Job opportunities (19.10.2022)


P/T Research Development Manager, NATIONAL ARMY MUSEUM 

The Museum's mission is to tell the story of Our Army and the people who have served in it; to inspire, engage and educate, though our World Class Museum and Collections. Through our galleries and innovative exhibitions and public programme, the public can explore what it's like to be a soldier, why we fought in conflicts - past and present, and discover the impact the Army has had on our society.

We are looking for people to join us as part of our journey as an inspiring, vibrant and successful world-class Museum.

(Part-Time, Permanent Position, London Based)

We are seeking to appoint a part-time Research Development Manager who will be responsible for proactively identifying, developing, and delivering external funding streams to support research and public history at the National Army Museum.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of securing external funding for a heritage, higher education, research institute, or similar organization, and experience of producing a case for support and other fundraising marketing materials.

Our vision is to build a vibrant and world-leading centre of scholarship by expanding our research agenda and growing our capacity. Identifying and securing external funding to support research activity, publications and fellowships will be essential to this endeavour.

Interviews will be held on Monday 28th November 2022.

Community Manager (Future Observatory), DESIGN MUSEUM 

The Design Museum is looking for a dynamic and creative Community Manager to manage and build the Future Observatory brand and to coordinate on all programme communications and funding announcements. The role will actively develop the Future Observatory's network and seek external opportunities for partnerships and programming.

The Community Manager will report to the Future Observatory Programme Manager with a dotted line to the Design Museum's Head of Communications and will work closely and collaboratively with the Design Museum communications department, as well as AHRC and UKRI communications representatives and partner researchers within HEI, industry and third sector partnerships. They will be responsible for all Future Observatory public outreach, including website content, newsletters, and social media content, and will work independently to identify opportunities for growth and expansion.

Senior Content Planner, THE NATIONAL GALLERY 

  • Work with the Head of Digital to set the strategic direction for digital content, content channels and community growth, so that they meet the needs of our audience and the Gallery's strategic objectives
  • Oversee the entire content production cycle - from ideation and production to publication and evaluation
  • Lead the development and management of the Gallery's content channels and online community of four million people
  • Responsible and accountable for the Gallery's brand, tone of voice and reputation across all content output and online channels including the website and social media
  • Lead on a rolling 12-month content plan across all digital channels Work with the Head of Digital to agree ambitious KPIs, ensuring that our content is data driven with actionable insights and regular reporting
  • Be an expert on social media and online content channels and think strategically and creatively about where digital content is going next, including virtual environments and online broadcasting
  • Build relationships with external digital partners including social media platforms and influencers
  • Lead on areas of in-Gallery interpretative content including exhibition films and audio guide content Lead on the development of new content-led webpages, providing content design support and expertise to the team, and be a key member of larger website development projects
  • Oversee the management of content on third party digital platforms including Google Arts & Culture and Smartify
  • Lead on the development of new online event formats, working with digital team and key colleagues across the Gallery to innovate in this area
  • Ensure the Gallery's content and communications better represent the communities the Gallery serves Line manage a team responsible for producing and publishing content, managing content channels, and building online communities
  • Advise colleagues from across the organisation and at all levels on how they can meet their content-driven objectives
  • Play a leading role in the Gallery's wider communications, advising on tone, messaging, and crisis communications
  • Play a leading role in upskilling the Gallery in digital communications and content production, including tone of voice, to build resilience and capability

Heritage Collections and Exhibitions Manager, LONDON BOROUGH OF BRENT 

Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent's diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.

The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us. We are also an Arts Council Priority Place and a National Lottery Heritage Fund Area of Focus. Bringing new project opportunities and funding into the borough'

The Post

Brent Museum and Archives deliver resident focussed services through permanent displays, rotating exhibitions, archives access and care, learning and events programmes. It is a priority for the service to engage widely and meaningfully with Brent's culturally diverse communities and increase representation of this rich history throughout our service.

This post is the senior manager for the heritage services and responsible for setting the strategic direction and operational work of the team, working with the Library, Arts & Heritage Manager. Programme development of exhibitions and events is a key part of the role in addition to management of the collections and ensuring our buildings and policies continue to achieve museum and archive accredited status. You will manage the heritage team and support their development and contribution to the wider offer. Community engagement is also key to this role and you will develop and deliver projects and exhibitions in partnership with community groups and individuals. The service programmes are delivered through grant funding and this role will also lead on fundraising within and beyond the heritage sector.

The Person

We are looking for an arts or heritage professional with experience of working with diverse communities and confidence in leading community engagement projects exploring cultural heritage. You will have excellent organisation, digital and planning skills and be a strong communicator with a range of audiences including community groups, elected members and funders. Team management and leadership skills are also key as is excellent knowledge of the museums and archive sector and standards.

Closing Date: 6 November 2022 (23:00)

Exhibitions Project Manager, DESIGN MUSEUM 

The museum is looking for a self-motivated and experienced individual to join the Exhibitions team to work on the delivery of high-profile exhibitions.

The Exhibitions Project Manager works alongside the curatorial and external design teams to ensure the production and installation of every element of the exhibition is successfully delivered, to museum standards, on time and to budget. They are responsible for the delivery of specific exhibitions, from concept development through to opening and post-opening maintenance. They are also responsible for the effective organisation and delivery of specific touring exhibitions including prospecting, communications with national and international venue partners, the management of tours including logistics, contracts, schedules, and budgets.

The role will suit an individual with previous project management experience in coordinating and delivering museum exhibitions with significant budgets. The successful candidate will be an expert communicator, adept at developing strong working relationships, both internally and with external delivery partners, to deliver engaging and commercially successful exhibitions and displays.

The role will work with a wide range of staff from across the museum along with external partners, contractors, and designers, managing sizeable budgets throughout all stages of the project. They will be responsible for managing a range of people including direct line management of junior project managers/exhibition coordinators, freelance contractors, and volunteers.