Job vacancies

Art Fund is run by passionate professionals who are dedicated to supporting museums and galleries around the UK, and making art accessible to everyone. Help us with our mission – join our team.

We offer an excellent benefits package with generous annual leave, an Art Allowance that includes a paid half-day a month to visit exhibitions and galleries, and regular lunch-and-learns to support your development. We are a friendly, welcoming and supportive team.

Current vacancies

Head of Press

Location:
King's Cross, London
Contract length:
Permanent
App. deadline:
25 November 2019
Other details:
£40 - £45k per annum

The Head of Press will widely communicate Art Fund’s work as the national charity for art. They will work with our hundreds of museum and gallery partners across the UK to publicise how Art Fund’s support has helped them do more: from buying, commissioning or conserving works of art, to sharing them across the UK, to providing funding and opportunities for curators.

The Head of Press also plays a key role in helping shape and deliver the communications campaign for Art Fund Museum of the Year, the largest museum prize in the world. They will contribute to the fundraising activities of Art Fund through supporting media relations campaigns for projects on our crowdfunding platform Art Happens to promoting the National Art Pass to ambitious public appeals to help save important works of art. They will also work closely with colleagues on Art Fund’s work lobbying for positive changes to policies to better protect UK museums and their collections.

They will develop, implement and evaluate the Art Fund’s PR, communications and public affairs strategy, working in close collaboration with the Director of Communications and other key staff members. The post holder will be thoroughly involved in all aspects of Art Fund’s work and be a ‘go to’ person for members of the media and the internal staff team for their wide knowledge of the sector and our support.

They will be skilled at managing and getting the best from external PR agencies, freelancers, suppliers and partners. They will work closely and collaboratively with other members of the Communications team to actively contribute to a communications and content strategy which serves the needs of the organisation.

Deadline for applications is 25 November 2019. The full job description can be found here.

If this sounds like you, please send a CV and short covering letter by email to Recruitment@artfund.org explaining why you think you would be right for this role.

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Policy Manager

Location:
King's Cross, London
Contract length:
Permanent
App. deadline:
2 December 2019
Other details:
£33 - £38k per annum

Art Fund is the national fundraising charity for art. We are an independent charity committed to a vibrant museums sector. We believe art can make you see, think and feel differently.

We invest around £8million every year to help museums and galleries acquire works of art for their collections, share them with wide audiences, and support the training and development of museum professionals. We are supported by our growing membership of 151,000 through the National Art Pass, as well as the generosity of many trusts, foundations and other individuals. Through our work we make art more accessible to as many museum visitors as possible, wherever they are.

Millions of people visit UK museums every year; they make up seven out of 10 of this country’s most visited free attractions, and are seen by the public as trusted civic spaces for inspiration, education, reflection, and dialogue. But despite this, years of funding cuts have led to a crisis in the sector. And so Art Fund is looking to recruit a dedicated and imaginative self-starter with a background in policy to ensure we play our part in supporting and advocating for our museum partners and colleagues, and to continue to make the case for museums across government, the creative and cultural industries, our members and the general public.

The successful candidate will have great political antennae with an eye for detail as well as the ability to see the big picture, and an excellent track record working with and influencing a wide range of stakeholders.

If this sounds like you, please download the full job description for more information.

Send a CV and short covering letter by email to Recruitment@artfund.org explaining why you think you would be right for this role.

Closing date for applications is midnight on 2nd December 2019

Interviews dates to be confirmed. Applications will be considered immediately upon receipt. We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date.

We care deeply about equal opportunities and welcome applications from a broad diversity of talent from all sections of the community.

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