Job opportunities (7.12.2022)


Project Coordinator, The Cyfarthfa Foundation, THE CYFARTHFA FOUNDATION 

The Cyfarthfa Foundation has been established with the aim of transforming Cyfarthfa Castle and Park at Merthyr Tydfil - a crucible of the industrial revolution - into a cultural centre and visitor attraction of national significance. The transformation of the castle's museum and galleries will take place alongside a doubling in the size of the existing 65ha park, cheek by jowl with the Brecon Beacons National Park.

The three inter-connecting themes that underlie the Cyfarthfa Plan are history and heritage, the natural environment and creativity. As well as drawing on the past, they are also relevant to the pressing issues of today, especially where a lively but economically disadvantaged community is searching for new solutions in an era of climate change. Social renewal and sustainability will be at the heart of everything we do.

The Role

The Project Coordinator will support the functioning of the Cyfarthfa Plan project team, across both administrative and project management functions, with an understanding of client-side delivery.  


Kew Publishing produces books for all ages on botany, horticulture, art, history and lifestyle inspired by Kew's work and collections. Publishing under our own imprint and in partnership with others, our publications inspire and educate people about our work and provide access to Kew's unique heritage, collections, knowledge and cutting-edge expertise whilst also generating income that helps support Kew's important activities. The role of Publishing Sales Executive is essential in supporting the sale and promotion of Kew books on site and around the world.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and organised candidate to join our highly productive and creative small team, working across the publishing portfolio in a sales capacity. Educated to degree level (or equivalent experience), with experience of working in commercial or academic publishing in a sales or marketing capacity, or completion of a post-graduate publishing qualification are essential requirements, as well as a basic understanding of the book trade, working knowledge of editorial practices and the ability to write marketing copy, and an excellent ability to work with numbers and prepare reports.

This role is based at Kew with the option of regular home working, subject to operational requirements.

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (RBG Kew) is a leading plant science institute, UNESCO World Heritage Site, and major visitor attraction. Our mission is to understand and protect plants and fungi for the well-being of people and the future of all life on Earth.

We are working to end the unprecedented extinction crisis and to help create a world where nature is protected, valued by all and managed sustainably. We will achieve these goals by drawing on our leading scientific research, unrivalled collections of plants and fungi, global network of partners, inspirational gardens at Kew and Wakehurst, and our 260 years of history.


We are looking for an ambitious professional who will project manage the delivery of the Urban Nature Project activities programme. Alongside the transformation of the Museum's outdoor spaces, the Urban Nature Project is a large and ambitious engagement programme for both on and off site, formal and informal learning - encouraging our audiences to engage with nature and support urban wildlife.

This role is being created to oversee the coordination of the engagement activities through to completion. Multiple cross-museum workstreams are already delivering and this role is required to have oversight of the activity, coordinate, find opportunities for further internal collaboration and lead on reporting both internally and externally.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Learning, Science, Digital and National programme leads to ensure high quality delivery and continuous improvement. They will be delivery focused, and a lateral thinker with the ability to provide solutions to complex problems.

The project has gathered significant backing from a number of high-profile funders and partners.

The successful candidate will have a solid understanding of learning programmes and funder obligations. They will have excellent team working and communication skills, with outstanding written skills to communicate successes, challenges, updates and ambitions of the project.

The successful candidate will have experience of management of projects, ideally according to Prince 2. In addition to experience providing programme office functions, such as complex financial administration, updating plans, programmes, managing RAID logs, creating documentation and leading on stakeholder engagement activity. They will mobilise delivery teams and support them to deliver imaginative, creative and audience focussed learning and visitor experiences.

The candidate will also have an interest in engagement projects, excellent written skills for reporting, be organised, articulate and an enthusiastic collaborator.

This role will sit in the Central Project Office and report to the UNP Programme Manager however will have a very close working relationship with colleagues delivering the learning and engagement programme and will be recommended to split time in both offices to ensure closest possible working relationships and communication.


The London Museum of Water & Steam has undergone substantial positive change over the past 4 years and like all museums in the sector, has responded to the challenges of Covid 19. We are now looking ahead to an exciting new chapter for the museum with a new inspirational leader as our Director of this small museum.

The role of Director is varied and includes high level responsibility across a number of areas including Fundraising, Finance, Engagement, Collections and Operations.

This is a full-time role with 7 direct reports and a 100+ team of dedicated volunteers who contribute to all aspects of our operations, including front of house; driving and maintaining engines; running our archive and looking after our buildings and grounds.

Marketing & Brand Manager, IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUMS 

The Marketing and Audiences team work to ensure IWM's brand story is interpreted by current and new audiences in a clear, relevant and compelling way. Working with an audience focused and data-led approach, the marketing team are responsible for delivering IWM's Audience Growth Strategy. They understand who our customers are, what motivates them to interact with us and how to drive retention and loyalty.

Marketing and Audiences have responsibility across all five branches of the museum (IWM London, IWM North, IWM Duxford, HMS Belfast and Churchill War Rooms). They are well connected and proactive, working collaboratively within the museum to ensure we tell a consistent story. They play a leading role in the engagement of all business-to-consumer (B2C) audiences and an advisory role to all other groups.

Director of External Affairs, Museum of London 

The Museum of London is a home for learning, exploration and adventure, we aspire to be a force for good in London as London must be for the world. We are here to enrich the understanding and appreciation of London and all its people - past, present, future.

As Director of External Affairs, you will harness the power of our brand and relationships to help drive forward a series of major capital fundraising campaigns that will deliver transformational change for the Museum and get Londoners from every walk of life behind these projects. This is a significant role which will help the Museum realise its vision to become one of the most well-known and innovative cultural destinations in the UK and worldwide and offers a real opportunity to make a long-lasting and very real difference for London.

We're looking for an ambitious, driven and well-connected leader with significant experience and a track record of working on game-changing projects with high profile organisations. A key member of the Executive Team, you will work closely with the Director and the Board to build support, income and partnerships and significantly increase our brand awareness and audience participation. With ready contacts from across government, funders and the media you will be willing to leverage these relationships on behalf of the Museum.

We believe that diversity, inclusion and creativity go hand in hand. Having people with a diverse range of experiences and views mean that we are able to provide museums which are meaningful to a wider range of visitors and creates a more welcoming environment to a wider range of people. We particularly welcome applications from disabled, Black, Asian and ethnically diverse candidates, who are currently under-represented in our organisation.