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Networks Administrator Vacancy at the PMC

Networks Administrator

Fixed-term contract for 12 months, with possible extension

Are you interested in working in cultural management and supporting the work of researchers, curators and emerging scholars and professionals? Are you passionate about helping to make positive changes to the way British art is researched, interpreted and displayed?

The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art (PMC) is looking for a new Networks Administrator to help deliver the Centre’s network activity helping curators, scholars and other professionals to develop and sustain their careers.

The PMC’s networks connect and support researchers who are engaging with British art in its broadest sense, at different stages of their working lives. The networks currently include the Doctoral Researchers Network (DRN), Early Career Researchers Network (ECRN) and the British Art Network (BAN), a subject-specialist network supported by PMC in partnership with Tate. The programming and development of each network is led by a convenor: annually appointed external convenors in the case of the ECRN and DRN; the Head of Grants, Fellowships and Networks in the case of BAN. Additionally, the PMC Networks team run programmes and events to support the vocational development of emerging researchers and professionals, including the British Art in Motion film competition and the Art Trade Seminar.

Salary will be in the range of £27,000 to £29,000 p.a. depending on experience.

This post is a fixed-term contract for 12 months, with a possible extension. Applicants will be expected to work on site at the Paul Mellon Centre, Bedford Square, London WC1 (or remotely as circumstances demand). We are happy to talk about flexible working arrangements offered by the Centre.

Responsibilities include:


  • Managing membership databases for all the networks
  • Processing membership applications
  • For BAN, processing member profiles for online publication
  • Dealing with general enquiries about PMC’s networks and related activities

Events and Activities

  • Supporting the planning and delivery of an extensive programme of network events and activities
  • Supporting the Networks Manager in the administration of residential programmes run through the networks
  • Monitoring the calendar of network events posted on BAN and PMC websites

Website and Communications

  • Liaising with the web developer to ensure the maintenance and smooth running of BAN’s website
  • Editing and updating BAN’s website, including maintaining the Member directory and updating network pages on the PMC website
  • Delivering and developing BAN’s social media presence and marketing
  • Working with the PMC team in developing content for marketing

Administration and Finance

  • Working with the BAN team based at PMC and Tate, managing the BAN workplan
  • Scheduling BAN’s regular meetings
  • Scheduling and attending meetings with the convenors of all PMC networks
  • Maintaining up-to-date lists of contacts and suppliers
  • Managing commitment logs and processing invoices/reimbursements

Person Specification:

  • Proven organisational and time-management skills with an ability to meet deadlines whilst maintaining attention to detail
  • Experience of working in a team to organise and deliver events, online and in-person
  • Good numerical skills and written communication skills
  • Adaptable and able to remain calm and focused while working under pressure
  • A collaborative approach to teamworking as well as proven ability to work proactively and independently
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with colleagues and external contacts
  • Understanding of the principles of equality, inclusion and diversity and the ability to apply and promote these in practice at work
  • Appreciation of a range of access needs and practical experience of helping create accessible working environments and/or events
  • High degree of computer literacy, ideally with experience of web development, content generation, managing social media and communications
  • An understanding of BAN’s work and objectives and its context in the cultural sector

Closing Date

The closing date for applications is midnight, GMT, on 22 January 2023


Interviews for the post will be held week commencing Monday 6 February 2023

How to apply

For more information and details about how to apply, please visit the Paul Mellon Centre’s website