than 17 years leading the organisation. Therefore, we are recruiting for a new Director to take on the artistic and strategic leadership of Cement Fields.

About the role

The Director will be responsible for both the artistic and strategic leadership of the organisation. We are looking for a dynamic and creative person, with the experience and passion to support and realise exceptional projects with artists and communities in North Kent, attracting, engaging and inspiring a wide range of participants and audiences.

The successful candidate will have experience of working at a senior level in the cultural sector and will bring to Cement Fields the ability to continue the organisation's development as a resilient and ambitious cultural organisation with a strong national reputation. They will have the expertise, passion and ambition to maximise the organisation's assets and resources, and positively impact communities in North Kent.

This is an exciting opportunity to take Cement Fields into a new phase, working closely with the board of trustees, the staff team, and stakeholders and partners.

For more information about the role and to download the recruitment pack:

Deadline for applications is 10am Monday 5 December 2022.

If you would like to ask questions about the role or have a conversation with us before applying, please get in touch by email at

About Cement Fields

Cement Fields is a visual art organisation working collaboratively with artists and communities to create ambitious new art along the Thames Estuary, from Dartford to Whitstable.

Cement Fields invites people to collaborate with artists to encounter, research, make, and exchange views on contemporary art, and broadens access to art by creating learning opportunities for young people to develop imagination, skills and find meaningful pathways into creative careers.

Cement Fields has grown out of Whitstable Biennale, a visual art festival founded in 2002 with an international reputation for developing experimental new work, often giving artists their first commission, and attracting over 70,000 visitors to each edition.

Cement Fields is proud to be a National Portfolio Organisation, supported using public funding by Arts Council England, and the University of Kent.

Senior Communications Manager, Exhibitions and Programme, VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM 

This role develops and leads on PR campaigns for the V&A South Kensington's world-class exhibitions, permanent collections and FuturePlan programme, as well as festivals and events such as Friday Late, Fashion in Motion and the V&A's partnership with the London Design Festival. Working collaboratively across the ACD (Audience, Commercial and Digital) Division and beyond, it plays an active role within the communications team, working to consistently reinvent our approach to campaigns and seek opportunities for collaboration and partnership both internally and externally, in order to drive reach, reputation and revenue for the V&A in the UK and internationally.

Hours: Net working hours (i.e. excluding meal breaks) are 36 per week. Normal working hours are 9am-5.15pm Monday to Thursday and 9am-5pm Fridays.

Please see attached job description for full information about the role.

Closing date: Sunday 13th November Midnight.

Digital Solutions Architect, MUSEUM OF LONDON 

We are looking for a talented Digital Solutions Architect to join our Digital Innovation team and play a key role in delivering our digital product roadmap, which encompasses transformation projects across CRM, website and collections online, ticketing, online shop and digital asset management.

The role will contribute to our vision for digital transformation as we move towards the opening of our new museum in West Smithfield, reinventing what it means to be a city museum for the twenty-first century. The successful candidate will:

  • Play a key role in the development and delivery of digital products working with the Head of Digital Innovation and Product Managers optimising digital products to help achieve our digital vision and business goals.
  • Be responsible for the design and build of technical architecture working with the ICT team and specialist external agencies. You will undertake structured analysis of technical issues, translating this analysis into technical designs that define solutions.
  • Be a digital product evangelist responsible for ensuring that all our stakeholders understand the vision behind our digital products and their benefits to audiences and teams across the museum.

If you can help us to translate our business objectives into robust and sustainable digital products and experiences this could be the perfect role for you.

For more information about this role, please see the Job Description.

If you would like to apply for this role, please click 'apply' where you will be directed to our online recruitment system. Applications are by CV and cover letter. The closing date for applications is Sunday 4 December 2022. Successful candidates will be invited to an interview on Thursday 15 or Friday 16 December 2022

Head of Collections and Programme, PLYMOUTH CITY COUNCIL 

Plymouth is passionate about culture.

This new senior role gives you the opportunity to make your mark on a city full of creative potential. With two years of critically acclaimed programming behind us, The Box is hungry to grow our audiences and reputation and reimagine what a new hybrid cultural organisation can be in the 21st century.

If you are full of ideas and skilled at bringing them to fruition, we would love to hear from you.

The successful candidate must hold a degree or post-graduate qualification in a relevant arts/humanities subject, or equivalent professional knowledge of the national heritage and museum sectors and the issues, standards and best practice required for accreditation through Arts Council England and the National Archives.

This role is suitable for flexible working subject to the needs of the service.

Plymouth City Council is an equal opportunities employer. All applicants will be considered for employment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, race, religion/belief, sex or sexual orientation.

As part of our commitment to promoting equality we offer guaranteed interviews to those who meet the essential criteria and are considered disabled, have been in Plymouth City Council care or are an Armed Forces Service Leaver within the last two years.

For more information or an informal discussion, please contact Victoria Pomery on

Closing date: Monday 21 November 2022.

Anticipated interview dates: Thursday 8 December - Friday 9 December 2022.