Job opportunities (17.1.2023)


Curator of Italian Paintings before 1500, THE NATIONAL GALLERY

 The curator seeks and recommends relevant new acquisitions and loans, and acts as the curatorial lead on exhibitions, collection displays and gallery refurbishment projects. The curator will participate in the Gallery's 'NG200' programme for its bicentenary in 2024, including 'The Main Event', 'National Treasures' and 'NG 200 for 200' projects.


The National Portrait Gallery houses a unique collection of all forms of portraiture of the people who have made or are currently contributing to British history and culture; the collection is the most comprehensive of its kind in the world. With around 2 million visitors each year prior to temporary closure for the Inspiring People project and a strong national and international presence through touring exhibitions and special projects, the Gallery is one of the country's most important and popular galleries.

Senior AV Technician
£32,000 per annum
Full-time, 40 hours per week
Fixed Term Contract End Date 31 January 2024

We are in search to fill a new role at the National Portrait Gallery, the Senior AV Technician will lead a small team to support the design, development, production and maintenance of AV-based visitor experiences for departments across the organisation. This includes the installation and maintenance of extensive in-gallery multimedia equipment, provision of AV services for a variety of corporate events and activities, and providing technical support for the large-scale onsite and hybrid public programme.

The successful candidate will be highly organised and have experience of working with internal and external clients providing technical support and managing various AV needs. This is an exciting opportunity to join the National Portrait Gallery and make an immediate impact.  

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.          

Building Supervisor (Specialist Crafts), NATIONAL TRUST 

Fancy being in a role that can really make a difference to the continuation of carpentry and joinery craft skills? Then the Specialist Crafts Buildings Supervisor role may well be just perfect for you.

Our joinery Specialist Craft Team support the North Region and has a base near Dunham Massey in Cheshire. The team is tasked with high quality joinery and carpentry skills to look after some of the National Trust's most precious buildings. We need someone to lead, develop and grow the team over the coming years ensuring that it's a great success. Working closely with colleagues in other disciplines you'll prioritise the potential tasks, lead, scope and plan the work and on occasion have a hands-on role. Your leadership will develop a team that is all about world class quality.

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Plan and supervise all aspects of building operations in both the workshop and on-site to a consistently high standard. You'll be responsible for managing risk and compliance and take a pro-active approach to all aspects of risk management of buildings and structures. You'll ensure risk assessments are undertaken in line with legislative requirements and Trust guidance and that workshops, stores, vehicles and equipment are safe and comply with appropriate regulations.

You'll complete and maintain records and paperwork accurately in accordance with National Trust policies and processes. Produce accurate tenders and specifications for the works required, obtain competitive material costs. You'll produce material cutting lists and place orders for all materials. Carry out all records and costing to provide an accurate summary of costs. You'll ensure cost effective use of financial resources and ideally be able to carry out joinery to the highest professional standard to support the team, as required.

You'll assist Building Surveyors in the formulation of annual repairs and maintenance requirements for properties and organising/monitoring routine maintenance tasks identified in this process.

Visitor Experience Officer, NATIONAL TRUST 

Have a passion for sharing the people stories from throughout history? We'd love you to bring your skills to the biggest conservation charity in Europe. With engaging stories to tell, there's always something to share with our visitors, and it will be your job to make sure we're doing that all year round. In this role you'll be responsible for the delivery of effective interpretation and engaging programming within the house, leading teams of volunteers to deliver tours and encourage visitors to dress-up and experience the house in costume.

In this role you can work your 30 hours per week flexibly over 4-5 days. This role is an operational role, where rotas are planned in advance and will include weekends.

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Working alongside the Collections & House Manager, you'll develop engaging and meaningful interpretation that can teach, move and inspire our visitors.

Understanding how and why we engage our supporters is key. Working with our spirit of place, you'll work with the visitor welcome team to link everything we do back to our cause and the on-going work we do. You'll deliver high standards of presentation at the property, and ensure all our communications with our visitors, from the first click on the website, to the posters and signs around the property are clear and consistent. As a champion of exceptional visitor experiences, you'll join a high performing team and will regularly be involved in the duty management rota helping run the visitor operation.

Print Sales Registrar and Logistics, The Photographers Gallery 

The Photographers' Gallery - Background

The Photographers' Gallery (TPG) champions photography for everyone. Located in the heart of central London and home to an international community of photographers, TPG explores photography in all its forms, with a diverse and critically acclaimed programme of exhibitions, events, courses and partnerships. Over the past five decades TPG has helped to establish photography as a recognised art form, introducing new audiences to photography and celebrating its place at the heart of visual culture.

Print Sales Gallery Objectives:

Our ambition for the Print Sales Gallery is to be the first point of call for anyone requiring information on collecting photography. We aim to build the confidence of new collectors, to provide established collectors and corporate collections with the expertise and resources to invest in great photography; and to discover and foster new talent by supporting photographers through the exhibitions and the sale of their work.

Team Objectives:

Develop the business to its full potential and to maximise earned income to ensure the Gallery's financial security. Build and enhance the Print Sales Gallery brand, identity and profile worldwide through our exhibitions programme, represented artists, press and international art fair attendance. Provide a welcoming, professional and knowledgeable face for the Gallery. Offer accessible advice to all levels of collectors about acquiring photography Support the represented photographers through the sale and promotion of their work Continually develop online sales and the Gallery profile online Uphold the vision and mission of The Photographers' Gallery through all other activities

Job Specification:

The Print Sales team is seeking a part-time registrar and administrator for the team, three days per week. You will work three regular days during Monday to Friday but you must be willing to work occasional weekend days to help cover other team members' annual leave.

The registrar will oversee all stock; ensuring that photographs entering and leaving the Gallery are accounted for and handled appropriately. You will assist the team in calendar organisation, and administration of sales of photographic prints, and logistical elements of sales, exhibitions, and art fairs.

The role requires an extremely well organised individual who can prioritise multiple tasks effectively and who can work meticulously with detailed spreadsheets and information. We also require that you are an excellent communicator that can work as part of a small team.

You will have the opportunity to liaise with both artists and visitors to The Photographers' Gallery and will be confident to answer general enquiries. Although sales will not be the primary objective of your role, you will be required to familiarise yourself with the represented photographers and be able to answer enquiries in the absence of another member of the department.

Property Ecologist, NATIONAL TRUST 

We're looking for someone with a real passion for nature conservation. The work of this role will ensure we clearly understand the state of nature on the estate and we will use this improved knowledge to guide conservation objectives and future restoration projects. We will be accelerating the creation of more species rich habitats and you will be an integral part of this ambitious and vital work.

From ancient trees to bees and butterflies, our places are full of life and we're working hard to safeguard nature for years to come. Nature recovery, protecting wildlife habitats, establishing new trees and reducing carbon emissions are just some of the things the National Trust are doing to respond to the climate emergency and nature crisis. We aim to restore thousands of acres of priority habitats and establish over 20 million trees before 2030.

What it's like to work here

Fashion-famous and full of colour, at 6,400 acres, Killerton is one of the National Trust's largest special places. Located close to the vibrant city of Exeter, the 18th century house, garden, parkland and wider estate welcomes in excess of 500.000 visitors a year. Its size and scale makes Killerton a truly wonderful place to work.

There is a dedicated, and award winning, countryside team that carry out conservation and access work throughout the property, ensuring that nature is thriving and that our visitors have the very best outdoor experience.

What you'll be doing

Reporting to the Countryside Manager, you'll be responsible for providing support and expertise in all aspects of nature conservation appropriate to Killerton. You'll help Killerton meet nature conservation targets in line with the Trust's ambition to improve the state of nature and increase access to the outdoors, focussing on opportunities for people and nature to connect. You'll plan, co-ordinate and deliver through others the conservation monitoring and recording systems to inform and direct management practices for site managers. You'll lead and work with staff, volunteers, external groups and contractors to help understand the current state of nature, and support multiple projects to restore species and habitats, taking everyone with you and communicating clearly along the way.