Job opportunities (24.6.2022)
Museum Interpretation Unit Head - tours, workshops, and live interpretation, DEPARTMENT OF CULTURE AND TOURISM
Zayed National Museum, the national museum of the UAE, will narrate the rich history of the land and the region and tell the story of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, his unification of the United Arab Emirates and the UAE's long-standing cultural connections across the world.
Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Lord Norman Foster, the museum was founded in the spirit of Sheikh Zayed's work and strongly held values, which encompassed a passionate belief in education, conservation, environment, sustainability, heritage, and culture-all underpinned by his humanitarianism and strong faith.
Zayed National Museum will hold in trust a collection of art and artefacts from the ancient and living cultures of the UAE, Arabia, and the broader Middle East. It will also be the primary institution in the UAE to display material related to the life and achievements of the late Sheikh Zayed.
A centre of learning and discussion, the museum will actively research the UAE's history and culture through archaeological fieldwork, archive research and the gathering of oral histories.
Junior Exhibitions Project Manager, DESIGN MUSEUM
The Exhibitions team is seeking a dynamic individual to work on the delivery of temporary displays and exhibitions across the museum. This will include exhibitions and displays on the Balcony Gallery, Atrium, Huth Gallery and Gallery 2.
The Junior Project Manager works closely with the Curatorial, Learning, Collections, Events, Development, and external design teams to ensure the production and installation of every element of the temporary displays and exhibitions is successfully delivered, to museum standards, on time and to budget. They are responsible for the delivery from concept development through to opening and post-opening maintenance. They are also responsible for the effective organisation and delivery of specific touring exhibitions including prospecting, communications with national and international venue partners, the management of tours including logistics, contracts, schedules, and budgets.
The role will suit an individual with experience in coordinating museum exhibitions and experience supporting project managers in the delivery of major exhibitions. They will be an excellent communicator, adept at developing strong working relationships, both internally and with external delivery partners to deliver engaging and commercially successful exhibitions and displays.
Editorial Manager - 12 Months Fixed Term Contract, WHITECHAPEL GALLERY
Would you relish the opportunity to write and edit every day for a pioneering art gallery in East London?
Whitechapel Gallery is looking for an exceptional and hands-on arts writer and editor to ensure that everything the Gallery publishes, online, in print or on the wall, leads the way in its accessibility, engagement, and inclusivity for audiences.
Please provide alongside your application a sample editorial portfolio of relevant published writing, film/creative content, and sample style guidelines generated for a comparable media outlet, association, or organisation
Conditions of work
- Fixed-Term, 12 months
- Hours of work: Full-time, 9:30am - 5:45pm, with one hour for lunch. Some evening work will be required, however time off in lieu will be offered
- Salary: from £35,000 gross per annum, depending on experience
- Probation period: 2 months
- The period of notice is 2 months in writing on either side
For further information, please download the Job Description.
Learning Producer, SCIENCE MUSEUM GROUP
Do you want to help us engage our audiences with STEM experiences which are inspired by our world class collection?
At the Science Museum Group STEM engagement is at the heart of what we do. We inform, inspire and encourage learning on-site, as well as through outreach and online. We ignite curiosity around STEM by assisting discovery through active participation and social interaction. We use the concept of science capital to shape our work and provide us with research-based insight into what influences and shapes people's engagement with, and attitudes towards, science.
We are now recruiting for a Learning Producer to join our Learning Team based at the Science Museum in London on a permanent contract, working 36 hours per week.
About the role
As a Learning Producer there is an option to work in a range of different areas: Schools & Families, Community Partnerships and large-scale Events for children and adults. You will be a key part of delivering our new ten-year Learning Strategy, producing programmes and events that engage our audiences with STEM experiences which are inspired by our world class collection and are based on our extensive learning and audience research.
You will support the management team to create the museum's offer for these audiences, which will include programmes in galleries and exhibitions, outreach in schools and community venues outside of the Museum and income generated experiences and events. You will be responsible for a team of around 8 Senior Explainers and Explainers, who deliver the programme, and work in a group of other Learning Producers to support and enable the day-to-day operational running of the wider team.
On a typical day, you'll be planning programmes to wow our audiences, overseeing the operation of our unique interactive galleries (including Wonderlab), helping to manage and train our fantastic team and contributing to discussions on upcoming museum-wide projects. Our key deliverable is fun, high-quality and accessible learning experiences and events for our visitors.
Joining us you will have experience of planning, researching and delivering high quality, engaging and accessible learning content for a range of audiences. As a result of this experience, you will also have an excellent understanding of the needs of audiences, their diversity and potential additional requirements.
You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills with experience of translating complex information into simple, compelling content. Crucially you will be good at problem-solving and have a creative, collaborative and flexible approach to working. These skills, alongside your experience of working on events and supervising and supporting staff/volunteers, will enable you to contribute to the exciting programmes and events that we run and the overall day-to-day operational running of the team.