Culture& aims to open up the UK arts and heritage sectors by diversifying the workforce with more diverse talent and deliver public programmes that expand audiences. Our well-established programme of public activities encourages high-quality engagement with the world’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, whilst promoting intercultural contact, dialogue and understanding.
Since 2013 Culture& has focused on diversifying the heritage workforce with the ground-breaking lottery funded project: Strengthening Our Common Life, which ran from 2013-2018. More recently we have been awarded further funding by the National Lottery Heritage Fund to continue the Skills for the Future programme with the New Museum School. The School aims to provide work-based training for diverse trainees, which is now an Advanced Postgraduate Programme being delivered with the University of Leicester. Participating partners include Bethlem Museum of the Mind • Birmingham Museums • English Heritage • Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity • Historic Environment Scotland • London Metropolitan Archives • Manchester Museum (University of Manchester) • Museum of Design and Architecture (MoDA), Middlesex University • Norfolk Museums Service • Pitt Rivers Museum (University of Oxford) • The Foundling Museum • The National Trust • Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums • University of Cambridge Museums • Wellcome Collection
Highlights of Culture& public programmes in 2019 were our collaboration with the Wellcome Collection on the Friday Late – Cyborgs, the Memory Archives – a multi-sensory dementia care project coinciding with the celebration of Windrush Day, and Vitreous Bodies – an intervention at the Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford. In 2020, we published the Black Lives Matter Charter for the UK arts and heritage sectors that reached a global audience of 300 million. In June this year we held the commemorative event Museums and Black Lives Still Matter, in collaboration with the Museums Association. The event brought together speakers from the US and the UK to reflect on the sector’s response to the events of the past year and to look to the future.
The successful applicant will be joining an ambitious and ground-breaking organisation at a time when its work has never been more vital.
We particularly welcome applications from Black and minority ethnic candidates as they are underrepresented within the arts and heritage sectors at senior level.
To apply please download the recruitment pack and address your application CV and Covering Letter to Dr Errol Francis, along with the completed equal opportunities form and send to by midnight Monday 19 July 2021.