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Programme Manager

Salary: Circa £25,000 plus Greater Manchester Pension Fund membership

Hours: Full-time, 35 hours flexitime

Contract: 2 years (with possible extension)

Are you a strong operational manager with experience of working within a learning, engagement, events or exhibitions environment? Are you passionate about delivering public programmes that change lives?

The People’s History Museum (PHM) Programme Team is unique and diverse. From our innovative co-curated exhibitions to our award-winning family friendly programmes, we deliver high-quality, inclusive and creative experiences for new and existing audiences.

We’re looking for an experienced manager who can hit the ground running and thrive in this diverse and innovative environment. You’ll need to be a confident decision maker and a highly organised project and budget manager.

You will manage a team that includes learning, exhibitions, events, programme and engagement staff. As part of this role, your priorities will be to manage the development and delivery of our annual themed programme, as outlined in the current Business Plan, as well as the core learning programme. Upcoming programme themes include, the theme of the struggle for representation in 2018 and 2019 will see a year of programmes around protest movements for the bicentenary of the Peterloo Massacre in Manchester. You will also work closely with the Communications & Marketing Manager to ensure both the new Audience Development Strategy and Digital Plan are embedded in the museum’s programming.

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People’s History Museum Application Form

Please submit application forms to Jenny Mabbott, Head of Collections and Engagement via email

Closing date: Tuesday 23 January 2018 by 5.00pm

Interviews: Wednesday 31 January 2018


Unfortunately we don’t have any space for new volunteers at the moment.

When applying it does help to specify what you’re really interested in and also to be specific in what skills you have.  The museum will, as far as possible, match the skills, interests and talents of volunteers to the roles available.  Please note staff prefer that volunteers work one day a week on a regular basis.

For further information on volunteering at the museum, please contact