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Opportunities

Imperial War Museums
Assistant Director, Exhibitions, Interpretation & Design
Salary: c£55k plus generous pension.
Location: London
Closing date: 19 January 2018
IWM is seeking to appoint a new Assistant Director of Exhibitions, Interpretation and Design within the Content and Programme Directorate. The role carries with it the responsibility, as part of IWM's Senior Management Team, to lead and manage IWM's temporary exhibition programme and updates to its galleries across all 5 branches. This appointment comes at an important time for IWM as the organisation goes through a significant period of renovation and rethinking. Currently with arguably the most important exhibition this year(Londonist) at IWM London in Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11; with ambitious plans to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War in 2018 at IWM London and IWM North, and further exciting plans for IWM Duxford, HMS Belfast and Churchill War Rooms in the pipeline, there has never been a more exciting time to join IWM and to contribute to its transformation. In the new Assistant Director Exhibitions, Interpretation and Design, IWM are looking for a highly creative senior manager who can help to deliver more of these groundbreaking projects, telling stories of the impact of conflict from the first world war to the present day. They will develop innovative ways to engage existing and new audiences and will push the boundaries of what museums are supposed to do. They will lead on interpretation, and with colleagues, create excellent, inspiring and relevant visitor experiences which ensure that IWM remains as relevant today is it was in 1917. You may or may not be a career museum professional but what will matter is that you are innovative, creative and are willing to take risks. It will help if you have broad experience of interpretation of nationally significant collections but we are also open to considering candidates who can open up our thinking, so long as they are able to deliver on their ideas.

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The Society of Chief Librarians
Chief Executive
Salary: Up to £65k depending on experience.
Location: London.
Closing date: 2 January 2018.
The Society of Chief Librarians (SCL) is seeking to appoint their first Chief Executive to lead the organisation into the next phase of its development. SCL has 20 years of experience as the professional body representing the 151 Heads of Library Services in England. With an impressive track record of developing policy, sharing best practice, and acting as the voice of the public library sector both nationally and internationally, the organisation has now recognised that it needs to appoint a small executive team to fulfil its expanding role in delivering effective innovation to the sector. The award of £500,000 pa (2018 - 2022) in the recent round of NPO funding provides the opportunity to recruit a dynamic, entrepreneurial Chief Executive to work closely with SCL board and members to make the step change envisaged. As the first Chief Executive, the appointed candidate will have the responsibility of transitioning SCL to become a successful Charity, building on what has been achieved to date, to deliver an even more effective, well-governed and sustainable organisation for the future. They will work with the Board to provide strategic leadership to SCL, ensuring the organisation delivers on its potential as a Sector Support Organisation, nurture relationships across the library and broader cultural sector to engage members and stakeholders in its developing agenda, raise the profile of SCL and the important work its members do in key policy areas of health and well-being, digital inclusion and literacy and skills development and lead the diversification of funding streams, building new partnerships and finding fresh opportunities. The first Chief Executive of SCL will be an experienced manager, with strong strategic skills, vision and excellent stakeholder and inter-personal skills which can be deployed to consult and negotiate with SCL members. Comfortable with ensuring the good delivery of day to day operations, you will also be externally focused developing and promoting the work that libraries do within their local communities. You do not need to be a library service manager to apply, but you do need to be passionate about what the sector can deliver and have an understanding of the complex environment in which libraries operate.

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Towner Art Gallery
Director
Salary: Competitive, commensurate with experience.
Location: Eastbourne
Closing date: 29 November 2017.
Towner, one of the largest, high profile visual arts organisations in the South East, is seeking to appoint a new Director. A gallery of national and international significance, it presents wide-ranging historic, modern and contemporary art alongside works from an acclaimed Collection of almost 5,000 artworks. An Arts Council England (ACE) National Portfolio Organisation (NPO), Towner is supported by Eastbourne Borough Council, generating additional income through fund-raising and commercial actvities. It places learning and access at the heart of everything it does, building on the vision of its philanthropic founder to be an art gallery for the people. The new Director will be responsible for leading Towner in the next phase of its development as a celebrated and influential centre for the visual arts with reputation and reach which is local, national and international. Working with Towner's Senior Management team and the Board of Trustees, the Director will be required to develop and implement the vision that will take the organisation forward at a particularly exciting but also challenging time. In the new Director, Towner seeks an inspiring, enthusiastic and experienced individual who can demonstrate both artistic and organisational leadership. A recognised artistic leader with well-developed networks in the UK and internationally, they will bring artistic vision combined with strategic management with previous experience in business planning, development of brand, marketing and audience development a distinct advantage.

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Chatsworth House Trust
Curator Exhibitions and Engagement
Salary: Competitive
Location: Chatsworth House, nr Bakewell, Derbyshire.
Closing date: 20 November 2017.
The role of Curator, Exhibitions and Engagement offers a rare opportunity to join the collections team, in this important senior role and at a time of increasing investment in exhibitions and interpretation at Chatsworth. You will be responsible for delivering exhibitions and displays across the House and Garden, and within the context of the extensive collections at Chatsworth. Ensuring public impact, fundraising and sponsorship opportunities are maximised and ensuring efficient delivery through management of project teams. Whilst being able to work across all aspects of the Collection, you will have a particular interest in contemporary art, actively promoting its presence at Chatsworth. You will also take a lead on interpretation, working closely with other colleagues and departments, devising a creative and innovative approach. You will be an experienced, graduate calibre curator from a museum or historic house environment, with a strong track record of delivering successful, ambitious exhibitions. Able to demonstrate strong leadership qualities, you will be a capable project and people manager with experience of managing budgets, undertaking research, working with artists and developing partnerships. A creative, enthusiastic and methodical individual, with the ability to lead from the front, you will have a passion for audience engagement, and be driven by the delivery of fresh and exciting installations.

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Chatsworth House Trust
Collections Manager, The Devonshire Collections
Salary: Competitive
Location: Chatsworth House,nr Bakewell, Derbyshire.
Closing date: 20 November 2017.
Following the recruitment of the new Director of Collections, Chatsworth House Trust now enters the final stage of plans to strengthen the existing professional collections team, in order to deliver their exciting vision for Collections and exhibitions at Chatsworth and Lismore Castle. In this new role you will lead the Collections team of 12 highly regarded specialists, taking responsibility for the management, care, access, research and development of the internationally significant collection of fine and decorative arts, books, and archives based at Chatsworth, Bolton Abbey and Lismore Castle. Reporting to the Director of Collections, you will also work closely with the Duke & Duchess of Devonshire, their Family and the Trustees to maximize the potential of the collection for public benefit; raising the profile of this valuable collection whilst ensuring its care. You will be supported in achieving this goal by colleagues including: the Head of Exhibitions, Head of Development and Devonshire Education Trust. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced collections manager to uncover the untold history within these vast collections, helping bring rare and beautiful items to life in ways that will captivate today's audience of adults children and scholars alike. To achieve Chatsworth House Trusts' vision, you will be degree educated in a relevant field, already be in a senior curatorial role within a historic house or museum, managing large projects and/or leading curators and archivists in the care of a collection. You will have a track record of partnership working, overseeing collections projects and devising successful development strategies. Experience in managing a database and controlling budgets is essential in this role.

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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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Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art
Director
Salary package commensurate with experience.
Location: Porto, Portugal.
Closing date has now passed.
The Board of the Serralves Foundation is seeking to appoint a new Director to the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art in Porto. The Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art is the foremost museum for contemporary art in Portugal and one of Europe's most renowned institutions for contemporary art and culture. Uniquely sited in the grounds of the Serralves Foundation in Porto, which also comprises an 18-hectare Park and the Serralves Villa a landmark art deco building, the Museum, designed by Alvaro Siza opened in 1999. Through its exhibitions, collection, publications, performing arts and education programmes, Serralves fosters the understanding and appreciation of contemporary art and culture in Portugal and around the world. In the next Director, the Board seeks an outstanding candidate with international standing, a track record for excellence and innovation in artistic programming and with the leadership ability to match the requirements of this significant role, ensuring the Museum's strong positioning in Portugal and internationally. The successful candidate will have the ambition to raise the profile and recognition of the Museum leading the organisation into the next chapter of its significant history within the Serralves Foundation as it celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2019.

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London Transport Museum
Chair of the Enterprise Board
Voluntary, unremunerated with expenses
Location: London
Closing date: 20 November 2017.
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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The Hepworth Wakefield
Chair
Unremunerated, with expenses
Location: Wakefield.
The Hepworth Wakefield, the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017, is seeking to appoint a new Chair from the Spring of 2018. The Hepworth Wakefield (THW), run as an independent Charitable Trust, is at the heart of the city-wide regeneration project that Wakefield Council set out in 2007. Its building, opened in 2011, designed by the award-winning architect, Sir David Chipperfield, is a testament to the ambition of Wakefield and the relationship between the architecture, the works of art on display and the strong sense of place that are all part of the unique experience that more than 200k visitors in 2016/2017 encountered. Providing a permanent public legacy for the art of Barbara Hepworth in her home city, the Gallery has achieved national and international recognition for its exhibition programme and its learning and engagement activity while remaining firmly rooted in its locality. In the new Chair, the Hepworth Wakefield is looking for candidates who will be energetic advocates of THW and its important role as a catalyst for regeneration in Wakefield and as an organisation that embraces excellence in all it does through its programmes, learning activities and its collection. They will be interested in modern and contemporary art, will be well networked at the highest level in business and cultural circles and will be strong on relationship building and stakeholder management. In short, they will have excellent credentials to be the next Chair of The Hepworth Wakefield, helping to take it on the next stage of its journey. A young organisation with an impressive track record of achievement and an opportunity to expand its impact on Wakefield, the broader region and internationally, this is an exciting time for the new Chair to be joining an ambitious organisation, determined to do more and requiring a Chair to match the organisation's ambitions.

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The Goldsmiths' Company
Curator
Salary: £55-65k per annum
Location: London EC2.
Closing date has now passed.
The Goldsmiths' Company, one of the major Livery Companies of the City of London, is seeking to appoint a Curator to lead and manage its Collections Department. The Company has one of the finest collections of silver made in Britain, with examples from 1350 to the present day, and including antique, domestic and contemporary silver, jewellery and art medals. Responsible for the curatorship, conservation, deployment of, and acquisitions to the Company's Collection, the new Curator will join the Company at an exciting time. High on the agenda will be preparations for the 700th Anniversary in 2027 of the company's first royal charter, with the need to develop a strategy for the decade running up to 2027 and beyond. In addition, there are new opportunities arising from collaboration with the Goldsmiths' Centre, with its emphasis on training, emerging talent and supporting the trade, the Company's decision to become a Founding Partner of the new Museum of London, establishing a Goldsmiths' Gallery and working on publications relevant to the Collection to be produced within the 700th anniversary framework. Candidates for this role should have scholarly credentials with a good publishing record and a demonstrable interest in research, ideally with a good knowledge of antique silver. They should have expertise in at least one main field of the Collection and a good eye for developing the Collection as a whole, with a keen interest in the contemporary art/trade. Candidates will also need to offer the experience and credentials to operate effectively at a senior level, to represent the Company and the Collection with distinction in the UK and internationally, and to collaborate internally with professional colleagues and externally with scholars, craft producers and curators to help the Goldsmiths' Company contribute to this aspect of national life.

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Dartington Hall Trust
Visitor Experience Director
Salary: c£80k.
Location: Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon.
Dartington Hall Trust is seeking to appoint a Visitor Experience Director. This is a new role created to support the delivery of exciting plans for Dartington, following a major stakeholder consultation, which will see significant investment in the organisation over the next 5 years to improve its sustainability and its attraction to visitors from across the world. Building on Dartington's unique heritage, responsible for around 150 staff,leading on hotels and shops, food and drink, interpretation, conferences and events, new visitor attractions and facilities, the campsite and play areas, the new Visitor Experience Director will have responsibility for creating an innovative and distinctive public engagement offer which brings into a cohesive, interactive whole the many activities and opportunities which Dartington and its 880 acre estate offers, while developing and delivering a best in class customer experience that delights the visitor and encourages repeat visits and increasing engagement with the Dartington Experience. In the new Director, the Trust seeks an executive with significant experience in the tourism, leisure, cultural attraction or heritage sector. An effective operator and change manager with a good track record in customer relations, candidates for this role will have experience of developing a differentiated but consistent offer for visitors. They will have an ability to balance commercial activity with the ethos and values of Dartington and will relish the opportunity to work as part of a leadership team committed to delivering Dartington as a destination for Place-making, Arts and Learning. They will be entrepreneurial, creative, customer-oriented and able to develop an all-round programme with diverse cultural and recreational opportunities; attracting visitors who want to taste the 'living classroom' for a many-sided life as envisaged by the Elmhirsts and made relevant for today.

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Bergen Kunsthall
Director
Salary: Competitive.
Location: Bergen, Norway.
Closing date has now passed.
Bergen Kunsthall, one of Scandinavia's most prominent contemporary art institutions, is seeking to appoint a new Director, to lead the organisation as it continues to develop its reputation locally, nationally and internationally. Attracting some 65,000 visitors a year, Bergen Kunsthall has a national and international reputation for its continually changing series of exhibitions, its strong education programme, its publications and the lively contemporary art programme which is curated at Landmark, the gallery's cafe, bar, concert venue and project space. Embedded in the local cultural scene, Bergen Kunsthall has international reach through its programming, international collaborations and publications, ensuring its place in the global conversation on contemporary art and culture. In the new Director, the Board is looking for a leader with the ability and international standing to run this high profile, small organisation which plays a significant role in Bergen and Norway within the broader contemporary art scene. They will be responsible for determining the artistic direction of the organisation as the institution moves into the next stage of its development, ensuring its reputation on the national and international stage while taking care of its financial security. They will be good people and resource managers, will be known for their innovative artistic programming, will be excellent communicators and stakeholder managers and will have the ability to work effectively with the Board to build on the organisation's remarkable history.

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