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Interpretation Producer

Term: 2 year contract with potential to extend, subject to funding 
Salary: £26,000-£28,000
Working Hours: Full time position, Monday to Friday, 09.00 to 17.00.   The post holder will be required to be available for occasional weekend, bank holiday and evening working.  
Place of Work: The Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich

The Old Royal Naval College (ORNC) in Greenwich is looking for a talented and innovative Interpretation Producer to look after the existing exhibition and assist with the development and production of the Interpretation Plan during 2015.  This role has the potential to create enormous impact in the way our visitors are able to explore the stories and historic features of the spectacular site.  

The ORNC, one of the most visited attraction in the UK and Sir Christopher Wren’s famous riverside landmark, offers multiple resources for experience through history, geography, art, architecture and historic interiors. The Painted Hall, recognised as the greatest piece of decorative painting in England, and the neoclassical Chapel are supplemented by our hands-on and interactive permanent exhibition in the Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre and dedicated learning space, The Clore Learning Centre.  We are driven by the needs of our audience, both existing and those we seek to engage with.  Over the next year, as part of our development phase for the Painted Hall Conservation Project, we will be exploring new opportunities to work with audiences and local communities to discover the stories, history and architecture of the ORNC.    

The ORNC is currently working with the HLF on a transformational project of conservation and on improved visitor routes, activities and interpretation.  In addition to working with our chosen consultants to develop an Interpretation Plan for the Painted Hall, the role of the Interpretation Producer will also work with the team responsible for the Activity Plan.  The HLF development stage of the project is planned to end in October 2015.  

The new Interpretation Producer will be based in the Public Engagement Department which includes the Learning, Community and Visitor Experience teams.  They will also work closely with staff in the Conservation Department and be a member of the project team.  

Please download the job description.

To apply for this role please complete an application form and send to Sarah Whitnall at swhitnall@ornc.org to arrive no later than 9am on Friday 17th April 2015.  

Closing date: 9am on Friday 17th April 2015
Interview date: 29th April 2015
Start Date: 1st June 2015

Public Events Programmer

Term: 1 year contract with potential to extend, subject to funding 
Salary: £24,000 
Working Hours: Full time position, five days a week Monday to Sunday, 09.00 to 17.00.   The post holder will be required to work one weekend in four to take part in the duty management rota and to oversee weekend events and activities.  You will also be available for occasional bank holiday and evening working.
Place of Work: The Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich    

The Old Royal Naval College (ORNC) in Greenwich is looking for a talented and innovative Public Events Programmer to build on the existing public events programme for families and adults and develop new audience focussed activities.  This will be in collaboration with the rest of the Public Engagement team and our consultants as we work to learn more about our target audiences, what they enjoy and how to engage them in our activities.

The ORNC welcomes over 1.7 million visitors each year and is one of London's most famous riverside landmarks.  The Painted Hall, recognised as the greatest piece of decorative painting in England, and the neoclassical Chapel are supplemented by our hands-on and interactive permanent exhibition in the Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre and dedicated learning space, The Clore Learning Centre.  We are driven by the needs of our audience, both existing and those we seek to engage with.  Over the next year, as part of our development phase for the Heritage Lottery Funded Painted Hall Conservation Project, we will be exploring new opportunities to work with audiences and local communities to discover the stories, history and architecture of the ORNC and to incorporate our learning into our programme of events.  

The Public Events Programmer will be based in the Public Engagement Department which includes the Learning, Community, Interpretation and Visitor Experience teams.  Their role will be critical in creating new reasons to visit for our existing and target audiences.    

Please download the job description

To apply for this role please complete an application form and send to Sarah Whitnall at swhitnall@ornc.org to arrive no later than 9am on Thursday 16th April 2015.  

Closing date: 9am on Thursday 16th April 2015
Interview date: 27th April 2015
Start Date: 1st June 2015

Visitor Experience Ambassadors

Do you enjoy engaging with the public to deliver an excellent visitor experience?

Do you have a love of history, art or architecture?

We are excited to introduce a new Ambassador role at the Old Royal Naval College (ORNC). This position is all about engaging with our visitors and enriching their experience of the site. Whether through independent exploration, learning activities, or participation in public events, Ambassadors will encourage and support our visitors’ journey through the ORNC as they discover the site’s incredible stories, history, and architecture. 

With 1.7 million visitors a year, the ORNC is one of the UK’s leading visitor attractions. As part of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage site, the riverside masterpiece was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and includes the baroque Painted Hall, the neoclassical Chapel and the Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre. The Greenwich Foundation is the charity responsible for conserving and maintaining the site, along with providing all year round free public access.

We are looking for enthusiastic and flexible applicants who are at ease working with the public and are sensitive to their needs and interests. Ambassadors will be expected to develop a working knowledge of the ORNC and its history, so a natural sense of curiosity or a love of learning will also set you in good stead.
The successful candidates will be motivated by engaging with others and have a genuine interest in developing enriching experiences for different audiences to make them feel part of the ORNC. They will be excited by new ideas and will continually look for opportunities to develop themselves and others within the team. They will demonstrate excellent communication and inter-personal skills, as well as the ability to work effectively as part of a team. They will have proven customer services experience, ideally in a museum or heritage site. 

There are a variety of full time, part time, seasonal and annualised hours posts available. The role requires weekend, bank holiday and occasional evening working.

Please download the job description (pdf 164kb). Please download the job application. (pdf 85kb)

To apply for this role please send your application form to Sarah Whitnall at swhitnall@ornc.org by 9am on Tuesday 7 April.

Hourly rate: £8.90 per hour and discretionary paid tea breaks

Closing date: 9am on Tuesday 7 April 

Interview dates: Monday 13, Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 April
Expected start date: Monday 20 April or Monday 18 May

Welcome Desk Assistant

Term: Permanent 
Salary: £8.90 per hour, plus discretionary paid tea-breaks
Working Hours: Part time position, Friday to Sunday, 09.45 to 17.15.     

The Old Royal Naval College (ORNC) in Greenwich is looking for applicants to work on our busy Welcome Desk at weekends.  The successful candidate will have a big impact on our visitor enjoyment at the ORNC, often being the first point of contact and assisting visitors with enquiries and tickets for events.  

The ORNC is one of the most visited attraction in the UK and one of London's most famous riverside landmarks.  We offer multiple resources for experience and exploration through history, geography, art, architecture and historic interiors. The Painted Hall, recognised as the greatest piece of decorative painting in England, and the neoclassical Chapel are supplemented by our hands-on and interactive permanent exhibition in the Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre and dedicated learning space, The Clore Learning Centre.  We are driven by the needs of our audience, both existing and those we seek to engage with.  

This position sits within our Public Engagement Department which includes the Learning, Community and Visitor Experience teams.  Please note that you must be available to work Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and be available occasionally during the week to cover annual leave.    

Please download the job description and application form.   

To apply for this role please send your application form to Sarah Whitnall at swhitnall@ornc.org to arrive no later than 9am on Friday 10th April 2015.  

Closing date: 9am on Friday 10th April 2015
Interview date: Friday 17th April 2015
Expected start date: Monday 18th May 2015

Volunteer Explainer

We are looking for enthusiastic and committed volunteers to help engage diverse audiences by delivering  free visitor tours of our site. This role supports the ORNC by providing a helpful, welcoming reception to visitors, and by engaging with individuals and groups to help bring the stories and history of the ORNC to life.

Main contact:  volunteer coordinator

Commitment: 2 -3 hours per week for a minimum period of 8 months  after completing  our training programme which will include a choice of training sessions during the day, evenings and weekends.

If you are interested in this opportunity with us, please read the full volunteer role description or Download our application form and return it to volunteer@ornc.org or post it to 2 Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10 9LW.

Visitor Experience Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to assist our Visitor Experience team in the day-to-day delivery of front of house services. Volunteers will be based in Discover Greenwich, the Painted Hall and Chapel and will ensure all visitors have a warm welcome and the best possible experience at the ORNC.

Main contact: Visitor Experience department
Commitment: Minimum of three months required, minimum of half a day per week – hours and times negotiable

If you are interested in this opportunity with us, please read the full Visitor Experience Volunteer role description (pdf,167KB). Download our Visitor Experience Volunteer application form (doc, 71KB) and return it to volunteer@ornc.org or post it to 2 Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10 9LW.

Communications and Marketing Volunteer

We are looking for a volunteer to support the Greenwich Foundation in raising the profile of the Old Royal Naval College (ORNC) through marketing and communications. We are seeking an enthusiastic and conscientious individual with an eye for detail who is keen to gain experience in a busy marketing and communications department within the cultural sector.

Main contact: Marketing Manager 

Commitment:1 to 2 days a week for a minimum of 3 months.

If you are interested in this opportunity with us, please read the full communication and marketing volunteer role description or Download our application form and return it to volunteer@ornc.org or post it to 2 Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10 9LW.

Prospect Research Volunteer

We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer with an interest in research and museum administration, who is perhaps looking to pursue a career in development and fundraising research. The role, will support the Prospect Research Manager to conduct research on existing and potential supporters to help grow the teams prospect pool and to maximise their engagement with donors and prospects.

Main contact:  Interim Prospect Research Manager

Commitment:1 to 2 days a week for a minimum of 6 months.

If you are interested in this opportunity with us, please read the full volunteer role description or Download our application form and return it to volunteer@ornc.org or post it to 2 Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10 9LW.

Evaluation Consultant

The Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College is seeking to appoint an Evaluation Consultant to work closely with the appointed project team on Phase 2 of the Painted Hall Conservation Project.  As a first stage, the appointed consultant will build on existing data and evaluation methods to motivate, guide and support staff in the development of an Evaluation Plan to be submitted as part of the stage 2 application to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). Subject to a successful stage 2 HLF grant offer and satisfactory performance, the Evaluation Consultant would be retained to implement the proposals and prepare the final Evaluation Report on completion of the project.


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