Jobs

We are currently hiring for the following positions at the National Videogame Museum:


Gallery Technician

National Videogame Museum

Department: Curatorial

Reports to: Programme Manager and Producer

Location: Sheffield

Type: Permanent

Hours: Part time, 20hrs

Salary: £23,000 pro rata (£11,500 per annum)

Closing Date: 18th June

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ABOUT THE NVM

Our Mission…

Our mission is to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret videogames for everyone. 

Run by the BGI…

The NVM is run by the BGI, which is a new national charity set up in 2019 for games culture, skills, diversity and sustainability. The BGI’s goal is to advance the education of the public about the art, science, history and technology of digital games.

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ABOUT THE ROLE

This is an opportunity to get hands on with and deepen your understanding of dozens of systems and consoles spanning 40 years of videogame history. A knack for troubleshooting computers, or taking things apart might be useful, but your ability to look up problems, follow tutorials to fix them, and record that information for others is essential.

You’ll be present when the galleries are open to the public, so confident communication is a necessity. Communicating with other members of staff to understand technical issues and try simple fixes, as well as communicating with the public who may have questions about the games or consoles, or an interest in what you’re doing. 

Training will be provided, but a certain amount of self study (during work) is expected. This may include following Raspberry Pi tutorials, learning how to use Linux, practising soldering, or researching issues with equipment.

What you will be doing…

  • Maintaining museum exhibitions and gallery exhibits (including cleaning and fixing equipment, troubleshooting problems and recording solutions and fixes you find, replacing equipment under direction from the curatorial team, printing and replacing exhibit signage.)
  • Maintaining the Gallery Store (including organising the equipment store, managing stocks, cleaning and tidying the store.)
  • Installation of new exhibitions and exhibits.  
  • Assisting with general venue maintenance. 

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WHAT YOU WILL BRING TO THE TEAM

It would be good if you have the following…

  • Ability to use and configure Raspberry Pis
  • Experience using and troubleshooting games consoles and/or arcade machines
  • Ability to use Linux and MacOS.  
  • Skills in or interest in learning soldering
  • Having simple electronics skills (circuitry, etc)
  • Experience using Windows
  • Confidence when talking with the public
  • Problem-solving skills and sense of initiative
  • Interest in making things 
  • Excellent organisational skills, possessing a keen eye for detail.
  • The ability to communicate well with stakeholders, the management team and staff across all departments.
  • A positive attitude that includes an enthusiastic and flexible approach to tasks with the adaptability to cope with the unexpected.
  • Responsible, reliable, creative and self-motivated, and able to work alone or as part of a team.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours (a lot of weekend work will be involved).

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Applications should be emailed in the form of a CV and supporting statement (this can be in your format of choice whether written, visual, video…) to jobs@thenvm.org with the subject: “Gallery Technician (your full name)”

Please note that applications without a cover letter may not be considered.

The deadline for applications is 18th June.

Interviews will be held by video call within 2 weeks of the deadline.

How we interview

  • All candidates and applications will be considered and responded to within a reasonable time frame.
  • We encourage all candidates to apply and will make the interview process accessible according to different candidates’ needs.
  • We will typically shortlist 3-6 candidates from the list of applicants.
  • We will provide interview questions in advance.
  • We will conduct a first interview via video call. A second interview might require an in-person exercise at the museum using tech equipment. We will make sure that the process remains accessible according to different candidates’ needs and circumstances. 
  • Video interviews will be conducted using Google Hangouts which allows captioning.
  • Interviewers will give their pronouns during the introductions.
  • We will tell shortlisted candidates why we shortlisted them for interview 
  • After the interview, we will provide feedback to unsuccessful candidates within a reasonable time frame.
  • We may conduct second round interviews with 1-3 candidates before offering one the role.
  • The BGI’s probationary period is 3 months.

Learning Facilitator

National Videogame Museum

Department: Learning

Reports to: Programme Manager and Learning Officer

Location: Sheffield

Type: Casual

Hours: Casual, mixture of midweek and weekends

Salary: £9.13 per hour

Closing Date: 25th June

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ABOUT THE NVM

Our Mission…

Our mission is to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret videogames for everyone. 

Run by the BGI…

The NVM is run by the BGI, which is a new national charity set up in 2019 for games culture, skills, diversity and sustainability. The BGI’s goal is to advance the education of the public about the art, science, history and technology of digital games.

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ABOUT THE ROLE

The National Videogame Museum is recruiting Learning Facilitators to support our Learning team across our range of workshops and activities. 

In this role, you will facilitate a variety of STEM, arts and heritage activities related to videogames and game making, both digital and analogue, and provide advice and support for family visitors and school groups to help them make the most of their visit. This is a key role for representing the Museum in which you will also implement the museum’s health and safety as well as safeguarding requirements and fire regulations, as necessary.

We are looking for an outgoing and approachable individual, who can communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and ages with patience and enthusiasm. You will be proactive and will seek solutions to problems as they arise. 

What you will be doing…

  • Delivering workshops to schools and families
  • Organising drop-in activities for our museum visitors
  • Going out to schools to deliver sessions onsite (when safe to do so)
  • Piloting new learning offers in collaboration with our Learning Officer
  • Delivering programmes of talks, activities and workshops around particular museum exhibitions and collections
  • Maintain awareness of safeguarding best practice across the NVM team, especially supporting those working with children and vulnerable people. 
  • Collate and apply feedback on the educational activities provided.

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WHAT YOU WILL BRING TO THE TEAM

It would be good if you have…

  • Experience of delivering education in a museum or equivalent setting
  • Or experience of teaching in a classroom context
  • Excellent organisational skills, possessing a keen eye for detail.
  • The ability to communicate well with stakeholders, the management team and staff across all departments.
  • A positive attitude that includes an enthusiastic and flexible approach to tasks with the adaptability to cope with the unexpected.
  • Responsible, reliable, creative and self-motivated, and able to work alone or as part of a team.
  • A degree-level in a relevant field or hold a teaching qualification (such as a PGCE).
  • Experience of working in a museum or cultural venue.
  • Willingness to undertake training related to role, including safeguarding

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Applications should be emailed in the form of a CV and supporting statement (this can be in your format of choice whether written, visual, video…) to jobs@thenvm.org with the subject: “Learning Facilitator (your full name)”

The deadline for applications is 25th June.

Interviews will be held by video call within 2 weeks of the deadline.

How we interview

  • All candidates and applications will be considered and responded to within a reasonable time frame.
  • We encourage all candidates to apply and will make the interview process accessible according to different candidates’ needs.
  • We will typically shortlist 3-6 candidates from the list of applicants.
  • We will provide interview questions in advance.
  • We will interview via video call. 
  • Video interviews will be conducted using Google Hangouts which allows captioning.
  • Interviewers will give their pronouns during the introductions.
  • We will tell shortlisted candidates why we shortlisted them for interview 
  • After the interview, we will provide feedback to unsuccessful candidates within a reasonable time frame.
  • We may conduct second round interviews with 1-3 candidates before offering one the role.
  • The BGI’s probationary period is 3 months.

If you would like to chase up the status of previous applications, please email jobs@thenvm.org.