Job opportunities (8.10.2022)


Senior Content Planner, THE NATIONAL GALLERY 

  • Work with the Head of Digital to set the strategic direction for digital content, content channels and community growth, so that they meet the needs of our audience and the Gallery's strategic objectives
  • Oversee the entire content production cycle - from ideation and production to publication and evaluation
  • Lead the development and management of the Gallery's content channels and online community of four million people
  • Responsible and accountable for the Gallery's brand, tone of voice and reputation across all content output and online channels including the website and social media
  • Lead on a rolling 12-month content plan across all digital channels Work with the Head of Digital to agree ambitious KPIs, ensuring that our content is data driven with actionable insights and regular reporting
  • Be an expert on social media and online content channels and think strategically and creatively about where digital content is going next, including virtual environments and online broadcasting
  • Build relationships with external digital partners including social media platforms and influencers
  • Lead on areas of in-Gallery interpretative content including exhibition films and audio guide content Lead on the development of new content-led webpages, providing content design support and expertise to the team, and be a key member of larger website development projects
  • Oversee the management of content on third party digital platforms including Google Arts & Culture and Smartify
  • Lead on the development of new online event formats, working with digital team and key colleagues across the Gallery to innovate in this area
  • Ensure the Gallery's content and communications better represent the communities the Gallery serves Line manage a team responsible for producing and publishing content, managing content channels, and building online communities
  • Advise colleagues from across the organisation and at all levels on how they can meet their content-driven objectives
  • Play a leading role in the Gallery's wider communications, advising on tone, messaging, and crisis communications
  • Play a leading role in upskilling the Gallery in digital communications and content production, including tone of voice, to build resilience and capability


Reporting to the Director of Marketing & Commercial Enterprise, we are seeking an Executive Assistant to play a pivotal role in the management and administration of the Director's office. This will include providing diary management, and direct support to the Director in all matters relating to the running of the Marketing & Commercial Enterprise directorate, both internally and externally, and driving management and delivery of projects as required.

The Marketing & Commercial Enterprise directorate leads the development of audience strategy to drive visitor numbers, communicate Kew's brand to the public through digital, marketing and PR activities, and generate commercial income.

It is an exciting time to join this friendly and dynamic team. The job will be located at our beautiful Kew Gardens site in South West London.

Our ideal candidate will have previous experience in an EA/PA role, excellent interpersonal and writing skills, and strong IT literacy skills.

To be successful in this role, you will need to be highly organised and proactive, able to work in a structured way to prioritise tasks, work independently and go the extra mile to facilitate the needs of the Director.

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.

Join us on our journey as protectors of the world's plants and fungi.

Our fantastic benefits package includes opportunities for continuous learning, a generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working to help you maintain a healthy work-life balance, an Employee Assistance Programme and other wellbeing support such as cycle to work scheme and discounted gym membership. We also offer a competitive pension, an employee discount scheme and free entry into a wide range of national museums and galleries, as well as access to our own beautiful gardens at Kew and Wakehurst.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post.

Research Manager (Postgraduate and Skills), SCIENCE MUSEUM GROUP 

Do you have experience of conducting doctoral research and liaising with and/or managing students? Do you want to be responsible for running our doctoral programme, convening the Science Museum's Masters provision and developing our research skills training?

About us

The Science Museum Group Research and Public History team is made up of researchers from a range of academic disciplines. They engage with the specific practices of the museum as well as more theoretical work on the themes of historical and contemporary science, technology and medicine.

The Research and Public History Department supports grant applications led by the Science Museum and partner universities as well as a growing programme of conferences, workshops and other events. We are now recruiting for a Research Manager (Postgraduate and Skills) to join the team on a full-time, permanent basis.

About the role

As the Research Manager (Postgraduate & Skills) you will be responsible for running the Science Museum Group's doctoral programme, convening the Science Museum's Masters provision and developing our research skills training programme. You will support the Head of Research & Public History in the delivery of the SMG Research Strategy and support the dissemination of research projects and priorities across SMG.

You will manage the AHRC-funded SMAC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership, working with our Consortium partners in the annual cycle of agreeing priority research areas, advertising, and enabling university-heritage partner submissions, the two-stage submission process, the final panel, student recruitment and necessary supporting administration.

You will also act as first point of contact and internal champion of our cohort of enrolled students in addition to convening MSc teaching for the optional course in 'Curating Science and Technology' and be the main point of contact with University College London (UCL) over the option.

About you

You will have experience of conducting doctoral research in addition to experience liaising with and ideally managing students. You will understand PhD funding and have knowledge of the process of making bids for cyclical funding.

Crucially you will possess experience of teaching and developing curriculum at Masters level and experience delivering conferences, seminars and other academic events. You will be able to work collaboratively with an extended network of colleagues and researchers alongside the capability to think and act strategically and innovatively.


View the Vacancy Information Pack listed under 'Attachments' on the vacancy listing on our website for more details about the role and the application process, or click 'Apply Online' to submit an application.

Don't feel you meet all of the criteria? At SMG, we are committed to building a workforce that is open for all, and welcome you to apply, even if your experience doesn't fit perfectly. With your transferable skills, you could be the right candidate for this, or other opportunities that we have.

Head of Operations, BATTERSEA ARTS CENTRE 

We are seeking an energised head of team who will work collaboratively with other teams across our lively organisation. The ideal candidate will bring a robust understanding of Facilities, Visitor Experience, Health and Safety and IT Management to our team working in our beautiful Grade II listed building.

This is an exciting opportunity to make your mark on a vibrant and inclusive venue with a strong Facilities and Visitor Experience team already in place to support this role.

The Head of Operations holds accountability for delivery and strategic decision making around Facilities, Visitor Experience and IT at Battersea Arts Centre.

This role will be required to regularly check in with the on-rota team, but will generally be expected to work the regular office hours of 10:00-18:00.

All applications must be submitted by 10am Monday 24 October and we will be holding interviews on the Tuesday 1 and Wednesday 2 November. We may contact candidates before the closing date and we reserve the right to close submissions for this role early, should a suitable applicant be found, so please apply as soon as possible.

Head of Libraries & Communities, GLASGOW CITY COUNCIL 

Glasgow Life is the charity that supports, inspires and provides opportunities for people in Glasgow to access the services they need and matter most to them. We work with stakeholders across Scotland to give people living in, working in and visiting Glasgow the opportunity to lead better, happier and more fulfilling lives.

We work in every community in Glasgow, through libraries, community facilities, museums, the arts, music, sport, world-class events, festivals and physical activity, learning and heritage programmes. The scale and the national and international reach of our activity has a real and positive impact on the lives of Glaswegians and creates unforgettable experiences for our visitors. Our vision is to inspire every citizen and visitor to become engaged and active in a city globally renowned for culture and sport. As a charity, we find innovative ways to make this happen across Glasgow's diverse communities.

We are looking for an outstanding candidate to lead the development and oversight of the delivery of all library and community learning and development activities that the charity is responsible for.

Who are we looking for?

You'll be a customer-focused leader with significant experience within a senior leadership role. Your communication and influencing skills will be second-to-none, allowing you to build effective and positive relationships with key stakeholders across sectors, gaining credibility, respect and confidence. You will understand the political landscape of the city, know the impact, value and reach of culture and sport.

And, through everything you do, you will drive strategic direction and change and provide strong leadership within Glasgow Life.

The recruitment process, including a competency-based interview, will take place w/c 31 October and w/c 7 November 2022.

Applicants wishing to discuss the post in confidence should contact Andrew Olney, Director of Libraries & Communities via

Glasgow Life seeks to reflect the extraordinary diversity of our city at every level of our organisation and in our programmes. We strongly encourage suitably qualified applications from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Glasgow Life.

 Head of Touring Exhibitions, NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM 

We are a world-class visitor attraction and leading science research centre. We use the Museum's unique collections and our unrivalled expertise to tackle the biggest challenges facing the world today. We care for more than 80 million objects spanning billions of years and welcome more than five million visitors annually and 17 million visits to our website.

Today the Museum is more relevant and influential than ever. By attracting people from a range of backgrounds to work for us, we can continue to look at the world with fresh eyes and find new ways of doing things.

The Museum has secured investment from the UK Government to build a new science and digitisation centre at Thames Valley Science Park, a science and technology hub on the University of Reading campus. The purpose-built centre will house much of the Museum's collection and will include laboratories, digitisation suites, collaborative research spaces, conservation labs and workspaces.

Diversity and inclusion matter to us.

Our vision is of a future where both people and the planet thrive. Diversity is one of our core values and we strive to build a workplace where everyone feels a sense of belonging. All new staff who join us learn about the importance of diversity and inclusion to the Museum and how to contribute to creating an inclusive environment.

We know we have more to do, but we are committed to ensuring that everyone who works at the Museum feels they can thrive and feel valued and respected.

About the role

Touring Exhibitions play a key role in the Natural History Museum achieving its objectives as outlined in A Planetary Emergency: Strategy to 2031. Not only do they enable the Museum to work with various organisations around the world to reach large, diverse and new audiences but they also help us to remain financially sustainable through generating commercial income.

Over the next few years, we want to build on the highly successful domestic and international touring programme by actively identifying opportunities for new business; new relationships; and new models of delivery in order to maximise commercial and strategic benefit for the Museum. The Head of Touring Exhibitions will take a lead in driving this innovation. They will also be a lynchpin for cross-museum collaboration, working across Directorates to generate new ideas, explore funding opportunities and to deliver exhibitions.

The Head of Touring Exhibitions will manage and develop a multi-disciplinary team that includes sales, marketing, operations, creative and technical roles. The post holder will report to the Head of Global Engagement.