Job Opportunity: Art Collections Assistant, Gallery Oldham

Job Opportunity:??Art Collections Assistant, Gallery Oldham
Gallery Oldham, Greaves St, OL1 1AL
Part time, 18.5 hours a week (2.5 days)
Contract: Fixed term – 18 months
Closing date:?9am Monday 2nd?May

Gallery Oldham is looking for a freelance collections assistant to work with our collections of fine and decorative art. This role will oversee the ongoing conservation and documentation of collections following a major flood in 2018. It will also support our Art Curator to carry out much of the day-to-day work on these collections.

This opportunity is a freelance position working 2.5 days per week at a rate of ?110 per day. The initial appointment would be for 18 months. For more information about the role, please download the profile below.

Please send a CV and covering letter to? 9am on Tuesday 2nd?May. Shortlisting will take place on 2nd?May and interviews will be held on 9th?May.

To discuss any aspect of this role please contact Rebecca Hill, Senior Curator – 

Job Opportunity: Learning Programme Evaluator, People’s History Museum, Manchester

Job Opportunity:?People’s History Museum
Job title: Learning Programme Evaluator
Manchester, M3 3ER
Contract:?Freelance opportunity until March 2024
Closing date: 2nd?May 2023, 5pm

From People’s History Museum:

We require an external evaluator to create a robust evaluation framework that we can use during this project and in the long term. ?The framework will enable us to?develop new sessions during the testing period and capture?their impact. ?The evaluation will include formative and summative evaluation, allowing us to make changes during the project to ensure maximum impact, and will generate a final report to circulate to stakeholders and funders.?

Participatory research will be embedded, and evaluation methods will be inclusive and accessible ensuring everyone can participate.  Evaluation methods and templates will be designed to be used beyond the project, for PHM staff to continue to monitor the impact of new programmes developed.  We expect an evaluator to apply varied evaluation methods, mapping high quality data from different sources.  New, creative methods of capturing evaluation from all stakeholders will be of great interest.

Learning Programme Evaluator – People’s History Museum: The national museum of democracy (

Job Opportunity: Assistant Curator, Lancaster Arts

Job Opportunity: Lancaster Arts??

Job title: Assistant Curator?

Salary: ?22,197-?24,144?pro-rata??
Location: Lancaster ?
Hours: 0.82fte (30hrs/wk)??
Contract: Permanent??

Closing date: 07 May 2023?

Lancaster Arts is excited to be recruiting an Assistant Curator to play a key role in our programme delivery. This role will support the curation and development of our visual arts programme in the Peter Scott Gallery, working across the Lancaster University campus and wider afield, wherever exhibitions may be situated. You will support the Curator to maintain a high standard of upkeep of the university’s art collection and enable the day-to-day running of the Peter Scott Gallery, working closely with artists, volunteers and colleagues at the university and partners in Lancaster and beyond.???

This is a role requiring an enthusiasm for making things happen, artistic ambition and a commitment to the highest standards of exhibition practice. Our ideal candidate will be diligent with strong interpersonal and practical ‘can do’ skills. You will also be someone who can grow and develop with us as we explore new opportunities together.? 

Lancaster Arts is a distinctive contemporary arts organisation in the Northwest of England with a renowned reputation for cutting-edge arts practice in all art forms. We are a part of the National Portfolio of Arts Council England. Our home is at the heart of the beautiful Lancaster University campus and our venues include the Great Hall, Nuffield Theatre and Peter Scott Gallery, and we regularly host work off-campus in the Lancaster Area. We are proud of our artist development programme, which supports and features artists at all stages of their careers. In addition, we host a wide spectrum of events and participatory opportunities across contemporary theatre, dance, music, visual art, live art, contemporary circus, and comedy, and we work closely with partners locally, regionally, and internationally to achieve this. Please visit our website to learn about what we do!? 

If you would like an informal discussion about this role, please contact our Curator at?

For more details on the role and how to apply, please visit

MMN Training Day and Warwick Numismatics Day – 15 and 16 June 2023 – Register Now!

From the Money and Medals Network:

MMN?Training Day – 15/06/2023 (10:00 – 17:00)

Join us on the MMN Training Day as we provide unique, hands-on learning opportunities to develop your skills in coin identification, cataloguing, as well as storage and display techniques for coin collections. Participants will gain practical knowledge from experienced professionals in the field of numismatics. There will also be a numismatic round table where attendees can discuss and exchange ideas on current issues and challenges in the field. 

Refreshments and drinks will be provided, only limited spaces are available. 

Warwick Numismatics Day – 16/06/2023 (9:00 – 17:00)

We are also excited to announce the return of the Warwick Numismatics Day, which serves as an excellent platform for showcasing current research as well as for developing new ideas, methodologies, and networks. 

This year’s theme is on imitation coinage, referring to coins deliberately made to resemble genuine coins, but not produced by the official minting authorities. Such coins can be a source of important historical and cultural information, shedding light on issues such as local economic conditions, political affiliations, and artistic styles. Imitation coinage can be found from various historical periods and in various parts of the world, making it a fascinating area of study for numismatists and historians alike. 

This year’s conference is organized by Campbell Orchard and Suzanne Frey-Kupper. Our plenary speaker is Clive Stannard, Honorary Research Fellow, University of Warwick. 

For any enquiries please email 

Register your place by following this link by 31 May 2023: 

FREE Carbon Literacy Course for Museums

Carbon Literacy course via Zoom

We are pleased to announce that bookings are now open for additional Carbon Literacy course using the Carbon Literacy Toolkit for Museums. The course is open to museums in England that are Accredited and Working Towards Accreditation. Priority will be given to non-national museums.?

September Course live session dates:

10am-12.30pm Tuesday 12 September 2023

10am-11.45am & 1pm-2.45pm Thursday 14 September 2023

(delegates must attend both days)

Booking link:

What is a Carbon Literacy course?

A Carbon Literacy course will give you an understanding of what climate change is, the scale of its effects, and how museums fit into the global, national and local picture to address climate change. You become Carbon Literate by making an individual pledge, and an organisational pledge to take back to your museum, of what you can do, and is in your power to achieve, to make a significant difference to your carbon impact.

Who are the courses aimed at?

The courses are for paid staff, freelancers and volunteers who work in or with Accredited Museums or those Working Towards Accreditation in England. We advise that, where possible, two people from your organisation attend the course for peer support when developing actions.  

What does a course involve? 

The courses are delivered online over four modules. In order to become certified as Carbon Literate, you must complete the entire course and submit your individual and organisational pledges. By booking on a Carbon Literacy course, you are committing to undertake 7.5 hours of online training. 

Module 1

Independent learning: Pre-recorded course introduction and the basic science of climate change to be completed independently before the live sessions. This section of the course takes 1 hour 30 minutes to complete with links to the pre-recorded content shared by email one week ahead of the first live session.

Module 2

Live online session: Focussing on the impacts of climate change, equity and vulnerability as well as the roles of museums in tackling the climate crisis and green recovery. 

Module 3 & 4

Live online sessions: Focussing on carbon budgets, the UK and international policy, carbon footprints, action planning, talking about climate change. 

Want to know more? The Carbon Literacy Toolkit for Museums is available to all museums in the UK who wish to roll it out in their organisations via The Carbon literacy Project as part of the Roots & Branches project. You can find out more about the Toolkit here: