Job opportunities (29.9.2022)


Head of On-Site Visitor Experience, THE ENGLISH HERITAGE TRUST

English Heritage cares for over 400 historic monuments, buildings and sites. Through these, we bring the story of England to life for over 10 million visitors each year.

No matter what you do or where you do it, by joining us you'll be playing a vital role in looking after some of the greatest places in England so that they can be enjoyed today and for generations to come. You'll find it's a workplace like no other - taking you behind the scenes of these extraordinary sites and supporting you to share your ideas, inspire others and make a difference.

About the role

The Head of On-Site Visitor Experience is an exciting role within the Historic Properties Department of English Heritage. Working across departments, you will champion exemplary visitor experience at our properties, driving the consistent and continual improvement of our offer and service. You'll be responsible for developing and updating English Heritage's Visitor Experience Strategy in a way that builds on the success of the current strategy whilst also taking it to the next level. You can be based in one of our regional office locations (York, Bristol, Swindon, London), or be a homeworker.

Senior Content Planner, THE NATIONAL GALLERY 

Work with the Head of Digital to set the strategic direction for digital content, content channels and community growth, so that they meet the needs of our audience and the Gallery's strategic objectives

Oversee the entire content production cycle - from ideation and production to publication and evaluation

Lead the development and management of the Gallery's content channels and online community of four million people

Responsible and accountable for the Gallery's brand, tone of voice and reputation across all content output and online channels including the website and social media

Lead on a rolling 12-month content plan across all digital channels Work with the Head of Digital to agree ambitious KPIs, ensuring that our content is data driven with actionable insights and regular reporting

Be an expert on social media and online content channels and think strategically and creatively about where digital content is going next, including virtual environments and online broadcasting

Build relationships with external digital partners including social media platforms and influencers

Lead on areas of in-Gallery interpretative content including exhibition films and audio guide content Lead on the development of new content-led webpages, providing content design support and expertise to the team, and be a key member of larger website development projects

Oversee the management of content on third party digital platforms including Google Arts & Culture and Smartify

Lead on the development of new online event formats, working with digital team and key colleagues across the Gallery to innovate in this area

Ensure the Gallery's content and communications better represent the communities the Gallery serves Line manage a team responsible for producing and publishing content, managing content channels, and building online communities

Advise colleagues from across the organisation and at all levels on how they can meet their content-driven objectives

Play a leading role in the Gallery's wider communications, advising on tone, messaging, and crisis communications

Play a leading role in upskilling the Gallery in digital communications and content production, including tone of voice, to build resilience and capability

Curator: Historic Furniture and Decorative Arts, HOUSE OF COMMONS 

The Curator of the Historic Furniture and Decorative Arts Collection (HFDA) sits in the Heritage Collections Team (HCT) within Strategic Estates (SE). The HCT are responsible for the professional management of three collections of national and international importance: the Parliamentary Art Collection, the Historic Furniture and Decorative Arts Collection, and the Architectural Fabric Collection. This Team provides a bicameral service to the House of Commons and the House of Lords, and is responsible for all aspects of strategy, display, collections management, care and conservation, technical and procedural standards, documentation, loans and interpretation.

The Parliamentary Art Collection includes 10,000 artworks, the majority are on display across the Parliamentary Estate, and consists of paintings, sculpture, works on paper and other media ranging from ceramics to textiles, medals and political collectibles. The Historic Furniture and Decorative Arts collection includes 11,000 objects including historic furniture, clocks, silver and ceramics. It is a working collection with many objects in daily use across the Parliamentary Estate fulfilling the role for which they were designed and made. The Architectural Fabric Collection includes over 5,000 items which were commissioned for the Palace of Westminster but have been detached from the built fabric and historic interiors.

The Role

This is a new role within the Heritage Collections Team, reporting to the Keeper of Historic Furniture and Decorative Arts. The postholder will provide specialist and professional knowledge. They will lead on the research and interpretation of and access to the HFDA Collection, including cataloguing, reviewing and promoting the Collection. They will work closely and collaboratively with colleagues in other Parliamentary teams across both Houses and the R&R Programme Team.

The successful candidate must have planning and organisational skills to manage the multiple facets of this wide-ranging, curatorial role, and be able to focus on the detailed object information, interpretation and research requirements of the Collection, as well as the assimilation of the practical requirements into comprehensive, effective data to inform its future care. This post offers an exciting opportunity to build and influence the direction of the HFDA Collection, to ensure its safety, contribute to the success of a fulsome review of the collection, and ensure Parliament maintains its duty of care to the Collections.

Relationship Manager, Cultural Investment Fund (Museums), ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND

Contract: Permanent, working 35 hours per week (Arts Council also recognises the benefit of flexible working as a valued part of the way we work, and welcome applications from individuals who require flexibility)

Salary: £32,615 per annum plus benefits including a final salary pension scheme, generous annual leave, and flexible and hybrid working.

Location: Midlands- Birmingham or Nottingham (The role will be based at our Birmingham or Nottingham office; however, we are operating a hybrid way of working and support our staff to make use of remote working options when combined with regular on-site contact days with other members if the team, normally 1-2 days a week)

Want to be part of a team of creative, exciting, diverse leaders who are on a mission to change the way the cultural sector works? As a Relationship at Arts Council England, you will be instrumental in transforming the service museums offer to the public by supporting their refurbishments and maintenance. You will be responsible for liaising with museums who are involved or interested in partnerships, investments across the Midlands, providing advice and information on funding.

About the Role : In October 2019, DCMS announced the Cultural Investment Fund (CIF) with the purpose of driving local growth, refurbishing libraries, and repairing museums. CIF is a five-year programme, split into three strands that the Arts Council England will deliver: Museums Estate and Development Fund, Libraries Transformation Fund, and a continuation of the Cultural Development Fund.

A strong communicator, you will offer insight to your Senior Relationship Manager on which funding decisions and strategic development programmes and initiatives we should commit to the organisations you manage. Alongside these responsibilities, you will be involved in our grant management processes and monitoring activity.

Brunel Museum Reinvented Community Curator, BRUNEL MUSEUM 

This role is the strategic lead for community engagement, in order to successfully achieve the museum's ambition to deliver an enhanced activities programme across the site, with the aim of transforming the visitor profile, and attracting a younger, more diverse audience to the museum.

This role will work directly with members of the local community to determine content for display in the transformed exhibition, including through the Museum on Tour programme and through co-curated exhibitions.

The Museum on Tour programme includes at least eight outreach visits a year to libraries, community centres and children's centres, helping to shape the content on display in the newly refurbished Museum.