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Opportunities

St Paul's Cathedral
Director of Visitor Engagement
Salary: Competitive
Location: St Paul's London.
Closing date: 23 September 2019.
The Director of Visitor Engagement at St Paul's is crucial to delivering the warm and inclusive welcome that exceeds expectations of visitors and worshippers alike. One of six new strategic directors accountable to the Registrar, created following an internal restructuring, the post-holder has responsibility for Visitor Experience, Commercial Services, Security and Resilience, Sales and Ticketing, Marketing and Audience Development with around 70 paid staff and 150 volunteer guides in all. The first incumbent of this role will be responsible for delivering the income that supports about 80 per cent of the operating expenditure of the Cathedral and that keeps worship free and the building maintained. Working with this wide remit, the post-holder will increase the number of new and returning visitors to the Cathedral, whether worshippers or sightseers, ensuring year on year increases in those numbers, constantly delivering excellent customer service. As a candidate, you will have experience of leading and developing teams focused on delivering excellent customer service. You will have implemented culture change and be able to provide inspiration to staff, instilling a sense of pride and purpose in the team. You will be committed to delivering an exceptional experience to worshippers and visitors alike and to ensuring that every member of the team, wherever they engage with members of the public, delivers the welcome which St Paul's requires. You will have the ambition and track record of delivering year-on-year increase in visitor numbers and spend to ensure that the Cathedral continues to be a focal point for worship, commemoration and celebration. You will have the imagination to develop and deliver new opportunities to welcome more visitors within the constraints of a worshipping Cathedral and you will relish the challenge of ensuring St Paul's Cathedral is both commercially successful while respecting the core values of the Cathedral's mission.

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Turquoise Mountain Trading Ltd
Managing Director
Salary package: Competitive.
Location: London (home based) with significant international travel.
Closing date: 30 September 2019.
Turquoise Mountain Trading Ltd is seeking to appoint a Managing Director with commercial, retail experience to significantly grow the market for craft products created by artisans in the countries serviced by its parent charity, Turquoise Mountain Trust, of Afghanistan, Myanmar, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. Turquoise Mountain Trust was established in 2006 by HRH The Prince of Wales. The aim of the charity is to revive traditional crafts and regenerate historic areas. The activities of the Charity began in the old city of Kabul, Afghanistan. A core part of the programme is to support artisans in bringing their products, including carpets, jewellery, fabrics, furniture, homeware items and artworks to market, through a network of commercial clients across the US, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Building on the excellent relationships which have been established with key retailers, wholesalers, designers and hoteliers, Turquoise Mountain is now scaling up its trading operations to increase the number of artisans they can support through commercial activities, and the significant development of the trading subsidiary Turquoise Mountain Trading Ltd. This new role will carry with it the responsibility for the increase in Turquoise Mountains sales from the current level of approximately $1m a year to $6m by 2022.This is a busy job, requiring an entrepreneurial operator who is excited by the challenge of investing their business experience in a charity with the strong mission to develop employment and a sense of pride to people, including in areas which have been affected by conflict, displacement of communities, or where heritage is under threat. They will be empathetic to the core objectives of the Charity and will have the ability to understand the craft market for the products produced by the artisan businesses which have been developed with the support of the Charity. Analytical, flexible, sensitive to the places where the Charity works, they will put in place the appropriate product and sales strategies that can grow market demand and develop sustainability for the artisan businesses and for the Charity.

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The Geffrye Museum of the Home
Director Creative Programmes and Collections
Salary: cGBP50k.
Location: Hoxton, London.
Closing date: 9 September 2019.
The Geffrye Museum, currently undergoing a major capital development, is seeking to appoint a creative and ambitious Director of Creative Programmes and Collections to lead on cross-arts programming and excite discussion on the most vital issues of our time relating to the concept of Home. The Director of Creative Programmes and Collections is a new senior management role, created to bring radical change to programming, curatorial and learning strategies. You will shape a new collecting strategy and take a leading role in modelling the future direction of the museum. With a passion for the arts and heritage sector, you will have an extensive curatorial and programming background. You will be motivated by radical change and be comfortable interrogating traditional exhibitions, events and learning formats to create something surprising and unique. An inspirational leader, you will win the hearts and minds of a passionate team of curators and educators.

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Kiln Theatre
Chair
Voluntary and unremunerated.
Location: London
Kiln Theatre (formerly the Tricycle) based in Kilburn, north-west London, is seeking to appoint a new Chair to its Trustee Board. Kiln Theatre, an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation, produces world-class theatre that challenges, takes risks, entertains and celebrates the exceptionally diverse society of Brent and beyond. Presenting about six productions a year, Kiln Theatre, led by its inspirational Artistic Director, Indhu Rubasingham, is an ambitious production house that is both internationally renowned and deeply rooted in its local community.The appointment of the new Chair will take place as Kiln Theatre enters a new chapter in its 40-year history following its re-opening last Autumn after a major capital refurbishment. A local theatre with international influence proudly located in Brent, the most culturally diverse borough in London, it is a venue reborn with a bold and sector-leading artistic programme. Challenges in the next few years include ensuring a sustainable future for the organisation by generating more income through wider audience development, outreach and fundraising. In the new Chair, Kiln Theatre seeks candidates with a keen interest in challenging and inclusive theatre. They will be great advocates for the work Kiln Theatre is doing to grow and diversify audiences through their original artistic programme, through their Creative Learning Programme and through their broad offer, including the cinema. They will be good communicators and comfortable both with giving themselves and inviting others to give to the organisation. They will be strong on relationship management, able to provide leadership to the Board and to provide support and challenge to the Artistic Director and recently appointed Executive Director, Daisy Heath. In short, they will have the skills to chair effectively an ambitious charity committed to creating theatre for all.

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ATLAS Arts
Artistic Director/CEO
Salary:Competitive for 0.8 FTE
Location: Isle of Skye.
Closing date has now passed.
ATLAS Arts, an award-winning, producer and commissioner of contemporary art that creates connections between artists and audiences in the unique context of the Hebrides landscape, is looking to appoint an Artistic Director/CEO. This is a newly revised role carrying overall responsibility for the strategic direction, bold programming and sustainability of the organisation in the future. ATLAS Arts, founded in 2010 to fill the gap in contemporary art provision on the Isle of Skye and the West Coast of Scotland, has developed a distinct curatorial practice and identity, becoming a key player in the ecology of arts organisations working in Scotland and demonstrating best practice in terms of place-driven, socially engaged practice. It showcases a high quality of artistic talent in its rural setting through commissions, research projects, film screenings, specific events, exhibitions, installations, performances, partnerships and creative learning programmes. In the new Artistic Director, ATLAS Arts seeks an accomplished curator with experience of delivering vibrant, inter-disciplinary arts programmes. They will have a keen interest in the rural context of Skye and a track record of working with communities in an engaging programme in which learning, artistic production and talent development are integral to the operation. They will have the ability to provide inspirational leadership and sound management to the Executive Director and the small team. They will have excellent interpersonal skills and experience of raising funds and will be excited by the opportunity of continuing to develop ATLAS Arts as an important contributor to the creative vibrancy of Scottish arts.

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UCL Culture
Director of Museums & Cultural Programmes
Salary: GBP56,266-GBP61,181
Location: London.
Closing date has now passed.
UCL Culture is seeking to appoint a Director of Museums and Cultural Programmes, an executive team role which carries the responsibility for setting the standard for using culture as a means of interrogating and understanding the world around us. UCL Culture is a multidisciplinary team committed to connecting the world with UCL through innovative programming and engagement activities. UCL Culture uses their assets in the form of collections, museums, theatre and most importantly their people and their expertise to mobilise the UCL community, inspiring them to engage people with their research, and their research with people. The Director of Museums and Cultural Programmes is responsible for establishing the vision for UCL Culture's museums (Petrie Museum, Grant Museum and UCL Art Museum) and cultural programmes including exhibitions, performance, public art, festivals, events and digital activities. They must provide effective leadership and management to their team, supporting the work they are doing to integrate arts and culture at the heart of UCL's academic purpose, in line with the University's Strategy 2034. In the new Director, UCL Culture seeks candidates who have the experience, imagination and creativity to lead their team in the effective delivery of programmes which engage academics, students and the broader public in debates which open up new thinking through the showcasing of research in an arts and cultural context. Whether they come from a museum, performing arts or festivals background, they will be able to demonstrate the ability to push the boundaries of thinking, to forge long-term partnerships within and beyond the University and to be effective in a multi-disciplinary academic environment.

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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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