Job opportunities (28.1.2023)


Community Partnerships and Events Manager, SCIENCE MUSEUM GROUP 

Do you have experience leading teams to plan and deliver high-quality, engaging and accessible community events? Do you want to inspire futures by engaging with local community groups and working collaboratively with businesses and colleagues?About usAt the Science Museum Group STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) engagement is at the heart of what we do. 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 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 are now recruiting for a Community Partnerships and Events Manager to join the Learning team at the National Railway Museum in York, on a full-time, permanent contract.About the roleAs Community Partnerships & Events Manager, you will engage with local communities new to the museum, with the long-term aim of supporting people to become confident, independent museum visitors in the future. Through the events and programmes you create for and with them, you will develop STEM experiences which are inspired by our world class collection and based on our extensive learning and audience research.Leading a small team of staff, supported by volunteers, you will engage with local community organisations and businesses and collaborate with colleagues and other departments across the National Railway Museum and SMG to plan, produce and deliver high quality, accessible and equitable events and programmes including outreach activities, community events and festivals.You don't need to be an expert in STEM or have a STEM background to be the right person for this role. Our Learning team is motivated by igniting curiosity and engaging with diverse audiences and for this role we are looking for someone who is able to build relationships and work collaboratively with communities, businesses and organisations.About youJoining us you will have experience of working collaboratively and consultatively with local communities, organisations and businesses. You will have excellent communication and relationship building skills with the ability to represent the needs of the organisation whilst also advocating for diverse local interests. You will have previously worked with communities to create and evaluate high quality events and community partnership programmes.Crucially, you will have the necessary skills to run events successfully, you will be organised and a good problem solver with the ability to show initiative and sound judgement under pressure. You will have experience of successfully managing budgets for events and multiple projects and/or programmes.

Senior Support Officer, THE NATIONAL GALLERY 

The National Gallery has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Information Systems Support Officer at the National Gallery. The successful candidate will have an important role to play in providing a proactive service to key business systems users at the National Gallery and supporting more widely the delivery of IT solutions and services consistent with the Gallery plans and strategy.

The successful candidate will maintain, update, and support the systems and be solutions focussed in offering a rapid resolution of IT problems and queries reported to the Help Desk and deliver new technology and system updates within agreed parameters.

Senior Programming & Partnerships Officer, NATIONAL TRUST 

We are one of 19 Children & Young People Hubs in the National Trust, offering education visits covering, geography, history, nature, farming and teamwork.

We welcome over 5,000 young people each year, offering curriculum driven visits, and many more recreational days out. Inspiring the next generation with our cause is hugely important and the Senior Programming & Partnerships Officer is key in delivering these ambitions. By developing meaningful partnerships with schools and community groups and by mapping out the programme of educational visits, and family orientated programming each year, the Senior Programming & Partnership Officer is our Champion for the next generation.

This role is based on annualised hours, where the amount of hours you work each month may vary, however your salary will be paid in 12 equal instalments over the year

This role is required to work with vulnerable groups including children and any offer of employment or volunteering is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

Visitor Experience Officer, IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUMS 

The Visitor Experience Officer acts as the Visitor Champion at their allocated site, putting customer satisfaction at the heart of what they do. They ensure that visitors receive an excellent experience whenever they visit so that IWM is able to achieve the financially sustainable income needed from our visitors. Recommendations from visitors who had a great time (both online and word of mouth) are essential to IWM success. There should be consistent visit quality for all visitors, whenever they arrive, across 7 days per week, but this should be able to be adapted to the requirements of each individual.

The VEO should be able to put themselves in the place of the visitor, see the experience with fresh eyes, ensure standards are clear and make adjustments in reaction to feedback. They will own the Customer Experience scorecard for each site and work with other stakeholders to ensure the score is achieving its target. VEO's should understand the organisational objectives for visitors and promote other products and services including events and tours, guidebooks, membership, shops and cafes to maximise IWM's revenue. Working with a team of volunteers they should ensure that visitors receive an excellent welcome to the site, with clear orientation, assistance in getting the best out of every visit and a thank-you for their visit on departure.

Head of Communications, THE BRITISH MUSEUM 

About the Museum

The British Museum is unique in bringing together the cultures of the world under one roof, spanning continents and oceans. No other museum is responsible for collections of the same depth and breadth, beauty, and significance. Its eight million objects allow us to explore the extraordinary diversity of human cultures, from small communities to vast empires, to discover the many forms and expressions human beings have given to every aspect of life, and to realise how closely they are interconnected.

About the role

This is an outstanding opportunity to shape and lead the Communications team of one of the world's greatest cultural institutions at a key moment in its history. The Head of Communications will lead on delivering a strategic and proactive approach to communications with responsibility for promoting the national and global significance of the British Museum's collection and its programme, and the objectives of the Museum's ambitious Masterplan in support of the Museum's public profile, and its corporate strategic objectives.

About you

You will be educated to degree level, ideally with a further degree in Communications, Public Affairs or other related field and/or a recognised management qualification.

With extensive communications experience in a large and complex organisation, including experience in a senior communications role in a high profile cultural or HE institution, NGO or wider commercial sector. You will be able to demonstrate management experience, with a successful track record of building and developing high performance, as well as delivering and managing effective change.

You will also have a proven ability to lead, influence, negotiate and work collaboratively across a complex organisation, with success in getting people to work together effectively for the benefit of the wider institution. A strategic approach and an ability to show how your excellent judgement has been successfully deployed in your previous roles, will also be key.

You will be a confident, diplomatic and persuasive communicator with an open and inclusive style which inspires trust. You will also be able to provide evidence of your resilience and resourcefulness in solving problems and proposing solutions.

Senior Curator of Collections & Research, HENRY MOORE FOUNDATION 

This is an excellent opportunity to work in an important management role in a leading arts organisation, within a friendly and team-focused culture.

After the Head of Department, the Senior Curator is the second most senior post in the Henry Moore Collections & Programmes team. The post-holder will oversee the care and presentation of the Foundation's collection and archives at Perry Green and digitally; and lead research activities on Henry Moore.

Our ideal candidate will have a post-graduate qualification in history of art, museum studies or similar, plus min 5 years' experience in a curatorial role in a museum/gallery, with 3 years as a line manager, and an in-depth knowledge of 20th century art, ideally with a good knowledge of sculpture and a strong interest in Henry Moore. DBS clearance will be required as this role will have Known Consignor status. We are happy to consider some homeworking in this role.

If you are excited by this opportunity and, having read the job specification, you have the skills and experience to meet the requirements of the role, we would be pleased to receive an application from you. A recruitment pack and application form are available on our website, where further information can be found about the Henry Moore Foundation:

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 10am Monday 13 February 2023.