Job opportunities (19.1.2023)


Data Engineer (Data Ecosystem), NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM 

It has never been more important to make our towns and cities healthy and sustainable places to live. The Natural History Museum's Urban Nature Project (UNP) aims to give people across the UK, no matter who they are or where they live, the motivation and tools to safeguard nature in towns and cities, so that people and planet can thrive.

We need an experienced data engineer who can continue to develop a world-class science data product for the Museum and the UNP - the Data Ecosystem. The Ecosystem is critical to delivering our Urban Nature Project outcomes. This will give biodiversity scientists, community science participants, visitors, species enthusiasts, Museum partners and colleagues the ability to submit, validate, manage, enrich, query and explore UK biodiversity data from sources as diverse as acoustic sensors, biological observations and DNA samples.

You will take responsibility for the data architecture, data consistency and integrity and data security for the product. You will continue to develop and document the data pipeline through an AWS deployed cloud solution and use your experience to help shape the future direction of the product.

You'll be responsible for the internal data pipeline within the product that delivers a significant and long-lasting impact to the Museum's research, public engagement and community science programme. You'll work with colleagues across the Museum, from UK biodiversity experts to product colleagues and from data specialists to community science practitioners. You'll iterate and build out new capabilities that are part of a core science infrastructure, delivering the vision that you and the product team have defined.

A strong technical background as well as prior experience in delivering a complex data centric product and helping to develop and deliver a data infrastructure to meet user and business goals is essential.

Executive Director, DORSET MUSEUM 

Dorset Museum is one of the Southwest's leading cultural and heritage organisations. Located in the centre of historic Dorchester, the Museum houses around four million objects covering archaeology, natural history, geology, local history, literature, fine art, photography and library collections. The Museum's permanent collections include numerous items from the estates of Thomas Hardy and the sculptor Elisabeth Frink, as well as an extensive natural history range and internationally significant archaeological discoveries.

Now the Trustees of Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society (DNHAS), which owns and operates the Museum, are looking to appoint a new Executive Director at this exciting point in its history.

The Museum was transformed by a major capital project - Tomorrow's Museum for Dorset (2017-21) - and now boasts spectacular new galleries, a first-class space for temporary exhibitions and vastly improved facilities for learning and community engagement. The Trustees are now looking for a new Executive Director with the skills, drive and expertise to build on this incredible platform.

For the right person this is an excellent opportunity to really put Dorset Museum on the map - increasing its profile and impact in the region, growing its visitor numbers, and enhancing its influence as an important cultural asset in the county and beyond, while always putting the visitor experience at the heart of the Museum.

Strong candidates will be creative, proactive and strategic thinkers with sharp financial acumen and business management skills. They will have experience at CEO, Director or senior management level in an audience-focused organisation, with a demonstrable passion for cultural heritage. They will be confident acting as an ambassador for the Museum, and will build an energised and motivated staff and volunteer community.

Masterplan Programme Manager, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE 

As the principal museum of the University of Cambridge and the largest cultural venue in the region, The Fitzwilliam Museum acts as a crucial bridge between the University, the City and the rest of the world, and has an international reputation for extraordinary research, world class exhibitions, award-winning public programmes and significant collections spanning many cultures and centuries. The Hamilton Kerr Institute (HKI) is a sub-department of the museum and is one of the world's leading centres for teaching and research in paintings conservation and heritage science.

The Fitzwilliam Museum is entering the most exciting phase of its long history: a landmark transformation project to create a Fitz for the future that is inspiring, inclusive, scholarly and sustainable. The Museum Masterplan will develop and reinvigorate our spaces, connect with audiences onsite and digitally as never before, and revolutionise the ways our collections and research are experienced. Our Masterplan will be the forum through which we secure our future as a laboratory of ideas as well as the world's most significant university art collection.

The first phase of Masterplan feasibility work has been completed, and the museum is now working closely with the University Estates team, and colleagues across the Museum and the University, on the next stage. We now need to start building an internal client team to lead and support this programme of work.

The Masterplan Programme Manager is a new role to work alongside the Deputy Director, Masterplan, Exhibitions and Major Display Projects to lead the establishment and delivery of the Museum's Masterplan. The role holder will be central to leading and furthering the next stage of the Fitzwilliam Museum Masterplan. The role is varied, and will require a balance between rigorous planning, organising, documentation and reporting activities, with communication skills and appropriate methods of stakeholder engagement across a very broad range of internal and external contributors and decision makers, including major donors and the most senior levels in the Museum and the University.

We are seeking someone with expertise in project management and coordination ideally for a major project in a museum or heritage environment. Someone who has experience of project administration who is able to communicate with multiple stakeholders.

Head of Access & Inclusion, IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUMS 

This brand-new post will strengthen IWM's commitment to inclusion, equity, and diversity.

This post will oversee the effective implementation of inclusion initiatives across IWM.

The post will track delivery against the objectives set out in our access and inclusion strategy and in our public commitment to tackling racism in June 2020.

The post will work closely with teams across IWM including: The Executive Leadership Team, Senior Management Team, the Access and Inclusion Governance Board, and our Access and Inclusion Champions. The post involves liaison across all five IWM sites.

The post holder will have significant experience in implementing change to improve inclusion. Their experience will include delivering projects and programmes that increased equity, diversity, accessibility and/ or inclusion.

We are open to part-time and full-time applicants. Flexible working will be offered. IWM will consider a job share.

Key duties

You will be expected to work independently as well as across different teams in order to contribute to and deliver the priorities of IWM - using your knowledge, skills, talent and potential to the best of your ability.

You will focus at all times on delivering excellent customer service, ensure value for money at all times while being professional, courteous and demonstrating the behaviours and attributes expected of all IWM employees. You will also adhere to all corporate standards, and use corporate systems as directed to ensure consistency of service, brand and operational standards.

You will be expected to work across departments effectively, working with individuals, partners and where appropriate volunteers.

Finance Officer/Bookkeeper, BOW ARTS TRUST 

Bow Arts are seeking an experienced finance professional to join the Bow Arts team. The role holds a key position in the Core Services department overseeing the smooth running of the finance function for the Charity and its Trading subsidiary.

Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week, Mon to Fri 9am-5pm
Location: On-site Bow Arts office
Salary range: £28,000 - £30,000 per annum (dependent on experience)

Main Tasks

Monthly & quarterly management accounts

  • Maintain fixed asset/depreciation schedules and reconcile with SAGE
  • Manage the month end process and assist with the preparation of monthly and quarterly management accounts, including Balance Sheet and Cash Statements
  • Reconcile and process the monthly payroll journals into SAGE
  • Process receipts of grants and donations
  • Process quarterly Gift Aid claims, VAT returns and CIS returns
  • Maintain and manage schedules for depreciation, prepayments, accruals & deferred income - posting monthly and quarterly journals as required
  • Oversee any intercompany transactions and monthly reconciliation of these

Corporate Partnerships Manager, HARRIS HILL 

A brilliant national Arts institution is looking for a brand new Corporate Partnerships Manager to act as the Head of team's number two. You will be helping bring in a team total of £750,000.

This new senior post is within the Corporate Development team, reporting to Head of Corporate Partnerships. The role works closely with the wider Development team and across all departments of the organisation. This new senior fundraising role is a new business and account-management role, providing delivery of key partnerships, client management and financial reporting for the corporate sponsorship revenue line. Work will be particularly focused on support of the organisation's Bicentenary celebrations and fundraising programme to help meet a £10million revenue target.

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.