Manchester Museum to recruit a Social Justice Manager ahead of reopening

The role is intended to develop strategic partnerships with organisations, artists and communities to deliver and evaluate new programmes.

Manchester Museum, part of the University of Manchester, is to create a new ‘Social Justice Manager’ role, intended to develop strategic partnerships with organisations, artists and communities, and work creatively to deliver and evaluate new programmes.

The role is announced with support from charitable foundation Savannah Wisdom, which is also intended to drive forward the soon-to-open museum’s work on family poverty, inclusion and social mobility over the next four years.

The museum said it is looking for “someone who cares deeply about social justice to fill the new position.”

The job listing describes work alongside its Environmental Action Manager, Curator of Indigenous Perspectives, Social Justice Group and Social Responsibility team. The recruitment process ends in February.

Esme Ward, Museum Director said the new role “will help us to extend the museum’s impact far beyond the walls of the building and achieve lasting change.

“At this defining moment in our future, we are committing to unparalleled collaboration with schools, third sector organisations, statutory organisations, individuals and communities: seeking to create new opportunity and inspiration; helping to raise aspiration and achievement; and providing the practical support that is most urgently needed.”

Shalni Arora, CEO of Savannah Wisdom said the role “will help the museum position itself as a space for everyone and will welcome, inspire and give opportunities to those that would otherwise not have the chance. We are delighted to be working with Manchester Museum on this social justice programme.”

Julian Skyrme, Director of Social Responsibility at the University of Manchester said the funding will “play a critical role in realising the museum’s potential as a leading hub for social justice in our city.”