Job opportunities (12.1.2023)


Programme Director, V&A Dundee 

V&A Dundee is Scotland's design museum, and our mission is to inspire and empower through design.

We have a shared vision of a future where everyone is inspired through design, recognising its far-reaching impact in our lives. We champion design and designers and want to share the infinite possibilities they bring as catalysts of creativity and change. Since opening in 2018, the museum has become an integral part of its home city, the UK's only UNESCO City of Design. This designation recognises Dundee's rich design heritage, its contemporary design sector, and its commitment to create a thriving, well-designed city for all. It connects Dundee to a global network of places and peers who celebrate and embed design.

The Programme Director plays a critical leadership role at V&A Dundee in delivering our new mission, vision, aims and priorities, including a new dynamic programme model, underpinned by a business plan that sets out our ambitions over the next five years. Key to delivering this is a talent for developing strong collaborations, partnerships and networks. We are looking for an exceptional candidate to lead our programme. Someone who can build on our work to date to develop and deliver an inspiring and innovative programme that generates joy, sparks curiosity, deepens our civic reach and champions design and designers. The successful candidate will understand the pivotal role that museums play in terms of their cultural, civic, social and economic influence, and their unique role in leading social change. They will be a creative, dynamic, collaborative and experienced leader with a deep passion and knowledge of design and museums.

This exciting appointment comes as we look to our 5th birthday in 2023 and beyond, as we seek to deepen our role and reach in Dundee, in Scotland, as part of the V&A family and across the world. At V&A Dundee, programme is defined in broad terms, comprising major ticketed exhibitions, a free offer of changing exhibitions and displays, Scottish Design Galleries, learning, UNESCO City of Design, a creative public programme of talks and events, V&A Dundee's innovative Design for Business programme, as well as our design research programme.

V&A Dundee particularly welcomes interest from people who bring characteristics or come from backgrounds that are historically underrepresented at executive level.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to V&A Dundee on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference DAVAN. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Friday 27th January 2023.             

Human Resources Systems and Data Administrator, TATE 

You will support the HR Systems & Data Manager and the people team in maintaining an optimising the people systems and data and provide support for regular and ad-hoc reporting so that people data can be used in a meaningful way. You will develop knowledge of our people management systems, assisting with administration and improvement of processes and acting as one of the first point of contacts in the organisation for people system and reporting queries. Proactive and productive, you will be supremely well organised and able to manage a varied workload and competing deadlines daily. You will be passionate about effectively managing relationships internally and externally. You will demonstrate a solution driven approach to problem solving and you will be used to using your own initiative to get things done.

Successful candidates will have access to a range of benefits, including 25 days annual leave entitlement, rising to 27 days pro rata after 3 years of service; an extra day off for your birthday each year; a cycle to work scheme; opportunities for blended and flexible working; free access to Tate exhibitions and other museums and galleries; Life Assurance; and a 'Defined Contribution' pension scheme with generous employer contributions. Successful candidates who are already members of the Civil Service Pension Scheme or have recently left the scheme may be eligible to remain as members of this scheme instead.


Wellcome Collection is a free museum and library that aims to challenge how we all think and feel about and experience health. Through exhibitions, collections, live programming, digital, broadcast and publishing, we create opportunities for people to think deeply about the links between science, medicine, life, and art.

The Wellcome Trust is a global charitable foundation. We improve health for everyone by funding science, leading policy, and advocacy campaigns, and building partnerships.

We plan to spend £16bn over the next ten years, funding new discoveries in life, health, and wellbeing, and taking on three global health challenges: mental health, infectious disease and climate and health.

These challenges need the bold science we support, but they won't be solved by science alone.

We are looking for an Editor to join our team on a 12-month fixed term basis (maternity cover)

Director of Collections, Ashmolean Museum 

Open since 1683, the Ashmolean Museum is the University of Oxford's museum of art and archaeology. Situated in the heart of the city, we are an iconic destination open to everyone, every day. With c.900k visitors a year pre-Covid, we are the most visited university museum in the world. The collections and archives at the Ashmolean are a global resource comprising over 1 million objects and works of art covering almost the entire span of human history, across four major curatorial departments: Antiquities, Eastern Art, Western Art, and the Heberden Coin Room. Amongst our world-leading holdings are the most significant Pre-Dynastic Egyptian collections outside Egypt, the earliest collection of Classical sculpture and inscriptions in Britain, and one of the world's finest assemblages of Western European drawings.

The Director of Collections is the most senior curatorial role within the Museum, sitting on the Museum's senior management group with responsibility for leading curatorial and collections strategy. They line manage the Keepers of all curatorial departments, as well as the Head of Conservation and Head of Digital Collections, and will themselves act as Keeper (supported by a deputy) of the Department in which their expertise sits. The post also carries a college fellowship; as a College Governing Body Fellow, the Director of Collections is expected to play an active role in the academic life and governance of the college.

Candidates for the role will bring a specialisation in one of the key areas of the Ashmolean's collection, with a track record of significant publication and an international scholarly reputation. They will have management experience, as well as a track record of planning, developing and delivering major exhibitions or projects, internally and jointly with other institutions.

We believe our strengths lie both in empowering individuals and teams to address fundamental questions of global significance, while providing all our staff with a welcoming and inclusive workplace that enables everyone to develop and do their best work. Recognising that diversity is our strength, vital for innovation and creativity, we aspire to build a truly diverse community which values and respects every individual's unique contribution.

Six Lectureships in the History of Art, COURTAULD INSTITUTE OF ART 

The Courtauld Institute of Art is the UK's leading institution for teaching and research in Art History and the conservation of paintings. It is also home to one of the finest small art museums in the world, which reopened to the public in November 2021 following a major renovation.

The Courtauld is embarking on a transformational period of renewal and growth, in support of our vision of being the world's most critically engaged, welcoming and generous institute for the study of art.

Following the recent appointment of seven new scholars in our History of Art and Conservation departments, and the announcement of Professor Mark Hallett as our next Marït Rausing Director, we are thrilled to be making six further appointments in History of Art. The History of Art department has an outstanding research and teaching record from Late Antiquity to the Contemporary with an increasingly global outlook, and embraces diverse theoretical approaches and methodologies.

These six posts, all of which are at lecturer level, are designed to enhance our dynamic, growing and distinguished community of art-historians, and to help the Courtauld inspire new generations of students for years to come.

Finance Business Analyst, THE NATIONAL GALLERY 

The Finance Business Analyst will proactively support budget holders in the delivery of strategic priorities, providing them with useful information, helping them to contribute to the Gallery's multiyear budgeting.

The ​Finance Business Analyst​ is an important and specialist role with responsibility for producing a range of management, regulatory and external reports, while also providing key support to produce the statutory accounts and during the audit. This role also provides key generalist support to the Finance team, as required, to ensure there is sufficient cover and assist during peak periods.

The role sits within the Finance team, reporting to the NGG Finance manager, as the Finance Business Analysts focus is National Gallery Global Limited. There are two other Finance Business Analysts within the Finance team, who report to the Finance Business Partner. 

Visitor Operations & Experience Manager, NATIONAL TRUST 

We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic Visitor Operations and Experience Manager to join our high-performing team at a busy historic property. Working alongside the General Manager and leading for the on-site visitor experience, operational delivery, events and fundraising, you'll bring knowledge and experience gained in other roles, to inspire your team and deliver great results.

What it's like to work here

Set on the edge of Exmoor, overlooking the Bristol Channel, Dunster Castle has been here for around a thousand years. These days this busy historic property welcomes around 200,000 people a year who come to enjoy its stunning setting and host of things to discover and do.

For more information about our property please visit

What you'll be doing

As a key member of the portfolio's leadership team, you'll be working collaboratively with colleagues to deliver great experiences for our members and paying visitors each and every day. You'll be leading a team of dedicated staff to deliver a substantial visitor income budget, through creative marketing and programming, whilst overseeing the excellent standards of visitor experience and welcome we're known for and which generate reasons for our supporters to return. You'll head up the daily operation of the site, including optimising staffing rotas, overseeing site presentation, fundraising, visitor information and consistency of service standards. You'll represent the portfolio in the local community and seek new partnership opportunities. As visitor champion, you'll keep abreast of customer feedback and work with your peers to constantly improve our offer. No two days will be the same as you balance strategic planning with operational delivery in a dynamic and challenging environment.

Internal Communications Consultant (Regional), NATIONAL TRUST 

You will deliver a powerful, compelling and effective internal communications strategy, which will bring the regional ambition, priorities and achievements to life, supporting the Regional Director, Lead People Business Partner and Regional Management Team, You will also work as part of our national "Internal Communications Network", leading on strategic communications and helping to tell the North's story beyond our region.

As a regional Internal Communications Consultant, you will have a fantastic opportunity to shape the way we communicate with the thousands of staff and volunteers who do so much to look after the beautiful places and spaces across the North region.

This role is a permanent full-time role and can be based from any of our regional offices in Altrincham/Manchester, York, Newcastle or Grasmere in the Lake District.

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Being the voice for all internal communications across the North, you'll work with senior directors to develop and manage the internal communication plan that will inspire staff and volunteers by bringing the regional ambition, priorities, and achievements to life.

You'll provide tactical and strategic internal communications advice to support and engage our people with our national and regional priorities. You'll partner with the regional senior management team, providing advice and support to ensure they best communicate to and engage with their teams.

Collection Steward - Woburn Abbey, WOBURN ENTERPRISES LIMITED 

Woburn Abbey, the ancestral home of the Duke and Duchess of Bedford, is currently closed to the public to facilitate the largest and most significant refurbishment and conservation programme in over 70 years. An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the curatorial team at this historic time.

You will provide technical assistance to the team and carry out object handling and collections moves, packing for transport or storage as well as creating new displays of works of art as directed. During our closure there are a number of loan exhibitions ongoing to UK museums, and you will support the delivery of these exhibition projects, including exhibition courier duties. In order to maintain the collections in storage and on display, you will undertake preventative conservation and documentation projects and lead on environmental monitoring and integrated pest management. In addition the role involves day-to-day housekeeping duties and annual deep-cleaning as part of our preventative conservation and housekeeping standards. As we work towards relaunching the Abbey visitor attraction in 2025 you will be a key-player in realising the installation of the major redisplay of the collections over 25 rooms open to the public.

The ideal candidate will have proven experience of working in a historic house or museum environment, with a flexible approach and good understanding of preventative conservation, ensuring excellent standards of housekeeping and collections care. The ability to undertake manual handling and work from heights is essential to this role.