Job opportunities (21.3.2023)


Scientific Department Information Specialist, THE NATIONAL GALLERY 

The National Gallery is seeking a pro-active and knowledgeable individual to act as a key liaison between the Scientific Department and the Gallery's Digital Dossier Programme (DDP). The DDP, an ambitious research infrastructure and knowledge-enabling change programme, is a key element of the 'Research for Public Benefit' pillar of the National Gallery's 2021-26 Strategic Plan and aims to format, organise and publish the rich collection information held by the National Gallery within a user-friendly searchable platform.

This role is part of the Programme's initial phase, comprising a range of overlapping digital initiatives across the Gallery. The post-holder will interact with many of these initiatives but will focus on technical and informatics issues relating to the organisation, preparation and exploitation of Scientific digital resources. Direct line management will be via one of the National Gallery Principal Scientists, who in turn reports to the Head of the Scientific department. There would also be a dotted line reporting to the DDP project manager.

This role is one of two DDP posts embedded within the Scientific Department. It will concentrate on the technical informatics aspects of the description, organisation and management of digital assets within the Department and the technical aspects of developing and testing new more efficient digital documentation procedures (the other role is complementary in that is more focussed on the heritage science content of the scientific documentation).

Senior Facilities Co-ordinator, NATIONAL TRUST 

As Senior Facilities Co-ordinator you'll be responsible for providing an efficient, effective and flexible facilities management service across your site, ensuring the highest standards are delivered and maintained.

This post will support the region in delivering our Health and Safety policy, utilising our systems to deep dive through the data ensuring our regional portfolios and consultancy hubs are compliant. Reporting in to the Senior Facilities Manager you will develop relationships with the Facilities Mangers at our portfolios, report on the compliance data and escalate as required.

What it's like to work here

Reporting to the Senior Facilities Manager, you'll be part of a mixed team of internal consultants including Building surveyors, Project Managers and Climate & Environmental Advisors.

You'll be working to provide an in-depth compliance reporting service to support our operational colleagues across a portfolio of properties that include mansion houses, follies, and farmsteads. You'll use the systems in place to spot compliance issues or trends and report back to regional senior leadership. We will support you to continuously develop your skills with formal qualifications such as IOSH and IWFM, enabling you to build a rewarding career with us.

Visitor Experience Officer, NATIONAL TRUST 

At Wentworth Castle Gardens, we're seeing more visitors every year and want to ensure that all of them have the best possible experience. In this role, you will collaborate with others to ensure we're keeping visitors at the heart of our operations: improving presentation on site, developing joined-up programming and interpretation, and communicating about our work and visitor offer to a range of audiences.

Hours and contact: 33.75 hours a week, 2 year fixed-term contract

Interviews: 6th April at Wentworth

If you have any question about this role please contact:

Please note this salary will increase after 1st April.

Holidays Operation Assistant Manager x 2, NATIONAL TRUST 

We're looking for a Holidays Operation Assistant Manager to assist the Holidays Operations Manager at Oldbury Hill Campsite in the efficient delivery of their Holidays portfolio.

The hours: 37.5 per week, shift pattern in 5 over 7 daytime hours with weekend work required.

The salary: £22,152 per annum

Duration: This is a fixed term contract until the 3rd November 2023, with the possibility of extension during the winter months

You'll report to the Area Manager in a role where every day is different. Your day can include everything from helping to control the site budget, compliance tasks to the more practical grounds maintenance, cleaning and looking after the site infrastructure. Whilst working with nature and delighting guests throughout the seasons. Your work will connect people with nature, beauty and history and support the National Trust's work to tackle climate change, protect prehistoric sites and help people and nature thrive.

Project Manager: Collection Storage, THE BRITISH MUSEUM 

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced project manager with both procurement and resource management expertise to lead delivery of the British Museum's Blythe House Decant Project. This project will transform access and research opportunities by moving collections in storage at Blythe House to a new, purpose-built storage and research facility, the British Museum Archaeological Research Collection, developed as part of a major new partnership with the University of Reading. Leadership of this project will include ensuring delivery of essential documentation, packing, transportation and rehouse work related to the complex collections stored at Blythe House, including archaeological assemblages, casts, sculptures, mosaics and textiles.

Relationship Manager, Museums, ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND

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: Bristol (The role will be based at the Bristol office; 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)

The Arts Council is looking for an enthusiastic advocate of culture and creativity to fill the role of Relationship Manager (Museums) on a permanent basis. This full-time Relationship Manager role is based in Bristol and offers a favourable salary of up to £33,708 p/a and benefits. Working within the Southwest area team as well as the national Museums and Cultural Property team, you will contribute to the shaping and delivery of Arts Council strategy across the south West. You will manage a portfolio of organisations from across the region and will advise on and assess funding applications from individuals and organisations across the cultural sector.

If you were already in this Relationship Manager role, here are some of the areas you would have been working in this week:

Managing a portfolio of organisations from across the Southwest. Advising on and assessing funding applications from individuals and organisations. Contributing to Area cultural placemaking work

Exhibitions Interpretation Producer, VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM 

Sitting within the Interpretation department at the V&A and reporting to the Senior Interpretation Producer, with a dotted line to the Exhibitions department, the Exhibitions Interpretation Producer will be responsible for developing, overseeing and producing creative interpretive schemes focused on meeting audience needs for major temporary exhibitions. This role will work in close collaboration with Exhibitions department colleagues throughout the exhibition production process. The post also requires close working with other colleagues from across the museum, including the Curatorial, Design, Digital, Research, Marketing and Visitor Experience departments, to contribute to the narrative planning and design of exhibitions, and form interpretation that is at once accessible and meaningful, and integrated into each exhibition in a holistic and impactful manner.

This role requires creative and practical thinking combined with an ability to collaborate with colleagues and take initiative to form trailblazing interpretation and content that speaks to the vision and values of the V&A and above all, its audiences. The ideal person will be able to think in depth and act at speed. A creative flair, passion, diligence, an absolute eye for detail and proactive nature are essential.

The ideal candidate will champion the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion to develop and deliver audience-centred interpretation schemes that are meaningful, relevant and inspiring. A passionate audience advocate, they will ensure that the needs and lived experiences of our visitors, both current and underrepresented, are carefully considered—shaping and honing overarching curatorial narratives and facilitating audience engagement to elicit responses and potentially content that can be integrated into exhibitions in a manner which activates and forefronts all collection stakeholders' voices.

Deadline: 17th April 2023 Midnight

Interviews: w/c 9 May (Bank holiday 8 May) 

Director of Development, 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.

CAN YOU UNLOCK A TREASURE HOUSE OF POSSIBILITIES? We are looking for an experienced and talented Development Director to secure the funding and public support to help us transform the World's oldest museum to meet 21st century challenges and inspire 21st century audiences.

As an ambassador for all aspects of RA's work, the new Director of Development will be an exceptional individual who can develop a clear and comprehensive plan for fundraising to support the strategic ambitions of the organization – including a phased programme of major capital works. As a member of the Executive Board you will help to set income targets drive and build support for all the Royal Armouries' strategies – internally and externally – and work with the staff and Trustees to build a culture of successful fundraising. If you combine sharp analytical focus with the charm and wit to bring hearts, minds and chequebooks into line behind our mission, then we very much look forward to meeting you.

This position is a permanent contract, working full time, 36 hours per week, 5 days out of 7. Weekend, Bank Holiday and evening working will occasionally be required, as will some travel.