Job opportunities (9.2.2023)


Director of Development, KOESTLER ARTS 

Koestler Arts (legal name Koestler Trust) is the UK's leading prison arts charity, exhibiting and supporting artistic achievement by prisoners, detainees and secure patients. We are a well-established, influential and innovative charity with a small, tight-knit team, and our work and reach has grown significantly over recent years with support from leading artists, government departments and a wide range of donors.

This is an exciting time for Koestler Arts as we move into the next phase for the charity with new, improved premises and increased capacity.

If you are an ambitious fundraiser looking for the next challenge, we'd love to hear from you. You will need to be an excellent communicator with experience cultivating support from individuals as well as trusts, foundations, corporate partners and statutory funders. You'll need to be a strong team player with an understanding of the current fundraising climate. You don't need to be an expert in arts or criminal justice as long as you understand and can communicate the impact of the arts on the lives of prisoners and detainees.

Director, Tate Modern 

Tate Modern is a museum with a track record of institutional innovation for over 20 years, from our ground-breaking collection displays to our pioneering of live art and performance. Our programmes are built in response to contemporary artists' practices and concerns, with a commitment to rethink the past in light of the ever changing present and of a more active dialogue and collaboration with our audiences. We see our building and landscape as sites of learning and sociability and we believe in the power of looking listening, talking and making. We provide a welcome for all visitors and want to grow and diversify our audiences to reflect the city we are part of. We aspire to embed creative learning in the visitor experience and to work with artists beyond our walls digitally, connecting with the public where they live - both in the UK and internationally.

Tate Modern is now looking for a new Director. Reporting to Tate's Director, Dr Maria Balshaw, the Director of Tate Modern leads the senior team at Tate Modern and is a collaborative member of Tate's Executive (Senior Leadership) Group. The Director of Tate Modern will be responsible for setting the strategic artistic direction for Tate Modern so that it brilliantly delivers Tate's mission, to promote the enjoyment and understanding of art and hold its collection for the benefit of the public and its vision to be an artistically adventurous and culturally inclusive museum group.

We are seeking an inspiring artistic and curatorial leader, who will provide thought leadership, creativity, innovation and collegiality across Tate Modern. They will have a track record of developing an innovative programme of exhibitions of different scale and a broad knowledge of, and interest in modern and contemporary global art practices across all media. A warm and empathetic leadership style is essential; someone who is capable of motivating and inspiring colleagues across a large matrix organisation. The new Director of Tate Modern will also be a convincing and persuasive communicator, a passionate advocate for Tate Modern globally.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the Tate on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference PAZZRH. Alternatively, telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Tuesday 28th February 2023.

Senior Exhibitions Project Manager, Galleries, ROYAL MUSEUMS GREENWICH 

Situated within a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Royal Museums Greenwich (RMG) is a collection of diverse historical sites. The sites are the National Maritime Museum, Cutty Sark, the Royal Observatory, and the Queen's House. We are a place to explore the sea, space, art and history, and our new strategy 'Charting Our Course'puts our people at the core of its success.

We are looking for someone to lead on the delivery of capital projects which will include enhancements to permanent galleries, displays and refurbishments across our unique sites. You will be overseeing the work of a Displays and Gallery Maintenance Co-ordinator and potentially an Exhibition Project Managers to ensure all projects are delivered on time, within budget and to agreed standards of quality.

You will need to demonstrate experience of managing substantial, high-quality exhibition or refurbishment projects within a museum, gallery, heritage or arts context, supervising design processes with internal and external teams, and working with budgets ranging between £10,000 and £1m.

Key elements of your role will include managing and monitoring project costs throughout the lifespan of each project, procuring and liaising with consultants and contractors, and collaborating with key stakeholders from across the Museum to ensure necessary input into the design and delivery of projects.

Core hours of work will be 36 per week, 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, with an additional hour to be worked as agreed upon with the line manager.

In return we offer a culture encouraging inclusion and diversity, pension, 25 days annual leave (rising to 30 after one year), training and development, an environment with flexible working options as well as many more.

Website Content Editor, THE BRITISH MUSEUM 

The postholder will take an important lead in working with subject-matter experts (SMEs) to create content for the website, particularly our Collection section. They will also be responsible for editing and uploading new content to the website, migrating content from various microsites, alongside day-to-day edits and changes as required by Museum activities.

They will collaborate with colleagues across the Museum, but especially in marketing, news, membership, interpretation and learning & national partnerships to ensure content is delivered in a clear, consistent and in the most impactful way for different audiences. They will support the Website Content Manager in implementing improvements to the website to help support the Museum's wider communications strategy.

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Producing and editing content for the website, including; Developing and creating new written content in liaison with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) e.g., long-form and short-form articles, blog posts etc from concept through to delivery.
  • Taking the lead on identifying potential new content, e.g., stories and articles using analytics and other tools.
  • Editing existing written content to fit brand and style guidelines, migrating this into the Drupal CMS.
  • Commissioning, assessing and selecting appropriate imagery to accompany content, using photo editing software, preferably Photoshop.
  • Coordinating photo/video shoots as and when required.
  • To follow the editorial style guide, tone of voice and writing for the web guide in updating or generating new content.
  • Archiving and/or deleting content where required.
  • Optimising web content to align with SEO and accessibility standards, helping other content writers across the Museum on SEO best practice.

Heritage Resilience Co-ordinator, HOUSE OF COMMONS

The House of Commons is a unique and exciting place to work right at the heart of the UK's thriving democratic system.

Behind the scenes, the House of Commons Service is made up of more than 3,000 employees who support and facilitate the smooth day to day running of the House. They provide professional services to Members of Parliament, their staff, and the wider parliamentary community.

Staff Benefits

In addition to your salary, we offer an attractive range of benefits including:

  • 30 days' annual leave (increasing to 35 days after first full leave year).
  • Civil Service pension with an average employer contribution of 27%.
  • Access to training and development.
  • Flexible working.
  • Interest-free season ticket loan and bicycle loan.

Youth Development Manager - Shout Out Loud, English Heritage, THE ENGLISH HERITAGE TRUST 

Shout Out Loud is one of England's most exciting creative engagement programmes with, and for, young people. This is a great opportunity to lead a fantastic team of engagement professionals in changing the way young people engage with heritage and the role they play in telling England's stories.

Shout Out Loud is English Heritage's national youth engagement programme, originally funded under the National Lottery Heritage Fund's Kick the Dust programme. It's an exciting time for the programme, as given its success to date, English Heritage has committed to establishing a permanent 'Youth Engagement Team'. Shout Out Loud aims to transform the way young people engage with heritage and provide opportunities for young people across England to engage with the National Heritage Collection of sites, monuments and collections that English Heritage cares for on behalf of the nation. Shout Out Loud creates opportunities for young people (aged 11-25) to get involved in fun, creative activities to discover hidden stories associated with their community, local heritage sites, objects and people, with a focus on English Heritage's vast portfolio of properties; supporting young people in telling these stories in creative ways; and sharing them with broader audiences.

This involves extensive project work at sites and online, forming great partnerships with youth groups, youth organisations, creative organisations, facilitators and other heritage organisations; positive internal relationships are also key to successful delivery. Projects may be national in scale or more community focussed, in-person or via digital channels. Most of all, the work requires the development of great relationships with young people, those engaged in projects, placement holders and Young Producers.

The Youth Development Manager is responsible for the development and delivery of long and short-term youth engagement projects and large-scale events in addition to overseeing and advising youth engagement components of strategic projects outside of the core Shout Out Loud programme. The post holder will support the day-to-day line management of the two Youth Participation Officers and one Senior Youth Participation Officer. They will also lead and oversee the development and delivery the Young Producers programme (young people aged 18-25) and support those involved in English Heritage governance roles.

The Youth Development Manager will act as the Safeguarding Lead for the Youth Engagement Team and oversee and ensure the implementation of safeguarding practices and policies across all Shout Out Loud projects.

This role requires frequent travel to sites that are often in remote locations and so a full driving licence is advantageous. Occasional overnight stays away from home will also be required. The key audience you will be working with are 11-25 year olds; as such, some of the activity will be delivered in the evenings, weekends and school holidays. Due to the nature of the position an advanced DBS check will be sought as part of recruitment.

We would be delighted to hear from you, if you would like to talk to us about this role before you apply, please contact Dr Kirsty McCarrison, Project Manager (Shout Out Loud) by emailing

Everyone is welcome at English Heritage and we are always looking for people who reflect the diversity of the country today, to help us make it more relevant to the diversity of the people, communities and places we serve. From remote sites to inner city monuments, from regional teams to our Head Office, the diversity of our teams is critical to making sure our heritage is inclusive, exciting and accessible.

We continually look for new ways to promote the past in a way that is inclusive to all and that celebrates the cultural diversity of England's heritage. By joining English Heritage, you will be part of a charity that is already on an exciting journey to tell everyone's story.

You can find out more about us and what we do here, here. Meet some of our People and hear about why they enjoy working with us here

Trustees and Board Chair for the Association for Art History, ASSOCIATION FOR ART HISTORY 

The Association for Art History leads the collective effort in the UK to advance the study and professional practice of art history. Through our programmes, publications and resources we connect those engaged with art history, and we advocate on behalf of the subject, stressing its importance in a well-rounded education and influencing relevant policy.

Our current strategy outlines how we will strengthen the subject and support all those in the broad art history community including, among others, academics and students in the higher education sector, teachers in pre-university education, professionals in public and commercial galleries and those who have a personal interest in the subject.

The Association is governed by a committed board of eleven Trustees from various backgrounds and interests in art history. The full board meets four times per year, at our offices in central London. Board membership is on a voluntary basis with travel expenses to meetings and events reimbursed.

We would like to add Trustees and a Chair to our Board in several areas: academic, in our field of art history (or a complementary field such as conservation); curatorial in art galleries/museums; and digital humanities.

The search for new Trustees will reflect the values of the organisation and be consistent with the aims of our Equality Diversity and Inclusion statement and action plan outline Equality Diversity Inclusion - For Art History. We seek those who understand the challenges facing the arts and humanities and are committed to helping us reduce the barriers to engaging with our subject with regard to the range of protected characteristics and particularly those who face barriers as a result of class, race/ethnicity, gender or disability.

We invite applications from those with a variety of career stage, experience, personal characteristics or circumstance. To apply for a post on the board, please send a CV and a letter outlining your interest in the Association and the pertinent skills or experience you would bring to our work via the button below. Applicants interested in the Chair's post should indicate that in their letter. The deadline for applications is 1 March 2023.

If you are considering an application and have questions about the Board or the organisation please contact the CEO, Gregory Perry, at Contact with the Chair of the board can also be arranged.