Current Vacancies

There are lots of ways to get involved with the National Memorial Arboretum; from volunteer roles to paid positions, our current opportunities include:

digital Assistant

Salary: £10,250 per annum, 17.5 hours per week

The Arboretum is seeking a Digital Assistant to support the Arboretum's audience development and engagement work, working across departments to help manage, conserve and support the interpretation of collections at the Arboretum and develop collections management systems.
 
Key responsibilities:
 
1. To digitally manage, conserve, and support the interpretation of the collections at the Arboretum for the benefit of present and future generations
 
2. Support the development of digital content that will enable the Arboretum to deliver a co-ordinated programme of Learning and Community Engagement that seeks to engage formal learners, informal learners and hard to reach audiences with the unique heritage of the National Memorial Arboretum
 
3. To support the Heritage and Learning team in developing the potential of the Arboretum and its memorials as a learning resource closely linked to The Royal British Legion's Learning Strategy

Applications should be made via The Royal British Legion's online portal where a full job description can also be downloaded.

Closing date: 4 April 2017

Interviews: 11 April 2017 at the National Memorial Arboretum


Head of Heritage and Learning (Maternity Cover)

6 month initial contract with the possibility of extension

Salary:
ca. £38,000

The Arboretum is seeking maternity cover for the Head of Heritage and Learning, to oversee the work of the Heritage and Learning team, including the delivery of its Heritage Lottery Funded activity plan and other associated audience development activities and events, including the Arboretum’s 2017 Battle of Passchendaele centenary commemoration programme.

Key Responsibilities:

1. To manage Heritage and Learning activities at the Arboretum and develop and maintain the Arboretum’s Learning and Interpretation strategies

2. To line manage the Heritage and Learning team and oversee and develop interpretation of Arboretum aims and messages within the buildings, on-site and help ensure a programme of high quality exhibitions are brought to the Arboretum

3. To engage with education and museums/culture/heritage professionals to extend learning opportunities and activities at the Arboretum

4. To ensure the Heritage and Learning programme is a central aspect of the Arboretum and its future development

Applications should be made via The Royal British Legion's online portal where a full job description can also be downloaded.

Closing date: 5 April 2017

Interviews: 12 April 2017 at the National Memorial Arboretum


Creative in residence

In recognition of the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele, the Arboretum is seeking proposals to support a large scale, external art installation which will run from 31 July to 6 November 2017, reflecting the theme of communication between the Home Front and the Front Line. This installation will be part of a wider Passchendaele Commemoration programme, focused on the social impact of the war on the Home Front and the involvement of the wider British Empire. Please download our full creative in residence brief below for further information about the project including the tender process. The closing date for tender documents is 5pm on Friday 31 March 2017. All tender documents, and further questions, should be directed to Kathryn Rogerson, Exhibitions Officer, krogerson@thenma.org.uk, 01283 245 165.

National Memorial Arboretum Creative in Residence Brief


Creatives in residence - identity & my life

The National Memorial Arboretum require a photographer and a writer to work with a group of young people from the Staffordshire Youth Offending Service on a creative project with the final work being curated to produce an exhibition. The young people will be exploring their own identity, how they feel they present themselves and how they believe they are perceived by other people. Through the creative processes of photography and writing and facilitation of the artists they will attempt to offer a creative answer of who they are. The Arboretum will be a backdrop to develop their artistic practice and through this they will get to know more about what the Arboretum stands for as well as attempting to show who they are. Please download a full project brief below for further information including the application process. The closing date for tender documents is midnight on Saturday 25 March 2017. All tender documents, and further questions, should be directed to Paula Kovacs, Inclusion Officer, pkovacs@thenma.org.uk.

National Memorial Arboretum Creatives in Residence Brief - Identity & My Life