Job opportunities (27.3.2023)


Managing Editor, Plaster Magazine 

Plaster is looking for a Managing Editor to help build, manage and expand the brand strategy across their digital platform and physical publication.

The successful candidate will have a background in growing online publications alongside a strong understanding of editorial and marketing journalism and strategy. As well as this, they will have a keen eye for cutting edge, commercially minded content, catering directly to a target audience. They will have a strong understanding of content scheduling and time management. Crucially, they will be passionate about the visual arts in the UK and beyond, with their finger on the pulse of the latest news and trends in this sector.

You will be working with an exciting, cutting-edge publication. The ideal candidate is someone who can work independently and take initiative while remaining commutative to the small Plaster team.

Chief Executive, National Coal Mining Museum for England 

The National Mining Museum of England (NCMME) is a nationally important accredited museum, which aims to keep the story of coal mining alive through its extensive collections, exhibitions, pony discovery centre (with real ponies) and a thrilling underground experience in the former mine itself. The Museum has a wealth of assets; 49 acres of land, two historic mines, 39 buildings, 550 metres of underground experience plus a nationally significant collection of artifacts, machinery, books, photographs and paintings. Designated as a mine within the Mines Regulations 2014, the Museum is based just outside Wakefield, in West Yorkshire It was formed in 1988 and gained national status in 1995. It now operates as a successful national heritage visitor attraction with ambitious plans for the future.

The Museum is on the cusp of change, the Board of Trustees having recently commissioned a Governance Review, Operational Review and an exciting ten-year Masterplan project to put the Museum firmly on the national map. The new CEO will play a central role in helping to shape and deliver this strategy. Candidates will ideally have demonstrable senior-level experience of leadership, successful change management, commercial development and have the ability to lead a significant capital expenditure project to a successful outcome. The Museum is a unionised environment, and the Board are looking for a visible leader with senior-level negotiating and influencing skills and the ability to unite people behind a common cause.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the National Coal Mining Museum for England on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference EBUHA. Alternatively, telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Monday 17th April 2023.

Director of Development, KOESTLER ARTS 

If you are an experienced and ambitious fundraiser looking for the next challenge, Koestler Arts would love to hear from you.

We are an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation supporting people across the UK's criminal justice system to participate in the arts. Our small team works together to provide mentoring, an awards programme, publications, prison outreach, exhibitions and events. We are a dynamic organisation with a caring and hard-working team that brings together expertise in the arts, outreach and criminal justice.

You will need to be an excellent communicator with experience cultivating support from individuals as well as trusts, foundations, corporate partners and statutory funders. You'll need to be a strong team player with an understanding of the current fundraising climate. You don't need to be an expert in arts or criminal justice, as long as you can understand and communicate the impact of the arts on the lives of prisoners and detainees. The role is office-based, but we are happy to discuss flexible/home working which meets the demands of this managerial role.

To apply, please read the Job Description on the Koestler Arts website :, and then send your completed application and monitoring forms by an email by 9am on 17th April.

We will, however, close the recruitment early if we receive enough strong applications, so we ask applicants to apply as soon as possible.


Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales is seeking a highly motivated individual with a passion for culture and heritage in Wales, and who will bring improved diversity and representation to its Board of Trustees. Could this be you?

Our ideal candidates will:

  • demonstrate a commitment to the values and the vision of Amgueddfa Cymru, and an appreciation of its role and purpose as a national organisation in Wales;
  • have experience of operating as a senior leader in a complex, multi-disciplinary organisation;
  • be able to demonstrate their commitment to strategic, sensitive and collaborative ways of working;
  • have a proven commitment to increasing diversity, and promoting well-being, inclusion and equality.

This is a voluntary position, however all reasonable expenses incurred will be reimbursed. Appropriate induction and training will be provided, with mentoring support available for less experienced applicants

If you would like an informal discussion about the role of Vice President, please contact Nicola Guy, Deputy Director, Culture Division, Welsh Government or Manon Maragakis, Head of Sponsorship, Culture Division, Welsh Government,

Corporate Partnerships Manager, THE NATIONAL GALLERY 

The National Gallery has an exciting opportunity for a Corporate Partnerships Manager.

The Corporate Partnerships Manager is responsible for the account management of sponsorship clients and the generation of corporate revenue. This role sells the Gallery's corporate partnerships offering and will manage key relationships with a portfolio of partners.

This revenue supports the core work of the National Gallery from exhibitions to education projects, including support of the Gallery's Bicentenary celebrations and NG200 fundraising programme to help meet a £10million revenue target. The ideal candidate will have proven experience helping managing five figure partnerships and is creative, proactive, and forward thinking. 

Associate Director of Heritage & Engagement, The Auckland Project 

The Auckland Project works hard to create a positive change for those visiting, living and working in Bishop Auckland. To achieve that, we have created a visitor destination in the town, incorporating Auckland Castle (once home to the Prince Bishops of Durham), a Spanish Art Gallery, Faith Museum, Walled Garden, Deer Park, Mining Art Gallery, Auckland Tower visitor centre and Weardale Heritage Railway.

We want everyone who visits our sites to have a meaningful and enjoyable experience. We use our collections, assets, buildings and people to build that experience; behind which sit the many people, processes, systems and policies which make a wonderful day out - and the regeneration of our town - possible.

The Role

Reporting into the Chief Operating Officer, the post holder will need to get to grips with the challenges and opportunities of creating town-wide change through the creation of a culture and heritage-based visitor destination. You will help the team through a time of transition, and form a cohesive, positive, and public-facing group.

We are looking for a leader who is a collaborative and creative thinker; with extensive experience of heritage-led education or curation and a thorough understanding of how arts, culture and heritage can be vehicles for longterm change. The responsibilities of the role are broad and involve blending together the identification of appropriate opportunities with sound judgement and excellent partnership working in order to make our work sustainable, innovative and transformative for our audiences.

Effective liaison with other departments across the organisation is paramount, involving direct working with the Associate Directors of Guest Operations, and Marketing & Communications. The voice of The Auckland Project and engagement with our local community is deeply important: you will need to ensure that voice is represented in all areas of the Department.

Picture Library Manager, MUSEUM OF LONDON 

We are looking for a proactive Picture Library Managerto lead the Picture Library team in maintaining the museum's collections images and related meta data, to be an Intellectual Property guardian and to manage the commercial and non-commercial licensing of Museum of London's images.

This role will help our museum to ensure our processes and systems for image storage and retrieval are robust and effective. As part of the Digital Innovation team, you will be instrumental in increasing access to our collections and broadening our audiences as well as supporting our income stream from image licensing.

If you would like to apply for this role, please click 'apply' where you will be directed to our online recruitment system. Applications are by application form. The closing date for applications is Monday 10 April 2023. Successful candidates will be invited to an interview on Thursday 27 or Friday 28 April 2023.

The Museum of London is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. We particularly welcome applications from disabled, Black, Asian and ethnically diverse candidates, who are currently under-represented in our organisation.

Head of Estates, Glastonbury Abbey 

Purpose of the Post:

The primary purpose of this post is to take overall responsibility for the operational safety, smooth day-to-day running of the Glastonbury Abbey estate, grounds and properties and their maintenance, cleanliness and security and lead on sustainable policies and practices throughout all departments.

Glastonbury Abbey is Seeking to recruit a Head of Estates to join its senior leadership team.

Glastonbury Abbey is an international visitor attraction located in the heart of Glastonbury, Somerset, UK. It welcomes visitors from all over the world while also maintaining strong links with its local community via a membership scheme and a programme of special events. It is governed by a board of trustees and is led by a director, deputy director and senior leadership team that deliver the abbey's strategic objectives in line with its charitable objects. The role of Head of Estates is a key position within the Glastonbury Abbey team.

A visit to the abbey offers visitors a heritage site with nationally significant archaeological ruins, a 14th century medieval kitchen and36 acres of beautiful grounds, a museum, a gift shop and an outdoor cafe. It is a site of pilgrimage for people of all faiths and backgrounds and hosts more than 100,000 visitors per year. As a member of the abbey's senior leadership team you will make an essential & important contribution to every visitor's experience.

The Head of Estates will – as part of the senior leadership team – offer exceptional management and leadership of the abbey team; lead on property management, maintenance, conservation; maintain the fixed assets register and oversee specification, procurement, management and support of the abbey's telecommunications and IT systems and related contracts; be responsible for all aspects of security and health and safety; and more.

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