AIM E-News 1 February 2019

Coming to AIM National Conference 2019? Booking has just opened
Coming to AIM National Conference 2019? Booking has just opened

AIM News

Booking Is Now Open For AIM National Conference 2019!

We are pleased to announce that booking for AIM National Conference which runs 20-22 June at The National Civil War Centre in Newark has just opened. The theme this year is ‘How to be a great destination’ and we have lined up inspiring speakers, new networking opportunities and some exciting social events.

Sponsored by Artelia, AIM National Conference 2019 will offer delegates fresh ideas on developing a successful destination. It will look at creative place making, becoming a great destination for your community, understanding your audiences, tips for creating an excellent visitor experience and case studies on how to attract groups to your museum and making your shop or café into a desirable destination amongst many more.

Prices have been fixed so that they are the same as last year and our special early bird rates will run until 29 April. AIM members can also apply for an AIM training grant to help cover expenses. Booking can be made quickly and easily online using our secure Eventbrite booking page.

We are very excited about conference this year and look forward to seeing you in beautiful Newark this summer! For all AIM National Conference information, along with details of hotels, travel and social events, please visit: AIM National Conference 2019

Wales Hallmarks Awards: New Small Grant Scheme Opens

Museums in Wales can now apply for small grants to boost their financial sustainability. The new opportunity is thanks to a programme supported by the Welsh government through the Museums, Archives and Libraries Division. We are offering grants of £3,000 – £6,000 to help museums become more financially sustainable. These are open to Accredited AIM member museums in Wales in AIM’s small museum category (that is, museums with up to 20,000 visitors a year).

We can support projects that either help museums reduce their costs or generate more income. We welcome a wide variety of proposals – including support for marketing or fundraising, improving a café or shop, trialling a new form of income generation, or saving costs through new equipment or training. Museums must be AIM members but can join at the point of application. The closing date for applications is 12th April 2019. For all information and Welsh and English guidance notes, please visit: Hallmarks Awards, New Small Grant Scheme

Museums in England And Wales: Apply Now For Prospering Boards

Museums in England – and now Wales – can apply to AIM Prospering Boards to help them strengthen their leadership, work more strategically or deal more effectively with emerging challenges.

Prospering Boards provides one-to-one consultancy support, tailored to the needs of individual boards of trustees. We can provide up to six days support from an expert consultant, which can be used for a range of different forms of support including: setting strategy and vision, developing new ways of working as a board, coaching for a new chair of trustees, helping plan a recruitment programme and induct new trustees.

In England, due to high levels of demand, we have set a deadline for applications to the current round of support of Friday 8th March 2019. Museums in Wales have until 31 March to apply. For full information please visit: AIM Prospering Boards

 

News From The Charity Finance Group

As part of our new partnership with the Charity Finance Group, we will regularly feature news and updates from CFG here in the AIM E-News that will benefit our members. To activate your free membership and to add members of staff, trustees or volunteers at no cost, please visit www.cfg.org.uk/aim

Come Along To Charity Finance Group’s Midlands Conference 2019

Charity Finance Group’s biggest charity finance event in the region returns to Birmingham on Wednesday 6 February. The day is packed with fresh ideas for 2019, regulatory changes in the charity sector which you need to know about, and technical financial updates. This is a great chance to network with colleagues in the Midlands region. Secure your place at CFG Midlands Conference 2019

 

Other News And Events

National Lottery Funder Commits To More Than £1bn For Heritage And Further Devolves Decision-Making Across The UK

A new-look National Lottery Heritage Fund has unveiled plans for the next five years. A major devolution of decision-making across the whole of the UK is at the heart of new plans to distribute more than £1bn of National Lottery money to the UK’s heritage over the next five years. Also announced was a commitment to continue supporting large-scale, projects over £5m. Please click here for the full press release from the Heritage Fund.

Heritage Alliance Survey: EU Staff – Your Information Needed

Please help the Heritage Alliance understand how Brexit will affect museum and heritage employees, by completing a quick 5-minute survey on EU Workers to inform the Brexit work on immigration that the Heritage alliance are currently undertaking. Please respond by 15 February. We encourage all AIM members that these changes might affect to complete the survey.

Museum Shops – Bucking The High Street Slump?

An interesting article by the BBC has highlighted how museum shops are beating the downturn in retail and attracting shoppers looking for presents with a cultural touch, or something different to the wares of the High Street.

Free Online Evaluation Tool For Small Charities Launches

A free online evaluation tool specifically designed for small and medium sized charities has been launched. The Impactasaurus aims to help charities measure and report on their impact and has been released after two years of development and trials involving 100 charities. More information at Charity Digital News.

Webinar: Be Awesome On Instagram – Tips For Small And Medium Sized Charities

Is your museum using Instagram or thinking about joining the platform? In a live 45 minute webinar, Charities Aid Foundation’s social media manager, Hannah Iqbal, will run through how charities can get the most out of Instagram. Runs 8 March.

 

Funding And Finance

New Fund In Scotland Supports Museums To Take Part In Local Festivals

Museums Galleries Scotland has started to receive applications to their Festivals Fund, a new fund that helps museums to develop local and regional relationships and increase their audience development potential. The fund supports museums with the costs of staging an event that is part of a wider local or regional event programme or festival. The next closing date is 7 February.

The National Manuscripts Conservation Trust

The National Manuscripts Conservation Trust offers grants for the conservation and preservation of manuscripts and archives.  Since the NMCT was founded in 1990 it has awarded grants of over £3m, which have enabled the conservation of hundreds of musical, literary, architectural and other vital historical documents. The grants ensure that these important collections can once more be made accessible to the public and researchers. The next deadline for the submission of applications is 1st April 2019 and the results will be announced in early July. Further information can be found on the AIM website.

 

Jobs

Visitor Experience Manager – York Castle Museum And York St Marys

These are exciting times to join the Trust as we start to explore an exciting new redevelopment project for York Castle Museum. We are currently seeking a Visitor Experience Manager for York Castle Museum and York St Marys. The successful candidate will develop, lead and manage the delivery of excellent customer service, ensuring that our visitors have the best possible experience. You will have a relevant management qualification or equivalent experience in a similar role. Excellent interpersonal, communication and influencing skills are essential for this post, together with experience of team leadership and line management of staff. Applications close 4 February and a full role description can be found at:  Visitor Experience Manager – York Castle Museum and York St Marys

Trades And Crafts Interpreter (Bakehouse) At Weald & Downland Living Museum

To undertake interpretation demonstrations on site to enhance visitor experience, to support the work of the volunteers at the Museum, particularly those working in the bakehouse and dairy, as well as other trades and crafts areas, and assist in their training and to manage the daily housekeeping and good presentation of the bakehouse, dairy and other trades and crafts areas. Applications close 5 February and a full role description can be found at: Trades and Crafts Interpreter (Bakehouse) at Weald & Downland Living Museum

Domestic Interpreter At Weald & Downland Living Museum

To undertake interpretation demonstrations on site to enhance visitor experience, to support the work of the volunteers at the Museum, particularly those working in the historic houses, and assist in their training and to manage the daily housekeeping, domestic arrangements and good presentation of the Tudor kitchen and other houses. Applications close 5 February and a full role description can be found at: Domestic Interpreter at Weald & Downland Living Museum

PA To The Director – Pallant House Gallery

As the PA to the Director, you will play a crucial role in the smooth running of the Gallery’s Executive office, facilitating the work of the Director and supporting the governance function. The role will oversee a smooth working relationship with a board of Trustees as well as several Committees and Advisory Groups and their members. Managing the minutes and agenda for the Senior Management Team, the successful applicant will play a key role in co-ordinating between the Director’s office and the team leading the various departments. The PA will organise important events at the Gallery such as private views for our major exhibitions and Director’s dinners attended by the Gallery’s important stakeholders. Applications close 6 February and a full role description can be found at: PA to the Director – Pallant House Gallery

Learning & Engagement Officer – Hogarth’s House

You will be part of the Borough’s Heritage and Arts Team which works strategically and operationally to deliver and develop culture in Hounslow. This post is a really exciting opportunity to refine, grow and deliver the learning offer at Hogarth’s House and our new learning centre and interpretation garden (opening summer 2019). Your role will include delivering the approved Heritage Lottery Fund Activity Plan for the site. If you would like an informal conversation regarding the position, please contact aretha.george@hounslow.gov.uk. Applications close 13 February and a full role description can be found in the following link (please place ‘Learning’ in search box)

Learning & Engagement Officer – Hogarth’s House

Director – Ripon Museum Trust

You will head the management team currently comprising the Volunteers and Operations Manager, the Learning and Outreach Manager, the Curator and the Marketing and Development Manager. As Director you will be responsible for overall management of operations including physical, financial and human resources.  You will work directly with the Board of Trustees and its committees: Business and Operations, People, Finance & Marketing, and Learning and Curation to provide information and ensure good governance. Applications close 15 February and a full role description can be found at:  Director – Ripon Museum Trust

Curator – Chesham Museum

Since its inception in the early 1990s the Museum has acquired a substantial archive of images, artefacts, documents and audio material. Now at an important milestone in its development, the Museum has left its former home and is actively seeking new permanent premises. While these are being sought, we are looking to recruit a volunteer Curator to help shape the new Museum for when we reopen to the public. Project-related work will be on a fee-paid basis. Applications close 15 February and a full role description can be found at: Curator – Chesham Museum

Learning Manager & Volunteer Co-ordinator – Boston Manor House

You will be part of the Borough’s Heritage and Arts Team which works strategically and operationally to deliver and develop culture in Hounslow. This post is a really exciting opportunity to refine, grow and deliver the learning offer for our completely refurbished Boston Manor House site (opening spring 2021) including the approved Heritage Lottery Fund Activity Plan. If you would like an informal conversation regarding the position, please contact david.stockdale@hounslow.gov.uk. Applications close 15 February and a full role description can be found in the following link (place ‘Learning Manager’ in search box) Learning Manager & Volunteer Co-ordinator – Boston Manor House

Events And Marketing Manager – Arundells

Arundells is seeking a dynamic, part-time, Events and Marketing Manager to join our small and closely-knit team. The post holder will build upon and extend the exciting programme of small and medium scale events, administering this process from start to finish and taking responsibility for successful ‘front of house’ delivery. Arundells is one of the key tourist attractions within the beautiful and historic City of Salisbury. Lead responsibility for promoting this enjoyable and interesting heritage property to visitors from far and wide will be one of the core aspects of this job. Applications close 22 February and a full role description can be found at: Events and Marketing Manager – Arundells

Fundraising Manager – Gilbert White & The Oates Collections

The Fundraising Manager will join Gilbert White & The Oates Collections at an exciting time of the museum’s development as we celebrate the major redevelopment project and aim to build on this success to grow supporters. We will look to this position for leadership of a new fundraising department and appropriate strategy to deliver year-on-year growth in voluntary income. We are looking for an experienced individual with a good track record in fundraising for charities, particularly in writing successful and engaging grant proposals from trusts and foundations, and of cultivating relationships with funding bodies and individuals. Applications close 24 February and a full role description can be found at: Fundraising Manager – Gilbert White & The Oates Collections

Weddings & Events Manager – Gilbert White & The Oates Collections

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the team at Gilbert White & The Oates Collections as our wedding and special events manager. You will be responsible for the whole wedding package, from enquiry through to ceremony. This will involve, marketing, taking bookings, costing packages, raising invoices, acting as wedding co-ordinator for each wedding and providing any necessary aftercare. This role will carry responsibility for smooth running of the charity’s key events, working with the team to stage exciting and profitable larger-scale events. Please contact the duty manager for an application pack. Weddings & Events Manager – Gilbert White & The Oates Collections

 

AIM Services For Members

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If you are looking for a product or service for your museum, then take a look at the handy AIM Suppliers Directory. Featuring a comprehensive list of consultants, insurers, exhibition and display companies – plus a range of other museum related businesses – our Associate Suppliers have been checked by us for quality and reliability. Recent AIM Associate members that have joined us include: 123 Send (card payments systems), Aura Tours (mobile storytelling), Absolute museum and gallery products (Exhibition Display & Storage Systems), Perrett Laver (Recruitment), Ecclesiastical (Insurance), Circle Insurance Ltd (Insurance), Gateway Ticketing Systems (Visitor Analysis), NovaDura (Interpretation and signage), Marge Ainsley (Consultant & Training), Tarnside (Fundraising Consultants).

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