Job opportunities (5.8.2022)


Exhibitions Project Manager

The museum is looking for a self-motivated and experienced individual to join the Exhibitions team to work on the delivery of high-profile exhibitions.

The Exhibitions Project Manager works alongside the curatorial and external design teams to ensure the production and installation of every element of the exhibition is successfully delivered, to museum standards, on time and to budget. They are responsible for the delivery of specific exhibitions, from concept development through to opening and post-opening maintenance. They are also responsible for the effective organisation and delivery of specific touring exhibitions including prospecting, communications with national and international venue partners, the management of tours including logistics, contracts, schedules, and budgets.

The role will suit an individual with previous project management experience in coordinating and delivering museum exhibitions with significant budgets. The successful candidate will be an expert communicator, adept at developing strong working relationships, both internally and with external delivery partners, to deliver engaging and commercially successful exhibitions and displays.

The role will work with a wide range of staff from across the museum along with external partners, contractors, and designers, managing sizeable budgets throughout all stages of the project. They will be responsible for managing a range of people including direct line management of junior project managers/exhibition coordinators, freelance contractors, and volunteers. 

Visitor Experience Assistant

Wellcome is a global charitable foundation. We improve health for everyone by funding science, leading policy and advocacy campaigns, and building partnerships.

We plan to spend £16bn over the next ten years, funding new discoveries in life, health and wellbeing, and taking on three global health challenges: mental health, infectious disease and climate.

Wellcome Collection is a free museum and library that aims to challenge how we all think and feel about health. Through exhibitions, collections, live programming, digital, broadcast and publishing, we create opportunities for people to think deeply about the links between science, medicine, life and art.

These challenges need the bold science we support, but they won't be solved by science alone.

Where in Wellcome will I be working?

Wellcome Collection is developing a new strategy this year that will set a course for a compelling future, making this an exciting time to join our team.

We are looking for 4 Visitor Experience Assistants to join team. The Visitor Experience team is the vital public side to Wellcome's mission of helping science to solve the urgent health challenges facing everyone. Delivering an exceptional, welcoming and inclusive experience, sparking genuine conversations and providing unique, personal and authentic ways for visitors to engage in everything we have to offer... that's what our Visitor Experience Assistants do at Wellcome Collection every day.

Digital Officer

The National Portrait Gallery houses a unique collection of all forms of portraiture of the people who have made or are currently contributing to British history and culture; the collection is the most comprehensive of its kind in the world. With around 2 million visitors each year prior to temporary closure for the Inspiring People project and a strong national and international presence through touring exhibitions and special projects, the Gallery is one of the country's most important and popular galleries.

Digital Officer
£20,000 per annum (full time equivalent £25,000 per annum)
Part time, 32 hours (4 days) per week
Home and Gallery based (minimum 1 day a week)
Fixed Term for 20 months

The Digital team manages the Gallery's digital activities - these include the website, digital interpretation onsite, and digital representations of portraits in the Collection. The Digital Officer will assist in the development, delivery, maintenance and support of the Gallery's website, playing a key part in engaging our audiences while the Gallery is closed.

The successful candidate will have experience of working on websites, using website content management systems (we use ModX), HTML and CSS coding, and Google Analytics. They will possess experience of working with Microsoft software and Adobe products such as Photoshop and experience using SEO tools. They will have good organisational, project and time management skills; as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills to be an effective member of the team.

We are in the process of changing our brand identity online and this role presents an exciting opportunity to make impact at a time where digital engagement has never been more important for the Gallery.

Paper and Photographs Conservation Traineeship

You'll love this role if you like art, enjoy making things with your hands and want to learn new skills; and if you pay attention to detail and aren't afraid to ask when you don't know something. This is a fixed term role for 24 months.

The role is largely practical, though you'll need to work with computers and deal with numbers, for example when taking accurate measurements. You'll learn about different artists' materials, share knowledge, and give and receive feedback. You'll receive training in a wide range of skills, including mounting and framing works of art and installing and deinstalling them at exhibition venues. You'll learn how to handle tools, equipment and machinery, and gain the confidence to work alongside other conservation technicians in museums and galleries.

If you'd like to know more, please attend our online open event on Wednesday 24th August from 1-2pm via the following zoom link: We'll give a short presentation, with time for questions afterwards. Alternatively, please get in touch with Jacqueline Moon ( Please visit: to create an account by registering your details or, if you are an existing user, log into your account. The closing date for the submission of completed application forms is midnight Sunday 11th September. Interviews will be held week commencing 3rd October 2022.

Successful candidates will have access to a range of benefits, including 25 days annual leave entitlement, rising to 27 days pro rata after 3 years of service; an extra day off for your birthday each year; a cycle to work scheme; opportunities for blended and flexible working; free access to Tate exhibitions and other museums and galleries; Life Assurance; and a 'Defined Contribution' pension scheme with generous employer contributions. Successful candidates who are already members of the Civil Service Pension Scheme or have recently left the scheme may be eligible to remain as members of this scheme instead.

The closing date for the submission of completed application forms is 11 September 2022 by midnight.

Head of Kensington Palace, Kew Palace, Banqueting House

Our client is a team of people who love and look after six of the most wonderful palaces in the world. They create space for spirits to stir and be stirred. They want everyone to feel welcome and accepted. They tell stories about the monarchs you know, and the lives you don't. They let people explore and they set minds racing.
They are looking for a new Head of Kensington Palace who will also be responsible for Kew Palace and Banqueting House in Whitehall. These are 3 unique palaces and internationally important heritage sites, with different operating models to contend with. They ensure that these palaces are welcoming millions of visitors each year including hosting a range of functions and events.
As the Head of Kensington Palace, Kew, and Banqueting House, you will be responsible for ensuring they have a highly motivated and engaged team who work together to make every experience with them a great one. You will hold responsibility for the Palaces on a day-to-day basis, leading all operational teams and coordinating the activity of specialist departments who work on making the various elements of their offer world class.
You'll help the organisation deliver its cause by facilitating the development of their plans and leading various front-line teams in delivering them. You'll also ensure their visitor experience is seamless and top of class, whilst overseeing the delivery of major commercial and private hire events, as well as the day-to-day visitor offer and holding responsibility for security and compliance on site.

Head of Programmes

We are seeking to appoint a Head of Programmes who will be responsible for the strategic development and delivery of a vibrant, engaging and dynamic programme, which aligns to the Museum's strategic objectives and puts audiences at the centre of its development. The successful candidate will implement strategies and ensure coordination of the Museum's programme which ultimately extends the reach, reputation and revenue of the organisation and drives footfall both physically and digitally.

Drawing on the Museum's collections, stories, the attributes of Our Army and connecting with our network of historians, publishers and associations, the post-holder will be responsible for the integration of the physical and digital events programme for the Museum, its membership scheme, Chelsea Heritage Quarter and the annual Chelsea History Festival.

This is an exciting opportunity to deliver a world-class annual programme which builds reputation and connects the public with our shared history and heritage.