Job opportunities (20.2.2023)


Deputy Project Director - HMS Victory, NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE ROYAL NAVY

HMS Victory is the world's only surviving example of a first-rate line of battle ship from the age of sail. Since 2012, the National Museum of the Royal Navy has been leading the work to care for the ship and ensure its survival in perpetuity.

In 2022, the NMRN began work on a major programme of work, estimated at £40million over ten to fifteen years, intended to ensure the ship is in a condition to survive, outdoors, with a programme of planned maintenance, for a period of not less than fifty years. This exciting project draws together traditional craft skills such as shipwrightry and rigging with cutting edge technologies including Nano-science, structural analysis and 4D archaeological recording, all within view of the half-million visitors per annum that visit Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

As the programme of work increases, the Museum is seeking to expand its capacity to ensure the project sets new standards across the heritage sector. The postholder will deputise for the Project Director and play a key role in the ongoing development and delivery of the project.

Part Time Events and Music Programmer - Maternity Cover, THE NATIONAL GALLERY 

The National Gallery is currently looking for a Part Time Events and Music Programmer. The postholder will work with the Public Programmes team to help to achieve the ambitions and objectives of the National Gallery Learning Strategy by programming events and music performances for adults. This programme will help us to deliver our vision for Learning, Art Enriching Lives Enriching Art and our mission. Through our collection we will enrich lives by connecting art, people and ideas across centuries, countries and cultures.

Collections & House Manager, NATIONAL TRUST 

We have an exciting opportunity for a Collections & House Manager to work at 2 very different properties in Co Fermanagh, Northern Ireland - Castle Coole & Florence Court. You'll take a leading role in caring for, researching and innovatively interpreting these special places and their collections.

This role will be pivotal in ensuring we're always providing the best possible visitor experience and delivering a consistent approach of high standards of collection management and care across both properties.

This is a fixed term contract, initially for 9 months, but with the possibility of extension to 12 months.

Salary £29, 640 pro rata.

What it's like to work here

Approximately 2 hours from Belfast and Dublin, County Fermanagh is a rural community bordering the Republic of Ireland.

Both properties are set in wonderful landscapes; Castle Coole is the finest neo classical House in Ireland, with its exquisite architecture and collection, located on the edge of Enniskillen the county primary town. Florence Court is a classical Irish house, its fine interiors brought to life on our fascinating guided tours. The two houses feel very different; the grandeur of Castle Coole and the significance of its collection in a parkland setting, in comparison to Florence Court, with a warm homely feeling - its gardens and grounds set as they were when the property was a fully working Irish Estate.

Funding Manager, WELLCOME TRUST 

Wellcome is a global charitable foundation. We improve health for everyone by funding science, leading policy and advocacy campaigns, and building partnerships.

We plan to spend £16bn over the next ten years, funding new discoveries in life, health and wellbeing, and taking on three global health challenges: mental health, infectious disease and climate.

At the heart of our new strategy is the recognition that advances in health often come from unexpected sources, and that curiosity-driven discovery research is vital to understanding how life works. Discovery research is therefore a key part of the Wellcome strategy; providing researchers from different backgrounds the resources they need to take on big questions and overcome barriers to progress.

To deliver Wellcome's funding in discovery research, we are looking for Funding Managers to work in our Infection and Immunobiology, Genetic and Molecular Sciences, and Cells, Systems and Tools teams.

Your task is to ensure that grant applications submitted to one of our funding teams are managed, reviewed and awarded in a timely and efficient way. You'll be the person our community of researchers will turn to for guidance and advice. You'll have ownership of your own portfolio of grants from our suite of funding schemes, giving you exposure to innovative proposals from leading academics. This role offers a fantastic opportunity to be an integral part of a team ensuring that world-class research happens.

Assistant Curator of Artillery, ROYAL ARMOURIES MUSEUM 

The Royal Armouries is the United Kingdom's national museum of arms and armour and one of the most important collections of its type in the world, housed at its headquarters and flagship museum in Leeds, its historic home at the Tower of London, and the Victorian Fort Nelson in Hampshire.

We are seeking an Assistant Curator to work in the Firearms & Artillery Department, part of the Collections and Learning Directorate, based at Fort Nelson, Fareham.

Your main duties will be assisting the Curator of Artillery adding to the publicly available stock of knowledge of Artillery through cataloguing and promoting the subject through answering enquiries and disseminating knowledge. You will also assist the Curator in the day-to-day management of the collections, provide collections access, volunteer supervision and assist with exhibitions and research.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of working in museums and be passionate and knowledgeable about artillery. They will be an excellent team player who is hard working, open, thorough, adaptable, engaging and organised.

Brand & Campaigns 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.

Brand and Campaigns Manager - £37,850 (Plus Benefits)

(Full-Time, Permanent Position, London Based)

We are seeking a creative and confident Brand and Campaigns Manager to take the tactical lead on paid marketing activity at the National Army Museum. This is an exciting time as we undertake our Gallery refresh programme and build the Communications and Campaigns department. Enthusiastic, personable and motivated, our ideal candidate will thrive as part of a new team and will see their ideas come to life.

We are looking for someone who can manage dynamic and targeted campaigns that raise awareness of the National Army Museum. You will be responsible for championing the National Army Museum brand, tone of voice and visual identity. You will also be responsible for supporting the annual Chelsea History Festival and creating a network of local partners to grow the Chelsea area as a cultural destination.

The successful candidate will have at least 2 years' experience in a marketing or email campaigns role and confidently lead on end-to-end planning, developing, and deploying of campaigns. You will be a team player, enjoy interacting with external stakeholders, and possess an understanding of visual literacy and the principles of branding.

Interviews will be held on 15th March 2023.

Senior Creative Lead, Manchester Art Gallery 

As we celebrate our 200th year as Manchester's civic art museum (and our 140th year of being proudly part of Manchester City Council), Manchester Art Gallery is going through an exciting and transformational period of change.

We are seeking an inspiring Creative Lead to deliver this work. You will co-lead the gallery (alongside the Operational Lead, and reporting to the Head of Libraries, Galleries and Culture) to deliver cultural and organisational change in the way collections are used and understood, with and for the people of Manchester.

Over the next 4 years we are delivering a comprehensive programme of refurbishment across our three sites alongside an ambitious programme of collection review, research and recontextualization - the 'collection rethink'. This work will transform our public programme, putting the city's collection at the heart of everything we do. We want to unlock the rich potential of the collection to foster belonging and understanding, to unite cultures and communities through shared experience and common purpose. Through this programme of work, we hope to create the conditions for new understandings, ideas and knowledge that can make a tangible difference to people's lives.

We're looking for a leader with a passion for collections and people, who embraces methods of engagement beyond conventional modes of display and exhibition.

Head of Curatorial, Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park 

Compton Verney is an extraordinary place, that connects people with Art, Nature and Creativity. We are based in a Grade I-listed Georgian mansion amidst 120 acres of Grade II-listed Lancelot 'Capability' Brown parkland in Warwickshire. With six permanent collections (Naples, Northern European Art 1450-1650, British Portraits, Chinese, British Folk Art & The Marx-Lambert Collection) and a schedule of thought provoking contemporary and historic changing exhibitions and events, we are an accredited museum, and a registered charity.

For more information about Compton Verney, visit Twitter@ComptonVerney / Facebook /ComptonVerney / Instagram @Compton_Verney

Main Aims of The role:

This is an opportunity to work in an important management role in a leading arts organisation, within a friendly and hardworking team. This role reports directly to the Director of Creative Programme and is responsible for overseeing and delivering all curatorial activities across 5 temporary exhibitions per annum, 6 permanent collections and working closely with the team to develop public programmes.