Job opportunities (24.1.2023)


Development Manager - Major Gifts, THE NATIONAL GALLERY

The Development Manager - Major Gifts will initiate and develop high value, long-lasting relationships with individual Major Donors and philanthropists. Through managing a portfolio of prospects and donors, they will secure five- and six-figure donations in support of the National Gallery. They will secure significant support for all areas of the organisation's work, from Exhibitions to Learning and other unique programmes, as well as contribute to fundraising for the NG200 Bicentenary Campaign.

Senior Curator of Collections & Research, HENRY MOORE FOUNDATION 

This is an excellent opportunity to work in an important management role in a leading arts organisation, within a friendly and team-focused culture.

After the Head of Department, the Senior Curator is the second most senior post in the Henry Moore Collections & Programmes team. The post-holder will oversee the care and presentation of the Foundation's collection and archives at Perry Green and digitally; and lead research activities on Henry Moore.

Our ideal candidate will have a post-graduate qualification in history of art, museum studies or similar, plus min 5 years' experience in a curatorial role in a museum/gallery, with 3 years as a line manager, and an in-depth knowledge of 20th century art, ideally with a good knowledge of sculpture and a strong interest in Henry Moore. DBS clearance will be required as this role will have Known Consignor status. We are happy to consider some homeworking in this role.

If you are excited by this opportunity and, having read the job specification, you have the skills and experience to meet the requirements of the role, we would be pleased to receive an application from you. A recruitment pack and application form are available on our website, where further information can be found about the Henry Moore Foundation:

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 10am Monday 13 February 2023

Director of Collections, Ashmolean Museum 

Open since 1683, the Ashmolean Museum is the University of Oxford's museum of art and archaeology. Situated in the heart of the city, we are an iconic destination open to everyone, every day. With c.900k visitors a year pre-Covid, we are the most visited university museum in the world. The collections and archives at the Ashmolean are a global resource comprising over 1 million objects and works of art covering almost the entire span of human history, across four major curatorial departments: Antiquities, Eastern Art, Western Art, and the Heberden Coin Room. Amongst our world-leading holdings are the most significant Pre-Dynastic Egyptian collections outside Egypt, the earliest collection of Classical sculpture and inscriptions in Britain, and one of the world's finest assemblages of Western European drawings.

The Director of Collections is the most senior curatorial role within the Museum, sitting on the Museum's senior management group with responsibility for leading curatorial and collections strategy. They line manage the Keepers of all curatorial departments, as well as the Head of Conservation and Head of Digital Collections, and will themselves act as Keeper (supported by a deputy) of the Department in which their expertise sits. The post also carries a college fellowship; as a College Governing Body Fellow, the Director of Collections is expected to play an active role in the academic life and governance of the college.

Candidates for the role will bring a specialisation in one of the key areas of the Ashmolean's collection, with a track record of significant publication and an international scholarly reputation. They will have management experience, as well as a track record of planning, developing and delivering major exhibitions or projects, internally and jointly with other institutions.

Head of Visitor Experience, TATE 

For this job, people are the key.

Tate's vision is to serve as artistically adventurous and culturally inclusive art museums for the UK and the world. Welcoming over 7M visitors per year, including increasing numbers of families, young people, local communities and multi-lingual audiences, you will lead a large team of 300 colleagues, and our 400 volunteers, looking after the front of house visitor experience. There are two core, integrated areas of work:

• Visitor engagement: providing a warm welcome, hosts and family hosts, talks and tours, information, language provision, and on-site activations and things to do.

• Visitor experience operations: providing professional operations management, including duty management, presentation standards, visitor flow, events operations, access advice and guidelines, safety, and incident management.

You will lead the teams at Tate Modern and Tate Britain and provide strategic and operational guidance and support to Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives to create a consistent brand experience across all sites.

Research Development Officer, 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.

Visitor Services Manager (Maternity Cover), ROYAL ALBERT HALL 

The Royal Albert Hall is an exciting and energising place to work. For over 150 years we have been inspiring artists and audiences worldwide with the magic of this iconic building; creating life-enriching, unforgettable experiences for everyone.

We are seeking an inspirational and organised Visitor Services Manager to manage our large and diverse team of customer facing staff within the fast-paced events environment. The team comprises of up to 150 Stewards, 16 Supervisors and 4 Duty Stewarding Managers. You will be one of two Visitor Services Managers focusing on the day-to-day management of the team. Your approach will motivate our team to consistently deliver exceptional customer service through strong performance management, delivering engaging training, and an ability to nurture and bring out the best in people.

A key part of this position will be undertaking the role of Duty Manager for a diverse range of events. As one of our Duty Managers, you will have the gravitas and credibility to inspire confidence in others and make informed decisions in high-pressure situations. You will hold responsibility for the safety and welfare of all public, staff, visitors and the building, ensuring that the Hall's licence conditions and reputation are upheld. Alongside a strong focus on safety and leadership, the Duty Manager is responsible for ensuring the standard of service offered to all our visitors including both customers and promoters is of the highest quality.

Manager of The Guildford Institute (Maternity Cover), The Guildford Institute 

The Guildford Institute is looking to recruit a Manager as maternity cover to work on and oversee all aspects of the delivery and development of our vibrant cultural organisation.

We're looking for someone with a passion for the aims of our charity to enthusiastically help The Guildford Institute adapt and respond to new possibilities. Like many charities, our organisation has faced challenges due to the pandemic and we are looking to take the next steps to continue to build on the strength of our community hub.

The post-holder will manage a small, friendly team and will have an interesting role which provides plenty of scope for originality. 

Executive Director, DORSET MUSEUM 

Dorset Museum is one of the Southwest's leading cultural and heritage organisations. Located in the centre of historic Dorchester, the Museum houses around four million objects covering archaeology, natural history, geology, local history, literature, fine art, photography and library collections. The Museum's permanent collections include numerous items from the estates of Thomas Hardy and the sculptor Elisabeth Frink, as well as an extensive natural history range and internationally significant archaeological discoveries.

Now the Trustees of Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society (DNHAS), which owns and operates the Museum, are looking to appoint a new Executive Director at this exciting point in its history.

The Museum was transformed by a major capital project - Tomorrow's Museum for Dorset (2017-21) - and now boasts spectacular new galleries, a first-class space for temporary exhibitions and vastly improved facilities for learning and community engagement. The Trustees are now looking for a new Executive Director with the skills, drive and expertise to build on this incredible platform.

For the right person this is an excellent opportunity to really put Dorset Museum on the map - increasing its profile and impact in the region, growing its visitor numbers, and enhancing its influence as an important cultural asset in the county and beyond, while always putting the visitor experience at the heart of the Museum.

Strong candidates will be creative, proactive and strategic thinkers with sharp financial acumen and business management skills. They will have experience at CEO, Director or senior management level in an audience-focused organisation, with a demonstrable passion for cultural heritage. They will be confident acting as an ambassador for the Museum, and will build an energised and motivated staff and volunteer community.