Job opportunities (21.2.2023)



The RWA, Bristol, is seeking an experienced exhibitions professional to join our small, friendly and dedicated team, using our outstanding exhibition spaces and newly transformed facilities to deliver a distinctive, stimulating and sustainable artistic programme. As a member of the Senior Management Team, the post-holder will contribute to the delivery and ongoing review of our Business Plan, working with the Director to deliver the RWA's artistic programme against its objectives and targets.

Reporting to the Board's Programme Committee and advised by our Exhibitions Committee, the Head of Exhibitions will lead the delivery of exhibitions both throughout the RWA and elsewhere, encompassing both contemporary and historic visual art, and ranging from commissioning emerging artists to managing GIS loans. They will work with our Academicians, external curators, museums and galleries and private collectors to manage the delivery of exhibitions that are international in scope while engaging with the remarkable history and cultural vibrancy of the RWA and the south west region, ensuring that shows are accessible and relevant to our wide audience.

The Head of Exhibitions will oversee the delivery of the RWA's ongoing vision and strategy for exhibitions, including the development of touring exhibitions. They will also lead on the management and use of the RWA's permanent collection, including supporting curation training at all levels.

Application is by CV and covering letter, outlining in detail how you meet the post requirements and examples of your relevant experience, and giving details of two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer/line manager.

Closing date: Monday 6 March 2023

Interviews to be held w/c 13 March. 

Senior Officer, Financial and Risk Analysis, EmployerARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND

Senior Officer, Financial and Risk Analysis (IC11)

Contract: Permanent, working 35 hours per week (Arts Council also recognises the benefit of flexible working as a valued part of the way we work, and welcome applications from individuals who require flexibility)

Salary: £33, 708 per annum plus benefits including a final salary pension scheme, generous annual leave, and flexible and hybrid working.

Location: Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds, Birmingham, Nottingham, Cambridge, Brighton or Bristol.

(The role will be based at an office base listed; however, we are operating a hybrid way of working and support our staff to make use of remote working options when combined with regular on-site contact days with other members if the team, normally 1-2 days a week)

Do you have Financial and Risk Analysis experience, and are you looking for a new opportunity? Arts Council England is seeking a flexible, full-time Senior Officer (Financial and Risk Analysis), and the role comes with an attractive salary of up to £33,708 p/a and a benefits package

The Funded Organisations team oversees the Arts Council's Investment in National Portfolio Organisations (NPOs) and Investment Support Organisations. It is responsible for the design and principles of delivery of these programmes. It also provides guidance materials and advice to colleagues.

In your first few weeks in this Senior Officer role, you can expect to:

Provide expert advice on financial and risk analysis in relation to our assessment and monitoring of funding agreements. Manage the day-to-day monitoring of the risk of Arts Council funded organisations' investments. Work closely with colleagues in other Funding Programmes and Investment Centre teams and with Arts Council Area and Policy colleagues at all levels.

To apply for this Financial and Risk Analysis role, you will need relevant experience in a similar role. You will also require the following:

Experience managing and monitoring of the risk of Arts Council funded organisations' investments. Experience providing expert advice on financial and risk analysis in relation to our assessment Experience monitoring of funding agreements

In return for your passion, collaborative approach and commitment, you will receive a generous salary and benefits package and join a friendly and inclusive culture.

If you would like to have a chat about the role, please contact Alex Middleton, Senior Manager, Funded Organisations (

Finance Business Partner, The National Railway Museum 

Are you a qualified accountant with experience of reporting for major projects? Are you able to convey financial information to non-financial colleagues in a clear way?

About us

The Science Museum Group (SMG) is the world's leading group of science museums. We share our unparalleled collection spanning science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine with over five million visitors to our five museums each year.

You can find out more about working for us on our website. The National Railway Museum (NRM) is home to iconic locomotives and an unrivalled collection of engineering brilliance. It is dedicated to igniting our visitors' curiosity about the people, places and engineering marvels behind the railways. The museum is currently engaged in a six-year transformation programme, Vision 2025, that will create a global engineering powerhouse and a reinvented, 21st-century attraction, with new buildings, galleries and public spaces.Our finance team are motivated to be trusted financial advisors, business experts and influential voices in the wider organisation. To achieve this, we take an interest in our museum partners and their activities, help them to make the best use of our Group's financial resources and encourage them to be self-reliant in their engagement with our finance systems and processes.

Senior Marketing & Communications Officer, NATIONAL TRUST 

This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic marketing and communications person to join our teams within our North Yorkshire and Tees Valley portfolio. As Senior Communications and Communications Officer, you'll lead the development and delivery of the communications and Marketing plan in line with our national strategy. You'll be responsible for promoting our special places within the portfolio creatively and effectively.

You'll join us on a permanent part time (30 hours per week) contract. Every day will be different - your 'base' can be at either Nunnington Hall or Ormesby Hall, but you'll cover the whole portfolio, spending time working with colleagues at other sites when required.

If you have any questions about this role please contact:

Interviews will take place 13th March at either Nunnington Hall or Ormesby Hall.

What it's like to work here

You'll be working with teams across multiple sites, volunteers and regional consultancy colleagues, who all have a shared passion for the work of the National Trust.

The North Yorkshire and Tees Valley portfolio includes Ormesby Hall, Middlesbrough; Nunnington Hall, Helmsley, Rievaulx Terrace, Helmsley and the North York Moors (including Roseberry Topping) and an 11-mile stretch of the Yorkshire Coastline.

Despite the size of the portfolio, you will be part of a close-knit property team and will gain a real insight and understanding of the work we are doing to look after these special places and help to share that with the thousands of visitors who enjoy these places in all seasons.

You'll work closely with our property teams, especially our visitor experience officers at Ormesby Hall and Nunnington Hall. You'll also be part of a wider network of Yorkshire and North East marcomms property colleagues and work closely with our regional marcomms team in the regional consultancy.

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.

Property Curator, NATIONAL TRUST 

We're looking for a thoughtful and creative leader to set the curatorial direction for the future of one of the National Trust's most significant Mansion Properties.

You'll line manage the Collections & House Manager and will be part of the Property Leadership Team helping to deliver our ambitions for the future of Oxburgh Estate.

Exciting times lie ahead as we look at new ways of curating our collections, to ensure our interpretation and programming is dynamic and relevant to a diverse audience.

Oxburgh Estate has a rural location, please think about how you'd be able to get here for work, before you apply for this job.

This romantic 15th century manor house has the 'wow' factor. With its castle-like exterior and panoramic views, Oxburgh Estate's team love working in this beautiful environment.

You'll line manage the Collections & House Manager and will be part of the Property Leadership Team helping to deliver our ambitions for the future of Oxburgh Estate.

Exciting times lie ahead as we look at new ways of curating our collections, to ensure our interpretation and programming is dynamic and relevant to a diverse audience.

Director of Finance and Facilities, THACKRAY MUSEUM 

The Director of Finance & Facilities sits as part of the Museum's executive team and plays a pivotal, central role in the ambitious development of the organisation.

Ensuring that the management of the Museum's budgeting and accounting is of a high standard, you will work across the organisation to ensure that the sustainability of the Museum and its long-term future is considered at every level of the business. The focus on the organisation's sustainability must sit alongside an acute understanding of the Museum's charitable obligations, but it must also encompass the Thackray's ambition, providing space to drive the organisation forwards and encourage new ideas and organisational development.

In addition to managing the financial strategy and related operations of the business, the post-holder will be responsible for monthly management accounts (for both the charity and its trading arm), preparation of annual consolidated statutory accounts, manage the annual external audit, cash reporting and forecasting, and develop robust internal controls.

The role will strategically oversee the care and management of building infrastructure and facilities, working closely with the Estates Manager to ensure that the organisation is compliant, and work with external suppliers and consultants covering IT, insurance, health and safety, security and risk management.

You will ensure legal requirements of the business are met, working with solicitors where necessary, on charity compliance, compliance of the organisation's trading company, health and safety, employment, data protection and other legal issues which may arise.

HR will also form part of the role's responsibilities. The Thackray uses external HR consultants for which the staff have direct relationships with, however, you will oversee wider HR strategy and thinking, such as employment benefits, wellbeing and mental health, alongside the Executive.

The Director of Finance & Facilities will also act as Company Secretary to both the charity and the trading company.

To be successful in this role, the Director of Finance & Facilities will need to form relationships across the business, to build wider understanding of budgeting and financial models, to ensure a culture of responsible expenditure whilst also encouraging innovation in both the Museum's activity and its administration, to encourage income driven thinking, and develop an environment of financial confidence.

The Museum has an annual turnover of approximately £2m and currently welcomes around 55,000 visitors a year. The organisation has an ambition to reach 100,000 visitors a year by 2030.