Job opportunities (7.7.2022)


Senior Digital Marketing Manager, THE NATIONAL GALLERY

The Senior Digital Marketing Manager owns our paid digital channels, running campaigns to drive engagement and sales for a range of Gallery products. The ideal candidate is a digital marketing specialist who has experience planning and implementing paid activity. You'll be a team player, advising colleagues how paid channels can be used to achieve business goals.

You'll use your technical knowledge about advertising platforms and analytics tools to run campaigns in-house, or with agencies as appropriate. A focus on test and learn, and performance monitoring, will maximise the impact of our digital spend. 

Curator, Museum of East Dorset 

The Museum of East Dorset is looking for a Curator, this is a rare and exciting opportunity to join this recently modernised museum. At the heart of any museum is the collections and exhibitions, therefore this is a pivotal role which is being offered on a permanent and full-time basis.

In the centre of Wimborne, the Museum of East Dorset is in the process of undergoing a pivotal transformation. We re-opened in 2020 following a major National Lottery Heritage Funded project which saw all new galleries created. We are still completing the postponed activity plan as part of this project, and the Curator will be responsible for the creation of a new volunteer Research team and the development of 2 new temporary exhibitions. Whilst we've come a long way, we're still changing and adapting including improving our ways of working, systems, and processes. To ensure the museum is fit for the future, increasing visitor numbers is a key consideration for us and the Curator will lead on creating exhibitions, displays and offers which support this.

At the heart of the East Dorset community, we're keen to keep challenging ourselves to ensure we're accessible, relevant, and inclusive for all. This role will suit someone a dynamic, experienced professional who is looking to positively lead the curation of a small community museum.

Head of Visual Arts, BARBICAN CENTRE 

Founded, owned and largely funded by the City of London Corporation, the Barbican is one of the world's leading arts and education organisations. We seek to present and provide memorable artistic experiences across music, theatre, dance, visual arts and cinema that entertain, enable, enrich and educate our many audiences and participants.

Our Visual Arts department consists of Barbican Visual Arts and Barbican Immersive. Barbican Visual Arts produces an exhibitions and events programme encompassing contemporary and modern art, design, architecture, film and photography, and collaborates with international partners on an exhibition partnership programme. Barbican Immersive produces experiential and interactive film and video content, which tours internationally.

The role

As our Head of Visual Arts, you will oversee the artistic strategy and overall programme for both strands. This is a hands-on programming and curatorial role as well as strategic one, where you will nurture the development of individual projects. Working with the Artistic Director, the wider Barbican Centre and international stakeholders, you will develop ambitious, inclusive and sustainable exhibitions and events at the Barbican and a flourishing international partnership and touring programme.

A leading member of Barbican's senior management team, your work will be informed by Barbican's commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. We'll look to you to build new audiences, develop income generation and raise funds. You will also help to deliver our new Creative Vision, which holds our civic purpose at its heart and aligns the social, creative and commercial aspects of our work with our ambition to become a 21st century international Centre.

Assistant Curator, HOUSE OF COMMONS 

The postholder will deliver a wide range of duties which support the curatorial activities of the Heritage Collections team working across the House of Commons and the House of Lords. Based in the Works of Art team, the postholder will have the opportunity to work with a national collection ranging from Victorian commissions for the historic Palace to contemporary artworks and portraiture. Working across a range of collections including works of art, furniture and decorative arts, the postholder will share these diverse collections with internal and external audiences.

The postholder will contribute to interpretation projects for internal and external audiences, support collections research and documentation, respond to collection enquiries and communicate the collections across a range of mediums. The postholder will manage the administration and documentation of curatorial projects and support the work of the wider Heritage Collections Team as required.

The successful candidate will have the following responsibilities:

* Support the curatorial team with the delivery of their projects and outputs, particularly administrative and logistical tasks.
* Respond to public, member and press team enquiries related to the Heritage Collections in a professional and timely manner.
* Support the management of curatorial resources, including the library, physical and digital files.
* Facilitate the production of interpretation materials for events, displays and exhibitions.
* Support the maintenance and upkeep of the Heritage Collections website.
* Research and draft content for use across interpretation platforms, both digital and physical.
* Maintain and improve the documentation of engagement procedures and resources and associated archives.
* Communicate information about the Collections to a range of audiences, both internal and external.
* Develop a research interest in a specific area of the Heritage Collections.
* Supervise volunteers, interns, and contractors as needed.


Research, writing and publications

  • Undertake and oversee research for artworks and exhibitions Write and edit artwork descriptions for presentation to clients and at fairs Maintain and develop style guide

Art fairs and exhibitions

  • Devise and develop themes and write application texts for art fair applications Upload artworks and press information on online portals and submit applications Manage correspondence with fairs Check artwork information and descriptions Write texts for exhibitions Create and distribute operation timelines Create PDF lists of works for clients with designer Liaise with designer to create invitations or other designed material for sales

Artlogic database

  • Enter editorial information into Artlogic (art historical details, literature, exhibition history, provenance, descriptions)
  • Oversee editorial information in Artlogic to ensure details are correct and complete and consistent with style guide Improve consistency and accuracy of editorial information on the database

Marketing and press

  • Create mail-outs and press releases Liaise with designers to create adverts e.g. Burlington Magazine
  • Liaise with Mayfair Art Weekend Liaise with journalists Update press list in Artlogic Compile documents and selections of images for press enquiries

Digital / website

  • Develop and maintain content on the website (artists, artworks, exhibitions, fairs etc.) Oversee uploading of online exhibitions to website


  • Liaise with videographers Write scripts for short videos about artists or themes Research and compile images for videos Upload videos using Vimeo or YouTube, add to website and emails

Social media

  • Select and edit images and text to post on our social media channels Engage with comments and other arts accounts Develop a social media strategy to increase our following and engagement


  • Oversee posting of catalogues Keep records of accounts and passwords for fairs and other online platforms Monitor the enquire@ email account to make sure that enquiries are responded to by the relevant members of staff Oversee inventory of catalogues at the different Gallery sites and storage