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Job opportunities (27.6.2022)

2022-06-27

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.

Museum Manager, BRIDPORT MUSEUM TRUST

This is an exciting opportunity to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of Bridport Museum. Having recently undergone reviews of our governance and organisation, we are looking for someone to lead the Museum who is dynamic, enthusiastic and ambitious, who will champion new ways of engaging with visitors and communities, and who will ensure that our collections are at the heart of everything that we do.

Reporting to the Board of Trustees, you will be responsible for developing and maintaining the strategic direction of the Museum, ensuring we are achieving our mission, maintaining our Museum accreditation and that we are financially sustainable. You will be responsible for overseeing the smooth running of the Museum, including all functional activities such as finance and marketing.

Interpretation Manager, ROYAL ARMOURIES MUSEUM 

We are looking for a driven and dynamic manager to play a key role within our Interpretation Team. This post is being created to develop, project manage and deliver exhibitions and displays across the museum's three sites, at our flagship museum in Leeds, at our historic home in the Tower of London, and at the Victorian Fort Nelson in Hampshire.

The Royal Armouries cares for one of the world's oldest museum collections in the world, which continues to grow in new and exciting ways today. The Interpretation Manager's role is to help bring this national and world-famous collection of arms and armour to life in our galleries and through temporary exhibitions. The post-holder will be based in Leeds and will work across all three of the museum's sites.

We are looking for a creative and practical interpretation professional with extensive experience in the museum sector. You will have a strong understanding of audiences and experience of how to develop content and interpretation according to the separate needs of each. You will have a track record of creativity and innovation in story-led museum interpretation and will know how to deliver compelling narrative across different media drawing on sector best practice.

You will have experience of working with multi-disciplinary teams within museums, contractors including designers and interpretative developers, and external stakeholders. You will be used to managing content delivery on a large-scale, collaborating with both internal and external teams and project managing exhibitions to successful delivery.

Digital Content Designer, ROYAL ARMOURIES MUSEUM 

The Royal Armouries is the United Kingdom's national museum of arms and armour, and one of the most important museums of its type in the world.

We have recently been awarded funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to deliver our Digital Vision Project. An essential part of this Project is the creation of engaging stories for our visitors. These will be tested across a range of digital platforms including social media, the website and a new interactive space within the museum we are calling the digital playground where we will test experimental content with visitors.

You will be responsible for delivering amazing user-focussed experiences across all areas of digital. You will work closely with project managers, content creators, AV technicians, actors, curators, and marketeers, so excellent communication skills are vital. Ideally you will have a broad range of digital skills and experience designing digital content, including developing text with images, animation or motion graphics and film-making. Having a passion for the user experience and a desire to create audience-focussed, engaging, and inspiring stories about our collections is essential. You will also be responsible for organising and managing user testing and be comfortable with iterative design processes.

Knowledge of history or arms and armour is not necessary, but an interest in the subject would be an advantage. You will be working closely with arms and armour experts to explore our collections and develop engaging content.

The post is for a fixed term of 2 years and is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Planning and Management Information Coordinator, THE BRITISH MUSEUM 

About the role:

  • To collate and analyse data, and prepare reports for Directorate Group and the Board on performance against the Strategy and Operating Plan objectives.
  • To collate and analyse data to meet DCMS requirements on KPIs.
  • To support the Finance Manager: Accounts and Strategy in the development of the Operating Plan and Strategy through project management and the analysis of data.
  • To act as secretary to the Project Board, the Rosetta Project Committee and other Rosetta coordination groups as required.
  • To manage the Administrator.

Key areas of responsibility:

Planning and Management Information-

  • Monitor performance against Operating Plan objectives by ensuring that quarterly reports for the Directorate Group and Trustees are prepared to schedule.
  • Contribute to the development of the Strategy and Operating Plan by collecting and analysing data and project management.
  • Analyse internal and external data relevant to the Museum's performance.
  • Produce management information reports for the Directorate Group and Trustees.
  • Working on a variety of other ad hoc projects and tasks as advised by the Finance Manager: Accounts and Strategy.
  • To collate and analyse data to meet DCMS requirements on KPIs.

Secretariat-

  • Provide efficient and effective Secretariat to the Project Board, Rosetta Project Committee, and other Rosetta coordination groups as required, including sceduling, drawing up agendas, commissioning papers, circulating papers and taking minutes.
  • Ensure that decisions and information from meetings are communicated to appropriate people within and outside the Museum and that business is followed up/brought forward as required.

Line Management-

  • Manage the Administrator to ensure effective support for Finance department.

About you:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience.
  • Proficient using IT to present information to diverse audiences and intermediate Excel skills.
  • Previous experience of working with boards in the public or private sector and analysing management information, carrying out research and producing reports.
  • Able to plan, prioritise, work to deadlines and maintain effective administrative procedures.
  • Excellent communication skills, a team player and an ability to act with tact and sensitivity