MDN Coordinator 2019-20- Brief for tender

Location:The contract will be managed by the MD team in their home region or nearest home region Salary:The contract fee is £17,800 (inclusive of approx. £1000 of fee for travel) for around 6-8 days per month. The contract fee will be paid in three instalments: two of £6,000 and one of £5,800. Main duties:



  • Overview and updating dispersed MDN budget held regionally
  • Supporting administration of external contracts


  • Organising MDN committee meetings and working group meetings
  • Collating updates from working groups to feed back to committee
  • Circulating agendas and papers
  • Taking minutes at committee meeting
  • Managing and updating MDN website and social media
  • Collating and copy writing information for case studies and stakeholder reports, leaflets
  • Be first point of contact for stakeholders including ACE, SSOs, SSNs
  • Supporting development of MDN communications strategy

Monitoring and evaluation

  • Collation and analysis of some national data
  • Manage data in line with GDPR
  • Events and CPD support:
  • Event planning and evaluation
  • Supporting and arranging MDN CPD sessions in consultation with MDN and ACE– room booking, arranging catering, sending joining instructions, monitoring and using Eventbrite
  • Evaluation forms and collation of feedback from MD CPD sessions
  • Administration and development support of MDN annual conference


  • Collation of information and data for reporting
  • Contribute to MDN and stakeholder meetings

Key Knowledge and Skills

  • Competent in IT including Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, WordPress, Twitter, Eventbrite, SurveyMonkey
  • Organised and ability to work on own and as part of a disparate network
  • Good understanding of MD and museum sector
  • Confident and good communicator as representative of MD
  • Experience of administrative duties and communications
  • Experience of collating information, using data and copywriting communications



Interview date:03/06/2019 Closing date:31/05/2019 Job Description:

The Museum Development Network (MDN) was set up to support

collaborative working across museum development providers in the UK. MDN

is directed by the Museum Development Committee, which is made up of

representatives from each Museum Development (MD) team.

The Museum Development Programme in England is a programme of support

for museums across the nine regions of England. Museum Development

believes in thriving museums. It raises standards and drives excellence by

enabling, guiding and supporting people working in museums.

Each MD provider has secured funding from Arts Council England (ACE) to

be Sector Support Organisations (SSO) for 2018-22 within Arts Council

England’s National Portfolio. Each MD provider run programmes of

development to enhance museums in response to Arts Council England’s 5

strategic goals: ACE 5 Goals.

MDN seeks to appoint a freelance Coordinator to support the committee,

thematic working groups and the wider network to continue to build on its

collaborative approaches to programming, sharing information and data

collection to support the museum sector through the delivery of quality

development support.

MDN is looking for a consultant with experience of coordination, data

management, communications, coordination of dispersed teams and

programmes with a good knowledge of the museum sector, Museum

Development and the role of Sector Support Organisations.

N.B. Occasional travel will be expected for attendance at MDN and

stakeholder meetings and conferences.


The deadline for proposal submission is  5pm on the 31st  May 2019. The

interview date for short-listed consultants is  3rd  June 2019 (location to be

confirmed). The successful consultant will be informed by the 7th June 2019.

An initial meeting will take place in Birmingham on the  13th June 2019 with the

Chair and Vice Chair of MDN Committee and ACE Museum Development

Manager. The Coordinator would also be required to attend the MDN

Conference in Newark on the  19th  June 2019 if available.

Evaluation Criteria

We will evaluate your tender against the following criteria:

  • Criteria Weighting
  • Value for money 20%
  • Strength of proposal 35%
  • Relevant experience and skills 45%

Please submit your proposals to Claire Browne, Chair of MDN Committee: cc. Kaye Hardyman, Vice Chair of MDN

Committee: .

For further details contact Kaye Hardyman.


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