Job opportunities (24.10.2022)


Project Curator - Jeremy Deller Commission, THE NATIONAL GALLERY

We are looking for a Project Curator to develop and deliver the Jeremy Deller commission as part of our NG200 celebrations.

Liaising with the artist and reporting to the Curator of Modern & Contemporary Projects, the post-holder will develop the commission and hold the responsibility for the day-to-day management and the delivery of project at the National Gallery, including the facilitating and managing the collaboration with four national partner institutions.


Portsmouth has a thriving visitor economy, a world class waterfront and internationally renowned museums such as the Mary Rose and events such as the Victorious Festival and international commemorations of D-Day. Home to Portsmouth International Port, a growing University and with a thriving creative sector and a wealth of heritage, Portsmouth also has a long literary heritage as the birthplace of Charles Dickens and the place where Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote the first Sherlock Holmes novel.

Portsmouth also has significant social and economic complexities, and some neighbourhoods have acute levels of deprivation. We know that heritage and culture have a vital role to play in engaging with people and helping to address the challenges that our communities face. Throughout Portsmouth's long history and our finest and darkest moments, our biggest asset has always been our people and their stories.

Portsmouth Museums operate six accredited museums - Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery, the award-winning D-Day Story (home to the Overlord Embroidery and Landing Craft Tank 7074), Charles Dickens' Birthplace, Southsea Castle, Cumberland House Natural History Museum and the Eastney Engines. Entry is free apart from to The D-Day Story and Charles Dickens' Birthplace. The service cares for a wide range of collections, including social, military and natural history, archaeology and art. The service also cares for the Richard Lancelyn Bequest Conan Doyle collection. The service is current awaiting the outcome of an application to be part of Arts Council England's National Portfolio Organisation programme.

At Portsmouth City Council we're all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.

With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority's main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do. 


Come and play a part in our must-see festive spectacular at Dunham Massey, giving our visitors a Christmas to remember.

This important part time role is for a fixed term ending 29 January 2023, to support and deliver the Christmas at Dunham Massey event, working closely with our commercial partners and raising money to fund important conservation work at Dunham Massey. Over the period you will work an average of 5 days per week but working days and hours will vary during the pre-event, event and post-event periods. You'll be happy to work flexibly and enjoy teamwork.

During the event you'll be required to work a proportion of the 40 event dates as a member of the National Trust Event Team.

Hours: 400 hours over the contract length. You'll be happy to work flexibly as the shifts length will vary and enjoy working part of a team.

We may interview and appoint whilst the role is open therefore, we'd encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Internal applicants are most welcome to apply.

What it's like to work here

Dunham Massey is a 3,000-acre estate situated approximately 10 miles south of central Manchester and three miles south of Altrincham. Roger Grey, 10th Earl of Stamford, gave it to the National Trust in 1976 and today it attracts over 500,000 visitors a year. This elegant Georgian mansion, set within a magnificent 300 acre deer park and including one of Britain's finest winter gardens, is a very popular visitor attraction with over 100 staff. The busy team has a strong commercial focus and a fast-paced environment. Within the park walls there is also a shop, café, restaurant and ice cream parlour. On the wider estate, there are 20 farms, 100 cottages, a golf course and an award winning housing development. The house, garden and parkland hide many layers of history and have many stories to tell.

What you'll be doing

You'll have responsibility for the day to day venue operational management of the event, including throughout the rig, event and de-rig periods. Working with property colleagues, and event partners, you will ensure that Dunham's buildings and landscape receive the appropriate protection, and maximise opportunities to communicate the core purpose and work of the National Trust to the tens of thousands of visitors. You'll have operational line management responsibility for NT staff & volunteers on event nights, and local responsibility for the consistent delivery of a great visitor experience for our visitors.

You'll use your strong people skills to establish good working relationships with property colleagues and event partners, and lead on the venue duty management rota for the event, supported by members of the Dunham management and wider property team.

You will work closely with Dunham's Business Services Team to answer customer queries, provide information and assist with the administration of the event in general.

A key part of this role is to ensure full compliance with relevant organisational systems and procedures, promoting awareness of health & safety and assessing and managing risk to ensure the safe and cost effective operation of the event at all times, and to deliver a consistently high standard of presentation and a great Dunham welcome to all of our visitors. x

Who we're looking for

This is a significant role at a busy property and we need someone who can hit the ground running to take on the challenge of maintaining the great reputation of this event. 


We are a world-class visitor attraction and leading science research centre. We use the Museum's unique collections and our unrivalled expertise to tackle the biggest challenges facing the world today. We care for more than 80 million objects spanning billions of years and welcome more than five million visitors annually and 16 million visits to our website.

Today the Museum is more relevant and influential than ever. By attracting people from a range of backgrounds to work for us, we can continue to look at the world with fresh eyes and find new ways of doing things.

We employ 900 staff in a variety of roles, all united by our vision of a future where people and planet thrive. We need everyone to have the passion and drive to help us with our mission to create advocates for our planet and inspire millions to care about the natural world.

Diversity and inclusion matter to us.

Our vision is of a future where both people and the planet thrive. Diversity is one of our core values and we strive to build a workplace where everyone feels a sense of belonging. All new staff who join us learn about the importance of diversity and inclusion to the Museum and how to contribute to creating an inclusive environment.

We know we have more to do, but we are committed to ensuring that everyone who works at the Museum feels they can thrive and feel valued and respected.

About the role

The Head of Design is a strategic role, responsible for setting the design vision for the Natural History Museum and delivering this through multiple outputs including exhibitions, galleries, public realm and through 3D, 2D and digital in support of the Museum's strategy. You will deliver design leadership for the Museum, championing high quality design, supporting a variety of audiences to engage with the Museum.

You will play a key role in the successful delivery of the Museum's ambitious plans across a number of strategic areas including the development of a new brand though its roll-out and application, high profile temporary exhibitions, commercial developments and digital products.

You will be the design champion working with senior stakeholders from across the Museum and you will lead the internal Design Studio, commissioning external designers and providing strong design leadership to deliver coherent approaches across all programmes of engagement and channels of communication.

Senior Manager, Brand and Campaigns, VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM 

The V&A's Marketing Department is responsible for building the V&A brand and nurturing audience relationships across the UK and globally. With a fully integrated approach to all aspects of marketing, insight and audience engagement, the team leads the V&A's high-profile cross-channel marketing campaigns and partnerships, as well as CRM, visitor acquisition and retention for the V&A's family of sites.

Main Purpose of Job

This role leads a team of 5 to drive the V&A's approach to brand strategy and advertising, overseeing marketing and communications projects for V&A Masterbrand, exhibitions and other aspects of the public programme at V&A South Kensington. Working collaboratively across the Audience division and beyond, this role is key to the development of integrated multi-channel thinking, shaping creative direction, media planning and buying, and developing audiences and partnerships that drive reach, reputation and revenue for the V&A.

During the period of this maternity cover contract, the post-holder will lead the team to deliver campaigns for our upcoming programme at V&A South Kensington, including Gabrielle Chanel: Fashion Manifesto, Donatello: Sculpting the Renaissance and DIVA, as well as the launch of Young V&A in Bethnal Green and the next iteration of the V&A Brand Campaign.