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1/ Are you after a new role in the arts, creativity, culture or heritage?

Ever wondered about THE BEST websites to find such opportunities?

Below is a list of *40* that I know of; please share any that you think I've missed!


#ArtsJobs #MuseumJobs #HeritageJobs Image
2/ There are LOADS of such jobs out there atm, not least due to the new Arts Council contracts kicking in;

I start a fab new role @bradford2025 tomorrow, but have been asked for tips a lot lately - so I've compiled this for everyone, at all career stages!

Please do share 🙏🙌✨
3/ Obvious place to start: @GuardianJobs. Good UK-wide coverage, but quite weighted towards London. Some orgs don’t list here because of the cost. Also tweeting @GJ_Arts & @GJ_Arts_London
4/ @Jobsgopublic (also @Jobsgoalerts) – the main portal for local government jobs. Local government funding remains in a tight spot, but you’ll still find museum, library and other cultural jobs here.
5/ Quite a lot of cultural/creative sector-facing roles come up through the @UKCivilService, and not only at DCMS:
6/ Likewise - though you’ll need to sift through many academic and administrative roles - many universities have museums, theatres, libraries and wider creative opportunities, so @jobsacuk is a good source
7/ A last general one, before we go full-on arts/creative/heritage - @CharityJob is also worth a look
8/ On to the specialist aggregators, @artsjobs – the listings site maintained by Arts Council England (@ace_national) - is excellent;

Great regional coverage, more arts than heritage. Quite a lot of freelance roles, too:
9/ @artsjobsonline – similar name, different thing. Good, independently collated advertising site.
10/ @ArtsJobFinder – the jobs listings section of @ArtsPro.

Not ultra-high volume, but very high quality listings, especially for more senior roles.
11/ The @ACEnterprises website carries listings for public and commercial jobs in museums, theatre, and heritage - especially management and leadership roles:
12/ National Museum Jobs – maintained by the National Museum Directors’ Council (@nmdcnews), this is mainly a listing site for England’s national and major regional museums.

All jobs at the national (ie directly DCMS-funded) museums are listed here:
13/ Museum Jobs – independent, UK-wide and occasionally international site listing jobs across the museums sector. Seemingly absent from Twitter…!
14/ The @MuseumsAssoc website. I think a lot of people forget to look here because they imagine they need to be an M.A. member – not so!
15/ University of Leicester Museums Studies Jobs Desk (@LeicsMusStud) – a bit of a ‘sector secret’, this one has a good range of museums jobs listed, and is updated regularly.…
16/ The Group for Education in Museums (@gem_heritage / @gem_jobs) – mainly listings that focus on learning roles in the heritage sector:…
17/ If you’re particularly after roles in library contexts, @CILIPinfo's jobs board is a great place to start:…
18/ A quick detour into cinema - The Independent Cinema Office (@ICOtweets) have an excellent job listings aggregator:
19/ A sequence of Scottish ones, next - Creative Scotland’s (@CreativeScots) opportunities hub – listing arts/heritage jobs across Scotland (the first one here that requires sign-in)
20/ @goodmovesjobs – search site run by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (@scvotweet). Lists roles right across the charities sector, but plenty of cultural ones here too.
21/ Arts & Business Scotland (@aandbscotland) also have an excellent jobs board:
22/ A few for English regions, now; @Create_Jobs – apprenticeships, traineeships and other early career opportunities and work placements for young people in London, maintained by @A_New_Direction & supported by @Create_London
23/ Meanwhile, @artinliverpool’s listings cover not just that fine city, but the whole of the North West
24/ For built heritage and archaeology roles and related, @BAJRjobs is a very solid resource:
25/ The Institute of Historic Building Conservation (@IHBCtweet) listings are also great for historic built environment jobs:
26/ meanwhile, if you’re looking for jobs in archives, many can be found on the Archives-NRA JISC list…
27/ There’s probably ballast for a whole separate thread for natural heritage jobs (share links!), but @WildlifeTrusts is a great place to start:
28/ @disabilityarts have a good listings sections for creatives who identify as disabled:
29/ The Youth Music Network @YouthMusicNet brings together jobs in music education and community practice:…
30/ Another few that are more generic: @ArtsHub appears to be an Australian website, but carries UK listings:
31/ Discover! Creative Careers (@CreativeCareer5) is @DCMS & @ace_national supported, and seems especially useful for entry-level opportunities:
32/ @artsindustrymag has a listings page that currently seems dormant, but may be worth keeping an occasional eye on:
33/ @MusicMarketJobs has quite an active jobs page, though generally more commercial:
34/ Back to a website that carries listings beyond the creative/cultural - but if you’re interested in jobs in funding (in the arts and beyond), then Association of Charitable Foundations @ACFoundations are well worth visiting:
35/ Circling back to funders, public bodies etc - don’t forget to check the direct jobs listings for @ace_national @HeritageFundUK @BFI @HistoricEngland @EnglishHeritage @BritishCouncil @nationaltrust - all very large employers with many new culture-facing jobs every month.
36/ Recruitment agencies would be a whole separate thread, but - especially for more senior roles - these can be a great option. @saxtonbampfylde is a good example:
37/ Finally for now (!) – the jobs search function on @LinkedIn continues to improve, seeming to offer jobs that are ever-more relevant to users’ skills and interests:
38/ So, that’s the end of my thread for now - but please do RE-TWEET (!!), and also comment to share any other resources that I may have missed.

And, GOOD LUCK if you're searching, yourself!

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Feb 27, 2022
1/ What can arts & cultural folks/orgs do in solidarity with #Ukraine? A brief 🧵 with my thoughts, all suggestions welcome!

🎨 Commissioning/platforming Ukrainian artists + other artists advocating peace

👨‍👩‍👧‍👧 Capturing/amplifying the voices of civilians

2/ 🇺🇦 Sharing & celebrating historic & traditional #Ukrainian arts, heritage, music, folk culture

💸 Sharing funding links for culture & heritage institutions, libraries etc

👀 Being vigilant for looted items/monitoring markets over coming months to stop illicit trade
3/ 🔍 Identifying Ukrainian collections items/content (physical & digital), and planning for replenishment/repatriation

🤝 Forming long-term partnerships & collaborations with Ukrainian cultural/civic institutions

🇺🇦 Working with Ukrainian communities in the UK (or elsewhere)
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Feb 25, 2022
1/ Putin's claim that Ukraine is run by 'Nazis' is absurd - Zelensky's government is patently liberal/democratic;

It's also deeply hypocritical, given Putin/United Russia's increasing ultranationalist bent, and Aleksandr Dugin's influence...

#bbcnews #newsnight
2/...But it would be good to see a proper analysis of the armed far-right in both countries;

Some minor reports note the paramilitary Azov Battalion & Right Sector in Ukraine, but almost none detail core far-right elements both of Donbas separatists & the Russian army #Newsnight
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1/Some really strong campaigns to protect the arts in England are getting covered - especially for the performance venues worst-hit by the pandemic.

To me, they'd be stronger still if foregrounding the voices of people and communities whose lives have been changed; #r4today
2/I hugely respect the theatre directors & musicians making the case; more compelling still for many might be

young offenders set on a better path

older people escaping loneliness

mothers overcoming post-natal depression

disabled people liberated from isolation

3/this only scratches the surface,

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