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Opportunities

Strawberry Hill House & Garden
Director
Salary: Competitive, according to experience.
Location: Twickenham, SW London.
Strawberry Hill House & Garden, designed and built by Horace Walpole in the 18th century into his own little Gothic castle, is seeking to appoint a Director to lead the organisation into a new phase of growth and development. Reopened to the public in 2010 following a GBP10m restoration project, Strawberry Hill today provides the visitor with a unique insight into the world of Horace Walpole and his friends, whose efforts produced the style of Strawberry Hill Gothic with its mystery, magic and ground-breaking impact. The new Director will be responsible for developing, resourcing and executing a long-term strategy to enable Strawberry Hill House & Garden to meet its charitable purpose and to be financially secure over the longer-term. They will build the reputation of Strawberry Hill as a well-maintained and sustainable historic house and garden of national importance, open to all, embedded within its communities and engaging in a diverse programme of entertaining, informative, educational and income-generating activities. In the new Director, the Trustees seek candidates with strong leadership and commercial skills who can realise the potential of Strawberry Hill House & Garden, raising its profile, attracting more returning visitors and increasing the scope for fundraising and income-generation. The likely appointee must be able to demonstrate experience and sound commercial understanding of managing a successful visitor attraction of comparable scale. They will be good managers of people, volunteers and resource, adept at managing both internal and external relations and be able to raise the profile of the organisation among stakeholders and the heritage community at home and abroad. They will have good fundraising skills and the ability to develop a marketing strategy which increases visitor numbers year on year. They will be committed to community engagement and outreach while developing the income-generating opportunity that Strawberry Hill presents.

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Liverpool & Merseyside Theatres Trust
Chief Executive Officer
GBP 70-80K (depending on experience).
Location: Liverpool.
Closing date has now passed.
Liverpool and Merseyside Theatres Trust (LMTT) is a local artistic force with national significance and an international reputation. Liverpool City Region is an exciting, vibrant and diverse region with a passion for culture and a real belief in art at the centre of regeneration and inclusive growth. LMTT both produce and receive artistic work, and have a strong commitment to development and growth of new creative talent, whilst engaging across the many and varied communities represented across the city and region. LMTT seek a Chief Executive to be the strategic and managerial leader of the Everyman and Playhouse Theatres and, along with the Board, be accountable for their overall resilience, success and long term growth. The Chief Executive leads and implements the delivery of the strategic and artistic vision for LMTT, ensuring its relevance and long-term sustainability, whilst developing long term trusted relationships with other theatre makers and producers nationally and internationally.

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Central School of Ballet
Executive Director
Salary: Competitive
Location: Paris Gardens, Southwark, London.
Closing date has now passed.
Central School of Ballet is seeking to appoint an Executive Director to lead CSB as it moves into its new premises at Paris Gardens Southwark. CSB, a member of the Conservatoire of Dance and Drama, is a leading European centre for dance training. The London-based School, which offers degrees in professional dance and performance, validated by the University of Kent, is a leader in ensuring excellent outcomes from its undergraduate students. It also offers an MA in Choreography and has a vibrant programme of community engagement for those who might never have the opportunity of experiencing the joy of dance. The new Executive Director, reporting to the Board of Governors, will have overall responsibility for the business of CSB and will work closely with the Artistic Director, Christopher Marney, to deliver the sustainability which the organisation requires in the future. They will support and develop staff as they step up to their responsibilities in the new premises at Paris Gardens. They will have the strategic and organisational ability to make sure the organisation realises the ambition that the Board has for CSB in the future, in particular, developing the commercial opportunities that the new home, three times the size of the current one, will allow. In the new Executive Director, the Board seeks a consummate professional, likely to have experience within the broad cultural or HE sector with a keen interest in and ideally with an understanding of the world of dance education and training. But candidates may also come from the broader cultural sector if they can get up to speed quickly in the business of dance education and HE Regulations. They will be entrepreneurial, have commercial acumen, with good fund-raising skills and be able to act as an excellent Ambassador for Central at home and abroad. A good leader, manager, networker, the new Executive Director will take forward the organisation in its new state of the art premises, opening a new chapter for Central School of Ballet.

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York Minster
Head of Heritage
Salary: GBP40k plus benefits.
Location: York.
Closing date has now passed.
York Minster is seeking to appoint a Head of Heritage. This is an important role as the Minster develops its Masterplan which will bring collections and learning together and open up a new chapter in the visitor offer of the Minster. The Minster, a gothic masterpiece in stone and stained glass has been a place of prayer and pilgrimage for over 1400 years, welcomes over 700,000 visitors a year. Currently embarking on a Masterplan which includes the construction of a new building to provide teaching and learning spaces, exhibition space, stores and a conservation studio, this new appointment takes place at a very exciting time. The Head of Heritage will have the opportunity to influence the development of these new facilities, creating opportunities to make the Collections accessible to wide and varied audiences. In the new Head of Heritage, York Minster seeks an experienced Collections Manager with evidence of caring for and developing a significant, accredited collection. Well-networked in the Heritage sector, candidates for this role will require good leadership, management and change management skills and an ability to think creatively, inspiring new approaches which can also contribute to the wider mission of York Minster. Candidates will have energy, professional expertise, resilience, strong inter-personal skills to forge good relationships across the Minster and in the community, good partnership working experience and the operational efficiency to deliver results. Prior experience of a capital project would be an advantage.

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Great Dixter Charitable Trust
Chief Operating Officer
Salary: Competitive.
Location: Rye, East Sussex.
Closing date has now passed.
Great Dixter Charitable Trust is seeking to appoint a Chief Operating Officer (COO) to take responsibility for the strategic and operational management of the organisation that will ensure its longer-term sustainability. Great Dixter is a historic house and garden in East Sussex, internationally known through the gardening and writing of the late Christopher Lloyd and now a centre for horticultural excellence and education under the leadership of Fergus Garrett. Run by the Trust since the death of Christopher Lloyd in 2006, today Great Dixter welcomes up to 50,000 visitors a year, with its magical and inspiring offer not just of the house and garden but also of courses, symposia, study days, programmes for children and other events. The new COO will be required to provide the coordinated leadership, with Fergus Garrett, that will continue to develop Great Dixter without compromising its core values. They will work in partnership with the CEO in strategic planning and organisational development. They will carry out the everyday running of the organisation, managing and developing staff and will assess and develop new initiatives maintaining the fine balance between its history, its future contribution to horticultural innovation and its commercial needs. In this new role, the Trust seeks an exceptional person, able to work alongside Fergus and to command his trust, sensitive to the history of Great Dixter and the legacy of Christopher Lloyd but also able to support the innovative developments which the organisation wants to embrace. They will have good commercial and business operational skills, be well-versed in the visitor attraction scene with good analytic and excellent management skills and will also appreciate the unique role of Great Dixter with its strong commitment to innovation, best practice and social engagement.

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St Paul's Cathedral
Director of Visitor Engagement
Salary: Competitive
Location: St Paul's London.
Closing date has now passed.
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 has now passed.
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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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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