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Opportunities

Fondation Giacometti
Director of Collection and International Programme
Salary: Competitive.
Location: Paris
Closing date: 25 March 2019.
Fondation Giacometti, Paris seeks to appoint a Director of Collection and International Programme. This is a new role, with responsibility for leading the curatorial, conservation and research team working under the direction of Catherine Grenier, the Director, to develop the influence of Alberto Giacometti through exhibitions, publications and research. Fondation Giacometti, Paris was established in 2003 to promote, disseminate, preserve and protect the works of Alberto Giacometti. Holding the largest collection of Giacometti's works, the Foundation fosters research about Alberto Giacometti's work and influences and runs a vibrant national and international programme of exhibitions. It has also established the Giacometti Institute which is the reference point for Giacometti's work and an art history centre dedicated to exhibitions, research and pedagogy.The new Director will contribute to enhancing the knowledge and understanding of the influence of Alberto Giacometti by curating temporary or permanent exhibitions, designing and monitoring publications and participating in symposia, seminars and training activities. They will manage to the highest professional standards the work of the Collection team in relation to research, collection management, conservation and documentation of all works and objects. They will contribute to the conduct and development of the Foundation's research policy and will play their part in maintaining and developing relations with the Foundation's institutional and associate partners. In the new Director of Collection and International Programme, Fondation Giacometti seeks an experienced senior curator with a specific interest and research record within the field of modern art. An art historian with relevant post-graduate qualifications, the new Director will be able to demonstrate their ability to lead, manage and develop a team, to manage resources and to be strategic. They will have an international reputation and network and will be able to speak and write in French and in English.

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Plymouth Culture
Chief Executive Officer
Salary: cGBP60-65k
Location: Plymouth
Plymouth Culture, the arts and cultural development agency which has been instrumental in enabling Plymouth's cultural and creative industries scene to flourish, is seeking to appoint a new Chief Executive Officer. The appointment takes place at an exciting time as the City prepares for The Box, a museum of the future and recipient of significant Arts Council and Heritage Lottery Fund investment, to open in 2020 and the commemoration of the 400th sailing of the Mayflower, which takes place also in 2020. Equally, the enhancement of Plymouth's creative industries sector, following the recent award by DCMS of GBP3.5m from the Cultural Development Fund, will provide support and training for the makers, doers, artists and digital pioneers of the City. The new CEO will be a powerful voice for the cultural and creative industries sectors across Plymouth, developing the strategy that achieves the ambition of the City in the future. They will broker and sustain partnerships between the region's cultural stakeholders and the business and creative sectors. They will lead the city's cultural and creative practitioners to help define and promote the City's unique strengths to sustain its creative, economic and social development into the future. They will promote Plymouth's culture and creativity to engage new audiences and visitors. In the Chief Executive Officer, the Board of Plymouth Culture seeks an effective, dynamic and resilient leader with experience of the cultural or creative industries sectors and with the skills and experience to act as the honest broker for all the stakeholders and key players of the cultural scene in Plymouth. They will need to understand the ecology of the cultural and creative industries scene and have great influencing and enabling skills to take the broad community of stakeholders with them. They will be commercially aware, strong strategically and share the stakeholders' ambition to ensure that Plymouth is a major national and international player on the cultural stage.

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SS Great Britain
Director of Creative Services
Salary: cGBP65-70k plus benefits
Location: Bristol
Closing date: 6 March 2019
SS Great Britain, the award-winning visitor attraction and accredited museum based in Bristol, is seeking to appoint a Director of Creative Services. This is a new role to meet the ambitious plans of the organisation as it expands its footprint by taking over the Albion Dry Dock next door to SS Great Britain, and continues to ensure that maritime heritage is relevant to contemporary audiences. A popular and highly successful museum commercially, in the next phase of its development, the Museum wants to be even more innovative, extending the frontiers of what a museum and heritage site in the 21st century can deliver to its audiences. The Director of Creative Services will have the responsibility, reporting to the Chief Executive, of developing and delivering the best experiences in the world for broad and diverse audiences. Through an outstanding interpretation, communication, marketing and volunteering service, they will push the boundaries of expectation, also initiating events and festivals that excite supporters and visitors alike. Providing visionary leadership to their team, including the fund-raising team, they will work to optimise cross-team collaboration, fostering a coordinated approach to all that relates to visitor engagement and spend. In the Director of Creative Services, SS Great Britain seeks candidates with experience in marketing, digital services, interpretation, fundraising or audience engagement who have the breadth of experience and ambition to deliver the best possible experience for broad and diverse audiences. Entrepreneurial and collaborative, they will be highly audience focussed, with a strong enthusiasm for the content and interpretation of SS Great Britain, the ship and its collections. They will be strong on both leadership and management skills, able to inspire their team to take some risks in their pursuit of an exceptional experience whether or not they come with prior museum experience. This is a unique opportunity requiring outstanding skills, both strategically and in delivery.

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Absolutely Cultured
Executive Director
Salary: Highly competitive
Location: Hull.
Absolutely Cultured is seeking to appoint an Executive Director who will work closely and collaboratively with the Creative Director and Chief Executive to provide the senior strategic management that the organisation requires. The core purpose of Absolutely Cultured is to put culture at the heart of Hulls ambitions and aspirations. Built on the foundations of the company that delivered Hulls momentous year as UK City of Culture 2017 it produces a high quality, imaginative programme of cultural events, accessible to all thats cementing Hulls reputation as a centre for creativity and culture. It is establishing a leading gallery for contemporary art in Hull and regionally through the imaginative programming of the Humber Street Gallery and its award-winning volunteer programme is engaging people right across the city in the renaissance of Hull's cultural assets. The Executive Director, reporting to the Chair of the Board, will be a key member of Absolutely Cultured's Executive Team. Deputising for the Chief Executive as required, the two roles together will develop a thriving and sustainable organisation which delivers an ambitious programme of work. The Executive Director will have oversight of the organisation's internal operations and fundraising activity and will also take the lead in tackling key strategic priorities for Absolutely Cultured as it consolidates its role within the City of Hull, the wider region and the national arts sector.In the Executive Director, Absolutely Cultured seeks an experienced leader who will have the motivation to take responsibility for the functions which provide critical support to the artistic and cultural endeavour of the organisation. They will have good experience in business and financial management and in fund-raising, providing guidance to the Development Director, soon to be appointed. They will be excellent people managers able to motivate and develop a young and enthusiastic team. They will, ideally, have prior experience in the cultural sector and will be committed to what Absolutely Cultured can deliver on behalf of the people of Hull and the surrounding region.

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Absolutely Cultured
Development Director
Salary: Highly competitive
Location: Hull.
Absolutely Cultured is seeking to appoint a part-time (2 - 3 days a week) Development Director to develop and drive forward the Fundraising strategy for all areas of income generation for the organisation. These include public sector funders, trusts and foundations, corporate sponsorships, philanthropic giving and commercial opportunities. The core purpose of Absolutely Cultured is to put culture at the heart of Hulls ambitions and aspirations. Built on the foundations of the company that delivered Hulls momentous year as UK City of Culture 2017 it produces a high quality, imaginative programme of cultural events, accessible to all, thats cementing Hulls reputation as a centre for creativity and culture. It is establishing a leading gallery for contemporary art in Hull and regionally through the imaginative programming of the Humber Street Gallery and its award-winning volunteer programme is engaging people right across the city in the renaissance of Hull's cultural assets. The Development Director will provide expert advice and guidance to secure funds and resources for the Company. They will set and deliver income targets to ensure the Company retains a strong financial position at all times. They will lead relationships with public and private funders and will act as an excellent advocate for the organisation and what it can achieve. In the Development Director, Absolutely Cultured seeks an experienced fund-raiser, able to operate at a strategic level but to be hands-on when required. A self-starter and team-player, the new Director will also have good inter-personal and stakeholder management skills. Experienced in the cultivation of donors, and able to work effectively with the Board of Trustees and the Senior team, they will relish the opportunity to make Absolutely Cultured financially sustainable so that it can continue to bring high quality cultural experiences to all age-groups in Hull and expand its impact across the region and nationally.

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St Paul's Cathedral
Director of Visitor Engagement
Salary: Competitive
Location: St Paul's London
St Pauls Cathedral is looking to appoint a Director of Visitor Engagement to its executive team. Reporting to the Registrar, this is a significant role, carrying with it responsibility for visitor engagement and marketing and being critical not only to increasing visitor numbers but also to providing an exceptional visitor experience to worshippers and visitors alike that aims to be transformational to them. St Pauls draws together a very diverse set of activities, projections and aspirations. It is the Cathedral of the Diocese of London and the seat of its Bishop, a national church and an international spiritual focus, a space for worship and holiness, a place of debate and challenge, an icon of resilience in the face of adversity, an architectural heritage centre, a partner in the City of London and a commercial enterprise. In 2018, it welcomed over 850,000 paying visitors.In the new Director of Visitor Engagement, St Pauls seeks an audience-focused leader, passionate about delivering excellent customer service and equally passionate about motivating and developing their team of 80 staff and 170 volunteers to deliver the warm and inclusive welcome that is a core value of the Cathedral. An excellent people manager who is both hands-on and empowering, able to operate effectively at all levels and to bring strategic insight and creativity to their task of broadening St Pauls appeal, the new Director must also be able to operate effectively in a complex environment and to work patiently with ambiguity. In addition, the successful candidate will be in sympathy with, and in their work support, the Cathedrals Christian mission and witness.

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The University of Edinburgh
Director Festival, Cultural and City Events.
Salary: c GBP60k.
Location: Edinburgh
Closing date has now passed.
The University of Edinburgh, one of the world's leading research universities, has a long tradition of working closely with the City of Edinburgh and of contributing every year through its buildings and locations, to the success of the Edinburgh Festivals. The integral positioning of the University within the City offers a wealth of opportunities for cultural and city partnerships, creating a sense of place and community for staff, students and the citizens of Edinburgh. However, the University believes that there is scope for them to do more to engage more proactively with the summer and science festivals, other institutions, and public and private sector organisations across the City. It therefore has created the new role of Director Festival, Culture and Events to build new and effective partnerships that take the relationship to a new level. The Director of Festival, Culture and City Events, a member of the Senior Management Group of the Accommodation, Catering and Events Division within the University, will be expected to develop the strategy and the appropriate operational plans to meet the ambition of the University to enhance its engagement with the City's cultural and civic programme through more effective use of University facilities and estates. They will lead the continuous improvement of internal systems, providing leadership and support to their small team while fostering and managing a diverse range of important and complex relationships within and outside the university, further developing the University's engagement with a broad range of audiences both at home and abroad.In the new Director, the University seeks candidates who have a high level of knowledge and experience in the cultural and creative industries sector, particularly in the organisation of high profile festivals, events and related activities. They will have good strategic skills combined with strong people, resource and operational management experience, will be excellent at building relationships across the University and the City and will be commercially astute. They will be able to work effectively within a complex University and City environment and above all will have the energy, initiative and enthusiasm to deliver to the University and to the City the mutual benefits that a stronger and more proactive partnership can yield.

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MUDAM
Head of Artistic Programmes and Content.
Salary: Competitive
Location: Luxembourg.
Closing date has now passed.
Mudam Luxembourg wishes to appoint a Head of Artistic Programmes and Content, a new role created to assist the museum in advancing its ambition to be a focal point for contemporary art in Europe and beyond. Mudam's mission is to promote understanding and appreciation of the most relevant art of our times for the largest possible public through its collection, temporary exhibitions, programmes, and partnerships.Opened in 2006 in a purpose-built building designed by the renowned Sino-American architect Ieoh Ming Pei, Mudam overlooks the historic city of Luxembourg. The programme, which is multi-disciplinary in nature, includes between 6 to 8 temporary exhibitions of varying scales each year alongside changing collection displays, commissioned projects, and a programme of sculptural interventions in the grounds of the museum.Reporting to the Director, Suzanne Cotter, the Head of Artistic Programmes and Content will be responsible for supporting the direction of Mudam by providing leadership to the curatorial and collection teams in the development of a world class programme of exhibitions and a collection of reference for Luxembourg and in Europe. In contributing to the development of the museum in the 21st century they will work collaboratively with colleagues across the museum and with museum partners.Mudam seeks an experienced curator with a track record of excellence in exhibition making and with significant experience of working at a senior level in museums or artistic institutions. They will be part of an international network of artists, curators and cultural thinkers, in touch with developments globally, with experience of working with collections and acquisitions, and with a record of published writing and catalogues in your portfolio. They will have experience of managing teams, and be an excellent communicator and team-player able to contribute to the work and activities of Mudam at the highest level.

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Serralves
Park Director
Salary: Competitive
Location: Porto, Portugal.
Closing date has now passed.
Serralves Park, a landscape heritage site in the city of Porto, wishes to appoint a Park Director to expand the opportunity which this unique landscape provides, to further the cultural mission of the Serralves Foundation. The Serralves Foundation, founded in 1989, takes care of the extraordinary assets which include the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Villa and the Park of eighteen hectares, designed by Jacques Greber in 1932 and listed in 2012 as a National Monument of Portugal. The mission of the Foundation is to engage diverse audiences with contemporary art, architecture, the landscape, the environment and other critical issues facing society and its future. The park therefore forms an integral part of the overall mission of the Foundation, offering a rich and dynamic cultural, educational and sensory experience and deepening and spreading knowledge about art, the landscape and the environment. The Park Director is responsible for safeguarding and enhancing the natural and built heritage of the Park and for raising the profile of this critical part of the ecosystem of Porto. Defining an ambitious strategy in terms of park management, the new Director will also develop an outstanding, innovative and inter-disciplinary programme of events and educational programmes with wide appeal to reinforce the work of the Foundation across a broad public. Committed to the objectives of the Foundation and prepared to contribute to the future sustainability of the organisation, the new Director will provide leadership to the Park staff while also acting as an excellent ambassador externally. In the new Director, Serralves is looking for an outstanding candidate with ambition, leadership capability and a real commitment to the work of the Foundation. They will be well networked internationally in their expert field, with the drive to develop the reputation of the Park within the extraordinary cultural offer of the Foundation. They will be committed to developing audiences bringing new interest to all aspects of the Foundations work. With excellent communication and advocacy skills, they will ensure recognition of the Park as an integral part of the cultural destination of Serralves.

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First Story
Chief Executive
Salary: c. GBP55k
Location: London N7.
Closing date has now passed.
The creative-writing charity, First Story, is seeking to appoint a new Chief Executive in early 2019. First Story brings talented, professional writers into secondary schools serving low-income communities, to work with teachers and students to foster creativity and communication skills. Established ten years ago, the charity has expanded significantly in the last five years and now works in 70 schools, across the country, supporting over 2,000 young writers in secondary schools. It also organises festivals and publications of young writers' work and has developed National Writing Day, now in its third year, which reaches a nation-wide audience. In partnership with the BBC, the charity also runs the BBC Young Writers Award, which shines a light on the creative achievement of young people and highlights the power of creative writing. The Chief Executive will therefore join the charity at an exciting time, with responsibility for implementing the strategy over the next three years that will broaden and deepen the work of First Story. Working with the board, they will work to realise the potential of First Story while ensuring that the organisation is well run and meets the expectations of its many stakeholders. They will lead and manage the dispersed staff, provide effective financial management and act as an Ambassador to First Story, inspiring support for the impact of what the charity does. In the new Chief Executive, the board seeks candidates who are strongly committed to the mission, vision and values of the charity and able to articulate that commitment to diverse audiences. A senior manager with experience of leading or being part of the leadership team of a charity, cultural organisation or other body, you will be able to demonstrate experience of people and resource management. You will be an inspiring leader, able to articulate the mission of the charity and to motivate staff to give of their best. An excellent communicator, you will have fund-raising experience, understand the principles of governance and will be enthusiastic about taking the charity on the next stage of its journey. You do not need to have prior experience of working in schools or in creative writing, but you do need to be a powerful advocate for the work of the charity, keen to improve the outcomes for more disadvantaged young people.

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