Job Opportunities

Senior Creative Lead

As we celebrate our 200th year as Manchester’s civic art museum (and our 140th year of being proudly part of Manchester City Council), Manchester Art Gallery is going through an exciting and transformational period of change.

We are seeking an inspiring Creative Lead to deliver this work. You will co-lead the gallery (alongside the Operational Lead, and reporting to the Head of Libraries, Galleries and Culture) to deliver cultural and organisational change in the way collections are used and understood, with and for the people of Manchester.

Over the next 4 years we are delivering a comprehensive programme of refurbishment across our three sites alongside an ambitious programme of collection review, research and recontextualization – the ‘collection rethink’. This work will transform our public programme, putting the city’s collection at the heart of everything we do. We want to unlock the rich potential of the collection to foster belonging and understanding, to unite cultures and communities through shared experience and common purpose. Through this programme of work, we hope to create the conditions for new understandings, ideas and knowledge that can make a tangible difference to people’s lives.

We’re looking for a leader with a passion for collections and people, who embraces methods of engagement beyond conventional modes of display and exhibition.



Visitor Team Manager

Manchester Art Gallery is looking for a collaborative, agile and dynamic leader with a passion for creating the best visitor experience. You will be a key member of the Gallery’s Leadership Team, responsible for managing and developing a team of enthusiastic professionals who are committed to welcoming and engaging with all visitors in the gallery.

To be successful in this role, you will have a visitor-focused attitude, and a commitment to Manchester City Council and Manchester Art Gallery’s vision and values.

If you enjoy working in a collaborative way, are a strong team player with excellent communication skills, and have the ability to influence and learn from others, we want to hear from you.