Job opportunities (15.9.2022)


Development Manager, Grants & Foundations, WHITECHAPEL GALLERY

Whitechapel Gallery is a touchstone for contemporary art internationally, playing a central role in London's cultural landscape in one of the world's most vibrant contemporary art quarters. For over a century, Whitechapel Gallery has engaged young and diverse audiences by premiering world-class artists from modern masters such as Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, and Hannah Höch to contemporaries such as Zarina Bhimji, William Kentridge and Cindy Sherman.

This is a unique opportunity to join the Development Team of one of the world's most pioneering art galleries at an exciting stage in its 120-year history. Reporting to the Director of Development, and working closely with incoming Director Gilane Tawadros and colleagues across the organisation, the successful candidate will oversee fundraising from charitable trusts, foundations and statutory bodies, including local councils and international embassies. This role offers the potential to steward and develop many longstanding funding partnerships while also cultivating and securing new supporters for the Gallery's exhibitions, education and community programmes and other priorities.

As part of a dynamic, ambitious and collegial Development team, the Development Manager, Grants & Foundations will play a role in helping to raise over a third of the Gallery's income. We are looking for someone who is a collaborative team player but also works independently and welcomes applications from those with the demonstrable potential to grow in this position and play a vital role in the Gallery's continued success.

Please complete the application form and equality & diversity monitoring forms, and return to by noon on Wednesday 21 September.

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Raise funds towards the Gallery's core education and exhibitions programmes from trusts, foundations and statutory funders, with priorities agreed with the Director of Development
  • Manage key relationships with major charitable trusts & foundations and statutory funders, delivering proposals from conception to application and providing all follow-up and reporting, including delivery of benefits
  • Alongside the Director of Development, agree on strategic priorities for fundraising from these bodies, including capital renewal and endowment fundraising

Prospecting, Cultivation and Stewardship

  • Work closely with colleagues across the organisation to understand the organisation's activities and build compelling, specific cases for support for grant applications and proposals
  • Research new charitable trusts & foundations, and statutory bodies, both in the UK and overseas, to contribute to the pipeline of donor prospects
  • Contribute to team-wide Prospect Meetings to identify potential funders and strategise about best approaches
  • Work with the Development Team to identify the best opportunities for cultivation and stewardship of prospects and donors


  • Maintain up-to-date records of correspondence with all trust, foundation and statutory donors and prospects Ensure the highest standards of data capture are maintained on Raisers Edge, ensuring complete, accurate and up-to-date information on all donors and prospects. This includes, but is not limited to, information on giving history, relationships, contacts, proposals submitted, etc
  • Ensure donor's accreditation requirements are consistently recorded and fulfilled
  • Maintain high standards in financial processes and record-keeping, including the administration of Gift Aid declarations where relevant, processing of payments and storage of personal data in a way that is consistent with GDPR and other relevant legislation and best practice.
  • Prepare tailored profiles of assigned donors and prospects and briefing materials for visits by donors


  • Participate in Gallery-wide events, as well as representing Whitechapel Gallery at public events, meetings and networking, acting as a professional and articular ambassador of the Gallery
  • Remain informed about best practices within the arts and culture fundraising sector and developments within the professional landscape
  • Carrying out any other duties as deemed appropriate by the Director of Development

Exhibitions Manager (National Touring) - Maternity Cover, THE NATIONAL GALLERY 

The Exhibitions Manager post is responsible for the organisational management and delivery of specific national touring projects within the gallery's exhibition programme.

Senior Collections and Monument Officer, NATIONAL TRUST

Are you a proven manager of collections or houses with a love of history and archaeology? The teams at Chedworth Roman Villa and Lodge Park are looking for an enthusiastic individual to bring their conservation knowledge to our properties. We need someone who can champion fantastic collections care and practice, while contributing to the day to day running of the sites and engaging with visitors to create memorable experiences.

Internally this role will be known as Senior Collections & House Officer. We're open to employees of the trust filling this role on a secondment basis if desired.

What it's like to work here

This role will be split 4 days per week at Chedworth Roman Villa and 1 day per week at Lodge Park. To reflect this unique role the post holder will use the title Senior Collections and Monument Officer but please refer to the Senior Collections and House Officer profile attached to this advert. This will outline the role responsibilities.

 Head of Music Collections, BRITISH LIBRARY 

The British Library holds a world famous collection of printed and manuscript music, music recordings, concert programmes and books and periodicals on music.

This role offers an exciting opportunity to lead on developing, managing, promoting and making accessible the Library's Music collections. As Head of Music Collections you will oversee all projects and activities relating to all published and unpublished music (excluding sound recordings), leading the curatorial music team and managing associated budgets.

You will play a leading role in developing future major programs and partnerships, both nationally and internationally, working collaboratively across the Library and with external partners. You will lead the interpretation, promotion and making accessible of the collection to diverse users and audiences through public engagement activities, documentation and digitisation projects, research, exhibitions, and cultural events.

You will have a first degree (or degree level qualification) in a discipline relevant to Music collections and a deep knowledge of music manuscripts and publishing, exemplified by a research or other relevant output. You will have experience in managing heritage and contemporary collections in a library, archive or museum setting, and in managing relevant resources and/or projects. You will have an established reputation in the field of music studies, a wide network of high-profile contacts, and experience of cultural diplomacy. Proven leadership and human resource management skills, as well as excellent communication and organisational skills are essential to this post. A recognised qualification in Librarianship, Information Science, or Archives is also desirable.

As one of the world's great libraries, our duty is to preserve the nation's intellectual memory for the future and make it available to all for research, inspiration and enjoyment. At present we have well over 170 million items, in most known languages, with three million new items added every year. We have manuscripts, maps, newspapers, magazines, prints and drawings, music scores, and patents. We make our collections and programmes available to all. We operate the world's largest document delivery service providing millions of items a year to customers all over the world. What matters to us is that we preserve the national memory and enable knowledge to be created both now and in the future by anyone, anywhere.

In return we offer a competitive salary, support flexible and hybrid working and offer a number of excellent benefits. Our pension scheme is one of the most valuable benefits we offer, as our staff can become members of the Alpha Pension Scheme where the Library contributes a minimum of 26.6% (this may be higher dependant on grade). Another significant benefit the Library provides is the provision of a flexible working hours scheme which could allow you to work your hours flexibly over the week and to take up to 5 days flexi leave in a 3 month period. This is on top of 25 days holiday from entry and public and privilege holidays.

Closing Date: 09 October 2022

Interview Date: 31 October 2022

Digital Learning Producer, Historic Royal Palaces

Digital Learning Producer (Schools Content)
Full-time - 2 year fixed-term contract
Tower of London with travel to Hampton Court Palace and flexibility with home working
Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) is a team of people who love and look after six of the most wonderful palaces in the world. We create space for spirits to stir and be stirred.
We have an ambition to grow and develop our online provision for schools, offering relevant and engaging digital content for all Key Stages that reaches a nationwide audience. Our aim is to enable teachers and students to access heritage of national significance, expanding the reach of our schools programme and raising awareness among the education sector of HRP as a provider of high-quality content for learners.
As the Digital Learning Producer, you will lead on the definition and scope of a new programme of work, supported and guided by the Digital Engagement and Schools Content teams. Using your extensive experience of digital content production, you will oversee the planning, production and delivery of new digital content and resources. Your knowledge of the National Curriculum and current best practice in teaching will help to ensure the content and resources we create meet the needs and expectations of teachers and learners.