We Are Hiring!
Posted on July 18, 2019
Opportunities at The William Morris Society
The William Morris Society is a charitable organisation working to promote the life, work and ethos of William Morris, the great designer, poet and political thinker. The Society maintains a museum and reference library, with free access for the public, in Morris’ former home on the riverside in Hammersmith and delivers a programme of talks, exhibitions, publications, learning and participation activities. We are currently recruiting for two key roles:
Curator (parental leave cover)
We are now seeking a part-time curator for parental leave cover who wants to work with a small team of enthusiastic staff and volunteers in delightful surroundings initially on a 14 hours per week basis for a six month period, extendable by mutual agreement.
Reporting to the Chair of Trustees and working closely with the Society Administrator and the Collections, Library and Display Committee, the postholder is expected to start from end-August 2019 and will be focused primarily on collection management, display and educational activities and maintaining good stakeholder relations and museum accreditation.
The ideal candidate will be an outgoing and self-motivated individual educated to at least first degree level, with a minimum of 4 years’ museum or gallery experience including 2 years with curatorial responsibility; and will have experience of working with and managing volunteers; experience and interest in 19thCentury art and social history; good communications and organizational skills and demonstrated ability to manage time, budgets and risk in delivering projects. DBS clearance is required. Relevant post-graduate qualification and knowledge of William Morris or the Arts and Crafts movement are desirable.
We are looking to recruit as soon as possible. Interviews are expected to be held at Kelmscott House in mid August. The Society offers flexible working and a delightful working environment. Saturday working to supervise public opening is preferred and will in any case be required to attend meetings approximately monthly.
Download the job description and further information here: WMS Curator JD July 2019
If you are interested in working with us, please send by 5th August a brief CV and covering note explaining how your skills, experience and enthusiasms meet the requirements of the role, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Fundraising and Business Development Officer
We are now looking for a Fundraising and Business Development Officer to take forward our business development plans in order to increase our educational reach. This is a new role and will start with a six-month contract initially on a 14 hours per week basis with negotiable future working arrangements.
Reporting to the Chair of Trustees and working closely with the Society Administrator and the Fundraising and Business Development Committee, the postholder will make an important contribution to the Society’s sustainability at a key stage of its growth.
The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years’ fundraising experience and knowledge of income generation methods including sponsorship, cause-related marketing and venue hire. We are looking for an individual who is self-motivated and thrives on variety and delivering successful projects. Experience of event management and community relations will be an advantage. DBS clearance is required.
We are looking to recruit as soon as possible. Interviews are to be arranged in mid August at our museum in Hammersmith. The Society offers flexible working and a delightful working environment.
Download the job description and further information here: WMS FBD Officer JD July 2019
If you are interested in helping us to grow, please send by 12th August a brief CV and covering note explaining how your skills, experience and enthusiasms meet the requirements of the role, by email to email@example.com .