Job opportunities (23.5.2022)


Grants and Fellowships Manager (Parental Leave Cover), PAUL MELLON CENTRE FOR STUDIES IN BRITISH ART

The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art (PMC) is seeking to recruit an experienced Grants and Fellowships Manager to run, oversee and administer the Centre's busy funding programme while the permanent incumbent is on parental leave.

The PMC's funding programme currently awards £1,000,000 a year over seventeen different grant and fellowships categories to individuals, organisations and publishers who are undertaking projects on British art or architectural history.

The post holder assumes a high level of responsibility, and the PMC is seeking a professional and extremely capable person to serve as the main representative for the Centre's funding programme.

Reporting to the Centre's Head of Grants, Fellowships and Networks, you will work across all areas of the busy funding programme ensuring accuracy, sensitivity and efficiency. Key responsibilities include: managing the administration of all grant and fellowship applications; managing and updating the online grants system; setting budgets and dealing with financial information; archiving, organising and acting as secretary for the PMC's Advisory Council meetings; attending grant-supported events and activities and visiting fellowship recipients; and publicising the PMC's grants and fellowships programme.

It is essential that you have experience of managing a grant-giving programme, online systems or databases (e.g. Good Grants) and have strong organisational skills. The role is busy and varied, and you should be able to manage different projects at the same time whilst ensuring accuracy and attention to detail in everything you do. It would be helpful to have an art-historical background or to have knowledge or experience of working in the gallery, library, archive and museum sector.

Visitor Experience Assistant, BATH ABBEY

The Abbey is going through a significant period of development. We are bringing our visitor facilities fully up to date, developing a new visitor experience and enhancing our education offer by developing formal and informal learning. Our facilities and activities will also be more accessible to residents from other areas and demographics in the city, those wishing to volunteer with us and / or those wishing to be part of the Abbey community. We are looking for someone with vision and imagination to be part of our team, someone able to give attention to detail in order to ensure a high-quality visitor experience and someone able to draw on past experience, best practice and innovation to help us deliver on our aspirations and vision.

We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer and to ensuring that everyone, job applicants, customers, and other people with whom we deal, are treated fairly and not subject to discrimination. We will do whatever is necessary to provide genuine equality of opportunity. We continuously review our policies and processes to support our aim to create a workforce as diverse as the nation the Church of England serves.

Director of Collection & Exhibitions, THE HEPWORTH WAKEFIELD

Full-time (37 hours) although flexible working will be considered including compressed hours, reduced hours (minimum 29.6 hours), and flexible start and finish times

Hybrid working arrangements are available, balancing homeworking with office days

The Hepworth Wakefield has welcomed over 2.4 million visitors since opening in May 2011 and is now established as a major local, national and international museum, winning Art Fund Museum of the Year in 2017. We present an acclaimed programme of historical and contemporary art exhibitions alongside displays drawn from Wakefield's growing collection of 20th-century and contemporary art. Central to our work is our ambitious learning programme that engages a broad and diverse audience. To bring our wider site to life The Hepworth Garden, designed by Tom Stuart-Smith, opened in August 2019 and is one of the largest free public gardens in the UK. Later this year the 19th century mill building complex opposite the gallery will be opening as a vibrant creative industries and education hub.

We are seeking a Director of Collection & Exhibitions who will join our Executive Team and play a central role in continuing to develop our reputation as one of the world's leading art galleries, creating unforgettable art experiences that attract broad audiences while inspiring positive change locally. You will oversee the strategic development of Wakefield's growing art collection and lead on the research and curation of an integrated programme of contemporary and art historical exhibitions, both on and off site. You will provide outstanding leadership to the Collection and Exhibitions team and work collaboratively across the organisation to achieve our long-term strategic ambitions.

Curator, Exhibitions and Displays, TATE

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced art Curator to work at the heart of a world-renowned and award-winning public art gallery in the beautiful location of St Ives, West Cornwall. Working within the Programme team at Tate St Ives, we are seeking someone with substantial and relevant knowledge of 20th century modern British art and a broad understanding of global modern and contemporary art, with experience of leading on displays and solo/group exhibitions within a museum, art gallery, or with a collection. As Curator, Exhibitions & Displays, you'll take a lead role in programming and research relating to the histories of modernism and St Ives, as well as the work and legacy of the British sculptor, Barbara Hepworth, along with devising and delivering relevant temporary exhibitions and display refreshes.

You'll demonstrate excellent writing skills, and a commitment to, and experience of, engaging broad and diverse audiences as well as a specialist readership. Your excellent interpersonal skills mean that you can deal effectively and confidently at all levels and act as a role model for Tate values across the organisation. You'll also have a proactive approach to promoting the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion and be able to show evidence of having incorporated these strategies into your working practices. Above all, you'll have a collaborative approach to team working in a busy environment, with proven project management experience and excellent organisational, planning and administrative skills, with the ability to prioritise and coordinate multiple activities with patience and empathy, even when under pressure.

Successful candidates will have access to a range of benefits, including 25 days annual leave entitlement, rising to 27 days pro rata after 3 years of service; an extra day off for your birthday each year; a cycle to work scheme; opportunities for blended and flexible working; free access to Tate exhibitions and other museums and galleries; Life Assurance; and a 'Defined Contribution' pension scheme with generous employer contributions. Successful candidates who are already members of the Civil Service Pension Scheme or have recently left the scheme may be eligible to remain as members of this scheme instead.