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The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum is part of the Culture Coventry charitable trust. Occasionally we need to recruit new staff to the team, and we look for self-motivated and forward-thinking people. Even if you are based behind the scenes, you need to be comfortable working with or around visitors in an environment where creating the right atmosphere is everything. Everyone in the team plays an active part in delivering our fantastic attraction to visitors.

All of our vacancies can be found listed here when they arise, but if you can’t wait to get involved why not
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HR Administrator and PA to CEO

£17,372 - £20,849 per annum dep on experience & qualifications
Permanent full-time role
37 hours per week
Working pattern: 8.30am – 5.00pm Monday – Thursday & 8.30am – 4.30pm Friday

This role is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced HR administrator who is working towards their Certificate in HR Practice/CIPD qualification or has recently qualified, as this varied and busy role will help to broaden your HR experience within an organisation that is going through cultural change.

You will be required to deliver comprehensive administrative support to the HR Manager by taking ownership of all HR administration, as well as supporting on change and development activities, and will be the first point of contact for all internal and external HR enquiries.  You will also be the PA to our CEO and provide efficient administrative support to other members of the Senior Leadership Team, helping to co-ordinate and manage diaries, manage email accounts, take meeting minutes and produce high-quality correspondence.

The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and must be able to demonstrate professional integrity along with strong administrative skills and a keen attention to detail. The role will also require someone who is well organised and able to work flexibility with changing priorities, taking a proactive and team player approach to support the busy environment.

Further details

Role description

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV along with a cover letter to:

Clare Hopkins, HR Manager at

or Coventry Transport Museum, Millennium Place, Hales Street, Coventry CV1 1JD

Closing date for applications: Sunday 2 April 2017


Archive & Research Centre Manager

£25,440 - £30,178 per annum dep on experience & qualifications
Permanent full-time role
37 hours per week
Working pattern:   8.30am – 5.00pm Monday – Thursday, 8.30am – 4.30pm Fridays

Culture Coventry are looking for a highly motivated archivist, capable of developing Coventry’s archive services into a user-focused facility that is engaging to our local communities.  You will be passionate about opening archives in new and interesting ways, with an understanding of sustainability strategies for the future of archive services.

Coventry Archives & Research Centre (CARC) is uniquely placed within a busy cultural destination with an exciting five year plan for growth, through innovative audience engagement.  You will be part of a highly creative team working together to create large scale public programming of which the archives will have a role in delivering.

This role is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced archivist to lead the CARC team through a development phase that will focus on promoting the services and providing greater access and engagement for all public users.  Whilst ensuring that the CARC maintains its status as an approved Place of Deposit for public records and achieves the UK Archive Service Accreditation standard.

Please note this post will be based at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, but you may be required work across other Culture Coventry sites from time to time.

Closing date for applications: 13 April 2017             Date of interview: 26 April 2017             

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Community Partnerships Programmer

Fixed term role to 31st March 2018 subject to further funding 
30 hours per week
Working pattern to be agreed Monday - Fridays

This is a fantastic opportunity to deliver a HLF Community Engagement Plan through developing strong community partnerships and creating audience focused programming. Supporting the organisation to transform our services as part of our mission to be the leading arts and cultural organisation in Coventry, that is reflective of the diverse communities within the City.

You will co-ordinate, promote and deliver a community outreach programme at Coventry Transport Museum with a focus on working with hard to reach audiences, as part of a HLF Community Activity Plan.  Developing projects within the local community and reviewing our current offer to identify opportunities for creative programmes based on our collections, and supporting our existing programme of events, exhibitions and educational activities.  In addition, you will contribute to the wider audience engagement strategy to ensure a co-ordinated approach to community engagement across the Trust.

This role is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced community developer to utilise their strong interpersonal and project management skills to establish and maintain positive relationships with key stakeholders, to develop and successfully deliver the HLF project alongside other Trust wide activities and events. Supporting the Trust to recognise the importance of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion with our audiences as part of our organisational audience engagement strategy.

Further details

Role description

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Closing date for applications: Thursday 13 April 2017


Learning Officer - Families

£20,253 - £25,440 per annum dep on experience 
Permanent Full Time 
37 hours per week
8:30 – 17:00 Mon – Thu, 8:30 – 16:30 Friday

Learning & Engagement is a central part of Culture Coventry’s main aims to enable all our visitors to enjoy a stimulating and interactive approach to understanding our collections and gain a full appreciation and enjoyment of Coventry’s rich history.

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly creative individual who has experience of working with early years in a creative environment.  You will be responsible for developing and delivering a high interactive and engaging family learning programme based on the collections and exhibitions at Coventry Transport Museum.   

Further details

Role description

Application form


Closing date for applications: Thursday 13 April 2017

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