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Industry:Museums & Galleries
Contract Type:Permanent Contract
Salary or training bursary: £32,615 (pro rata)
Company:Arts Council
Open to all
Apply by:07/03/2021 - 23:59

Relationship Manager, Museum Accreditation

Deeply passionate about museums, with a background in relationship management? This could be the ideal job for you…

Arts Council England is the national development agency for creativity and culture. They want to grow skills, knowledge and networks to help establish the conditions in which creativity and culture can flourish across the country. By 2030, they want England to be a country in which the creativity of each of us is valued, and where every one of us has access to a remarkable range of high-quality cultural experiences.

Arts Council England is recruiting a part-time Relationship Manager (Museum Accreditation) for its Bristol office. The successful candidate will have a passion for arts and culture, enjoy building relationships, and be knowledgeable about museum accreditation. 



  • Assessing the compliance of museums in England against the UK Accreditation standard, liaising with applicants during and after the process and identifying areas for development.
  • Work within the framework of the UK Museum Accreditation Scheme, collaborating and coordinating with other Relationship Managers, Museum Development Officers, Manager - Accreditation & Designation, Senior Manager – Museum (Development)
  • Undertake Accreditation assessments and compliance reviews, reviewing returns and their performance against plans and required actions
  • Ensure quality assurance of assessments by selecting and undertaking verification visits, liaising with the Investment Centre and recommending decisions to the Accreditation Panel
  • Work as part of an area team in supporting the work of the Museums and Cultural Property team and wider Arts Council on strategic and developmental initiatives, including the Arts Council Strategy Let’s Create!
  • Support identified museums taking advantage of the Accreditation System and supporting them building their operational relevance and resilience
  • Contribute to the organisation’s commitment to diversity and its implications for the arts and culture, promoting an inclusive approach in all aspects of the post’s objectives and activities 


Knowledge, skills, experience:

  • Knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing museums in England
  • Experience of working in a previous role with a high degree of accountability and responsibility
  • Good knowledge of business planning, financial reporting, performance management, different kinds of business models, marketing and governance
  • Ability to develop effective relationships with organisations at all levels 
  • Good knowledge of programme management and delivery, quality assurance and continuous review and evaluation
  • Ability to prioritise work and meet tight deadlines and targets while remaining calm under pressure
  • You will have a strong commitment to providing excellent public value and accountability
  • Strong analytical and numeracy skills and the ability to synthesise large amounts of information
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to communicate in a confident and engaging manner 
  • A good understanding of the Arts Council’s duty as a public body under current diversity legislation, the current diversity agenda and its relationship to the arts and culture

We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries.

Please note that the company reserves the right to withdraw this listing prior to the official closing date, therefore we recommend getting your applications in early.

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