Job opportunities (22.12.2022)


IS Infrastructure Manager, THE NATIONAL GALLERY 

The National Gallery's business teams are wholly dependent upon the availability of their information systems to deliver their services, including front of house operations such as ticket sales, exhibitions, fund raising, marketing through to back office operations including finance, human resources, analytics, asset management. This role ensures those information systems are available and secure, and continue to meet changing business requirements. 

Project Coordinator, The Cyfarthfa Foundation, THE CYFARTHFA FOUNDATION 

The Cyfarthfa Foundation has been established with the aim of transforming Cyfarthfa Castle and Park at Merthyr Tydfil - a crucible of the industrial revolution - into a cultural centre and visitor attraction of national significance. The transformation of the castle's museum and galleries will take place alongside a doubling in the size of the existing 65ha park, cheek by jowl with the Brecon Beacons National Park.

The three inter-connecting themes that underlie the Cyfarthfa Plan are history and heritage, the natural environment and creativity. As well as drawing on the past, they are also relevant to the pressing issues of today, especially where a lively but economically disadvantaged community is searching for new solutions in an era of climate change. Social renewal and sustainability will be at the heart of everything we do.

The Role

The Project Coordinator will support the functioning of the Cyfarthfa Plan project team, across both administrative and project management functions, with an understanding of client-side delivery.  

Photographic Archive Assistant- 18 Month FTC, THE NATIONAL GALLERY 

The National Gallery is seeking a skilled Photographic Archive Assistant for 18 months to work on a large-scale project to digitise and audit Collection material in the National Gallery's Photographic Archive. The project is delivered as part of the gallery's Digital Dossier Programme (DDP), an ambitious research infrastructure and knowledge-enabling change programme that aims to make 'everything we know about our pictures available to everyone'.

Senior Manager Museums Audience Engagement, THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS OF ENGLAND 

The Royal College of Surgeons of England is one of the best known professional membership organisations in the world, with a name and reputation that speak for excellence in the UK and across the globe. We provide education, assessment and development to nearly 30,000 surgeons, dental surgeons and members of the wider surgical and dental teams at all stages of their career; we set professional standards, facilitate research and champion world-class surgical outcomes for patients.

About the role

Following a six year closure and a £4.7million re-development, the Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons of England will reopen in spring 2023 with an expected 80,000 visitors in its first opening year.

The museums team is seeking a dynamic and highly motivated individual who will advocate for the public and professional medical audiences who engage with the two onsite museums; the Hunterian and the Anatomy and Pathology Museum.

As a member of the Museums' senior leadership team they will actively contribute to the business and strategic planning activities for the team, seeking out wider business and development opportunities and maximising potential revenue streams across the museums.

The post holder will lead on all museum operations effectively allocating, deploying and managing resources to respond to audience business needs as well as raising and maintaining the customer service experience to the highest standards.

With a responsibility for leading on audience development and services the post holder will work both cross-departmentally and across the College to co-develop audience engagement opportunities both onsite and virtually. They will also lead on the promotion of both museums to the public, College members and other professional audiences.

The post holder will have budgetary responsibility for the shop and other museums operations, setting annual revenue targets and managing operational costs. They will be responsible for the management of a team that includes both paid staff and volunteers.

Collection & Website Manager, The Fleming-Wyfold Art Foundation

This is a collection manager role for a Foundation owned touring art collection, working closely with the Director. An ideal candidate would have collection / exhibition management experience. It is based in London but partial remote working will be considered. Please send a cover letter addressing the person specifications below as part of the application.

Collection Management

  • Managing the Collection Management System (CMS) for accurate records and cataloguing
  • Overseeing the care of the Collection, stored offsite, including organising conservation, photography and framing
  • Arranging and overseeing all installations of the Collection, employing art handlers to do so or working with exhibition partners
  • Regularly condition checking the Collection, either as agreed at intervals or at all points of movement, whether for loan or temporary removal from a lease site
  • Managing the relationship with our fine art storage providers and art handlers
  • Liaising with insurance on the constant and accurate cover of the Collection and informing them of any changes that might effect value limits or create new risks
  • Handling all paperwork for loans and exhibitions, including object lists, insurance schedules and contracts
  • Managing the relationship and contracts with corporate and government partners, coordinating swaps or refreshed hangs with the Director
  • Acting as courier for national loans and exhibitions, virtually when needed

Website Management

  • Using the CMS to improve public access to and research of the Collection online
  • Daily management of the website including uploading news stories and reporting FWAF activities
  • Driving forward web development, identifying areas for improvement
  • Promoting online content daily with Instagram, Facebook, Twitter & Mailchimp
  • Overseeing freelance editors and writers providing online content and the biannual magazine, assisting with proof-reading

Social History Curator, The Cheltenham Trust 

The Wilson Art Gallery and Museum is a unique and established organisation which forms part of The Cheltenham Trust, a dynamic charitable organisation that manages five of Cheltenham's key culture and leisure venues. The Wilson holds and manages the collections of Cheltenham Borough Council.

The Wilson's Collections are richly diverse from Old Masters to world cultures to the Designated Arts and Crafts Movement collection, painting and sculpture spanning four centuries, costume and textiles, decorative and applied art.

The social history collection tells the story of Cheltenham and the surrounding Cotswolds area from the Bronze Age, including the development of Cheltenham as a Spa Town, and collections relating to historically important Cheltenham-born scientist and artist Edward Adrian Wilson who was part of Scott's two expeditions to the Antarctic. The Wilson Family Collection also relates to his father Edward Thomas Wilson, the founder of the Museum, and the wider Wilson family. The Wilson also holds an important geology collection and Numismatics including a small but significant collection of local national and international coins and medals.

We are seeking a Social History Curator who will put audiences at the heart of everything they do and lead to a deeper understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of the collections while providing a high standard of collections care. You will ensure that content and collections are accessible, diverse, relevant and resonant with our audiences. Your love of history and collaborative story-telling through both physical and digital platforms will ignite enthusiasm in others.

The Social History curator is a critical role within the organisation, and through your work on our social history (including the Wilson Family Collection), world cultures and archaeology collections, will help us deliver our mission of making the collections accessible to diverse audiences through creative and participative programming. Our temporary exhibition galleries are led by an Arts Advisory panel to ensure quality bench-marking in developing an internationally important exhibition programme. The post-holder will deliver a major exhibition project focussing on the life and work of Edward Wilson and its impact on our understanding of the natural world. The post-holder will also drive a body of work to reinterpret our collections, though research, consultation and in depth engagement with communities, leading to improved understanding of collections origins, and capturing history through alternative narratives and voices. The redisplay of a number of collections galleries will be informed by this work and will form an important part of this role.

We are looking for someone with the experience, energy and drive to join us at this time of change. You will be capable of developing and managing social history collections, working with a small team to support our community and events programme and learning activities and have a passion for engaging different audiences and exploring new ideas. You'll be enterprising with good communication and networking skills, helping build relationships and partnerships with educators, local history groups, industry and community partners across the cultural sector in Cheltenham and our surrounding area of Gloucestershire.

We believe that diversity and equality within our workplace, programmes and in our outlook is crucial. We know that the Cultural Sector in the UK will be stronger, more exciting and relevant to more people if we embrace diversity. We therefore particularly welcome applications from candidates that are under-represented at the Cheltenham Trust and within the heritage sector, including black and minority ethnic candidates and/or candidates with a disability.