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Opportunities

MUDAM
Head of Artistic Programmes and Content.
Salary: Competitive
Location: Luxembourg.
Closing date: 14 December 2018.
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: 7 December 2018
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: 7 December 2018
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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Kiplin Hall & Gardens
Director
Salary: cGBP45k.
Location: near Scorton, Richmond, North Yorkshire.
Closing date: 26 November 2018.
The Board of Kiplin Hall Trust is seeking to appoint a Director to lead the organisation through a period of change and development. Kiplin Hall is a fascinating Jacobean House that was built for George Calvert, Secretary of State to James I and founder of Maryland in the United States. In recent years, the Hall and its grounds has been subject to considerable restoration and while there is still more to do, today the priority switches to making the organisation sustainable for the future.The Director joins at an important time of change tasked with developing the organisation, its operations and visitor offer. With responsibility for increasing visitor numbers and the income-generating opportunities for the Kiplin Hall Trust, the new Director, with the Board, will develop the strategy which will take the organisation on the next stage of its journey. Providing inspirational and creative leadership to the staff and volunteer team, the Director will be strong operationally, have good communication skills to advocate for the Hall externally, develop new partnerships and seize opportunities for attracting new funds to enhance what Kiplin Hall can deliver to its visitors. Candidates for this role need the energy, determination, commercial skills and empathy with Kiplin Hall and its heritage, to take on this role and lead the change which will ensure a great future for the organisation, its visitors, staff and volunteers alike.

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King's College London
Executive Director, Culture
Salary: Competitive.
Location: London
Closing date has now passed.
King's College London is seeking to appoint an Executive Director for Culture, a newly created role, with responsibility for leading the cultural engagement activity across the university and for delivering the new cultural strategy to 2023. The opportunity arises following the recent appointment of Deborah Bull as Vice-President and Vice-Principal (London), to whom this new role will report. Culture is well-embedded into the life and work of the university with an ambition in the next five years to ensure that culture and cultural collaborations are even more closely aligned to the university's core priorities of research, education and service.In the last five years, under the leadership of Deborah Bull, King's College London has considerably increased its engagement through culture and now leads the international higher education sector in its integrated approach to arts and culture and the opportunity it provides university-wide to open up new areas of research, education and service to communities in London and beyond, in support of King's core aims. In this new post, the Executive Director will work closely with Deborah Bull and the Culture team to refine and implement the refreshed cultural strategy at the university. They will work with Executive Deans of Faculties and their senior teams in leveraging the potential of arts and culture in education, research and service, in line with the university's Strategic Vision 2029 and in support of the student experience. In the new Executive Director, King's is looking for an accomplished strategic leader with the proven ability to lead and motivate the high-performing Culture team. They will have extensive prior experience of leading successful change and of operating successfully within a complex organisation. Candidates for this post will need to demonstrate the ability to understand and work within the pressures of the HE environment, to influence senior stakeholders within the university and across the cultural sector, enhancing King's impact and visibility.

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Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park
Director
Salary: c GBP 80k
Location: Compton Verney, Warwickshire.
Closing date has now passed.
Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park invites applications for the position of Director.Compton Verney is a nationally accredited art gallery and museum set in an early 18th Century Grade 1 listed mansion and surrounded by a historic 'Capability' Brown park of 120 acres. It has six permanent collections and runs a busy programme of top quality exhibitions and events, attracting audiences of c100,000 visitors pa from near and far. An extraordinary and unique place, driven by the mission that art is for everyone, it is embedded in its local community but also a player on the national and international stage. Having doubled its visitor numbers since opening in 2004, and established itself as a place of discovery, play and reflection, in this next phase, Compton Verney will need to ensure its long-term viability and resilience through expanding its visitor offer and increasing its commercial and income-generating potential.Building on Compton Verney's success to date, the new Director will bring renewed purpose to the organisation, providing strategic leadership, artistic direction and commercial drive. Keeping Compton Verney firmly on the map in terms of artistic reputation and visitor appeal, the Director will be required to tackle the long-term sustainability of the organisation while maintaining its core mission.In the new Director, Compton Verney seeks a leader with experience in the cultural or heritage sectors and a passionate belief in making art accessible to the widest possible audience. With personal credibility and presence to work effectively with the governors, trustees and with external stakeholders, they will have the entrepreneurial and commercial skill to develop Compton Verney as a sustainable enterprise for the future. Good management skills, able to effectvely manage a strong and capable senior team, they will also have the ability to provide artistic leadership and will be excited by the opportunities provided in the House and the Park to inspire engagement with larger and more diverse audiences.

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Chetham's
Head of Development
GBP 35-38,000 pa (depending on experience)
Location: Manchester.
Closing date now passed.
Chetham's, a unique world-renowned organisation championing learning through engaging programmes of music and scholarship, is seeking to appoint a new Head of Development.Based in Manchester, Chetham's is home to Chetham's School of Music, the UK's largest specialist music school which celebrates its 50th anniversary year in 2019; also to The Stoller Hall, a new and exceptional venue for performance specifically designed for chamber music and to Chetham's Library, the UK's oldest surviving public library in the English-speaking world, founded in 1653. Like many other institutions, Chetham's has a constant requirement for funds to support all aspects of what it does so that it may maintain its proud record of music teaching, performance and the broader scholarship it promotes. There is therefore an exciting and challenging job to do, building on considerable fund-raising success in the past, providing the long-term financial sustainability that the organisation requires.With responsibility for all areas of fundraising , the new Head of Development will develop the strategy to deliver a new era of fundraising for Chetham's. Embedding a fundraising ethos across the organisation, working with the Principal of the School of Music, the Librarian, the General Manager of The Stoller Hall and the Feoffees and members of other Boards, the new Head of Development will lead their small team to meet agreed targets to support the organisation into the future. In the new Head of Fundraising, Chetham's seeks candidates who have a proven record of success in raising funds across a broad range of income streams, particularly through individual giving and from Trusts and Foundations. They will have a high level of personal confidence of working with internal and external stakeholders and the ability to lead effectively a small but busy Development Department. They will have excellent communication skills, be highly articulate verbally and in writing, and will have the drive, energy and commitment to achieve results.

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SS Great Britain
Creative Director
Salary: GBP 70k plus benefits.
Location: Bristol.
Closing date has now passed.
SS Great Britain, the award-winning visitor attraction and accredited museum based in Bristol, is seeking to appoint a Creative Director. 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 Creative Director will have the responsibility, reporting to the Chief Executive, of developing and delivering the Trust's creative programme that aims to provide the best experiences in the world for broad and diverse audiences. Through an outstanding interpretation, communication, marketing, programming and volunteering service, they will push the boundaries of expectation, also developing events, festivals and other programmes 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 Creative Director, SS Great Britain seeks candidates with a track record of innovation who can build on what has been achieved to date. 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 Museum 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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Painshill Park Trust
Director
Salary: Competitive.
Location: Painshill, Cobham, Surrey.
Closing date has now passed.
Painshill Park, a magnificent Grade 1 listed eighteenth century Georgian Landscape Garden of 158 acres, is looking to appoint a new Director.A popular visitor attraction with over 90k visitors a year, the restoration of the Park and its follies is almost complete. In this next phase, the focus will be on the longer term sustainability of this important heritage site with great potential to attract more visitors and to enhance understanding of the motivation of its Founder, Charles Hamilton, who, over 35 years in the mid-18th century, changed the face of the English landscape forever.Reporting to the Chair and Board of Trustees, the new Director will be responsible for the overall management of the organisation, its staff and resources as the Board moves its focus from conservation to making Painshill sustainable for the future. Leading the organisation through the next stage of its development, the new Director will be responsible for building the infrastructure needed to increase visitor numbers and to engage visitors with the story of the park and of its restoration. They will also be responsible for developing the income-generation potential of Painshill.In the new Director, the Trustees seek an energetic, experienced and inspiring, forward-looking and strategically thinking individual who can deliver to Painshill the financial stability it needs. They will also have the ability to deliver to visitors the enlightening experience that marks Painshill as a great place to visit, learn, entertain and to experience the magic of a landscape of the 18th century designed to inspire and entertain. You may well have experience in the cultural, heritage, landscape or commercial entertainment field and are likely to have experience of change management but what you will have overridingly is a passion for engaging visitors, a real understanding of how to enhance the visitor offer and experience of matching love of heritage with commercial viability.

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The Fitzwilliam Museum
Director and Marlay Curator
Salary: Competitive
Location: Cambridge.
Closing date has now passed
The Fitzwilliam Museum, the lead member of the University of Cambridge Museums (UCM), invites applications for the post of Director and Marlay Curator. Founded in 1816 by the bequest of Richard, Viscount Fitzwilliam, an 18th century collector, the Museum today houses over half a million works of art and antiquities spanning centuries and civilisations. Welcoming some 500k visitors a year and with an international reputation for excellence in research, exhibitions and education programmes, the Museum's Masterplan for the next 10 to 15 years envisages a major and ambitious capital development programme to transform the Museum and its offer to visitors and scholars alike. The Director provides strategic leadership to the Museum, including leading academic direction and articulating a compelling vision for the Museum's development in the context of its role as an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation and as an integrated part of the University. They are charged with the care of the collections and are responsible for the operational and financial management of the Museum and for its strategic development. The successful candidate will have significant experience of senior leadership, likely to be in the museum or heritage sector but the Board will be open to candidates with different experience as long as they can meet the requirements of the role. They will have the vision to lead one of the world's best university museums and to inspire its staff, with the proven skills to manage change and to build and maintain stakeholder relationships. They will be comfortable with the task of generating significant income from external sources and will have the skills and professional standing to provide leadership and advocacy for the Fitzwilliam Museum and for the University of Cambridge Museums partnership.

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