The British Museum is looking for a Programme Manager to lead on the Museum Futures Skills for the Future programme, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The programme will invest in a new generation of diverse museum professionals to equip them with a dynamic understanding of digital data management, preservation and access practices relating to museum collections, whilst at the same time building a strong foundation in general cultural heritage skills.
The main responsibilities of the job will be to coordinate the many different elements of this innovative programme. This will include the selection of partner museums and supporting the museum partnership in the positive action recruitment of 27 trainees. The establishment of an online network of sharing and learning, and day to day trainee provision will be key priorities of the role, which will involve championing the trainees across the partnership and ensuring that all training and accreditation is delivered.
The successful candidate will have an interest in the digital challenges facing the heritage and cultural sector, with an aptitude to broaden their knowledge of digital preservation and access. They will have had experience of coordinating training programmes and managing budgets with excellent administrative and communication skills. Strong initiative will be essential in the post holder and they will be an effective influencer and motivator, being able to build strong collaborative relationships.
This role is generously supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.
About the British Museum:
Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history and culture. The Museum is one of the UK’s leading visitor attractions with over six million visitors in 2016 and its world-famous collection includes the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, Egyptian mummies, the Admonitions Scroll, and the Amaravati sculptures.
The Museum adheres to the HMG Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) requirements for all staff at the British Museum.
The Museum is an equal opportunity employer, supports a diverse workplace and offers a competitive benefits package including:
• Membership of the civil service pension scheme
• Free entry to a wide range of museums and exhibitions
• Participation in private and public Museum activities, including talks by leading curators from around the world and behind-the-scenes opportunities to learn how museums care for and manage their extraordinary collections
• Generous annual leave allowance
• Interest-free season ticket loan
• Child care voucher scheme
• Professional & personal development opportunities
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Discounts on food and gift shop purchases
Closing Date: Wednesday 28th February 2018 12pm Noon
Salary: £28,098 per annum
Contract: Fixed Term: until 31 March 2022 (Full time)
Closing date: 28th February 2018 , Midday