Job opportunities (11.3.2023)


Systems Accountant, THE NATIONAL GALLERY 

The National Gallery is looking for a System Accountant to play an essential role in ensuring that we leverage the most from our enterprise systems. As the in-house Business Central expert, the System Accountant will lead on day-to-day activities to manage, maintain and enhance the Finance and Retail systems, including any integrations with other key systems including tills, warehouse, and ecommerce.

Acting as the first point of contact for system related queries, they will develop processes and reports within the system to further extend the range of tools used to inform the organisation as our requirements evolve over time, and provide support and training to ensure effective operation and the delivery of a high-quality service to the wider Gallery.

Full Time, Permanent

Application closes on Wednesday 22nd March at 11.45pm

Project Curator - Digital Dossier Programme, THE NATIONAL GALLERY 

The National Gallery is seeking a pro-active and knowledgeable individual to act as the key liaison within the Curatorial Department for its Digital Dossier Programme (DDP). This ambitious research infrastructure and knowledge-enabling change programme is a key element of the 'Research for Public Benefit' pillar of the National Gallery's 2021-26 Strategic Plan.

12 projects are scheduled to begin under the Programme's initial phase, to be delivered by the end of 2024, as part of the Gallery's bicentenary celebrations.

The post holder will work across individual DDP projects, leading the curatorial input to each; direct line management will be via a collection curator, and there would be a dotted line reporting to the DDP project manager.

The role is flexible, blending both in-house and remote working.

Gift Editor, THAMES & HUDSON 

We're so excited to be recruiting for a brand new opportunity to be our Gift Editor. Thames & Hudson is the leading global publisher of illustrated books on all aspects of human creativity, art and visual culture. We have ambitions to carry our ethos of quality and creativity into this new exciting gift and games line. To be successful you'll be a highly motivated editor with experience in a similar role and have a hatful of ideas for on-trend gifts, games and gift books.

Based in London, you will independently project manage a range of gift titles and illustrated books. Reporting directly to our Associate Publishing Director, and liaising closely with outside stakeholders to develop projects from concept to finished object.

Head of Commercial Operations and Development, Beamish, The Living Museum of the North 

Beamish Museum is looking for a Head of Commercial Operations and Development to join the team.

Beamish Museum shares stories about life in the North East through our first class collections and visitor engagement. The museum attracts c. 800,000 visitors each year with a strong local following as well as national and international visitors.

Commercial income and ideas generation is a key growth area for Beamish and secondary spend is critical to the museums operation and development. The museum has multiple retail, food and beverage outlets, with more currently in development stages within the 1950s and Georgian areas, including overnight accommodation.

We are seeking an experienced, highly motivated and creative person to lead the Commercial Operations and Development Team as Head of Commercial Operations and Development, generating increased offer and income streams, developing new bespoke lines and taking ideas forward.

The successful candidate will be a hands-on manager and leader, be creative and have experience of developing a commercial strategy and of growing a unique brand through licensing and trademark initiatives.

This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a world renowned open air museum, leading the Commercial Team, developing creative ideas for vital income generation and increasing returns to enable the museums future sustainability.

Beamish, the Living Museum of the North is a multi award-winning museum which puts people and the communities we serve at the heart of everything we do. It was founded in 1970 and holds important collections preserving the social, industrial and agricultural heritage of the region which are brought to life across a 350 acre site.

The museum is self-sustaining with a large diverse audience. We rely upon talented people who are able to demonstrate exceptional skills and personal characteristics to deliver the outstanding and immersive experience we offer to visitors.

HMS Victory Preservation Company Trustee, NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE ROYAL NAVY 

HMS VICTORY Preservation Company is looking to appoint up to two new trustees to join its Board of Trustees. We are specifically looking for people who have the following experience and skills:

  • Qualified Accountant with Senior/Director level experience or has demonstrable relevant experience within a Senior Finance Director role.


  • Communication and engagement experience who understands the importance of delivering interpretation strategies to a wide and varied audience.

The Company considers that having a strong mix of people on its Board of Trustees who represent a variety of backgrounds, experiences and expertise is vital to its purpose. Social equality, diversity and inclusion is thus central to our recruitment effort and ways of working. Amongst many other benefits, it enables us to reflect the public support and enables better collective decision making. The board also welcomes those new to trusteeship as relevant training will be provided.

Curator of Exhibitions, HENRY MOORE FOUNDATION

This is an excellent opportunity to work in an important curatorial role in a leading arts organisation, within a friendly and team-focused culture.

The Curator of Exhibitions works closely with the Head of Henry Moore Collections and Programmes and a small team of curatorial, registrarial and conservation colleagues to initiate and deliver a rich, inclusive and diverse programme of national and international exhibitions, loans and associated publications and events based around the Foundation's Henry Moore collections, to inspire and inform a wide range of audiences globally.

With a degree in the history of art or museum studies, the successful candidate will bring at least two years' experience in a museum or gallery environment, ideally gained in a role working with art collections and/or exhibition organisation. The post-holder will have a strong visual sense and excellent writing and proofreading skills. Great flexibility and willingness to travel are essential. Fluency in a foreign language would be an advantage.

If you are excited by this opportunity and, having read the job specification, you have the skills and experience to meet the requirements of the role, we would be pleased to receive an application from you. A recruitment pack and application form are available on our website, where further information can be found about the Henry Moore Foundation.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 10am Monday 20 March 2023

INTERVIEWS: Thursday 23 March 2023 at Perry Green, East Hertfordshire.


The post holder will support the Senior Research Manager and Research team in the identification, collection, organisation, and analysis of research information on prospective donors, supporters, and issues of strategic importance to Development and the wider V&A. Specialist research will be dedicated toward supporting FuturePlan capital fundraising and multisite programming at a pivotal moment for the museum, as it prepares to commence ambitious new programmes in Bethnal Green (2023) and Stratford (2024).

This role supports Development research across five key areas:

  • Research – identification, qualification and profiling of new prospects and existing supporters in expectation of cultivation touchpoints, external meetings, and major Development events and exhibition openings.
  • Prospecting – direction of prospect identification, tracking and cultivation for multiple simultaneous projects across the V&A multisite expansion, working in concert with Development fundraising teams.
  • Due Diligence – executing the V&A's due diligence gift acceptance policy through the production of necessary risk assessments, enabling the best possible safeguard against risks of reputational, financial, legal, and physical harm.
  • Data Analysis – initiating proactive analysis of the CRM database to support specific prospecting tasks, and to inform strategic planning.
  • Knowledge Management – monitoring prospects and supporters through public channels; developing research skills and best-practice research management among Development fundraising teams; and ensuring research is acquired, processed, and stored in a GDPR compliant fashion.

Besides these core responsibilities the role will support the wider Development department through the initiation, design, and execution of individual fundraising projects - from mass data analysis to in-depth strategic overviews – as directed by the Senior Research Manager and in concert with the Research Officer.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 26 March 2023 at 23:59.