The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Current Vacancies

Chair of The Wallace Collection

Closing date for Applications: Monday, September 8th, 2014



The Department for Culture, Media and Sport would like to invite applications for Trustee of the Wallace Collection with the potential to be the Chair.

The Wallace Collection is a national museum in a historic London town house. In 25 galleries are unsurpassed displays of French 18th century painting, furniture and porcelain with superb Old Master paintings and a world class armoury.  Chairing its Board of Trustees will require a sound financial sense, a passion for the collection, and a strong interest in scholarship and the museum’s educational mission.   

We are looking for a candidate who will:

  • be a person of significant standing with a high profile background in the arts, academic, commercial, voluntary or public sector

  • have an understanding of, and commitment to, the mission and values of the Wallace Collection and the skills to oversee its future development

  • have a sound understanding of governance and the skills, intellect and stature to be an effective Chair of a high calibre board

  • have the ability and enthusiasm to act as an inspirational advocate and ambassador for the museum with a diverse range of donors and other interested parties

  • have a good understanding of the funding of charitable organisations and be able to enhance the museum’s self-generated income.

The appointment is made by the Prime Minister.  The role demands around 1-2 days per month, and is unremunerated. Board meetings are held quarterly, at the museum.

How to apply:

To download an information pack with details of how to apply please visit –

Please use the search term: WALLACE


For more information please contact:

David Goodwin at the Department for Culture, Media & Sport

Tel:       020 7211 2310



Completed applications must be received by 5pm Monday 8 September

Interviews for shortlisted candidates are scheduled for 29 October 2014


DCMS promotes an equal opportunities policy. Appointments are made on merit, following a fair and transparent process, and these appointments are regulated by the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments.  Applications are welcomed regardless of gender, age, marital status, disability, religion, ethnic origin, political opinion, sexual orientation or whether or not you have dependants

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Retail and Front of House Assistant, Full-time

Closing date for Applications: Monday, September 22nd, 2014

The Development and Marketing Department’s key purpose is to increase the generation of income in order to enable the Collection to achieve its principal aims, and to present the Collection to the external world so that we can increase visitor attendance and encourage repeat visitors by ensuring they have the best possible experience when visiting the Collection.  Visitor numbers over the last two year’s have increased by 25% 2007/08 were 375,000.  The current revenue income target for the department is over £2 million net.


The Front of house team provides a streamlined and efficient service for the visitor. Therefore, improving their experience and leading to repeat visits, donations and purchasing in the shop. Each team member is expected to deliver on sales targets and work closely with the rest of the team.  


Deadline for applications: Friday 19th September 2014 at 12.00 noon.


Interviews to be held in the week starting 22nd September.


If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.


Please note: The Wallace Collection will not accept applications made by CV or by FAX. 

Required Documents
Full Job Description
Application Form
Equal Opportunities Form

Marketing & Press Manager (Maternity FTC)

Closing date for Applications: Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

The Wallace Collection is looking for a Marketing & Press Manager to cover a 1 year maternity cover contract.

The Marketing & Press Department’s key purpose is to present the Collection to the external world, to increase visitor engagement and to encourage new and repeat and real and virtual visitors, through marketing and press, and events and activities. 

The Department sits within the Public Engagement Directorate, which has overall responsibility for delivering one of the aims of the Ten Year Plan – to be an inspirational museum making our collection accessible, enjoyable and understandable to a diverse audience.


We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced manager to oversee responsibilities including, press and marketing, new media, audience engagement and strategic management of the department including line management of a Marketing & Press Officer. For further details of the role, please see the attached job description.

The salary for this fixed term post will be in the range of £26,260 per annum. In addition, the post-holder will receive 25 days paid leave per annum (plus 2.5 “privilege” days), membership of an occupational pension scheme and an interest free season ticket loan (after six months’ service).

If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.Please note, The Wallace Collection will not accept applications made by CV or by fax.

Required Documents
Full Job Description
Application Form
Equal Opportunities Form

Volunteer Guide Lecturers

Closing date for Applications: Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

The Wallace Collection is looking to recruit volunteers to join our Guide Lecturer team. Wallace Collection Guide Lecturers play a very important role in what the Collection can offer the public; they are important ambassadors for the Wallace Collection and help shape the way our public sees the museum.  Guide Lecturers each give an average of two public lectures a month, including weekends.  These talks are introductory tours to the Collection and last about an hour.  Guide lecturers with specialist knowledge in specific areas of the Collection also give subject talks as part of the free daily lecture programme.  The willingness to lecture at least one weekend a month is essential.

Guide Lecturers possess excellent communication skills and the ability to share their enthusiasm for works of art.  Detailed knowledge of the Wallace Collection is not essential but previous experience of art history is desirable and a command of foreign languages would be beneficial. 

If you would like to apply, please send a CV and letter to the address below by 30 September 2014.  Selected candidates will be asked to make a 10-minute gallery presentation of a work of art in the Collection to qualify for a place on the training programme, due to take place in November. The final stage of selection comes at the end of the training period, when each trainee guide lecturer will be asked to give a guided tour to members of the learning and the curatorial departments.

Please return your application by 30 September 2014 to: 

Anne Fay

Head of Education

The Wallace Collection

Manchester Square

London W1U 3BN

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