Job opportunities (18.1.2023)


Database and Reporting Manager, 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 16 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.

We employ 900 staff in a variety of roles, all united by our vision of a future where people and planet thrive. We need everyone to have the passion and drive to help us with our mission to create advocates for our planet and inspire millions to care about the natural world.

The NHM's Development Department is responsible for generating philanthropic, sponsorship and partnership income to help create a Natural History Museum for the future - investing in capital development, attaining vital acquisitions for the collection, transforming our galleries, developing innovative exhibitions and undertaking ground-breaking scientific research on issues that affect us all.

Programme Director, V&A Dundee 

V&A Dundee is Scotland's design museum, and our mission is to inspire and empower through design.

We have a shared vision of a future where everyone is inspired through design, recognising its far-reaching impact in our lives. We champion design and designers and want to share the infinite possibilities they bring as catalysts of creativity and change. Since opening in 2018, the museum has become an integral part of its home city, the UK's only UNESCO City of Design. This designation recognises Dundee's rich design heritage, its contemporary design sector, and its commitment to create a thriving, well-designed city for all. It connects Dundee to a global network of places and peers who celebrate and embed design.

The Programme Director plays a critical leadership role at V&A Dundee in delivering our new mission, vision, aims and priorities, including a new dynamic programme model, underpinned by a business plan that sets out our ambitions over the next five years. Key to delivering this is a talent for developing strong collaborations, partnerships and networks. We are looking for an exceptional candidate to lead our programme. Someone who can build on our work to date to develop and deliver an inspiring and innovative programme that generates joy, sparks curiosity, deepens our civic reach and champions design and designers. The successful candidate will understand the pivotal role that museums play in terms of their cultural, civic, social and economic influence, and their unique role in leading social change. They will be a creative, dynamic, collaborative and experienced leader with a deep passion and knowledge of design and museums.

This exciting appointment comes as we look to our 5th birthday in 2023 and beyond, as we seek to deepen our role and reach in Dundee, in Scotland, as part of the V&A family and across the world. At V&A Dundee, programme is defined in broad terms, comprising major ticketed exhibitions, a free offer of changing exhibitions and displays, Scottish Design Galleries, learning, UNESCO City of Design, a creative public programme of talks and events, V&A Dundee's innovative Design for Business programme, as well as our design research programme.

V&A Dundee particularly welcomes interest from people who bring characteristics or come from backgrounds that are historically underrepresented at executive level.

Audience Diversity and Inclusion Lead, NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM 

  • Experience of creating successful strategies and plans to enhance diversity and inclusion of audiences within a museum, cultural venue or visitor attraction
  • Significant experience of providing expert advice to different teams,
  • Highly developed influencing skills, able to deliver change through others
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to adapt the style to meet the needs of the audience
  • Ability to prioritise and work across multiple activities
  • Experience of commissioning research and leading consultations.
  • Ability to make decisions based on sound judgement and to act at pace
  • Works collaboratively across all departments in order to deliver effectively and to the benefit of the Museum
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to translate metrics, research, and trends into strategy and action
  • Experience of working with a broad range of audiences including families, adults and young people

Digital Content Manager, DESIGN MUSEUM 

The Design Museum reopened its doors in a newly refurbished home in Kensington in November 2016. Over six years and 5m followers later, the museum is looking for an exceptional Digital Content Manager to lead every aspect of the museum's digital communications effort and to look after the organisation's digital estate. It is a fantastic time to be joining the museum as we reassess post-pandemic what digital means for us as an organisation and look to truly embrace its potential.

The role will suit a highly motivated individual wishing to work in a fast-paced and multifaceted cultural environment, who is passionate about the power of design, and wants to share compelling stories to bring that passion to others.

Job Scope

The Digital Content Manager is responsible for taking visitor-targeted rich content from concept to publication by collaborating with a diverse team of staff and freelance contributors. Their main responsibility is leading the museum's social media channels, developing content, and driving engagement to our 5m+ social media following. They will take ownership of both content strategy and production, ensuring discoverability, accessibility, relevance, and quality to drive awareness and excitement around the museum's programmes and commercial activities.

They will be responsible for line-managing the Digital Officer and work closely and holistically with the marketing and PR teams to manage the museum's website, social media channels, e-CRM, and relationships with influencers. Ensuring a joined-up user experience across all digital touchpoints, the Digital Content Manager will work to maximise opportunities for engagement and conversion whilst continually learning from our audiences. They report to the Senior PR and Media Manager.

Senior Curator, Prints, VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM 

The V&A is the world's leading museum of art, design and performance.

The V&A's Collections Division comprises six curatorial, research, and conservation and collections care & access teams. The curatorial departments are arranged as Decorative Art and Sculpture; Performance, Furniture, Textiles & Fashion; Art, Architecture, Photography & Design; and Asia. The staff in these teams are at the heart of the founding purpose of the museum: to care for, research and develop the collections, to exhibit them to the public, to make them available for study and research, and to broaden access to the collections.

This is one of 5 Senior Curator posts that sit in the Art, Architecture, Photography and Design Department (AAPD). The post holder will take leadership responsibility for the development, care of, documentation and research, presentation, and interpretation of a part of V&A's Collection of national and international importance, in this case prints and commercial graphics, including posters. As such, the post holder will be expected to represent the Museum at the highest level and play an active role in the field of graphic art studies and collecting, nationally and internationally.

As a senior member of the Art, Architecture, Photography and Design Department, the post holder will also make a significant contribution to the wider work of the V&A, contributing to policy, projects and public programmes, supporting fundraising and income generation, and supporting the Keeper in the running of the Department, including by creating a positive environment, supporting change, line managing 3 staff and sharing knowledge, expertise and best practice with a wider group of Curators and Assistant Curators to help them develop and perform. The post holder will also play a leadership role in the community of Senior Curators, Curators and Assistant Curators that will span the four curatorial teams.

National Programming Development Manager, NATIONAL TRUST 

The National Trust plays a pivotal role in connecting people with nature, beauty and history. At the heart of our strategy is a commitment to providing great experiences, ensuring our places and collections are more relevant, useful and deliver more benefit to more people across the nations we serve.

You'll be responsible for leading strategic thinking and commissioning programmes and projects that define how the National Trust builds back bold and confident visitor programming that is more relevant to a wider range of visitors now and for the future. In this truly dynamic and influential role, you'll lead the way in delivering ground-breaking initiatives to provide our visitors with experiences they'll never forget.

Internally this role is know as Experience Development Manager.

Ultimately, you will be creating a shared vision for the future of visitor programming and the roadmap for delivery, and providing the inspiration for teams across the organisation to turn that vision into reality.

This role offers you the opportunity to influence and inspire stakeholders up to executive level across the organisation: you'll be able to translate your vision to multiple stakeholders, incorporate the ideas of others and gain buy-in to your strategy

You can view the full role profile and supporting information for this role in the documents attached. You don't need to have all the knowledge, skills and experience listed in the role profile; this is just to provide a full picture of what is possible in this role. 

Business Services Manager - Job-share, NATIONAL TRUST 

Are you a proactive leader looking for your next role? If so, read on!

We've got an exciting opportunity for a Business Services Manager to join us in the London and South East region, on a job-share basis.

You'll gain insight into the running of the Region and get to see, hear about, and be involved in the huge range of work that goes on across the whole business.

If you'd like to discuss the role, please contact

Interviews are likely to take place on 6th February 2023 via Webex.

The pro-rata salary for hours worked will be £18,111 per annum (full time equivalent: £45,279).

This is a fantastic opportunity to be an integral part of the Regional Management Team, which runs 28 property portfolios across 10 counties, c1,200 staff and 7,000 volunteers. Together you'll be responsible for leading the Business Services community across the Region, refining the service offer, leading on National pieces of work, and contributing to the Business Planning and delivery of our ambitions for the Region. You'll report directly to the Regional Director.

  • Experience of working with and within senior leadership teams and making a proactive contribution to their success
  • People management experience including recruitment, motivation and management of teams across multiple sites
  • Strong team working and collaboration, someone who builds relationships and is open, constructive and proactive in sharing knowledge
  • Someone who is confident, highly organised and client-focused, with great communication skills and is comfortable working at pace
  • You'll pride yourself on delivering clear, consistent and constructive business services advice and leadership

Communications Officer, V&A Public Programme, VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM 

This role supports PR campaigns for the V&A world-class exhibitions and FuturePlan programme, and leads on PR campaigns for the permanent collections, festivals and events including Fashion in Motion, Friday Late, and London Design Festival. Working collaboratively across the ACD Division and beyond, it plays an active role within the Communications team, working to consistently reinvent our approach to campaigns and seek opportunities for collaboration and partnership both internally and externally.

Deadline: Midnight 30th January 2023