Job opportunities (2.2.2023)


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.

Heritage Collections Information Assistant

House of Commons

The House of Commons is a unique and exciting place to work right at the heart of the UK's thriving democratic system.

Behind the scenes, the House of Commons Service is made up of more than 3,000 employees who support and facilitate the smooth day to day running of the House. They provide professional services to Members of Parliament, their staff, and the wider parliamentary community.

Operations and Services Manager, SPIKE ISLAND 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Spike Island team as Operations and Services Manager. We are looking for someone with excellent building operations and front of house management experience to take on this key management role at the heart of the Spike Island community.

Spike Island provides a home to a community of over 70 artists, designers, makers, as well as artist-led organisations and creative businesses. This role will be responsible for the smooth running of our busy building, including operations, services and contractual relationships. You will work closely and supportively with our internal community of tenants and building users while also ensuring that our audiences and other members of the public who visit our building have the best possible experience.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to Spike Island and we are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity in recruitment and employment. We consider diversity as a strength and are therefore keen to make our workforce more representative of the different backgrounds and experiences that make up our city.

We are looking for someone with knowledge and experience of efficiently managing the operations and services of a busy cultural or public building, and who can apply themselves to working with a broad range of stakeholders. You will bring enthusiasm for working with the operations team and other staff members, and you will be a strong communicator and negotiator with excellent customer service skills.

This is a varied role which is based on-site at Spike Island. Normal working hours are 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday, but this role will involve working occasional evenings and weekends according to the needs of the organisation, for which time off in lieu will be provided.   

Learning and Engagement Assistant, ROYAL BOROUGH OF KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA 

Job Summary: RBKC605782

Salary range: £29,364 - £33,510 pro rata per annum (actual salary £14,682 - £16,755 per annum)
Work location: London
Hours per week: 18
Contract type: 2x Temporary up to 12 months (with possibility of extension)
Vetting requirements: Enhanced DBS check
Closing date: 19th February 2023
Interview date: Week commencing 6th March 2023

About Us:

Making our museums meaningful for the widest possible range of people.
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea manages two of the most important house museums in London: Leighton House, the former studio-house of the Victorian artist Frederic, Lord Leighton; and Sambourne House, home of the legendary illustrator Linley Sambourne. These are an incredible resource and we run an evolving programme of events to ensure they are accessible and welcoming. From workshops and live music to lectures and outreach activities, we engage with the widest possible audience by devising a diverse range of activities and delivering them on site, off site and online.

The Role:

Supporting the Learning and Public Programme Manager, you'll develop and deliver learning materials and programmes to help people engage with the arts, heritage, culture and science through our museums. There will be a particular focus on schools and reaching out to people in the local community who are currently under-represented and those with additional needs, but your audience is potentially global. While it's often a practical, hands-on role, engaging face to face with the public, you will also be expected to contribute to vital administration, data gathering, evaluation and reporting.

PA to the Director of People, Culture and Inclusion, BARBICAN CENTRE 

About the role

We are London's Creative Catalyst for arts, curiosity and enterprise. Our values reflect our Purpose in that we are inclusive, sustainable, daring, connected and joyful.

The Barbican is an international arts, conference and education centre in the heart of the City of London. Across our theatres, concert halls, cinemas, galleries, business venues and public and community spaces, we spark creative possibilities and transformation for artists, audiences, and communities - to inspire, connect and provoke debate. We are the place to be and a place where everyone is welcome. Our impact is felt far outside our walls and ripples beyond the experiences we offer - locally, nationally and internationally.

We are looking for a motivated and professional PA to provide executive and administrative support to the Director of People, Culture and Inclusion, starting in April 2023.

In this role, you will promote the People, Culture and Inclusion office as a role model for the Barbican's management style and leadership, most importantly being a beacon for equity, inclusion and wellbeing. Sitting in the People Inclusion and Culture directorate will require the highest levels of sensitivity and care. You will be proactive, hands-on, enthusiastic and show initiative. You will demonstrate the highest level of customer service, and oversee and manage the People, Culture and Inclusion directorate including the management of the Directors' diary. Your other responsibilities will be many and varied, and include helping to prepare reports and presentations for a range of stakeholders, co-ordinating meetings, managing events, managing group mailboxes, producing agendas, action planning and establishing and maintaining good working relations with Directors and Heads of Departments.

Our ideal candidate will have previous experience of providing PA and admin support, and be capable of complex diary management, including travel arrangements. You will have extensive knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of software, excellent word processing skills, and a logical, numeric and analytical approach to your work.

A self-starter with the ability to work autonomously and independently, showing care and sensitivity, you will be ready to take the initiative to make decisions and solve problems. It will also be helpful if you have an understanding of HR and some of the protocols involved in working with Boards and committees

Closing date: 12 noon, Wednesday 08 February 2023.

As part of our commitment to increasing the diversity of staff within the Barbican we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from groups that are currently underrepresented, including people from Global Majority* backgrounds and disabled people. In recognising the positive value of diversity, we want to better reflect and understand the communities we exist to serve. Furthermore, we are members of the Disability Confident Scheme and guarantee to interview all disabled candidates who would like to be considered under this scheme and who meet the minimum essential criteria for the role. If you have a disability and need adjustments to the application process, please let us know.

Head of Communications, THE BRITISH MUSEUM 

About the Museum

The British Museum is unique in bringing together the cultures of the world under one roof, spanning continents and oceans. No other museum is responsible for collections of the same depth and breadth, beauty, and significance. Its eight million objects allow us to explore the extraordinary diversity of human cultures, from small communities to vast empires, to discover the many forms and expressions human beings have given to every aspect of life, and to realise how closely they are interconnected.

About the role

This is an outstanding opportunity to shape and lead the Communications team of one of the world's greatest cultural institutions at a key moment in its history. The Head of Communications will lead on delivering a strategic and proactive approach to communications with responsibility for promoting the national and global significance of the British Museum's collection and its programme, and the objectives of the Museum's ambitious Masterplan in support of the Museum's public profile, and its corporate strategic objectives.

About you

You will be educated to degree level, ideally with a further degree in Communications, Public Affairs or other related field and/or a recognised management qualification.

With extensive communications experience in a large and complex organisation, including experience in a senior communications role in a high profile cultural or HE institution, NGO or wider commercial sector. You will be able to demonstrate management experience, with a successful track record of building and developing high performance, as well as delivering and managing effective change.

You will also have a proven ability to lead, influence, negotiate and work collaboratively across a complex organisation, with success in getting people to work together effectively for the benefit of the wider institution. A strategic approach and an ability to show how your excellent judgement has been successfully deployed in your previous roles, will also be key.

You will be a confident, diplomatic and persuasive communicator with an open and inclusive style which inspires trust. You will also be able to provide evidence of your resilience and resourcefulness in solving problems and proposing solutions.

Key areas of responsibility

  • Supporting and acting as advisory on all leadership communications and, when appropriate, acting as the spokesperson for the Museum and as an ambassador at all times.
  • Supporting the development and delivery of a global, integrated communications strategy for the British Museum that presents a consistent and compelling account of the Museum and its collection to relevant audiences in the UK and around the world through traditional and digital media.
  • Leading, managing, motivating and developing the members of the Communications department.
  • Working collaboratively across the Museum to ensure that accurate and attractive content is captured, developed, and presented consistently and efficiently to ensure maximum impact.
  • Identifying and planning strategic engagement with key stakeholders in the media in support of the Museum's objectives.
  • Developing and implementing where necessary a crisis communications and preparedness plan.
  • Supporting income generation across the Museum.
  • Overseeing responses to high-level media requests, press conferences, media lunches and interviews, and special events.


The Museum offers a competitive benefits package including, but not limited to:

  • Membership of one of the Civil Service Pension schemes
  • Generous holiday and parental leave entitlement
  • Professional and personal development opportunities
  • Free entry to a wide range of museums and exhibitions
  • Occupational health service and Employee assistance programme
  • Interest free loans for season tickets, bicycles and rental deposits
  • Discounts at British Museum shops and catering outlets and with local and national businesses

Senior Curator of Collections & Research, HENRY MOORE FOUNDATION 

Location: Henry Moore Foundation, Perry Green, Much Hadham, Hertfordshire SG10 6EE - 30 miles north of London, between London and Cambridge

This is an excellent opportunity to work in an important management role in a leading arts organisation, within a friendly and team-focused culture.

After the Head of Department, the Senior Curator is the second most senior post in the Henry Moore Collections & Programmes team. The post-holder will oversee the care and presentation of the Foundation's collection and archives at Perry Green and digitally; and lead research activities on Henry Moore.

Our ideal candidate will have a post-graduate qualification in history of art, museum studies or similar, plus min 5 years' experience in a curatorial role in a museum/gallery, with 3 years as a line manager, and an in-depth knowledge of 20th century art, ideally with a good knowledge of sculpture and a strong interest in Henry Moore. DBS clearance will be required as this role will have Known Consignor status. We are happy to consider some homeworking in this role.

If you are excited by this opportunity and, having read the job specification, you have the skills and experience to meet the requirements of the role, we would be pleased to receive an application from you. A recruitment pack and application form are available on our website, where further information can be found about the Henry Moore Foundation:

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 10am Monday 13 February 2023.

Manager of The Guildford Institute (Maternity Cover), The Guildford Institute 

The Guildford Institute is looking to recruit a Manager as maternity cover to work on and oversee all aspects of the delivery and development of our vibrant cultural organisation.

We're looking for someone with a passion for the aims of our charity to enthusiastically help The Guildford Institute adapt and respond to new possibilities. Like many charities, our organisation has faced challenges due to the pandemic and we are looking to take the next steps to continue to build on the strength of our community hub.

The post-holder will manage a small, friendly team and will have an interesting role which provides plenty of scope for originality.

What is The Guildford Institute & What Do We Offer?

The Guildford Institute's mission is to provide an educational, cultural and social community hub in the heart of the town offering a special place for people of all backgrounds to meet, learn and explore. The termly programme includes a range of activities, such as courses, talks and events. We are also a room hire venue, plus home to a historic Library and a vegetarian restaurant V Café.

In addition to working within a friendly team on a wide variety of projects, the post-holder will have the opportunity to interact with a vast number of local community members from within our central-Guildford location. Further benefits offered to our professional team include a highly-generous annual leave allowance and discounts on Institute courses and events.