Job opportunities (3.4.2023)


Collections & House Officer, NATIONAL TRUST 

Do you have a proven track record of helping to ensure the preservation and presentation of collections, sharing your work with visitors and bringing the history of collections to life, then please read on.

What it's like to work here

The Hinton Portfolio comprises of Hinton Ampner, Uppark House and Garden, Winchester City Mill and Ludshott and Selborne Commons. The portfolio is large and varied, covering the Western part of the South Downs National Park. In it we have 2 pay for entry sites with glorious mansions, priceless collections and stunning gardens; 1 city centre water mill which is free entry for everyone, still milling flour that we use in our café and sell to our visitors; and several pockets of beautiful countryside providing access to nature for everyone.

No two days are the same in this portfolio. Not only will you be working at different sites most days, but you will also be helping to ensure our programme of experiences and events are adapted and delivered to our diverse audiences through excellent volunteering and in collaboration with our local communities.


Colchester + Ipswich Museums (CIMS) is an innovative local authority museum partnership between Colchester City Council and Ipswich Borough Council uniting six significant venues: Colchester Castle, Natural History Museum and Hollytrees Museum in Colchester and in Ipswich, Ipswich Museum, Ipswich Art Gallery and Christchurch Mansion. Together, the museums welcome more than 300,000 visitors every year.

We are seeking an experienced learning professional to oversee CIMS' formal and informal learning programmes across the six museum sites. By devising new workshops and events, and coordinating their delivery, you will enable CIMS to inspire new audiences. With the support of colleagues you will uncover 'hidden histories' from within the museums' collections to interpret and diversify the stories we tell in our formal and informal learning programmes.

It is an exciting time to join the service; Ipswich Museum is undergoing a £9m NLHF funded redevelopment and we are expanding our award-winning temporary exhibitions and learning programmes thanks to an increase in Arts Council support.

CIMS strive for diversity in our workforce, so we are seeking people with different life experiences to broaden our thinking and improve representation in the work we do. We particularly welcome applications from D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent people, people from ethnically diverse communities and people from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds.

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. 

Data Specialist, ART FUND

 Art Fund are looking for an all round data specialist to help deliver our data strategy and support us on our data improvement journey. This role will focus on developing consistent data management processes and infrastructure to make data accessible across the organisation and will also deliver day to day reporting, deep dive analysis and produce actionable insights to inform key business decisions.

Our ideal candidate will have a good understanding of data management and experience of helping teams and individuals to use data effectively and improve data quality to make it accessible to users. You will also have proven experience of delivering user friendly reports, dashboards and insights to help drive evidence based decision making.

If you have a passion for data and helping others to use it most effectively to deliver organisational value we would love to hear from you.

Senior Photographer, THE BRITISH MUSEUM 

The postholder for this role will be working to create high quality photographs in support of client briefs.

For these posts we request all applicants to provide an online link to a portfolio of 15-20 professional images or website on the application form please.

Please note, we have 3 vacancies available for this position

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Produce high quality digital images
  • Produce creative images to meet set briefs
  • To observe and employ best practice in all aspects of collections security and object handling
  • Reporting on production issues to the Head of Photography and Imaging
  • Process images as per photography and imaging workflow procedures
  • Knowledge of 3D processes, infrared & ultraviolet photography techniques would be desirable.
  • Uploading images and entering data into the Museum image database
  • As required, work outside normal hours e.g., weekends, evenings, to document Museum events and support of Museum's public programmes
  • As required, work on location both within the UK and abroad
  • As required, other duties directed by the Head of Photography and Imaging
  • Comply with Museum Health & Safety protocols and procedure
  • Directing and supervising the work of junior staff and volunteers

Head of Museums and Arts Development, STOKE ON TRENT CITY COUNCIL 

Are you an inspirational leader with a passion for museums and the arts? If so, then we would like to hear from you.

This vital strategic role will drive the realisation of our vision for museums and the arts within Stoke-on-Trent. The postholder will provide leadership for the Council's four museums and galleries and the recently developed Cultural Strategy, working collaboratively with colleagues and a range of strategic partners.

Stoke-on-Trent has a rich creative and industrial heritage which is represented in our museums. These hold collections of national and international significance, including our world-renowned collection of ceramics.

Our museums include: Etruria Industrial Museum (a scheduled monument); Gladstone Pottery Museum (the last complete working Victorian pottery in England and a national filming location); Ford Green Hall (a Seventeenth Century Yeomans residence designated as 'Outstanding' by Arts Council England); and our flagship site, The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, home to the celebrated Staffordshire Hoard and the acclaimed Spitfire Gallery. In addition, we are embarking on an exciting reinterpretation of our designated collections, with support of £5m Cultural Development Funding from Arts Council England.

Stoke-on-Trent is home to a number of other significant working museums and many high-profile producers of domestic and industrial ceramics. The role will make a significant contribution to identify and up-scale opportunities for generating regional, national and international resources to create a cultural centre for ceramics.

The postholder will capitalise on the growing national and international recognition of the city's unique heritage, working with regional and national bodies such as Arts Council England to ensure excellence in service development, whilst ensuring that museums and the arts are inclusive and that the wider benefits relating to health, wellbeing and economic prosperity are optimised.

Closing date: 23 April 2023.

Head of Finance and Planning, V&A Dundee 

The Head of Finance and Planning is responsible for ensuring V&A Dundee financial model and process are underpinned by robust and effective systems, reporting, performance management and planning to support the financial sustainability of the organisation This is a key role in the organisation working with, and coordinating financial planning, reporting & analysis across all teams, Board, partners and funders as well as working with the Chief Operating Officer on the financial strategy, the role leads on financial controls, financial management, and all financial planning and forecasting.

The Head of Finance and Planning is responsible for maintaining robust controls, efficient financial processing, accurate financial reporting, proactive cash management, insightful financial analysis and strong management of tax liabilities and assets. The Head of Finance and Planning will lead on the annual cycle of planning, budgeting and forecasting and will support the directors by monitoring and reporting progress against the museum's business plan and provide strategic advice as required. This role leads the Finance, Resourcing & People team at V&A Dundee.