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Opportunities

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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Trinity College Dublin
Director, Science Gallery Dublin
Salary: Euro 88,078-116,917 plus benefits.
Location: Dublin.
Closing Date has now passed.
Trinity College Dublin is seeking to appoint a new Director to Science Gallery Dublin, its flagship public engagement space, where a cutting-edge programme is delivered connecting scientists, researchers, students, artists, designers, inventors, creative thinkers and entrepreneurs to ignite creativity and discovery where science and art collide. Science Gallery Dublin, established in 2008, is the first venue of its kind in the world, providing a creative platform where talented individuals from across disciplines can bring their foresight and knowledge into play in the development of exhibitions and events where the boundaries of knowledge can be pushed in a non-exclusive way. Opened 10 years ago, and attracting more than 400,000 visitors a year, of whom a high proportion are aged between 15 and 25, a target audience for the gallery, the Science Gallery at Trinity College has also been instrumental in the development of the Global Science Gallery Network, embedded in academic institutions across the world, including King's College, London, the University of Melbourne, the Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru, Michigan State University in Detroit and Ca' Foscari in Venice, with a total of eight international galleries scheduled to be open by 2020. In the new Director, Trinity College Dublin is looking for an exceptional individual who can offer the creative, cultural leadership and effective management skills which are required to take Science Gallery Dublin into its second decade of development. The successful candidate is likely to be in a leadership position in a gallery/museum/science centre or related organisation and will be able to demonstrate their ability to design and deliver highly innovative exhibition, event and learning programmes. They will have the networks internationally to carry the authority needed to be a principal player in the STEAM arena, will be able to work effectively within the University environment, the Science Gallery Dublin Board and will be able to cultivate and maintain strong partnerships and relations with core funders and collaborators. An excellent track record in public engagement and a passionate interest in the axis between science, technology, creativity and the arts will be essential.

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The Box
Head of Contemporary Arts
Salary, competitive with good benefits: permanent contract.
Location: Plymouth.
Closing date has now passed.
The Box, Plymouth is looking to appoint a Head of Contemporary Arts to raise the profile and delivery of contemporary arts in the City of Plymouth. A major capital development is in progress to transform the existing Grade II listed museum and library buildings into an exciting new museum and arts complex for the 21st century. It will open in 2020 to coincide with the Mayflower 400 commemorations. The new and expanded museum which brings together under one roof six different significant collections, a rich and varied resource of material and stories from films and images to historic and contemporary artefacts,when opened, will represent an enterprise three times the size of the former Museum and Art Gallery. With the development of St Luke's Church to provide the largest single compliant GIS gallery in the South West and the creation of a piazza connecting the new spaces, reaching out to the College of Art and the University of Plymouth's adjacent arts spaces, the new development creates a fantastic new opportunity for the celebration of contemporary culture within the heritage hub of Plymouth, reaching out to the world and bringing the world back to Plymouth. In this new role, reporting to the Chief Executive, The Box is seeking an exceptional curator/artistic leader with a track record for producing innovative and high quality contemporary arts programmes of critical acclaim. Responsible for the creative vision and development of the Contemporary Art Programme, they will have the reputation and ability to command the respect of the contemporary arts community and to provide the leadership to the staff team, major stakeholders and partners across the city which can help to raise the game of Plymouth as a cultural destination, attracting visitors locally, nationally and internationally. This is a unique opportunity for a creative, collaborative leader who can develop an innovative programme which meets the ambitions of key stakeholders: Plymouth City Council, ACE, HLF and all those who have made this transformational project a reality.

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MALBA
Artistic Director
Salary: Competitive, depending on experience.
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The Museum of Latin American Art in Buenos Aires, Malba, is inviting applications from an international field to fill the role of Artistic Director from the summer of 2018.Malba is internationally recognised as a reference point for Latin American art and as a beacon of artistic and cultural life in Buenos Aires. A not-for-profit organisation, housing a collection of 600 works of Latin American art from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day, Malba is a dynamic cultural centre, offering temporary exhibitions of a very diverse nature, including exhibitions of modern and contemporary Argentinian and Latin American Art as well as international art, usually in partnership with other regional and international institutions. With a mission to bring the Museum closer to everyone and provide a space that is open to the community, Malba also runs a major film programme, hosts a literature department, has a strong education and outreach programme, a thriving publications programme, and reaches an average annual audience of 400,000.In the new Director, Malba seeks a leader with international standing, a track record for excellence in artistic programming and with the networks to continue to raise the profile and significance of Malba on the international stage. They will be sensitive to the context of Malba and to the culture in which it operates, comfortable with working with the Founder, Eduardo Costantini and the newly recruited Foundation Board of Malba, with the ambition to take the organisation on the next stage of its journey. They will also be comfortable working with an Artistic Advisory Committee in regards to the museum institutional strategy, the exhibitions and acquisitions programmes. They will have a keen interest in Latin American modern and contemporary art and culture, will have excellent inter-personal and communication skills and will be enthusiastic about using exciting programming to grow audiences of all ages and at all levels.

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Dulwich Picture Gallery
Trustees
Voluntary, unremunerated
Location: Dulwich
Dulwich Picture Gallery is seeking to appoint up to four new Trustees to its Board over the coming six months to replace a number of current trustees who will be coming to the end of their terms. These will be the first appointments to the Board under the Chairmanship of Professor Evelyn Welch, and will provide an opportunity to shape the Board as it supports the new Sackler Director, Jennifer Scott, in developing a new vision and strategic plan for the next decade. Dulwich Picture Gallery is England's first public art gallery, founded to make great art available to the public and based in southeast London in Sir John Soane's iconic building. The Gallery houses a remarkable Permanent Collection of Old Master paintings, including famous works by Rembrandt, Rubens, Poussin and Murillo, alongside a programme of distinctive and revelatory temporary exhibitions and a much-acclaimed learning programme. The success of the Gallery and its innovative exhibition and engagement programmes is reflected in the record-breaking number of visitors - expected to approach 200,000 in 2017/2018. Considerations for the Trustee Board over the next decade include potential capital projects on its historic and sensitive site, a renewed approach to the interpretation of site, collection and the whole visitor experience, and new initiatives for the Gallery to continue to broaden and diversify the Gallery's audience and reach. Dulwich Picture Gallery is now looking for exceptional candidates with a passion for art and the work of the Gallery, including an appreciation of its special place as a world-class institution working in a local community. In particular, we are keen to appoint trustees with skills, interest and experience in growing networks to support fundraising, general financial management, the museum and gallery sector, and communications. These roles offer candidates a unique opportunity to contribute to the long-term future of an organisation with an exceptional history, passionate local supporter base and significant reputation and followers across the UK and abroad.

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London Transport Museum
Chair of the Enterprise Board
Voluntary, unremunerated with expenses
Location: London
The London Transport Museum is seeking to appoint a new Chair of the LTM Enterprise Board from the Spring of 2018. The Enterprise Board plays a crucial role in the success and sustainability of the Museum, with a direct responsibility for the non-charitable trading activities of the Museum which include retail, webshop, corporate hire, catering, commercial sponsorships and corporate memberships and with broader responsibilities across the charitable entrepreneurial activity of the Museum including the popular Hidden London Tours. The role of the Chair of the Enterprise Board is therefore a very significant one to LTM, the world's leading museum of urban transport which boasts outstanding heritage collections but which also provides a forum for thinking on the future of London as a city. In the new Chair, LTM is looking for candidates with considerable commercial experience that they can put to good use in assisting the Museum to maximise the income-generation potential of its assets for the long-term sustainability of the Museum. A senior figure, able to command the respect of the LTM and the Enterprise Board, they will be fascinated by the challenge that the role represents, enthusiastic to be operating at the heart of London's transport heritage and excited by the potential offered by the Museum's outstanding toybox of iconic collections including the red Routemaster, the Underground Map, Johnston typeface, posters and artwork, Tube trains, the roundel to name a few. A trustee member of the main LTM Board, the new Chair will be expected to have strong ambassadorial, advocacy and negotiating skills. While experience in retail, on-line trading leisure and property development would be welcomed, the ability to steer the Enterprise Board to advise the Executive in the better exploitation of LTM's many assets is essential, as is the ability to commit the equivalent of 3 days a month to the task.

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