We are looking for that special person …
Help us launch a Museum!
An exciting opportunity for an energetic individual with audience development skills
Have you developed a small cultural start up?
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 launch and programme
Organise a fundraiser campaign
Design and run promotion the June programme and set up a audience development
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
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
experience of developing a small start up / promoting cultural programmes
great at promoting who can “big us up”
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
Initially this is a short term contract to promote June and a campaign event.
But we see this as recruiting someone who can help us long term with our audience and
community engagement development.
Initial contract: 20 days over 3 months from May 2022 until July; beyond we will
negotiate a per month retainer. Front-loaded.
Work is flexible but we will expect a local presence one day a week.
Fee: £3600 for 3 months please indicate your breakdown.
Start May 16th or as soon as possible. Interviews.
Send your CV and examples of work with a covering letter with an answer to the question:
Give examples of how to engage audiences to a new museum – what would/ what
would not work give reasons. (the local community vs an outside audience) Bear in
mind our central London location between two termini.
to Diana Foster, director email@example.com