Job opportunities (27.4.2023)


Director of Collections and Access, PUBLIC APPOINTMENTS SERVICE 

The National Museum of Ireland is a leader in preserving and promoting Ireland's heritage across the island and the world. Contributing to the collective memory and identity of all people with Irish connections, nationally and internationally, through our collections and programmes. We welcome over one million visitors annually to our four museums situated in Dublin and Mayo – (Museum of Decorative Arts and History at Collins Barracks, Museum of Archaeology at Kildare Street, Natural History Museum on Merrion Street and Museum of Country Life in Turlough Park). Our vision is to be a place of sanctuary and surprise providing opportunities to be inspired, engaged and informed through inclusive and accessible events and diverse public programmes. Through greater accessibility to our collections, NMI will strengthen how our audiences can engage with their cultural heritage. We will offer unexpected and diverse public programmes and develop opportunities for increased research and engagement.

The Role

The role of Director of Collections and Access is part of the senior management team of the Museum and will contribute to its management and development. They will be responsible for providing leadership, innovation and direction on all collections, collections access and research matters and will ensure implementation of the National Museum of Ireland's strategic plan and priorities.

The role will also have responsibility for line managing the collections and research team including four curatorial departments (Art & Industry, Irish Antiquities, Irish Folk life and Natural History), the Conservation, and Registration Departments as well as Graphic Design and Photography and Online Collections. They will also ensure the collections are managed, made accessible, interpreted, researched and digitised, realising their education and learning potential.

Collections & House Manager, NATIONAL TRUST

 Mount Stewart, the only National Trust Treasure House in Northern Ireland, is looking for a Collections and House Manager to help embed the Treasure House programme, ensuring excellent collections care and management, presentation, conservation and visitor experience. Reporting to the Property Curator, you'll lead a team of 5.

Accommodation is provided to the post-holder for the proper or better performance of his or her duties in accordance with Trust criteria and HMRC rules.

What it's like to work here

Mount Stewart, once the Irish seat of the Marquess of Londonderry, located on the shores of Strangford Lough, is the home of the Londonderry family's international collection.

We're passionate about caring for this wonderful place, and visitors are at the heart of all we do. We're a busy, enthusiastic team, and enjoy a challenge. Our approach is collaborative and we work with the wider property to engage, share our stories and provide exceptional service.

What you'll be doing

You'll work closely with the General Manager and the Property Curator to ensure that the house and its important collection are able to connect with new audiences in an innovative way. This will include improvements to the visitor offer, standards of presentation and conservation. You'll support the Property Curator to implement innovative, inclusive, and accessible histories and interpretation. You'll lead the house team to achieve best practice in conservation and access, whilst advocating for positive change.

Exhibitions and Interpretation Manager, Natural History Museum of Denmark 

Natural History Museum of Denmark (NHMD), Faculty of Science, the University of Copenhagen is looking for a creative, project-oriented Exhibitions and Interpretation Manager. You will be part of the team responsible for the delivery of the exhibitions, galleries and spaces that deliver the museum's strategic narratives and enhance the visitors' experience and engagement with the collection.

Working within the Exhibitions and Visitor Experience group, you will be a member of the Exhibitions & Interpretation team, leading interpretation for and project managing a portfolio of projects for the Natural History Museum's new building, entirely new galleries project. This role will require a pragmatic mindset, a commitment to delivering quality and an ability to prioritise and problem solve. You will work closely with the curatorial, collections management, design and digital, communications and fundraising, and commercial teams.

We offer a professionally challenging job in an exciting environment in a workplace that is constantly evolving. We are committed colleagues who emphasize quality, professionalism, and dynamism in the work.

Middleweight Strategist, AGENCY BELL 

A design studio known for their stunning wayfinding & information design work is looking for a Middleweight Strategist.

The facts:
You would be a joining the London studio of one of the best agencies within the wayfinding world, giving you the opportunity to really learn your stuff. You will be attending meetings and going onsite to analyse a space. Fundamentally, you are the glue between clients and the final design, bringing together the whole team from Project Leads to 2D and 3D designers. You'll be a key part of the production process, creating beautiful design solutions through wayfinding, place-making, graphics, and place branding.You might be a Project Manager looking to learn more about strategy or currently working in architecture and hoping to move into the design world. It's important that you can control your own workflow, plan your own workload, and work with minimal supervision. You will also have the chance to stretch your creative muscles while participating in brainstorming sessions and design sprints. This is a hybrid role with two to three days in the office, with Wednesday as a fixed day.

Business Services Co-ordinator, NATIONAL TRUST 

Are you an engaging individual who is known for their exceptional organisational skills, with a love for delivering first class service support? We have just the role for you as a Business Services Co-ordinator in this rarely advertised role based at Mottisfont Abbey. You'll love working as part of a tight knit team, be passionate about great customer service, manage business services and soft facilities and be happy to help property staff do whatever it takes to ensure our visitors have a great day with us. Check out our Role Profile and Additional Information documents for more details!

Interviews: 18 May 2023.

What it's like to work here

Located in the idyllic riverside gardens, between ancient trees, bubbling brooks and rolling lawns Mottisfont is full of surprises. Full of art, and featuring a colorful garden year round, Mottisfont is a popular visitor attraction and the team are always on hand to provide a fantastic experience for all. The wider estate includes 1600 acres of woodland, tenanted farms and Curbridge Nature Reserve, as well as relaxing walks.

Mottisfont is home to a beautiful riverside garden offering a sensory treat with glorious old-fashioned roses which are also left to produce ornamental fruit in autumn and winter. One of Hampshire's top attractions, and among the top twenty most visited National Trust properties in the UK, the property welcomes up to 380,000 visitors per year.

Weinrebe Curatorial Fellow Post-1800 Paintings, THE NATIONAL GALLERY 

The National Gallery has a vacancy for the Weinrebe Curatorial Fellow (Post-1800 Paintings). The Curatorial Fellow will gain professional experience and knowledge through being involved at all stages in a full range of curatorial practices. They will support relevant curatorial staff with the care, growth and display of the National Gallery's post-1800 collections, help with scholarly and provenance research and publications, and participate in the creation and delivery of interpretation and public-facing activity relating to the post-1800 paintings and the Gallery's programme for its bicentenary in 2024.

Applications closing date - 3rd May.

Head of Masterplan Delivery, ROYAL ARMOURIES MUSEUM 

The Royal Armouries is the United Kingdom's national museum of arms and armour and one of the most important collections of its type in the world, housed at its headquarters and flagship museum in Leeds, its historic home at the Tower of London, and the Victorian Fort Nelson in Hampshire.

CAN YOU TURN A VISION FOR TRANSFORMATION INTO REALITY? We are looking for an experienced and effective Head of Masterplan to ensure the delivery of a series of strategic capital projects to help transform and guarantee the future of the World's oldest museum.

Your experience and insight, gained from successful project delivery at scale will enable for you to plan and deliver a complex programme within a sensitive and public facing operating context. Your understanding of risk, change management and governance will ensure robust and timely decisions are made, communicated and executed to guarantee success. Your background will give you a strong sense of the impact and importance of the Royal Armouries' project outcomes and a passion to deliver them in a way that equality of access and promotes diverse and collaborative practice.

Senior Library Assistant, LONDON BOROUGH OF LEWISHAM 

Senior Library Assistant

Salary: £32,418 - £33,510 (SC6) per annum

Job Type: Full-time (35 hours) / Part time (17.5 hours)

Contract: Permanent

Location: Catford, Downham, Deptford or Lewisham Libraries.

Job Reference: COM-22-080

"Great Libraries build communities" Lewisham Libraries build thriving, engaged, active communities.

A frontline role designed to support the community to make the best use of their local library. This is a supervisory position.

There is part- and full-time roles ranging from 17.5 - 35 hrs per week.

The working week includes Saturday and Sunday and late nights to be worked on a rota.

What we're looking for:

  • Excellence in customer service, with exceptional ability to work with residents of all ages, especially children and young people.
  • Must be able to work on own initiative and part of a team.
  • Staff supervision is an essential part of this role.

In return, we'll offer excellent development opportunities, plus a range of benefits that includes a career average pension scheme and the opportunity to make a real difference to our local community.

We also want someone with a definite can do, joyful attitude.