Job Opportunities

A list of current job opportunities within North West museums and heritage organisations.
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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Lancashire County Council, Finds Liaison Officer

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What: Finds Liaison Officer

Where: Lancashire County Council Museums Headquarters, Preston (requires travel around Lancashire)

Salary: £20,541 – £23,866 per annum (pro rata)

Contract: Part time, 18.5 hours a week (fixed-term until March 2020)

Deadline:  7 April 2019

Lancashire County Council is currently looking for someone to join its team as a Finds Liaison Officer (FLO), working across a number of venues and with members of the public, metal detector users and colleagues in the Portable Antiquities Scheme.

The role is key to the effective running of the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) which ensures that the Treasure Act is adhered to and fully observed. The FLO’s primary objectives are to educate and inform people regarding the Treasure Act; encourage the recognition of the archaeological importance of finds and responsible metal detector use; actively collect and upload finds data as part of the national PAS, and adding to Lancashire County Council’s knowledge of the past and making it readily accessible to the public.

For a full job description and person specification, along with details of how to apply, Click Here.

TENDER OPPORTUNITY: Tender Opportunity: Revealing Wigan Archives – Heritage Exhibition and Interpretation

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Deadline for Applications: 8 April 2019, 5.00pm

Contract value: £320,500

Wigan Council has release details of a contract to work with the Council’s Archives and Local Studies service on the Revealing Wigan Archives Project, supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund. The project will develop a modern, vibrant and exciting new public Archive Service for the Borough of Wigan and a dedicated exhibition space for the people of Leigh and its surrounding communities.

Working within the existing structure of Leigh Town Hall – a Grade II listed structure – the project will create new permanent and temporary exhibition spaces to display the Borough’s Archive and Museum collections. These new spaces will be co-curated with a wide range of stakeholders including local people, volunteers, schools and other partners. The new exhibition and interpretation will reflect the changing nature of our Archives and Museums, broaden our audiences and future-proof our services.

This project forms part of a wider scheme of work to refurbish in full the Leigh Town Hall building and create a new archive facility within the building, including a new public search room, collection strong rooms, document conservation area and café space. The full Town Hall scheme will create and make ready the new exhibition spaces for the appointed exhibition and interpretation contractor to work within. The contractor must co-ordinate with the main building project and work within the limitations of designing for and installation in a listed and multi-tenanted occupied building hosting a range of Council teams and services.

As part of this major redevelopment, Wigan Council are seeking a Contractor to undertake all design and fit-out for the new exhibition spaces and site interpretation including, but not limited to, all interpretation, graphic design and production, display cases, case layouts, audio-visual interpretation, gallery lighting, interactive development and build, object mounting, and installation and snagging. The Contractor will also undertake public consultation with a range of stakeholders as part of the exhibition development and design process. The exhibition is scheduled to be open to public access in Spring 2020.

To read the full invitation to tender, Click Here.

NEWS: British Museum Call for Partners for Knowledge Exchange 2019

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Deadline for Applications: Thursday 28 March 2019

The British Museum is seeking five new partner museums to participate in its annual Knowledge Exchange programme for 2019. The programme is part of the wide-ranging National Programmes at the British Museum,which partners with c.250 UK organisations a year through single-object Spotlight tours, touring exhibitions, partnership galleries, short-and long-term loans, training and skills development initiatives. Generously supported by the Vivmar Foundation, the Knowledge Exchange programme offers the opportunity of a fully funded and co-ordinated five-day professional exchange between paid staff, in any role, at five selected partner museums and the British Museum.

For further information on the programme, Click Here.

To discuss the opportunity further and submit an expression of interest, contact: Georgia Mallin, Knowledge Share Programme Manager ( – 020 7323 8266).

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