Advertise a job

Are you seeking a professional looking for work in the museum, heritage or cultural sector? If so, you’ve come to the right place.

GEM’s jobs and opportunities page features employed, contracted and volunteer opportunities across the sector. The ads that we feature on our jobs pages are viewed between 500 and 1,500 times.

We’re happy to advertise a wide range of ads for positions and contracts across the sector.

We specialise in posts which are to do with improving visitors’ experiences in some way such as through learning, community engagement, audience research, evaluation, interpretation, design, and activity and strategic planning – to name just a few!

All jobs and opportunities advertised on the GEM website are listed within our searchable listings and have their own individual page. Adverts remain on our website until their application closing date. Your ad will go live quickly too, usually within one working day.

Past advertisers have said:

“I know that the advert will reach people with the required skills and experience.”

“Nice and easy service and putting the roles in front of the right people.”

“It’s one of the recognised places for museum/learning jobs.”

Read on to find out our rates and how to advertise a vacancy with GEM.

Type of job listing

 Basic  

Featured

Listing on the GEM website with logo.  🙂  🙂
Listed in the fortnightly GEM eBulletin.  🙂  🙂
Listed in the GEM members monthly eNews.  🙂  🙂
Tweeted twice through @GEM_jobs when the ad goes “live” and 3 days prior to the closing date (over 400 followers). 🙂  🙂
Featured at the side of the job listing page.  🙂
Featured listing with logo in the fortnightly GEM eBulletin.  🙂
Featured listing with logo in our monthly GEM eNews.   🙂
Posted on GEM’s Facebook page.   🙂
Retweeted twice from the @GEM_heritage account when the ad goes “live” and 3 days prior to the closing date (over 6,000 followers).   🙂

Rates

Basic listing
GEM members rate: £99
Non-members rate: £169

Featured listing
GEM members rate: £199
Non-members rate: £269

 

Discounts and offers

We offer special rates for GEM members, so if your organisation is not a member, you can Join GEM at the same time as placing an ad.

We offer the following additional discounts for:

  • Volunteer or unpaid positions: 50% discount
  • Multiple ads: 10% discount for two ads, 15% discount for three or more ads
  • Recruitment agencies can receive a 10% commission discount

 

How do I book?

Submit your job online

OR

Email advertise@gem.org.uk and let us know:

a) Type of job listing (basic or featured)

b) How do you wish to pay? (please provide invoice details, if required)

c) Job details, which include:
•   Job title
•   Organisation
•   Location
•   Salary/Fee (per annum/pro-rata/hourly/daily/fixed fee)
•   Type (full-time, part-time, consultancy, freelance, volunteer, internship, casual)
•   Closing Date

d) you may also attach a logo and up to 3 downloadable documents.

Got a question? Check out our FAQs below or call us on 01634 853 424.

Payment
Electronic bank and credit/debit card payments are welcome, and we can also issue an invoice.

 

FAQs

Why does GEM charge for advertising?

Firstly, we feel it’s an opportunity for members to advertise to their fellow heritage sector professionals. By providing members with another platform to reach all other members, we hope to support the membership further by facilitating exchange – which is why all members get a discount on all our advertising opportunities!

Secondly, it serves as a way of generating some much-needed income for GEM, which is exactly what we need to help us continue with our work supporting GEM members and the sector.

How do I book?

Submit your job online

OR

Email advertise@gem.org.uk and let us know:

a) Type of job listing (basic or featured)

b) How do you wish to pay? (please provide invoice details, if required)

c) Job details, which include:
•   Job title
•   Organisation
•   Location
•   Salary/Fee (per annum/pro-rata/hourly/daily/fixed fee)
•   Type (full-time, part-time, consultancy, freelance, volunteer, internship, casual)
•   Closing Date

d) you may also attach a logo and up to 3 downloadable documents.

When is your copy deadline?

There is no copy deadline, as soon as we receive your booking we can put your job advert online. But you may wish to time your advertisement to coincide with our email newsletters.

  • GEM’s eBulletin: news, training, events and jobs in the sector (Fortnightly on Wednesdays)
  • GEM’s eNews: members only newsletter (last working day of each month)
When will my advert go live?

Once we have received your booking, advertisements are usually added to the website within 24 hours during normal working days. We will send you a link to the advert once it has been published on our website.

How long will the advert be listed on your website for?

Adverts will remain on our website until their closing date.

Can I include an attachment?

We can usually include up to three downloadable documents.  Please email advertise@gem.org.uk with the attachments.

I have two similar jobs, can I book just one advert?

If you are recruiting two identical roles (same job title, salary, description, etc.) at the same time, then you can advertise both in one advert. Otherwise you will need two listings.

Can I make a change to my advert?

We are happy to make reasonable minor changes to your advert whilst it is live. Any major changes will result in a £20 administration fee.

Can I extend my advert?

If your closing date has passed and you wish to reinstate the ad with a different closing date, we do charge a £20 administration fee.

How do I get the members rate?

If the organisation is an institutional member, then it will be eligible for the GEM members’ rate. We also normally accept personal members who are freelancers/consultants to advertise at the members’ rate on behalf of a client.

Can we check if our organisation is a GEM member?

Yes, just email us at office@gem.org.uk or call us on 01634 853 424.

Do you give commission to recruitment agencies?

Yes, we give a 10% discount to bona fide recruitment agencies.

Can we pay by invoice?

We can issue an invoice on receipt of a purchase order number, or if you are an officially established group or organisation.

Can we pay by credit/debit card?

Yes, over the phone on 01634 853 424. Please note, we do not charge for credit card payments.

Can we pay you by bank transfer?

Yes. You can request an invoice, on which GEM’s bank details will appear.

We are a large organisation and have various sites across the UK, can we get a members’ discount if one of our sites is a member?

It is GEM’s membership policy that large organisations with multiple sites are required to have a membership for each site, as this is fairer to smaller organisations. Therefore, if your site in which the job is based does not have a membership with GEM, unfortunately you will not be eligible for members’ discount.

Is GEM registered for VAT?

Nope.

Does GEM regulate its jobs advertised?

GEM will not post an ad that is considered illegal or below minimum wage. However, GEM does not check the content or accuracy of job information provided by employers. GEM encourages employers to follow the MA Salary Guidelines and organisations in London to pay the London Living Wage.

What is a per annum, pro rata salary?

If your job is a part-time role (anything below 35 hours per week), then GEM normally quotes the full-time equivalent salary as “per annum, pro rata”. The actual salary can go in brackets after the full-time equivalent per annum, pro rata salary. For example, it would look like this: “£24,000 per annum, pro rata (£12,000)”.

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