Job opportunities (4.1.2023)


Curator of Italian Paintings before 1500, THE NATIONAL GALLERY 

The curator seeks and recommends relevant new acquisitions and loans, and acts as the curatorial lead on exhibitions, collection displays and gallery refurbishment projects. The curator will participate in the Gallery's 'NG200' programme for its bicentenary in 2024, including 'The Main Event', 'National Treasures' and 'NG 200 for 200' projects. 

Senior Project Manager, Arts Council Collection Storage

Contract: Fixed term until 30 June 2025, 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: £44,697 per annum plus benefits including a final salary pension scheme, generous annual leave, and flexible and hybrid working.

Location: Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds, Birmingham, Nottingham, Bristol, Cambridge or Brighton (The role will be based at one of the offices listed; 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)

As a Senior Project Manager, you will manage the delivery and implementation of the project to relocate the Arts Council Collection (ACC) storage facilities to Coventry, ensuring the project meets the objectives of the approved business plan and is delivered on time and within budget. In addition to the main capital project, you'll keep an overview of the organisational change programme for the ACC and changes to the existing stores.

Audience Diversity and Inclusion Lead, NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM 

  • Experience of creating successful strategies and plans to enhance diversity and inclusion of audiences within a museum, cultural venue or visitor attraction
  • Significant experience of providing expert advice to different teams,
  • Highly developed influencing skills, able to deliver change through others
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to adapt the style to meet the needs of the audience
  • Ability to prioritise and work across multiple activities
  • Experience of commissioning research and leading consultations.
  • Ability to make decisions based on sound judgement and to act at pace
  • Works collaboratively across all departments in order to deliver effectively and to the benefit of the Museum
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to translate metrics, research, and trends into strategy and action
  • Experience of working with a broad range of audiences including families, adults and young people

Photographic Archive Assistant- 18 Month FTC, THE NATIONAL GALLERY

The National Gallery is seeking a skilled Photographic Archive Assistant for 18 months to work on a large-scale project to digitise and audit Collection material in the National Gallery's Photographic Archive. The project is delivered as part of the gallery's Digital Dossier Programme (DDP), an ambitious research infrastructure and knowledge-enabling change programme that aims to make 'everything we know about our pictures available to everyone'.

Collections & House Manager, NATIONAL TRUST 

Join our dedicated team at beautiful Kingston Lacy!

Are you committed to ensuring the highest possible standards of conservation, presentation, and collections management? Would you like to work in one of the Trust's Treasure House properties with a team of enthusiastic and dedicated professionals? Then please read on.

What it's like to work here

The outstanding collection of fine art and ancient Egyptian archaeology at Kingston Lacy is of international significance. As one of the National Trust's 'Treasure Houses', the 45 strong team have exciting times ahead as they embark on major conservation projects and ambitious interpretation initiatives to preserve and share this 300-year-old mansion and its rare and diverse collection of artefacts.

Using their expert knowledge of preventive conservation, conservation cleaning and documentation standards, the collections and house team care for the mansion, its interiors and works of art daily. Thinking now and forever, the team strives to present the collections and their history to the widest possible audience and preserve it for generations to come. Working closely with the Property Curator, the team are involved in creative and innovative interpretation of the house and its unique history, constantly developing their skills and expertise, and sharing their conservation work with our volunteers and visitors.

Group Head of Exhibition Services, SCIENCE MUSEUM GROUP 

At Science Museum Group, we aim to inspire futures by creating informal learning environments which grow the 'science-capital' of our diverse audiences. One of the ways in which we do this is through our exhibitions programmes. We aspire to engage with the best practices to enhance our visitors' experiences through beautiful, inspiring and well-crafted displays shown across SMG, the UK and Internationally.

To support the leadership of this work, we are now recruiting in to a Group Head of Exhibition Services. Contractually, this role can be based at any of the SMG museums in London, Bradford, Manchester or York.

About the role

The Head of Exhibition Services will be responsible for leading a team delivering exhibitions wherever in the world they are displayed. As a service provider to exhibitions teams across the Group and at Tour venues, you will ensure the design, production, logistics and project management of exhibitions that move between sites are of the highest standards, including responsibility for health and safety of these activities. You will lead a high performing, multi-site team, ensuring their continued training and development, setting standards, and delivering an exceptional service to all exhibition teams, internal and external for the production and installation of exhibitions. You will travel internationally representing SMG and building strong and sustained partnerships through best practice.

Senior Manager Museums Audience Engagement, THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS OF ENGLAND 

Following a six year closure and a £4.7million re-development the Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons of England will re-open in spring 2023 with an expected 80,000 visitors in its first year. The College's Anatomy and Pathology Museum re-opened on site in October.

The College is seeking a dynamic and highly motivated individual to deliver an exceptional visitor experience for public and professional medical audiences, on site and online.

You will lead on museum operations effectively managing resources to deliver inspiring and inclusive school visits, events, exhibitions and visitor services.

You will lead on the promotion of RCSEng Museums and audience development initiatives.

The role requires the post holder to work a five-day week, four days per week on site with option of one day working from home. The post-holder will also act as duty manager of the Hunterian Museum one weekend out of four and occasional bank holidays.

The Royal College of Surgeons of England provides excellent staff benefits including 27 days annual leave, time off in lieu for public holidays working, and college benefit days, a contributory pension scheme, an annual season ticket loan and numerous staff discounts and wellbeing services.