Job opportunities (30.1.2023)


Research Development Officer, NATIONAL ARMY MUSEUM 

The Museum's mission is to tell the story of Our Army and the people who have served in it; to inspire, engage and educate, though our World Class Museum and Collections. Through our galleries and innovative exhibitions and public programme, the public can explore what it's like to be a soldier, why we fought in conflicts - past and present, and discover the impact the Army has had on our society.

We are looking for people to join us as part of our journey as an inspiring, vibrant and successful world-class Museum.

Full-Time, Permanent Position, London Based

We are seeking to appoint a Research Development Officer who will be responsible for proactively identifying, developing, and delivering external funding streams to support research and public history at the National Army Museum.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of securing external funding for a heritage, higher education, research institute, or similar organization, and experience of producing a case for support and other fundraising marketing materials.

Our vision is to build a vibrant and world-leading centre of scholarship by expanding our research agenda and growing our capacity. Identifying and securing external funding to support research activity, publications and fellowships will be essential to this endeavour.

Independent Chair / Gadeirydd Annibynnol - National Contemporary Art Gallery Wales, ARTS COUNCIL OF WALES 

The Chair has a pivotal role in leading the Project Board. As Chair, you will work closely with Welsh Government, Arts Council of Wales, Amgueddfa Cymru and the National Library of Wales to deliver a distributed National Contemporary Art Gallery for Wales. This requires a highly committed, enthusiastic and motivated individual who can steer the Project Board through the challenges facing the visual arts sector during tough economic times. We are looking for a person who recognises the significant of the opportunity to create a National Contemporary Art Gallery,

The role of the Chair will be to:

  • Provide effective leadership for the Project Board and representing the views of the Project Board to Ministers and the general public;
  • Act in a way which promotes high standard of propriety and public finance and ensure that the Project Board's activities are conducted efficiently and effectively.

Application is by CV and a brief covering letter (no more than two sides of A4) addressing the requirements of the role, along with the contact details of two references and an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Monitoring Form. If you would like to submit your application in an alternative format, such as voice note or British Sign Language video, please contact us first.

Applications should be sent to: by 12:00pm (midday) on 10 March 2023.

Mae gan y Cadeirydd swyddogaeth hanfodol i arwain Bwrdd y Prosiect. Fel Cadeirydd, byddwch yn cydweithio'n agos â Chyngor Celfyddydau Cymru, Llywodraeth Cymru, Amgueddfa Cymru a Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru i gyflwyno Oriel Gelf Gyfoes Genedlaethol ddosbarthedig i Gymru. Mae hyn yn gofyn am unigolyn hynod ymroddedig, brwdfrydig ac awyddus sy'n gallu llywio Bwrdd y Prosiect drwy'r sawl her sy'n wynebu sector y celfyddydau gweledol yn ystod cyfnod economaidd mor anodd. Rydym yn chwilio am berson sy'n deall arwyddocâd y cyfle i greu Oriel Gelf Gyfoes Genedlaethol i Gymru.

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 us

At 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 role

As 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.

Development Manager - Major Gifts, THE NATIONAL GALLERY 

The Development Manager - Major Gifts will initiate and develop high value, long-lasting relationships with individual Major Donors and philanthropists. Through managing a portfolio of prospects and donors, they will secure five- and six-figure donations in support of the National Gallery. They will secure significant support for all areas of the organisation's work, from Exhibitions to Learning and other unique programmes, as well as contribute to fundraising for the NG200 Bicentenary Campaign.

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 

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.

Head of Visitor Experience, TATE 

About the role

For this job, people are the key.

Tate's vision is to serve as artistically adventurous and culturally inclusive art museums for the UK and the world. Welcoming over 7M visitors per year, including increasing numbers of families, young people, local communities and multi-lingual audiences, you will lead a large team of 300 colleagues, and our 400 volunteers, looking after the front of house visitor experience. There are two core, integrated areas of work:

  • Visitor engagement: providing a warm welcome, hosts and family hosts, talks and tours, information, language provision, and on-site activations and things to do.
  • Visitor experience operations: providing professional operations management, including duty management, presentation standards, visitor flow, events operations, access advice and guidelines, safety, and incident management.

You will lead the teams at Tate Modern and Tate Britain and provide strategic and operational guidance and support to Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives to create a consistent brand experience across all sites.

What you will gain

People make places, and probably the most important thing is that you will be working with and developing a fantastic team. No two days will be the same, as you will be working collaboratively on a large slate of truly extraordinary, high profile exhibitions, events, and experiences, in a fast-paced environment, at significant scale. There will be some of the world's greatest art and creativity, in beautiful buildings and environments, in unique visitor attractions, for a global brand.