Job opportunities (15.2.2023)



Portsmouth Museums operate six accredited museums - Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery, the award-winning D-Day Story (home to the Overlord Embroidery and Landing Craft Tank 7074), Charles Dickens' Birthplace, Southsea Castle, Cumberland House Natural History Museum and the Eastney Engines. Entry is free apart from The D-Day Story and Charles Dickens' Birthplace. The service cares for a wide range of collections, including social, military and natural history, archaeology and art. The service also cares for the Richard Lancelyn Green Bequest Conan Doyle collection. The service works closely with Arts Council England and is keen to continue to develop the relationship. As part of the regeneration of the city centre and Portsmouth Museums Strategy 2022-2026 there is potential to develop momentum for a new Museum of Portsmouth in co-production with the city's communities.

Following retirement of the previous postholder, this is a unique opportunity to develop your career in the cultural sector and play a key role in the future of our city.

Digital Content Manager, DESIGN MUSEUM 

The Design Museum reopened its doors in a newly refurbished home in Kensington in November 2016. Over six years and 5m followers later, the museum is looking for an exceptional Digital Content Manager to lead every aspect of the museum's digital communications effort and to look after the organisation's digital estate. It is a fantastic time to be joining the museum as we reassess post-pandemic what digital means for us as an organisation and look to truly embrace its potential.

The role will suit a highly motivated individual wishing to work in a fast-paced and multifaceted cultural environment, who is passionate about the power of design, and wants to share compelling stories to bring that passion to others.

Job Scope

The Digital Content Manager is responsible for taking visitor-targeted rich content from concept to publication by collaborating with a diverse team of staff and freelance contributors. Their main responsibility is leading the museum's social media channels, developing content, and driving engagement to our 5m+ social media following. They will take ownership of both content strategy and production, ensuring discoverability, accessibility, relevance, and quality to drive awareness and excitement around the museum's programmes and commercial activities.

They will be responsible for line-managing the Digital Officer and work closely and holistically with the marketing and PR teams to manage the museum's website, social media channels, e-CRM, and relationships with influencers. Ensuring a joined-up user experience across all digital touchpoints, the Digital Content Manager will work to maximise opportunities for engagement and conversion whilst continually learning from our audiences. They report to the Senior PR and Media Manager.

Job description
Social media

  • Lead on the planning, execution and distribution of social media content, and day-to-day management of the museum's social media channels.
  • Create social media plans and programmes promoting major exhibitions, displays, public events, learning programmes, and retail and merchandise to support audience development goals, drive ticket sales and other commercial and business objectives.
  • Own the museum's relationship with influencers, content creators and key ambassadors.
  • Lead on the planning and delivery of an influencer preview to accompany each major exhibition.
  • Oversee and provide editorial guidance to all internal Design Museum accounts managed by other teams (for example Ardagh Young Creatives, Events) to ensure their content adheres to brand guidelines
  • Work with the Development and Marketing teams to ensure reach and engagement objectives around partnerships and sponsorships are met.

Digital content

  • Manage the museum's overall Content Plan with support from the Head of Marketing and Communications and the Senior Media and PR Manager.
  • Initiate and manage digital content collaborations with external designers, influencers, creatives, and organisations.
  • Work closely with the exhibitions team, exhibitors, and partners to advise on digital content and products for major exhibitions, such as virtual tours and takeovers.
  • Produce regular digital assets and deploy across digital screens in the museum using Spinetix.
  • Produce digital content in-house: film and edit videos; record and edit audio; design digital assets including animations; photograph workshops, influencer views and any ad-hoc events as required.
  • Ensure that digital content and platforms adhere to accessibility standards and best practice for diversity and inclusion.
  • Manage the museum's content on the Bloomberg Connects app, from content conception and CMS upload to regular reporting.


  • Set measurable goals for campaigns, report on their success, and share learnings to be implemented into future content creation.
  • Compile social media reports, using tools like Sprout Social, and Google Analytics.
  • Regularly present social media results, insights and learnings to the wider marketing and communications team, and senior stakeholders as necessary.
  • Keep abreast of digital and social media developments and trends to share with colleagues and inform professional practice.
  • Ensure that the museum's digital output promotes inclusion and access, reflects a range of experiences, and builds on the museum's audience development goals to make the impact of design visible to all

People management
Line-management of the Digital Officer, providing them with direction and leadership to ensure the delivery of the digital strategy
Continual development of your direct reports, recognising success and addressing areas for development, supported by the annual appraisal process
Lead by example to demonstrate and embed the museum's values within the team and the wider museum
Work with and support volunteers to ensure their full integration into the museum

Independent Chair / Gadeirydd Annibynnol - National Contemporary Art Gallery Wales

The Chair has a pivotal role in leading the Project Board. As Chair, you will work closely with Welsh Government, Arts Council of Wales, Amgueddfa Cymru and the National Library of Wales to deliver a distributed National Contemporary Art Gallery for Wales. This requires a highly committed, enthusiastic and motivated individual who can steer the Project Board through the challenges facing the visual arts sector during tough economic times. We are looking for a person who recognises the significance of the opportunity to create a National Contemporary Art Gallery,

The role of the Chair will be to:

  • Provide effective leadership for the Project Board and represents the views of the Project Board to Ministers and the general public;
  • Act in a way which promotes high standard of propriety and public finance and ensure that the Project Board's activities are conducted efficiently and effectively.

Application is by CV and a brief covering letter (no more than two sides of A4) addressing the requirements of the role, along with the contact details of two references and an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Monitoring Form. If you would like to submit your application in an alternative format, such as voice note or British Sign Language video, please contact us first.

Applications should be sent to: by 12:00pm (midday) on 10 March 2023.

Museum Administrator, ROYAL COLLEGE OF MUSIC 

Founded in 1882, the Royal College of Music (RCM) is a world leading music conservatoire with a prestigious history and contemporary outlook. Our excellence was recognised as we were ranked the global top institution for performing arts in the 2022 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

The College also holds a designated collection of over 15,000 historical musical instruments, portraits of musicians, early prints and drawings related to the history of British and European music. These are made available to the public in new spaces recently built with the support of the National Heritage Lottery Fund. They include a permanent display, a temporary exhibition area, a learning and engagement centre, a climate controlled performance space and a research centre with facilities for conservation and digitisation.

We are looking for an energetic and brilliantly organised administrator to support the activity of the department, manage the volunteer and collaborate in the delivery of an ambitious programme of activities, performances and research.

As our ideal candidate:

• You should have experience of working in a Museum and be familiar with ACE Accreditation standards.
• You should be a well organised, flexible person, able to plan in advance, work on multiple projects and adapt to unexpected changes.
• You should be a team-worker, able to be independently responsible for relevant projects, but also efficiently and empathetically support the activity of other members of the department and of the volunteers.
• You should have an interest in music and musical heritage.
• You should have excellent IT skills in the main MS Office applications, and particularly MS Excel, and be ready to learn other software/digital resources used by the department, eventually being proactive in suggesting organisational improvements.
• You should have experience of managing budgets and accounting.

This post is offered on a permanent, full-time, basis and is available from March 2023.

For full details of this position please read the Applicant Information Pack, available to download from the RCM website.

To apply, please complete our 1) Application form and 2) Equal Opportunities form (available to download from the RCM website) and submit in Word or PDF format by email to recruitment.

CVs without an application form will not be accepted. Please ensure that you include the Job Reference Number when submitting your application.

The RCM is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and to promoting a diverse and inclusive environment for all our staff, students and visitors.

Building Duty Manager - Fixed Term Contract, ROYAL ALBERT HALL 

The Royal Albert Hall is recruiting for an enthusiastic and experienced Duty Manager to join our Visitor Services team.

We are seeking to recruit two confident and proactive part-time Duty Managers to undertake a minimum of 12 Duty Management shifts per month each. The role of Duty Manager involves leading a team of staff to ensure we deliver high quality service to the Hall's customers and event promoters. The Hall hosts events 7 days per week and for this role, shifts will usually be rostered on Saturdays or Sundays, and therefore good availability for weekend shifts is essential. Duty Managers act as the nominated representative of the Hall, having ultimate responsibility for the safety of the public and coordinating any potential evacuations. They also ensure that the standard of service offered to all our visitors is of the highest quality so that collectively we can inspire artists and audiences worldwide with the magic of the iconic Royal Albert Hall.

With responsibility for the safety and comfort of up to 6000 people, excellent customer service skills and sound knowledge of health and safety practices are essential. The ideal candidate will have previous duty management and / or supervisory experience in a fast-paced public-facing venue and will have the gravitas and credibility to inspire confidence in others and make informed and significant event-related decisions.

This is an exciting opportunity for individuals wishing to further their career in the Visitor Services sector at a world-class venue.

To see the recruitment pack for more detailed information about this role.

The closing date for all applications is midday Monday 20th February 2023.