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Digital Producer (P/T)
Contract: Part-time (fixed-term), 15 hours/week
Salary: Pro rata salary of £26,200 (£10,480 per annum)

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The Stained Glass Museum is an independent museum dedicated to the art of stained glass, with a nationally-significant collection of stained glass, associated designs, cartoons and tools which tell the story of the development of this unique art form from the 13th century to the present day. In recent years the museum has digitized its collections, making them available online via its website and social media as well as national platforms including Art UK.

Thanks to funding from the Headley Trust, we are recruiting for a part-time role of Digital Producer to help us further our digital engagement. The Digital Producer will work with the museum Curator and part-time Collections Engagement Officer to design, develop and produce new, dynamic and engaging digital content (text, audio and video) around our collections for multiple platforms to help engage new audiences. This is a fixed-term post for two-years and is a key priority area of the museum’s strategic objectives and forward plan.

This is an opportunity to work with a unique and visually compelling collection and play a key part in developing our online and onsite interpretation to tell inspiring stories in glass, light and colour using a variety of digital tools.

We are looking for a creative individual, an excellent communicator and collaborator, with experience in creating digital content across web-based, social media and other platforms that responds to user needs and organisational aims. You will have strong design skills, and a proven track record of digital content design as well as digital marketing campaigns. You will be curious about user behaviour and the impact of content, making improvements to help drive engagement. You will be self-motivated with the ability to work upon your own initiative as well as part of a team. You will be able to build and maintain good relationships with key partner organisations. Ideally, you will also have knowledge of emerging technologies including AR and VR, and an understanding of the potential of digital engagement within the arts and heritage sector to increase access to collections, engage and develop audiences.

We will look to you to help us shape the museum’s evolving digital strategy, to ensure the successful delivery of digital projects and expect you will play an active role in both the design, creation and launching of new digital content.
In return we can offer you an excellent opportunity to be a part of a small team within a specialist museum where you can use your innovation and creativity to maximum impact and help us fulfil our mission to share with everyone the cultural and artistic importance of stained glass.

This is a part-time post (15 hours per week / 0.4 FTE) and may be suitable for flexible/hybrid working.

How to Apply
To apply, please complete an application form, telling us (in any format you would like, restricting written statements to 500 words), why you are suitable for this role, and attach any relevant portfolio experience.

Closing date: Monday 20 November, midday
Interviews: w/c 4 December
Start date: January 2023


The Stained Glass Museum is Recruiting additional Trustees to its Board

Deadline: 31 July 2023, Midday

The Stained Glass Museum (charity no. 1169842) is currently recruiting Trustees to join its governing Board.

The Board of Trustees is currently finalising a new forward plan for the museum and seeks to appoint new Board members to help the museum grow and realise its vision. We are looking especially for individuals with professional experience in any of the following areas:

Fundraising & Development
Digital innovation
Heritage management
Museum development

This is a voluntary role. Experience of working in a similar committee or charity is not essential but may be useful. Knowledge of stained glass and/or museums is not required for this role, although an interest in art and heritage is desirable.

This is an exciting opportunity to develop and utilise your skills to help run a successful small independent fully accredited museum and take part in shaping its future development.

About the Museum
The Stained Glass Museum (established 1972, opened 1979) is the only museum dedicated to the art of stained glass in the UK. The museum exists to collect, safeguard and share examples of our stained glass heritage with diverse audiences. This is especially important given that stained glass recently entered the Heritage Crafts red list of endangered crafts in the UK.

The Stained Glass Museum is a unique independent museum and registered charity, fully accredited with the Arts Council. The charity is governed by a Board of Trustees and managed by a full-time Curator and team of part-time staff, supported by volunteers. The overall staff team equates to 4 FTE. The museum’s annual turnover is around £200,000 per annum. For more information see the Museum’s annual reports.

Open to the public five days a week throughout the year, the museum’s main gallery in the triforium of Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire, houses an exhibition of more than 125 stained glass panels from our growing collection and a handful of loans from partners including the V&A and the Royal Collection. This chronological display gives a unique insight into the fascinating history of stained glass, an art-form that has been practised in Britain for at least thirteen hundred years.

The museum currently attracts more than 20,000 visitors annually and engages with 1,500+ school-aged children and 200+ adults through our learning and workshops programme each year. The museum has a combined social media following of 14,200.

Our Vision:
The national centre for enjoying and understanding stained glass through storytelling, creativity and research.

Our Mission:
To share with everyone the cultural and artistic importance of stained glass.

Recent developments
The Stained Glass Museum has developed significantly over the last 20 years, and has witnessed a period of enormous change in the last five years. Following a major two-year project entitled ‘Windows onto the Future’ (spring 2018-spring 2020) funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund grant through the Resilient Heritage scheme, the Board is committed to planning the long-term relocation of the museum to improve access to the collections and fulfil its vision. The current Board of Trustees has also ensured that the museum has emerged from the global covid pandemic with its reserves and staff team fully intact. Visitor numbers are currently around 80% of pre-pandemic levels and the museum is in a healthy financial position.

About the Board
Trustees meet approximately five times a year (mostly online, but also 1-2 in person meetings in Ely or London), on a weekday (currently Mondays and Thursday). The Board currently has seven members.

To find out more about the role and responsibilities of Trustees please see Roles and Responsibilities of Trustees (below). You may also like to look at The Essential Trustee Guide published by the Charity Commission.

Dates of upcoming Board Meetings
Monday 11 September 2023
Thursday 23 November 2023

2024 (proposed) Dates:
Monday 29 January 2024
Thursday 11 April 2024
Monday 24 June 2024
Thursday 12 September 2024
Monday 25 November 2024

Expressions of Interest

To apply: Please send expressions of interest together with a C.V. addressed to:
Dr Jeffrey West, Chairman, to
or by post to Dr Jeffrey West, Chairman of the Board, The Stained Glass Museum, South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, Ely, CB7 4DL

Deadline: 31 July 2023, Midday


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