Job opportunities (6.2.2023)


Digital Content Manager, DESIGN MUSEUM 

The Design Museum reopened its doors in a newly refurbished home in Kensington in November 2016. Over six years and 5m followers later, the museum is looking for an exceptional Digital Content Manager to lead every aspect of the museum's digital communications effort and to look after the organisation's digital estate. It is a fantastic time to be joining the museum as we reassess post-pandemic what digital means for us as an organisation and look to truly embrace its potential.

The role will suit a highly motivated individual wishing to work in a fast-paced and multifaceted cultural environment, who is passionate about the power of design, and wants to share compelling stories to bring that passion to others.

Job Scope

The Digital Content Manager is responsible for taking visitor-targeted rich content from concept to publication by collaborating with a diverse team of staff and freelance contributors. Their main responsibility is leading the museum's social media channels, developing content, and driving engagement to our 5m+ social media following. They will take ownership of both content strategy and production, ensuring discoverability, accessibility, relevance, and quality to drive awareness and excitement around the museum's programmes and commercial activities.

They will be responsible for line-managing the Digital Officer and work closely and holistically with the marketing and PR teams to manage the museum's website, social media channels, e-CRM, and relationships with influencers. Ensuring a joined-up user experience across all digital touchpoints, the Digital Content Manager will work to maximise opportunities for engagement and conversion whilst continually learning from our audiences. They report to the Senior PR and Media Manager.

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.


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.

Senior Support Officer, THE NATIONAL GALLERY 

The National Gallery has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Information Systems Support Officer at the National Gallery. The successful candidate will have an important role to play in providing a proactive service to key business systems users at the National Gallery and supporting more widely the delivery of IT solutions and services consistent with the Gallery plans and strategy.

The successful candidate will maintain, update, and support the systems and be solutions focussed in offering a rapid resolution of IT problems and queries reported to the Help Desk and deliver new technology and system updates within agreed parameters.

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.

Audio Visual Technician, VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM 

The V&A is the world's leading museum of art, design, and performance. We enrich people's lives by promoting the practice of design and increasing knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of the designed world.

The V&A requires extensive Audio-Visual support for its London sites; South Kensington, Young V&A, Bethnal Green and the new V&A East, a landmark project to revolutionise how our world-class collection is accessed, explored, and experienced. Opening in 2024.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Audio-Visual technician to deliver the day-to-day requirements for both public and internal events across the V&A estate. The role is based at the main South Kensington site where the bulk of AV activities currently take place.

We are looking for an individual with good communication skills and a creative approach to problem-solving. Full-time hours of 36 hours to be worked over a flexible 7 day a week rota, working one weekend in four. 

Heritage Collections Information Assistant, HOUSE OF COMMONS 

The House of Commons is a unique and exciting place to work right at the heart of the UK's thriving democratic system.

Behind the scenes, the House of Commons Service is made up of more than 3,000 employees who support and facilitate the smooth day to day running of the House. They provide professional services to Members of Parliament, their staff, and the wider parliamentary community.

Learning and Engagement Assistant, ROYAL BOROUGH OF KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA 

Making our museums meaningful for the widest possible range of people.
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea manages two of the most important house museums in London: Leighton House, the former studio-house of the Victorian artist Frederic, Lord Leighton; and Sambourne House, home of the legendary illustrator Linley Sambourne. These are an incredible resource and we run an evolving programme of events to ensure they are accessible and welcoming. From workshops and live music to lectures and outreach activities, we engage with the widest possible audience by devising a diverse range of activities and delivering them on site, off site and online.

The Role:

Supporting the Learning and Public Programme Manager, you'll develop and deliver learning materials and programmes to help people engage with the arts, heritage, culture and science through our museums. There will be a particular focus on schools and reaching out to people in the local community who are currently under-represented and those with additional needs, but your audience is potentially global. While it's often a practical, hands-on role, engaging face to face with the public, you will also be expected to contribute to vital administration, data gathering, evaluation and reporting.