Job opportunities (7.2.2023)


Senior Creative Lead, Manchester Art Gallery 

As we celebrate our 200th year as Manchester's civic art museum (and our 140th year of being proudly part of Manchester City Council), Manchester Art Gallery is going through an exciting and transformational period of change.

We are seeking an inspiring Creative Lead to deliver this work. You will co-lead the gallery (alongside the Operational Lead, and reporting to the Head of Libraries, Galleries and Culture) to deliver cultural and organisational change in the way collections are used and understood, with and for the people of Manchester.

Over the next 4 years we are delivering a comprehensive programme of refurbishment across our three sites alongside an ambitious programme of collection review, research and recontextualization - the 'collection rethink'. This work will transform our public programme, putting the city's collection at the heart of everything we do. We want to unlock the rich potential of the collection to foster belonging and understanding, to unite cultures and communities through shared experience and common purpose. Through this programme of work, we hope to create the conditions for new understandings, ideas and knowledge that can make a tangible difference to people's lives.

We're looking for a leader with a passion for collections and people, who embraces methods of engagement beyond conventional modes of display and exhibition.

If this, is you - and you have the proven ability to take people with you on this journey - we want to hear from you.

For more information about the role and our gallery and to apply please follow the link:

Membership Manager, Association for Art History, ASSOCIATION FOR ART HISTORY 

We believe that art history inspires people to think differently and see differently. Since 1974 the Association for Art History has championed art history and visual culture and supported those engaged with those subjects. The Association leads the collective effort in the UK to advance the study and professional practice of art history. We advocate on behalf of the subject, emphasising its importance in a well-rounded education and influencing relevant policy.

Through our programmes, networks, membership, grants and publications, we celebrate and promote the value of art history and visual culture today. We bring people together to share knowledge and inspire new ideas, supporting a broad and diverse art history community. Together, we shape the future for art history.

One of the Association's strategic objectives is to increase engagement with the organisation through our membership programme. Our members play a vital role in helping us shape the future of art history, and we are keen to grow our membership and facilitate further involvement in the Association. This is an exciting time for an experienced membership professional to work with the Association's team to implement our marketing membership strategy whilst contributing their own ideas and creativity to bring it to fruition.

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.

Collections & House Officer with Accommodation, NATIONAL TRUST 

This role is a outstanding opportunity to work with a small, dynamic team to care for a place of contradictions; a house with a long history, reinvented by a generous Edwardian connoisseur. If you have a proven track record of helping to ensure the preservation and presentation of collections, sharing your work with visitors and bringing the history of collections to life, then please read on and do apply if you feel ready for your next challenge.

The working pattern includes some weekend working and you'll be part of the duty manager rota for daily operations on the property. As one of our key representatives, you'll live in the centre of York, next to Treasurer's House and be on a rota (rotas are planned in advance) to provide out of hours cover for the property. This 1 bedroomed accommodation is provided rent-free, and your council tax will be covered by the Trust.

Interviews will be held on 27th February and we can offer remote interviews to those who live outside of the area but would like to apply

If you have any questions about this role please contact:

Head Gardener - Gibside, Crook Hall, Washington Old Hall, Souter Lighthouse, NATIONAL TRUST 

We have listed some of the key skills you'll want in your garden shed when making your application.

We would like our Head Gardener to be a

Leader of

  • Cross site team development and support
  • Planning guidance for and working with volunteers
  • Garden Management Plan

With Horticultural skills

  • Good knowledge of plants, plant health and environmental issues
  • Scale of historic gardens and designed landscapes
  • Grade 1 Registered Park and Garden

Knowledge of Operational Risk

  • Compliance
  • Machinery and Equipment
  • Environment

Understand Visitor Experience

  • Portfolio objectives
  • Garden experience for visitors
  • Complete people skills

Manage Financials

  • Budget Management
  • Funding Opportunities
  • Income generation

We have a small salary bandwidth on this role starting around £32,000 per annum. We may be able to assist with a relocation package.

Fundraiser and Project Support, The Gloucester (1682) Charitable Trust 

We're looking for a highly motivated individual with a proven track record in fundraising, to work with the trustees of a newly formed charity. The purpose of this role is to raise funds to secure a permanent home for the globally important artefacts recovered from the wreck of TheGloucester which sank in 1682 in the North Sea off Great Yarmouth.

The successful applicant will generate interest and financial support for the project, prepare and submit applications for funding, manage a database of contacts, provide administration support to the Charity, the Chairman and the Development Board as required.


The shipwreck of the Gloucester was discovered by Norfolk divers Julian and Lincoln Barnwell, and James Little, located about 45km off Great Yarmouth. It has rested on the seafloor since sinking after striking sandbanks on 6 May 1682 whilst James Stuart, Duke of York and Albany, and Catholic heir to the Protestant throne, was onboard enroute to Scotland.

By setting up a dedicated charity, The Gloucester (1682) Charitable Trust, the Barnwell brothers and James Little, and the many experts who have contributed to the planning and management of the project, as well as the patrons who have supported its development, aim to raise awareness of the Gloucester and its importance. The Trust will be chaired by General Lord Richard Dannatt GCB, CBE, MC, DL. With distinguished boards of advisors and experts in all relevant fields working closely with MOD, Historic England and the National Museum of the Royal Navy, the Trust aims to secure the heritage future of the Gloucester (1682) and the connected artefacts by fundraising to develop a permanent home in Norfolk.

Job Purpose

To secure philanthropic income from individuals, charitable trusts, foundations and companies in the UK and internationally to support The Gloucester 1682 Charity. This will include:

Working with Trustees and the Development Board to develop strategies and plans to raise funds for The Gloucester 1682 Charity priorities. Identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding current and potential donors, in close association with trustees and Development Board members. Develop and lead written proposals that contribute to the major gift fundraising success of the Charity. To provide project administration support to the Charity, the Chairman and the Development Board as required.


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.