Job opportunities (10.2.2023)


Senior Creative Lead, Manchester Art Gallery 

As we celebrate our 200th year as Manchester's civic art museum (and our 140th year of being proudly part of Manchester City Council), Manchester Art Gallery is going through an exciting and transformational period of change.

We are seeking an inspiring Creative Lead to deliver this work. You will co-lead the gallery (alongside the Operational Lead, and reporting to the Head of Libraries, Galleries and Culture) to deliver cultural and organisational change in the way collections are used and understood, with and for the people of Manchester.

Over the next 4 years we are delivering a comprehensive programme of refurbishment across our three sites alongside an ambitious programme of collection review, research and recontextualization - the 'collection rethink'. This work will transform our public programme, putting the city's collection at the heart of everything we do. We want to unlock the rich potential of the collection to foster belonging and understanding, to unite cultures and communities through shared experience and common purpose. Through this programme of work, we hope to create the conditions for new understandings, ideas and knowledge that can make a tangible difference to people's lives.

We're looking for a leader with a passion for collections and people, who embraces methods of engagement beyond conventional modes of display and exhibition.

If this, is you - and you have the proven ability to take people with you on this journey - we want to hear from you.

For more information about the role and our gallery and to apply please follow the link:

Head of Visitor Experience, CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL 

Are you a dynamic, proactive professional looking for an exciting new challenge?

Do you have a proven track record of managing the delivery of a wide-ranging programme of activities including developing new visitor experiences and opportunities?

Could you provide effective, strategic leadership for the delivery of an external engagement strategy at Canterbury Cathedral that will attract a new and diverse audience?

If so the exciting opportunity that has arisen at Canterbury Cathedral for the appointment to the role of Head of Head of Visitor Experience may just be the role for you.

Canterbury Cathedral remains one of the most visited places in the country. It is first and foremost a working, living church and community offering a warm welcome to all visitors, groups and individuals from all over the world, delivering its aim to show people Jesus. Alongside its programme of daily worship, the Cathedral offers a wide range of facilities including guided Cathedral tours, behind the scenes visits to unseen areas such as the Stained Glass Studio, Stone Conservation Workshop, Archives & Library and the amazing views across the City from the Bell Harry Tower. It boasts Hotel and Conference facilities, world class, musicians and first class facilities to the 100,000 or so school children who visit the Cathedral every year. The Visitor Welcome Centre offers an interactive space and a Community Studio which allows for learning and participation centering on the Cathedrals heritage, historic collections and themes through messy play, art and craft workshops, performance, screenings, displays, presentations, meetings, talks projects and exhibitions and other small events.

As the Head of Visitor Experience you will coordinate and be a successful influencer, at a strategic level in; engagement, public relations, marketing and line management across the work of external engagement departments and securing effective relationships with stakeholders.

We are seeking candidates with experience, amongst other, of:- working in a large, complex organisation, heritage sites and visitor attractions; working collaboratively with a range of people from different backgrounds and delivering excellent customer care; working closely with relevant areas of works such as marketing, education, hospitality and retail; a track record of devising and delivering projects within budget and on time; a proven track record of commercial acumen and of taking measured risks; and experience of providing clear concise reports.

Research Development Officer, NATIONAL ARMY MUSEUM 

The Museum's mission is to tell the story of Our Army and the people who have served in it; to inspire, engage and educate, though our World Class Museum and Collections. Through our galleries and innovative exhibitions and public programme, the public can explore what it's like to be a soldier, why we fought in conflicts - past and present, and discover the impact the Army has had on our society.

We are looking for people to join us as part of our journey as an inspiring, vibrant and successful world-class Museum.

Full-Time, Permanent Position, London Based

We are seeking to appoint a Research Development Officer who will be responsible for proactively identifying, developing, and delivering external funding streams to support research and public history at the National Army Museum.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of securing external funding for a heritage, higher education, research institute, or similar organization, and experience of producing a case for support and other fundraising marketing materials.

Our vision is to build a vibrant and world-leading centre of scholarship by expanding our research agenda and growing our capacity. Identifying and securing external funding to support research activity, publications and fellowships will be essential to this endeavour.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 8th March 2023.

Senior Support Officer, THE NATIONAL GALLERY 

The National Gallery has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Information Systems Support Officer at the National Gallery. The successful candidate will have an important role to play in providing a proactive service to key business systems users at the National Gallery and supporting more widely the delivery of IT solutions and services consistent with the Gallery plans and strategy.

The successful candidate will maintain, update, and support the systems and be solutions focussed in offering a rapid resolution of IT problems and queries reported to the Help Desk and deliver new technology and system updates within agreed parameters.

Learning and Engagement Assistant, ROYAL BOROUGH OF KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA 

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.

Senior Exhibitions Project Manager, Galleries, ROYAL MUSEUMS GREENWICH 

Situated within a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Royal Museums Greenwich (RMG) is a collection of diverse historical sites. The sites are the National Maritime Museum, Cutty Sark, the Royal Observatory, and the Queen's House. We are a place to explore the sea, space, art and history, and our new strategy 'Charting Our Course'puts our people at the core of its success.

We are looking for someone to lead on the delivery of capital projects which will include enhancements to permanent galleries, displays and refurbishments across our unique sites. You will be overseeing the work of a Displays and Gallery Maintenance Co-ordinator and potentially an Exhibition Project Managers to ensure all projects are delivered on time, within budget and to agreed standards of quality.

You will need to demonstrate experience of managing substantial, high-quality exhibition or refurbishment projects within a museum, gallery, heritage or arts context, supervising design processes with internal and external teams, and working with budgets ranging between £10,000 and £1m.

Key elements of your role will include managing and monitoring project costs throughout the lifespan of each project, procuring and liaising with consultants and contractors, and collaborating with key stakeholders from across the Museum to ensure necessary input into the design and delivery of projects.

Core hours of work will be 36 per week, 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, with an additional hour to be worked as agreed upon with the line manager.

In return we offer a culture encouraging inclusion and diversity, pension, 25 days annual leave (rising to 30 after one year), training and development, an environment with flexible working options as well as many more.

Website Content Editor, THE BRITISH MUSEUM 

The postholder will take an important lead in working with subject-matter experts (SMEs) to create content for the website, particularly our Collection section. They will also be responsible for editing and uploading new content to the website, migrating content from various microsites, alongside day-to-day edits and changes as required by Museum activities.

They will collaborate with colleagues across the Museum, but especially in marketing, news, membership, interpretation and learning & national partnerships to ensure content is delivered in a clear, consistent and in the most impactful way for different audiences. They will support the Website Content Manager in implementing improvements to the website to help support the Museum's wider communications strategy.

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Producing and editing content for the website, including; Developing and creating new written content in liaison with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) e.g., long-form and short-form articles, blog posts etc from concept through to delivery.
  • Taking the lead on identifying potential new content, e.g., stories and articles using analytics and other tools.
  • Editing existing written content to fit brand and style guidelines, migrating this into the Drupal CMS.
  • Commissioning, assessing and selecting appropriate imagery to accompany content, using photo editing software, preferably Photoshop.
  • Coordinating photo/video shoots as and when required.
  • To follow the editorial style guide, tone of voice and writing for the web guide in updating or generating new content.
  • Archiving and/or deleting content where required.
  • Optimising web content to align with SEO and accessibility standards, helping other content writers across the Museum on SEO best practice.

About you:

  • Demonstrable 5 years of experience in content editing and production for large websites.
  • Effective copywriting, copy editing and proof reading of short and long form content, using appropriate guidelines.
  • Experience working with sensitive or controversial subject matter.
  • Good understanding of SEO and UX writing and best practices.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills, especially scheduling.
  • Experience of making creative decisions in live production scenarios.
  • Excellent communication both written and verbal.
  • The ability to manage and develop good relationships with external clients/customers.