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Opportunities

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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Fondation Giacometti
Director of Collection and International Programme
Salary: Competitive.
Location: Paris
Closing date has now passed.
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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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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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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