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Opportunities

St Paul's Cathedral
Director of Visitor Engagement
Salary: Competitive
Location: St Paul's London
Closing date: 18 February 2019
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: 14 January 2019.
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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Kiplin Hall & Gardens
Director
Salary: cGBP45k.
Location: near Scorton, Richmond, North Yorkshire.
Closing date has now passed.
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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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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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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