Job opportunities (5.2.2023)


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.

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.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 8th March 2023.

Finance Assistant: Payables, THE BRITISH MUSEUM 

The British Museum is seeking a Finance Assistant to work as part of the Payables function of the Finance Department in a world renowned setting and the most popular tourist attraction in the UK. You will ensure that financial data is accurate, that all invoices are recorded in a timely manner, and that the service provided to Museum departments is of a high standard.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Maintain the purchase ledger, ensuring ageing is current and that payments are correctly allocated
  • Liaise with all departments to ensure prompt authorisation of invoices for processing and resolving supplier disputes
  • Prepare high quality payment runs, ensuring the weekly process runs efficiently and to timetable, including resolving queries, right through to the presentation to bank signatories
  • Processing staff credit card returns to ensure adherence to Museum group policy
  • Perform month end account reconciliations as directed
  • Identify errors and inconsistencies in GL data and prepare correcting journals
  • Assist with enquiries to the department and provide information to management as requested.
  • Proactively suggest ways to improve processes to line manager and other team members
  • Stock record maintenance and query resolution as and when required

Person Specification:

The successful candidate will be able to work swiftly and accurately with figures, maintaining consistency and accuracy in processing a high volume of transactions. You will be IT literate with strong inputting and spreadsheet skills, and excellent attention to detail.

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual who is able to work well with others and take on other work in the department during times of heavy workload or staff absence. With excellent verbal and written communication skills, you will be able to build strong working relationships within the Museum and with customers.

About the British Museum:

Founded in 1753, the British Museum's remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history and culture. The Museum is one of the leading visitor attractions and its world-famous collection includes the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, Egyptian mummies, the Admonitions Scroll, and the Amaravati sculptures.

The Museum offers a competitive benefits package including:

  • Membership of the civil service pension scheme
  • Free entry to a wide range of museums and exhibitions
  • Participation in private and public Museum activities, including talks by leading curators from around the world and behind-the-scenes opportunities to learn how museums care for and manage their extraordinary collections
  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Interest-free travel, bicycle and rental deposit loans
  • Professional and personal development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounts on food and gift shop purchases

Lead Frontend Developer, THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES 

Archives are special. As a home of our collective memory, The National Archives plays a unique role. We hold records of events of national and international importance as well as documents that speak to our everyday lives, over the last one thousand years.

We're looking for an enthusiastic and highly skilled Lead Frontend Developer to influence, shape and grow our frontend capability. Presenting The National Archives on the web is both challenging and endlessly fascinating. The scale of the collection, diversity of audiences and variety of user needs, makes it a challenge like no other. This role leads our frontend development. With your excellent coding skills, passion for accessibility and progressive enhancement your job is to ensure standards are defined, maintained and shared to help turn the ambition of being an archive for everyone into a user's experience.

As The National Archive's Lead Frontend Developer, you will bring your expertise and in-depth knowledge to design, develop and shape our digital services, and therefore be a key influencer on how to grow our capability in an open and collaborative environment.

You will apply your skills and judgement to set our technical direction, define standards and lead a team of talented, motivated frontend developers to ensure excellence in the development of our services. You will take on the role of supporting, mentoring and coaching the team whilst leading by example.

You will embrace challenge and look for opportunities to do things differently. You will help strengthen our agile culture within the team and across the organisation. This includes engaging with the wider development and accessibility communities across government, sharing your knowledge, learning from others and raising the profile of our work.

You will be passionate about technology and thrive in an environment which values and supports continuous learning and self-development. TNA is a member of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) allowing you the opportunity to work with colleagues around the world trying to solve the same issues as we are.

This is a full time post. However, TNA are open to requests for part-time working, flexible working and job sharing. We normally operate a hybrid working arrangement but we can offer the possibility of home working for this particular role.


Do you want to be a champion for best practice in the management of a UNESCO World Heritage Site? Fancy working on multiple exciting workstreams across the Palace of Westminster Restoration and Renewal Programme? If leading on the long-term strategy for identifying, recording, managing, and storing the vast quantity of historic building fabric that will be impacted by R&R works appeals to you, then we have the job for you!

As a Historic Building Fabric Manager, you will report to the Head of Heritage and Collections. You will be responsible for using survey data, contributing to the technical and spatial requirements for the temporary storage of historic building fabric. What's more, you will be drafting guidelines for handling, packing, protecting, transporting, and monitoring historic building fabric both on-site and in-store.

It is essential that you have an understanding of relevant procedures, policies, standards and guidance relating to historic buildings, the historic environment and heritage management, including knowledge of legal, planning and consenting requirements. You will have a degree in a relevant subject, ideally with knowledge of the legal, planning and reporting requirements for UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Relationship Manager, Combined Arts, ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND

Contract: Fixed term maternity cover until 31 March 2024, 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: £33,708 per annum plus benefits including a final salary pension scheme, generous annual leave, and flexible and hybrid working

Location: Manchester (The role will be based at the Manchester 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)

Do you want to help shape and influence the way arts and culture is delivered today? Help more people in more places take part in more great art and culture? Help arts and cultural Organisations better reflect the diversity of our communities?

We are looking for someone to work with our Combined Arts portfolio across the North of England, supporting an exciting range of Organisations and artists working across art forms.

In this key role you'll have a focus on building empowering and enduring relationships with a portfolio of funded Organisations. This will include awareness of their performance against their business plan, their funding agreement with Arts Council England, and of their artistic work.

The role will include monitoring the performance of funded Organisations, advising applicants on our funding programmes, and working with stakeholders to identify opportunities and challenges within the sector.

Key requirements: You will have specific knowledge and expertise in the arts which could include festivals, outdoor work and carnival, or could be a broader experience of working with artists and Organisations across different art forms. You will also have a good understanding of the cultural sector in England and of the current challenges and opportunities facing it, and excellent skills in collaboration, influencing and advocacy, with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

You will need a good understanding of organizational dynamics including business planning, financial reporting, performance management and governance. With a diverse portfolio of external partner relationships to maintain, you will be self-reliant and enjoy travelling and meeting new people. Experience of working with local authority and other strategic partners would also be an advantage.

Internally, you will be part of the North Area team and the national Combined Arts team, working with colleagues, sharing your expertise and helping to shape our strategy locally and nationally.