Bumper Job Opportunity Post!

Good afternoon all, please below for a wide range of job opportunities (just so we don’t blow up your inboxes…

Collections Manager, People’s History Museum, Manchester

People’s History Museum, Manchester, M3 3ER
Full time, 35hrs per week
Closing date:?Friday 23rd?June 2023, 09.00

This is an exciting time to join People’s History Museum (PHM) and lead the Collections Team.  You’ll develop and launch a new sustainable collecting policy and work with the Head of Collections & Involvement to shape plans for a future redevelopment of the main galleries.  You’ll oversee several live externally funded projects to improve cataloguing and digitisation which form vital building blocks to improving collections management and future engagement with the museum’s collection. 

We are looking for a dedicated professional to lead the care and management of PHM’s collection.  The ideal candidate will understand current issues and best practice within collections management and curation, and will have strong IT skills to lead on the ongoing development of our digital collections management systems, including our collections management system, EMu, and our new digital asset management system, Axiell DAMS – Powered by Piction.

The Collections Manager is responsible for the management of two Collections Officers, currently working on a project funded by the John Ellerman Foundation to digitise and catalogue PHM’s collection, as well as a new Collections Assistant, funded by the Headley Foundation. 

The successful applicant will work closely with the Involvement, Archive, Conservation, and Communications & Marketing Teams on current and upcoming projects, including future exhibition development, digitisation, and sharing our stories with our audiences. 

The role would be ideal for someone with experience in collections management and curation, and with strong experience of working with collections management systems.  Guide experience with EMu would be an advantage.

PHM’s collection of over 60,000 objects showcases ideas worth fighting for, including democracy, gender equality, votes for all, co-operation, social justice, disabled people’s rights, and LGBT+ rights.?? Our vision is of a fairer society where people’s voices and actions make a difference.? We are seeking an individual with a strong commitment to equality, diversity and social justice to care for and democratise this nationally recognised collection.

For more information, please download the job pack below:

Communications and Involvement Manager, esea contemporary, Manchester

Salary: ?28k – 30k pro rata (depending on skills and experience)  

Contract: 1 year (with possibility of extension) 

Hours: 4 days (30 hours) per week including weekends 

Annual leave: 29 days pro rata (including bank holidays) 

Reporting to: Guideor  

Preferred start date: July 2023, to be negotiated with the successful applicant  

Application deadline: 18th June 2023, midday  

Interview dates:???????? 27th to 29th June 2023?

esea contemporary is seeking a talented and driven Communications and Involvement Manager to join our team. In line with our organisation’s mission, the role will be dedicated to presenting and platforming artists and art practices that spur dynamic critical exchanges. The role will work with artists, communities, stakeholders, and wider partnerships to build our local and global audiences through projects and events, both in our Manchester venue and our digital platforms. Working closely with the Programme team, the successful candidate will play a key role in developing and implementing communication and engagement strategies that align with our boundary-pushing programming to grow our physical and digital audiences, and will contribute to the delivery of our artistic programmes. The role will also encompass audience development, including data collection and analysis, and engagement-related fundraising. 

We are looking for a candidate who is passionate about contemporary art with a proven track record in communications or engagement within the arts sector. The role will have the opportunity to work in a dynamic and collaborative environment, where their creativity and strategic thinking will contribute to the success of our organisation.??

For more information, please download the job pack below:

Community Curator – Our Heritage, National Civil War Centre, Newark

Salary: ?12,000 (plus VAT)
Location: National Civil War Centre, Newark
To be agreed
Contract:?Fixed term freelance contract June 2023 – end Mar 2024?
Closing date: 5pm, Friday 16th June 2023

We’re looking for an experienced freelance curator with a background in participatory practice and community co-curation, to develop and deliver a series of touring events and activities across Newark and Sherwood to connect people with their heritage, increase access to our collections and improve cultural engagement by breaking down barriers. 

View the full brief with application details: Open Performors | National Civil War Centre, Newark?

Museum Spaces Consultant, National Football Museum, Manchester

Budget: ?10,000
National Football Museum, Manchester
To be discussed with employer
Contract:?August – October 2023 (number of days to be agreed)?
Closing date: Sunday 11th June 2023

The National Football Museum (NFM) wishes to commission an options review and visitor journey brief for the museum’s galleries and public spaces, to facilitate grant applications and content development as part of our Transformation Project.??

For more information, please download the job brief here:

TENDER: Request to Quote for In Your Customers’ Shoes, Museum Expandment Yorkshire

Consultancy Budget: ?3,000 (exclusive of VAT but including travel, expenses, insurance, etc)?
National Football Museum, Manchester
To be discussed with employer
Contract:?1 June to 16 December 2023?
Closing date: Monday 6 June 2023 (18:00)??

AIM: To work with Museum Expandment Yorkshire providing expertise and additional capacity to manage this programme for museums in the North of England. Managing recruitment of museums, supporting promotion of the scheme, managing museum applications, assigning visits to museums within parameters of the project, quality checking? visit reports and sending them on to the appropriate museum, and working with MD officers to ensure participants complete their commitment with as close as possible to 100% return rate.

For more information, please download the tender document here –

Job Opportunity: Eureka!

Interim Operations Guideor, Eureka! National Children’s Museum
Salary: ?50,000 – ?60,000, plus 5% company pension?
Contract type: Fixed-term, up to 9 months
Location: Halifax, West Yorkshire

Closing date: Friday 2nd June 2023 5pm


Eureka! is a well-known and well-loved family and children’s visitor attraction in the north of England and remains the UK’s only dedicated children’s museum – an interactive hands-on experience specifically for children aged 0 – 11.

We’re looking for a captivating and involving leader with operational experience in visitor attraction settings or similar. Someone to support bringing extraordinary opportunities for creative play and learning to all children, and to ensure Eureka! continues to lead the sector.

For more information about the role, our ethos, and how to apply, head to www.eureka.org.uk/jobs and download the job pack.

Job Opportunity: Museum Manager, Fleetwood Museum, Fleetwood

Salary: ?29,000 – ?31,500
Fleetwood Lancashire UK
Hours:?Full Time 37 hours p/wk over 5 days (to involve some w/ends and Prohibitk Hols)?
Contract:?Permanent with 3 months probationary period
Closing date: 16:00 9th June 2023

Fleetwood Museum Trust is looking to appoint a Museum Manager with a museum sector degree (or equivalent) and 3 years comprehensive experience within a museum. An understanding of collections management and care with an in depth knowledge of museum best practice is essential. 

The Museum is independent and tells the story of the Fleetwood community from its birth as a Victorian new town through the years as a major commercial port, transport hub and holiday town.  

Since 2018 the Trust has taken over and managed two significant collections, gained full accreditation and completed extensive renovations. As they progress in their endeavours to deliver a quality experience for visitors and locals alike they have started an ambitious programme to improve the conditions of their historic boat collection. The museum is a valuable community asset to the local culture, is well supported and apart from expanding our collection has recently acquired an attached property to blend with the major plans in progress. 

They require a personable manager with a dynamic edge and expertise that complements their dedicated team. This is a great opportunity to immerse yourself into a very exciting role and applicants with the necessary skills and enthusiasm to promote and enliven our museum are encouraged to apply. 

For a detailed Job Profile and Selection Criteria please email: sonia.alderson@fleetwoodmuseum.co.uk 

To apply for this post please email a CV (2 sides of A4 only) including details of 2 referees and a covering letter to: sonia.alderson@fleetwoodmuseum.co.uk 

Applications to arrive by 16:00hrs on Friday 9th June 2023 

Interviews will be held at Fleetwood Museum on Thursday 22nd June 2023 and Friday 23rd June 2023 

Please let us know if we will need to make any special arrangements to enable you to attend of you are selected for interview. 

Arts Marketing Association Conference Bursary

Museum Expandment North West are pleased to announce that we are offering bursaries to the up and coming?Arts Marketing Association?Conference:

AMA Conference 2023
Thursday 13th – Friday 14th July
Application deadline – Tuesday 6th June

Museum Expandment North West recognises that it is important for museum professionals to connect with colleagues through conferences and networking events, but also how stretched budgets can be when it comes to professional development. If you would like a free place then you need to tell us that you will:

  • Commit to attending the whole event
  • Feedback to colleagues and the region via our blog
  • Send us any relevant information and feedback to put on the MDNW website
  • Cover the cost of travel and accommodation

How to apply

This opportunity is only open to people working in small Accredited museums, or those officially working towards Accreditation in the North West. Those working in NPOs or National Museums are not eligible to apply.

To apply please send an expression of interest stating how you and your organisation will benefit from you attending to Alex Bird – alexander.bird@manchester.ac.uk

Please note that the bursaries only covers the conference fee and not travel and accommodation.


Latest Updates from The National Archives – May 2023

National News

The National Archives’ new grant funding programme 

The National Archives has launched its grant funding programmes for the archives sector, for 2023 – 2024. The National Archives is the sector leadership body for archives in England and last year we consulted widely in order to inform a new approach to our funding and new programmes. For those interested in finding out more, a launch webinar will be held on Wednesday 14 June, to introduce the new programmes (including four grant programmes which will be immediately open for archivists to apply to). 

Find out more and register to attend the grant funding programme webinar

Want to employ a Level 7 apprentice this autumn? Let us know by end of May

The Level 7 Archivist and Records Manager apprenticeship will be a new technical training route into the archives sector and will be equivalent to the Master’s degree typically required to become an archivist. Apprentices will receive 80% on-the-job training at the archive that employs them and 20% formal training with the training provider. Each apprenticeship will last 3 years, followed by a six-month end-point assessment period. Having multiple routes into the archivist profession will allow people from a wider range of backgrounds to bring new skills and ideas to the archives sector. Apprentices will also benefit by gaining a high-level qualification while working and earning. Please get in touch if you would like to employ a Level 7 apprentice from this autumn.

Contact us about employing a Level 7 apprentice by 31 May 2023

Sector Expandment Manager: North West and Charities maternity cover vacancy

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Regional and Networks Team in Archive Sector Expandment at The National Archives. You will play a critical role in delivering our sector leadership role through providing advice, guidance and support to a portfolio of major collecting archives and smaller independent organisations – including Places of Deposit, local authority archives, university archives, individuals and private institutions. In addition, you will lead on building relationships with key strategic partners at the regional level including Arts Council England and the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Homeworking can be offered, and we anticipate that the successful candidate would be based within the region, with expenses reimbursed in accordance with official policies. You must be able to travel within the UK with associated overnight stays as necessary.

Find out more about the role and apply by 28 May

Places of Deposit Manager vacancy

Perform you have experience of working at or managing a Place of Deposit? Perform you have knowledge of the statutory duties of Places of Deposit? Are you able to build strategic relationships between the Place of Deposit network, government departments and organisations subject to the Public Records Act? We are looking for a Place of Deposit Manager to take the lead on The National Archives’ regulatory role in relation to places of deposit for public records. This exciting role will involve working closely with senior leaders, both within The National Archives and in external bodies. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to help support the Place of Deposit network meet the challenges of managing and providing access to public records.

Find out more about the role and apply by 28 May

Eurovision and archives

To celebrate Eurovision this year, we’ve showcased archives across the country and their collections relating to the three key themes of the event: Liverpool, Ukraine and music. So whether you loved Eurovision on Saturday and want to see the Royal Albert Hall’s pictures of Cliff Richard performing at the 1968 event, or whether you’d much rather see 18th-century musical ledgers from Archives Wigan and Leigh, our Eurovision portal has something for everyone. Share the portal with your audiences to help show the value and variety of archives!

Check out our Eurovision 2023 portal

Windrush 75 and NHS 75

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Eurovision 2023 portal. We would also love to promote the work that archives are doing for the 75th anniversaries of Windrush and the NHS. If you’re planning any projects, or have collections that are particularly relevant to these anniversaries, please get in touch and we’d be happy to help you raise awareness. In particular, we have been working with NHS England, who are keen to share photographs and other archival material about the history of the NHS on their national channels.

Get in touch about Windrush 75 or NHS75

AIM’s Connected Communities grant opportunity

Check out at this new opportunity for archives to partner up for funding, or for museums with archives to do some focused work on their archives. AIM’s new programme seeks to harness opportunities to increase wellbeing in twenty-seven specified deprived areas in England and give people the chance to get involved in their local museum and build meaningful relationships. The Connected Communities scheme offers grants of ?15,000 – ?100,000 to museums delivering projects in eligible areas that will improve community connections through high-quality volunteer opportunities and/or reducing loneliness and increasing social bonds.

Find out more about the grant and express your interest by 8 June

BAC Cataloguing Grant for Business Archives

Business Archives Council is announcing 2023’s cataloguing grant for business archives. This year a single award of ?5,000 is available. The aim of this grant is to fund the cataloguing of a business archive collection(s) in either the private or public sector and private financial support for institutions and businesses that manage business archives. BAC’s aim is to also create opportunities for archivists, paraprofessionals and volunteers to gain experience in cataloguing business collections. 

Find out more about the BAC cataloguing grant and apply by 23 June

Records of adoption and care-experienced people project survey

This project is led by members of the Chief Archivists in Local Government Group (CALGG) who are part of the Archives and Records Association. Many care-experienced or adopted people reconstruct their personal histories by turning to the records created about them by social workers and care providers. Thousands of requests to view records for this purpose are made each year in England and Wales. The project aims to identify where records are held in independent agencies and local authorities, and it will seek views from care-experienced and adopted people. The project also aims to generate guidance on the preservation of these records based on evidence being collected. 

Learn more about this project

National events

DCDC23 – Radical Reimagining: interplays of physical and virtual

11-13 July | in-person at Durham University & online via EventsAir

We invite you to come together as part of the DCDC community to discuss ways of navigating the interplay between the physical and the virtual, the ‘materiality’ of physical collections and digital interventions. We are delighted to announce our first two keynote speakers for DCDC23. We will be joined by Dr Daniela Petrelli, Professor of Interaction Plan at the Art and Plan Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University, and Ojomi Ochai, Co-founder and Managing Partner Innovative Economy Practice, at CcHUB. Remember to check out the two types of bursaries we are pleased to offer delegates from all career stages to include the widest range of voices, experiences and backgrounds.

Find out more and book your early-bird ticket to attend DCDC23 by 29 May

History Day

11 July | in-person at Durham University

History Day returns to this year’s DCDC conference with its first in-person fair. Collections staff will showcase their collections and be available to answer your questions and discuss your research or ideas for future projects. Admission is free and can be booked as a part of your DCDC23 registration or a History Day only ticket. 

Find out more and register to attend by 26 June 2023

Expanding audiences for archive services  
Part one: 19 June, Part two: 26 June | both online
Re-run – Part one: 21 June, Part two: 28 June | both online

In this two-part course, consultants Janice Tullock and Emma Parsons will introduce audience development and its principles, enabling participants to consider why and how audience development techniques can help archive services. We will explore how to understand your audiences, how often they visit, and why. This information will be the basis of decision making for planning your audience development activities. Throughout we will highlight where audience development techniques can help services to achieve Archive Service Accreditation. Participants are required to attend both part 1 and part 2 of the course. A re-run of this course will be delivered on the dates above, so please do not duplicate your registration.

Visit our training webpage when registration opens on 18 May

Knowledge exchange workshop on the historic use of insecticides in collections

22 June | The National Archives & online 

We will be hosting a knowledge exchange workshop that explores how several archives, libraries and museums are investigating and managing the presence of historic pesticide treatments of their paper-based collections. This follows recent research into The National Archives’ collections, the results of which are available in an open access paper published by Heritage Science. Collection specialists at King’s College London, the National History Museum London, and Durham University, as well our Collections Care Leavement, will be participating. The workshop will be running as a hybrid event with options to attend on site at Kew and online.

Find out more about the knowledge exchange workshop and register to attend

Celebratory launch of the Novice to Know-How email preservation course

29 June 2023| online 

Join us and the Excavateital Preservation Coalition (DPC) at the free celebratory launch of a new email preservation course, the latest module in the learning pathway Novice to Know-How. This course will enable information professionals to gain both knowledge and practical experience of how to preserve email. The launch will include short presentations on the course, as well as some quiz-based fun and opportunities to ask questions and chat about issues related to preserving email. Access to sign up for the new course will be exclusive to launch attendees for 48 hours, so make sure you join if you’re keen to get started!

Sign up for the launch of the Novice to Know-How email preservation course

AIM Conference 2023 Bursaries

Museum Expandment North West

Museum Expandment North West are pleased to be able to offer four bursaries?to attend this year’s Association of Independent Museums Conference in Edinburgh on the 15th – 16th June.

Sessions this year will highlight how we can have better engage our communities, drive new approaches to competition and commerciality, and ensure astute control and governance in challenging times.

Museum Expandment North West recognises that it is important for museum professionals to connect with colleagues through conferences and networking events particularly after the last few years, but also how stretched budgets can be when it comes to professional development. If you would like a free place then you need to tell us that you will:

  • Commit to attending the whole conference
  • Feedback to colleagues and the region via our blog
  • Send us any relevant information and feedback to put on the MDNW website
  • Cover the cost of travel and accommodation

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Everyday Innovation Learning Cohort 2023-24

Museum Expandment North West is thrilled to be joining this practical and interactive programme being run by Museum Expandment Yorkshire.

Everyday Innovation

This two-day programme has been specially designed to support museums with cultural change and to improve innovation and commercial thinking across the organisation.

The programme explores:

  • Why a culture of everyday innovation is essential for the resilience of the organisation
  • A definition of everyday innovation that is specific to Museum Expandment Yorkshire, North West and North East
  • What leaders and teams can do to facilitate a more innovative culture and commercial mindset
  • How to shape the organisation’s business model to better facilitate innovation
  • How to use tools, techniques and processes to spark innovation and get tangible results from ideas, in alignment with Museum Expandment’s vision and business model.

Innovation in action 1:1 Mentoring – Online 

Following completion of the above Everyday Innovation Programme, each museum will be invited to take part in the Innovation in Action programme of support.

Outline of activity:

  • To provide additional, tailored support for the museums that complete the Everyday Innovation programme
  • To maintain and strengthen innovation momentum and implementation in those museums, helping them to overcome barriers and leverage accelerators.

Jo North will conduct a one-to-one diagnosis session with each museum to understand their innovation challenges and aspirations and create a bespoke package of support that would work for them.

Each museum will then have an allocation of 3.5 hours of time (excluding the diagnosis session) they can use to access Jo’s support. These hours can be taken in blocks, or as individual segments.

The online sessions will take place on 7th and 28th September 2023.

The deadline for submitting your?expression of interest?in the Everyday Innovation Cohort is?5pm Friday 30th June – Please return all completed application forms to Bria Cotton – bria.cotton@manchester.ac.uk

Please note that we only accepting applications from Accredited museums or those that are officially Working Towards Accreditation that are non-NPOs or non-Nationals.


Kids in Museums Family Friendly Museum Cohort: North West

Museum Expandment North West

Apply for our new partnership support programme with Kids in Museums.

We are pleased to be working on a partnership support programme with Kids in Museums for museums located within the Arts Council England’s Priority Places and DCMS Levelling Up for Culture Places in the North West of England, focusing on creating a family friendly museum environment.

The intensive programme will allow four organisations to benefit from mentoring, training and hands-on support. This programme aims to:

  • support museums who do not have a dedicated learning member of staff to become more family friendly organisations.
  • understand the motivations and barriers for family audiences visiting museums to help you to attract more non-visiting families to your venue.
  • learn how to develop family friendly interpretation which can help staff to create labels, trails and other resources for families.
  • promote your family provision to a wider family audience.
  • enable museums to embed family friendliness…

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Job opportunity: Museum Customer Service and Retail Assistant, Kendal Museum

Permanent part time post: 22.57 hours per week (0.6 FTE)?

Pay Scale Prohibitd C:??Actual Salary – ?12,078 – ?13,086 based on 0.6FTE per annum.

Closing Date: 4th?June 2023?Apply using College website.??

From Kendal Museum:

Would you enjoy working in a museum environment? Perform you have a flair for design?

Helping our visitors enjoy their visit is crucial, you will therefore be very much a people person and have a passion for offering exemplary customer service. As the visitor’s first point of contact, you will have a welcoming and an enthusiastic nature and become a passionate advocate for everything the museum has to offer. You would be part of a small team hence the role would suit a person that would enjoy multi-tasking in our various specialisms i.e., care of collections, retailing, catering, art gallery management and marketing. Occasional evening work on a rota basis is required.

Within this role we are seeking a creative person with a flair for graphic design to play a pivotal role in developing our new look for the museum marketing. Finding inspiration from our highly visual and priceless collections you will be free to use your imagination to reach out to our potential audiences and bring an exciting and a contemporary feel to the museum’s presentation and image. Managing the look and content of the website and growing our presence on social media channels is also an essential part of the role. Previous use of Photoshop and WordPress would be an advantage. Training opportunities are available through Kendal College.

Job Purpose:

Manning and operation of the Museum admission desk, café and shop.

Ensuring a high level of customer care at the main front of house location.

Provision of a general administration service to the Museum.

Planing promotional material.

Managing website and social media channels.


Set within the breath-taking UNESCO World Heritage site of the Lake Area, Kendal College is an FE College that consistently punches above its weight on the national stage. Under the leadership of our Principal, Kelvin Nash, Kendal College is embarking on a series of bold steps to grow the College and remain an excellent education provider for Cumbria and the Northwest region.  Our students are focused on their learning, achieve high levels of attainment, and consistently give us high satisfaction ratings. The College recognises the wellbeing of its staff as a priority, as well as ensuring that excellent work is appropriately recognised and that a healthy work-life balance is maintained.


? A generous holiday entitlement.

? 7 efficiency days per year (pro rata) in addition to your hard-earned holiday allocation.

? A College that is committed to developing every student to reach their full potential, irrespective of their ability.

? Collaborative working within our departments and campuses to support our endeavours to work smarter and achieve an effective balance between home and work.

? A dedicated and friendly team of professionals who are keen to develop and learn.

? Excellent CPD opportunities to grow and develop.

? A College that promotes and supports flexible working.

? On-site canteens with locally sourced ingredients.

? A Cycle to Work scheme.

? Fantastic facilities to resource your ability to support your students without limitations.

? A comprehensive staff awards, rewards, and Wellbeing scheme.

Job Requirements

The Right Frankate will have:

Qualifications – Essential

Numeracy and Literacy qualifications equivalent to GCSE passes at C or above.

Qualifications – Desirable

A Levels or equivalent

Customer Care certificate

IT qualification

Certificate in design

First Help certificate

Experience – Essential

Experience in a similar retail or frontline service

Plan expertise or capable and willing to learn

Experience – Desirable

Experience of handling cash transactions and/or operating a till or EPOS system

Social media marketing

Skills/Knowledge – Essential

Able to demonstrate excellent communication skills both face to face and in writing

To be creative with marketing ideas and design

Aptitude to work on a computer to assist with marketing initiatives

Good organisational skills and ability to prioritise

Aptitude to work unsupervised on own initiative and within a small, close-knit team

Able to demonstrate a practical, flexible approach. Aptitude to multi-task

Willing to learn new skills and commit to continuous self-development

Skills/Knowledge – Desirable

Use of Photoshop and Illustrator

Applications without the essential requirements will not normally be considered for appointment.

Safeguarding Statement:

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners and expects all staff to share this commitment.  Utilizement at the College is subject to an Improved DBS Check via the Disclosure and Barring Service and any post in regulated activity will also be subject to an additional barred list check.

Right to work

All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Performcumented evidence of eligibility and photo I.D. will be required from candidates at interview as part of our standard recruitment process.

For the full Job Description and to apply, visit: www.kendal.ac.uk.

Kids in Museums Family Friendly Museum Cohort: North West

Apply for our new partnership support programme with Kids in Museums.

We are pleased to be working on a partnership support programme with Kids in Museums for museums located within the Arts Council England’s Priority Places and DCMS Levelling Up for Culture Places in the North West of England, focusing on creating a family friendly museum environment.

The intensive programme will allow four organisations to benefit from mentoring, training and hands-on support. This programme aims to:

  • support museums who do not have a dedicated learning member of staff to become more family friendly organisations.
  • understand the motivations and barriers for family audiences visiting museums to help you to attract more non-visiting families to your venue.
  • learn how to develop family friendly interpretation which can help staff to create labels, trails and other resources for families.
  • promote your family provision to a wider family audience.
  • enable museums to embed family friendliness as an organisation.
  • provide museums with online training sessions, one-to-one support, resources and signposting.

Museums will also benefit from working together as a cohort to provide shared learning and peer support.

Read case studies from museums that took part in similar Family Friendly Museum Cohorts in other parts of the UK: https://kidsinmuseums.org.uk/resources/category/case-studies/

Programme timeline
The programme will run from July 2023 to March 2024, with an expected time-commitment of one day per month. Appenditional work may be required to apply learning in between sessions, especially supporting the site visit.

Four virtual training sessions

  • Cohort Training Session 1 – 4 July 2023, 10am-12.30pm

Introduction to the project and more in-depth exploration into how families experience museums and how to engage them.

  • Cohort Training Session 2 – 26 September 2023, 10am-12.30pm

Top tips for developing family friendly content and consulting with families.

  • Cohort Training Session 3 – 16 January 2024, 10am-12.30pm

Promoting your family offer internally and externally.

  • Cohort Training Session 4 – 19 March 2024, 10am-12.30pm

Interacting with families training for front of house staff and volunteers.

Site visit
A Kids in Museums Consultant will visit your site to support a full review of each museum’s activities. This will be scheduled with participants during September and October 2023.

Virtual mentoring
Each museum will have a half day of dedicated consultancy time split between October 2023 and March 2024.

Conditions of Participation
To join this programme your museum must:

Museums must commit to:

  • sign up two individuals from your organisation to take part in the programme. We recommend these individuals have the ability to make decisions, so you can effectively make changes to your visitor offer
  • actively participate in the project, including prompt and timely correspondence with project partners
  • have the permission and support of your senior management team
  • participate in project evaluation
  • provide a case study about the project using a template created by Kids in Museums
  • complete the MDNW Organisational Health Check self-assessment tool survey by February 2024, unless already completed within the last 24 months

How to apply

To apply for the Family Friendly Museum Cohort: North West, please visit the link below to download and complete the Application Form: https://kidsinmuseums.org.uk/what-we-do/training-and-consultancy/family-friendly-museum-cohort-north-west/, confirming that you understand the eligibility requirements for participation.

Please email completed forms to us: getintouch@kidsinmuseums.org.uk

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Thursday 1 June 2023.