Job opportunities (10.12.2022)

2022-12-10

Head of Collections and Archives, BRISTOL CITY COUNCIL 

With its world-beating festivals, thriving music scene, amazing architectural and engineering heritage, and thriving creative and media sector, Bristol is a city full of energy and imagination. At Bristol City Council we're committed to harnessing the full potential of our rich culture and creative industries to boost the local economy, encourage community cohesion and generate wellbeing.

Within our Culture and Creative Industries Service (C&CI), we are passionate about inspiring communities and visitors with stories that inspire wonder, ignite curiosity and reveal significance and meaning in our amazing collections and the world around us. As our new Head of Collections and Archives, you will work with our five museums - Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, M Shed, Red Lodge, Georgian House and Blaise Museum - to promote curatorial and research excellence across an ambitious public programme of cultural activities and display projects.

Director of External Affairs, Museum of London 

The Museum of London is a home for learning, exploration and adventure, we aspire to be a force for good in London as London must be for the world. We are here to enrich the understanding and appreciation of London and all its people - past, present, future.

As Director of External Affairs, you will harness the power of our brand and relationships to help drive forward a series of major capital fundraising campaigns that will deliver transformational change for the Museum and get Londoners from every walk of life behind these projects. This is a significant role which will help the Museum realise its vision to become one of the most well-known and innovative cultural destinations in the UK and worldwide and offers a real opportunity to make a long-lasting and very real difference for London.

We're looking for an ambitious, driven and well-connected leader with significant experience and a track record of working on game-changing projects with high profile organisations. A key member of the Executive Team, you will work closely with the Director and the Board to build support, income and partnerships and significantly increase our brand awareness and audience participation. With ready contacts from across government, funders and the media you will be willing to leverage these relationships on behalf of the Museum.

We believe that diversity, inclusion and creativity go hand in hand. Having people with a diverse range of experiences and views mean that we are able to provide museums which are meaningful to a wider range of visitors and creates a more welcoming environment to a wider range of people. We particularly welcome applications from disabled, Black, Asian and ethnically diverse candidates, who are currently under-represented in our organisation.

The closing date is Friday 6th January 2023.

Director of Commercial and Operations, THE FOUNDLING MUSEUM 

The position is an opportunity to join a newly created senior leadership team at a critical and exciting moment in the evolution of one of the UK's leading small museums. The Museum has recently secured Arts Council England NPO funding for 2023-26 and is in the process of delivering an ambitious campaign to secure its long term future. Following a recent re-brand the organisation is delivering a digital transformation strategy, designed to provide greater and more flexible opportunities to understand the nature of relationships with its audiences.

The Director of Commercial and Operations will lead development and delivery of the Museum's commercial and core earned income streams - including those from visitor admissions, retail, venue and event hire, as well as potential new sources of income from projects and ventures. You will also oversee the front of house function and the safe running and maintenance of the buildings, and will be responsible for the Museum's digital infrastructure. You will be a director of the Museum's trading company.

Press Officer, SAINSBURY CENTRE FOR VISUAL ARTS 

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Marketing and Communications department at the Sainsbury Centre at the University of East Anglia.

In this key role, you will be responsible for:

  • Planning and delivery of reactive and proactive media plans
  • Identifying potential news stories
  • Crafting press releases
  • Drafting responsive media comments
  • Building or bringing along own network of journalists
  • Delivering successful media interventions
  • Undertaking media monitoring.

You will produce compelling content for a range of channels that communicates the Centre's mission and helps to engage and influence key decision-makers including drafting articles, blogs, newsletters, case studies and producing or sourcing accompanying multimedia content.

You will also maintain a planning grid and work across the team to identify upcoming communications events, opportunities and press interventions to ensure the Centre's communications are timely and relevant and support the planning and delivery of impactful campaign activity; including working with internal and external stakeholders to coordinate involvement.

You must be educated to degree level or hold equivalent qualification or experience and have significant experience in a PR/media relations role.

This full-time post is available from 16 January 2023 for a fixed term period of 12 months.

UEA offers flexible working options and this role is advertised on a full time basis, and we anticipate the role holder to work Monday - Friday with some flexibility on hours during the working day and occasional home working would be considered.

Touring Exhibitions Project Manager (Fixed-term), DESIGN MUSEUM 

The Design Museum's international programme plays a key role in the global reach of the museum, developing the museum's influence and generating significant income. The Touring Exhibitions Project Manager works alongside the Head of International Engagement to support the delivery of the touring programme and the museum's wider international strategy.

The role will suit an individual with previous project management experience in coordinating and delivering museum exhibitions internationally. They will be an expert communicator, adept at developing strong working relationships, both internally and with external partners, to deliver engaging and commercially successful projects.

Publishing Sales Executive, ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS/KEW GARDENS 

Kew Publishing produces books for all ages on botany, horticulture, art, history and lifestyle inspired by Kew's work and collections. Publishing under our own imprint and in partnership with others, our publications inspire and educate people about our work and provide access to Kew's unique heritage, collections, knowledge and cutting-edge expertise whilst also generating income that helps support Kew's important activities. The role of Publishing Sales Executive is essential in supporting the sale and promotion of Kew books on site and around the world.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and organised candidate to join our highly productive and creative small team, working across the publishing portfolio in a sales capacity. Educated to degree level (or equivalent experience), with experience of working in commercial or academic publishing in a sales or marketing capacity, or completion of a post-graduate publishing qualification are essential requirements, as well as a basic understanding of the book trade, working knowledge of editorial practices and the ability to write marketing copy, and an excellent ability to work with numbers and prepare reports.

This role is based at Kew with the option of regular home working, subject to operational requirements.

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (RBG Kew) is a leading plant science institute, UNESCO World Heritage Site, and major visitor attraction. Our mission is to understand and protect plants and fungi for the well-being of people and the future of all life on Earth.

We are working to end the unprecedented extinction crisis and to help create a world where nature is protected, valued by all and managed sustainably. We will achieve these goals by drawing on our leading scientific research, unrivalled collections of plants and fungi, global network of partners, inspirational gardens at Kew and Wakehurst, and our 260 years of history.

UNP Activities Manager, NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM 

We are looking for an ambitious professional who will project manage the delivery of the Urban Nature Project activities programme. Alongside the transformation of the Museum's outdoor spaces, the Urban Nature Project is a large and ambitious engagement programme for both on and off site, formal and informal learning - encouraging our audiences to engage with nature and support urban wildlife.

This role is being created to oversee the coordination of the engagement activities through to completion. Multiple cross-museum workstreams are already delivering and this role is required to have oversight of the activity, coordinate, find opportunities for further internal collaboration and lead on reporting both internally and externally.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Learning, Science, Digital and National programme leads to ensure high quality delivery and continuous improvement. They will be delivery focused, and a lateral thinker with the ability to provide solutions to complex problems.

The project has gathered significant backing from a number of high-profile funders and partners.

The successful candidate will have a solid understanding of learning programmes and funder obligations. They will have excellent team working and communication skills, with outstanding written skills to communicate successes, challenges, updates and ambitions of the project.

The successful candidate will have experience of management of projects, ideally according to Prince 2. In addition to experience providing programme office functions, such as complex financial administration, updating plans, programmes, managing RAID logs, creating documentation and leading on stakeholder engagement activity. They will mobilise delivery teams and support them to deliver imaginative, creative and audience focussed learning and visitor experiences.

The candidate will also have an interest in engagement projects, excellent written skills for reporting, be organised, articulate and an enthusiastic collaborator.

This role will sit in the Central Project Office and report to the UNP Programme Manager however will have a very close working relationship with colleagues delivering the learning and engagement programme and will be recommended to split time in both offices to ensure closest possible working relationships and communication.