We are looking for that special person …
Help us launch a Museum!
An exciting opportunity for an energetic individual with audience development skills
Do you spot opportunities and make connections?
Are you a doer?
Make a big difference to a small organisation
Contract role initially with extension for a museum / arts professional
Join us in this exciting phase of launching an independent museum of social history in central London between St Pancras, King’s Cross and Euston.
This opportunity offers huge scope to make a real impact.
The People’s Museum, Somers Town, will tell the stories of radical thinkers, social reformers and working-class spirit.
It’s a chance to make a real difference to this deprived area.
We are not a typical museum!
We founded the People’s Museum, Somers Town because the area is at risk in the midst of huge change, it needs a ‘space’ and a sense of place.
Our aim is to be not just a museum; but a community hub: we’ve built this grounds-up over 6 years from a basis in activism; festivals; arts/engagement, HLF funded film and four publications – we’re now opening the museum.
We’re passionate about this area, highly experienced in our respective fields of academia,
art, publishing, and learning experience design.
We’re at a phase of setting up with an exciting programme of events for May and June for London’s Festival of Architecture: we need you to take this to the next level.
Build our profile
Our aim is to build a reputation and audience as an interesting independent museum worth visiting on the ‘Museum Mile’.
And that’s where you come in!
Collaborate with us to:
Promote our programme
Design and run promotion for programmes and set up a audience development campaign
Spot opportunities for raising our profile
Work with our Coordinator and Intern to generate compelling content on comms to engage a wide audience through telling the story of our work, what we do via our print and social media
Advise on best use of channels including (Twitter, / Instagram, Facebook, Mail-chimp and Eventbrite and print)
Engagement with local community, partners and stakeholders
You will work closely with a small team: report to Director Diana Foster, work with Professor Esther Leslie and a part-time Co-ordinator Mercedez Mendy
Skills and Experience
We are looking for:
a museum/arts professional – 4 years + experience of working in an arts/heritage organisation
experience of developing a small start up / promoting cultural programmes
great at promoting
Communicator – articulate and excellent people skills
organised – good project management skills
Because we are small, and highly collaborative, you can expect to be hands on, and not
Is happy to work independently without close supervision or a defined structure
Excellent social media skills
has run successful campaigns
Has marketing qualifications or experience
a ‘doer’ – not afraid mucking in at all levels
can flex to a small museum/heritage / community arts
Sympathetic to the aims of this small organisation to promote heritage and community
benefit in a working-class area
We wish to recruit someone who can help us long term with our audience and community engagement development.
Initial contract: From End May 2022 until 2023; Extension.
Work is flexible but we will expect a local presence one day a week.
Send your CV with examples of work relevant to how to engage audiences to a new museum.
to Diana Foster, Director firstname.lastname@example.org