Job opportunities (8.3.2023)


Photographic Coordinator – Part Time, THE NATIONAL GALLERY 

The role of the Photographic Coordinator is to co-ordinate, catalogue and distribute photographic work, manage the Gallery's analogue and digital photographic assets and to maintain the departmental administrative procedures and databases.

The post holder will be responsible for organising the work of the in-house photographers to ensure deadlines are met and the highest quality images are available and suitable for each use case. They are responsible for managing and cataloguing these assets and for general administrative duties such as purchasing and invoice payments.

Scientific Department Heritage Specialist, THE NATIONAL GALLERY 

The National Gallery is seeking a pro-active and knowledgeable individual to act as a key liaison between the Scientific Department and the Gallery's Digital Dossier Programme (DDP). The DDP, an ambitious research infrastructure and knowledge-enabling change programme, is a key element of the 'Research for Public Benefit' pillar of the National Gallery's 2021-26 Strategic Plan and aims to format, organise and publish the rich collection information held by the National Gallery within a user-friendly searchable platform.

This role is part of the Programme's initial phase, comprising a range of overlapping digital initiatives across the Gallery. The post holder will interact with many of these initiatives but will be focusing on issues relating to the organisation of scientific data on paintings (analogue and digital) for preparation and exploitation as digital resources. Direct line management will be via one of the National Gallery Principal Scientists, who in turn reports to the Head of the Scientific department. There would also be a dotted line reporting to the DDP project manager.

This role is one of two DDP posts embedded within the Scientific Department. It will concentrate on the organisation of the scientific content of the department's current and historic records, as well as the practical aspects of developing and testing new more efficient digital documentation procedures (the other role is complementary in that is focussed on more technical informatics expertise).


The post holder will support the Senior Research Manager and Research team in the identification, collection, organisation, and analysis of research information on prospective donors, supporters, and issues of strategic importance to Development and the wider V&A. Specialist research will be dedicated toward supporting FuturePlan capital fundraising and multisite programming at a pivotal moment for the museum, as it prepares to commence ambitious new programmes in Bethnal Green (2023) and Stratford (2024).

This role supports Development research across five key areas:

  • Research – identification, qualification and profiling of new prospects and existing supporters in expectation of cultivation touchpoints, external meetings, and major Development events and exhibition openings.
  • Prospecting – direction of prospect identification, tracking and cultivation for multiple simultaneous projects across the V&A multisite expansion, working in concert with Development fundraising teams.
  • Due Diligence – executing the V&A's due diligence gift acceptance policy through the production of necessary risk assessments, enabling the best possible safeguard against risks of reputational, financial, legal, and physical harm.
  • Data Analysis – initiating proactive analysis of the CRM database to support specific prospecting tasks, and to inform strategic planning.
  • Knowledge Management – monitoring prospects and supporters through public channels; developing research skills and best-practice research management among Development fundraising teams; and ensuring research is acquired, processed, and stored in a GDPR compliant fashion.

Besides these core responsibilities the role will support the wider Development department through the initiation, design, and execution of individual fundraising projects - from mass data analysis to in-depth strategic overviews – as directed by the Senior Research Manager and in concert with the Research Officer.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 26 March 2023 at 23:59.

Associate Conservator, THE NATIONAL GALLERY 

The National Gallery is seeking a pro-active and knowledgeable individual to act as the key liaison within the Conservation Department for its Digital Dossier Programme (DDP). This ambitious research infrastructure and knowledge-enabling change programme is a key element of the 'Research for Public Benefit' pillar of the National Gallery's 2021-26 Strategic Plan. 12 projects are scheduled to begin under the Programme's initial phase, to be delivered by the end of 2024, as part of the Gallery's bicentenary celebrations.

The post holder will work across projects, leading the conservation input to each; direct line management will be via a senior conservator within the department, and there would be a dotted line reporting to the DDP project manager.

The role is flexible, blending both in-house and remote working.

Head of Museum Marketing, ART FUND 

We're looking for a talented marketer to take the lead for the next 12-months in developing and delivering a programme of strategic marketing activity designed to build awareness, develop relationships and pro-actively build marketing partnerships across a national network of museums, galleries and historic houses.

As someone who has either marketing experience from within the museum or gallery sector or substantial experience of B2B marketing, you'll be a skilled influencer and negotiator, able to create opportunities to advance Art Fund's goals and those of your marketing colleagues working in the 900+ venues across the UK who are part of our network. You'll have proven-experience in delivering results and an understanding of the importance of a consistent brand platform. Team management experience and a clear communicator, confident in presenting at scale, is essential.


The Domesday Book. Shakespeare's will. Tweets from Downing Street. War time records. These are just some of the 11 million items held by The National Archives (TNA). With a collection like this – the largest in the world – it's no surprise that we handle over five percent of all Freedom of Information (FOI) requests received by the Government. As a FOI Manager, you'll have a great opportunity to work with closed historical records. You'll ensure decisions regarding their access are efficiently and appropriately managed to keep operations running smoothly. Join us and you'll work in an organisation that offers great support and exceptional benefits.

About the role

Your role will be as a senior member of one of two teams in our Information Rights Department, either:

  • As part of our MOD Access team, managing FOI requests related to military personnel records. You will develop a deep understanding of this unique collection; or
  • Within our FOI Centre, responding to requests in relation to the rest of the historic and corporate records held by TNA. Your portfolio will include a variety of government departments and arms-length bodies.

The majority of the FOI requests we receive are for closed historical information. Your key responsibilities will involve ensuring we comply with legal obligations set by FOI, Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) and Data Protection (DPA) Acts. This includes managing FOI casework and FOI staff Assessors & Researchers - who undertake the bulk of review work. As well as managing the FOI caseload, you'll be a source of expertise, guiding the Head of Centre/Head of Access and giving advice on difficult cases. As part of the FOI Management team, you'll be responsible for deciding our legal position on appeals and tribunals. This means working closely with senior figures from The National Archives managers to information rights units across government. At the same time, you'll promote FOI knowledge across the organisation. You'll give updates on guidelines, consider feedback and shape future operations.

Programme Support Officer, BRITISH LIBRARY 

Boston Spa Renewed is a capital redevelopment programme for the British Library's site in West Yorkshire. It seeks to transform the Boston Spa site providing the infrastructure to safeguard the national collection into the middle of the century. This ground-breaking £95m government funded programme will deliver a 'state of the art' automated high density storage repository alongside plans to refurbish existing buildings to provide improved staff accommodation. We are now seeking a Programme Support Officer to provide the necessary functions to support the wider team to deliver the programme to time, cost and quality parameters across a number of design, construction, and business change and transformation projects.

As one of the world's great libraries, our duty is to preserve the nation's intellectual memory for the future and make it available to all for research, inspiration and enjoyment. At present we have well over 170 million items, in most known languages, with three million new items added every year. We have manuscripts, maps, newspapers, magazines, prints and drawings, music scores, and patents. We make our collections and programmes available to all. We operate the world's largest document delivery service providing millions of items a year to customers all over the world. What matters to us is that we preserve the national memory and enable knowledge to be created both now and in the future by anyone, anywhere.

In return we offer a competitive salary and a number of excellent benefits. Our pension scheme is one of the most valuable benefits we offer, as our staff can become members of the Alpha Pension Scheme where the Library contributes a minimum of 26.6% (this may be higher dependant on grade). Another significant benefit the Library provides is the provision of a flexible working hours scheme which could allow you to work your hours flexibly over the week and to take up to 5 days flexi leave in a 3 month period. This is on top of 25 days holiday from entry and public and privilege holidays.

Human Resources Manager, D.R.A.W RECRUITMENT 

A growing London Auction House is looking for a Part-Time HR Manager to take lead responsibility for managing the employee life cycle. This is a new position within the company and will work closely with the Managing Director to ensure the company delivers a healthy and happy work place for its' employees. The hours and days are negotiable but around 20 hours per week is expected.

National & International Projects Co-ordinator, NATIONAL MUSEUMS OF SCOTLAND 

National Museums Scotland is one of the leading museum groups in Europe. With one of the largest and most diverse collections in the world, we are responsible for the acquisition, preservation and display of a substantial part of Scotland's cultural, historic and national heritage.

Millions of local and international visitors enjoy our four museums each year, and we also introduce our collections to a much wider audience than can physically visit our museums through, touring exhibitions, loans, community engagement, digital programmes and research.

Over the last decade, we have invested over £120 million in our sites and have more than doubled our visitor numbers, with over 3 million people now visiting our four museums. Alongside this, we have continued to transform how we communicate and engage with our audiences. 2019 has seen the completion of our Masterplan for the National Museum of Scotland with the opening of three new galleries dedicated to Ancient Egypt, East Asia and the Art of Ceramics.

A new opportunity has arisen for an individual with a passion for museum sector partnership and capacity building to join our busy National and International Partnerships Department. This post will be responsible for coordinating the development and delivery of a suite of national and international projects. You'll bring strong project management, communication, and organisational skills to ensure successful support for outputs across both programmes.

Enthusiastic about museums and collections and with a good knowledge and experience of project management, you will have proven experience of partnership working and understand the policies, standards and ambitions surrounding museum sector projects delivery. You'll ideally have experience of working with external funders and be able to demonstrate the confidence and skills to lead discussions, draft project plans, inform new funding bids and support effective collaborative working with our partners.

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