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Opportunities

King's College London
Executive Director, Culture
Salary: Competitive.
Location: London
Closing date: 7 October 2018.
King's College London is seeking to appoint an Executive Director for Culture, a newly created role, with responsibility for leading the cultural engagement activity across the university and for delivering the new cultural strategy to 2023. The opportunity arises following the recent appointment of Deborah Bull as Vice-President and Vice-Principal (London), to whom this new role will report. Culture is well-embedded into the life and work of the university with an ambition in the next five years to ensure that culture and cultural collaborations are even more closely aligned to the university's core priorities of research, education and service.In the last five years, under the leadership of Deborah Bull, King's College London has considerably increased its engagement through culture and now leads the international higher education sector in its integrated approach to arts and culture and the opportunity it provides university-wide to open up new areas of research, education and service to communities in London and beyond, in support of King's core aims. In this new post, the Executive Director will work closely with Deborah Bull and the Culture team to refine and implement the refreshed cultural strategy at the university. They will work with Executive Deans of Faculties and their senior teams in leveraging the potential of arts and culture in education, research and service, in line with the university's Strategic Vision 2029 and in support of the student experience. In the new Executive Director, King's is looking for an accomplished strategic leader with the proven ability to lead and motivate the high-performing Culture team. They will have extensive prior experience of leading successful change and of operating successfully within a complex organisation. Candidates for this post will need to demonstrate the ability to understand and work within the pressures of the HE environment, to influence senior stakeholders within the university and across the cultural sector, enhancing King's impact and visibility.

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Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park
Director
Salary: c GBP 80k
Location: Compton Verney, Warwickshire.
Closing date: 1 October 2018.
Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park invites applications for the position of Director.Compton Verney is a nationally accredited art gallery and museum set in an early 18th Century Grade 1 listed mansion and surrounded by a historic 'Capability' Brown park of 120 acres. It has six permanent collections and runs a busy programme of top quality exhibitions and events, attracting audiences of c100,000 visitors pa from near and far. An extraordinary and unique place, driven by the mission that art is for everyone, it is embedded in its local community but also a player on the national and international stage. Having doubled its visitor numbers since opening in 2004, and established itself as a place of discovery, play and reflection, in this next phase, Compton Verney will need to ensure its long-term viability and resilience through expanding its visitor offer and increasing its commercial and income-generating potential.Building on Compton Verney's success to date, the new Director will bring renewed purpose to the organisation, providing strategic leadership, artistic direction and commercial drive. Keeping Compton Verney firmly on the map in terms of artistic reputation and visitor appeal, the Director will be required to tackle the long-term sustainability of the organisation while maintaining its core mission.In the new Director, Compton Verney seeks a leader with experience in the cultural or heritage sectors and a passionate belief in making art accessible to the widest possible audience. With personal credibility and presence to work effectively with the governors, trustees and with external stakeholders, they will have the entrepreneurial and commercial skill to develop Compton Verney as a sustainable enterprise for the future. Good management skills, able to effectvely manage a strong and capable senior team, they will also have the ability to provide artistic leadership and will be excited by the opportunities provided in the House and the Park to inspire engagement with larger and more diverse audiences.

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Chetham's
Head of Development
GBP 35-38,000 pa (depending on experience)
Location: Manchester.
Closing date: 28 September 2018
Chetham's, a unique world-renowned organisation championing learning through engaging programmes of music and scholarship, is seeking to appoint a new Head of Development.Based in Manchester, Chetham's is home to Chetham's School of Music, the UK's largest specialist music school which celebrates its 50th anniversary year in 2019; also to The Stoller Hall, a new and exceptional venue for performance specifically designed for chamber music and to Chetham's Library, the UK's oldest surviving public library in the English-speaking world, founded in 1653. Like many other institutions, Chetham's has a constant requirement for funds to support all aspects of what it does so that it may maintain its proud record of music teaching, performance and the broader scholarship it promotes. There is therefore an exciting and challenging job to do, building on considerable fund-raising success in the past, providing the long-term financial sustainability that the organisation requires.With responsibility for all areas of fundraising , the new Head of Development will develop the strategy to deliver a new era of fundraising for Chetham's. Embedding a fundraising ethos across the organisation, working with the Principal of the School of Music, the Librarian, the General Manager of The Stoller Hall and the Feoffees and members of other Boards, the new Head of Development will lead their small team to meet agreed targets to support the organisation into the future. In the new Head of Fundraising, Chetham's seeks candidates who have a proven record of success in raising funds across a broad range of income streams, particularly through individual giving and from Trusts and Foundations. They will have a high level of personal confidence of working with internal and external stakeholders and the ability to lead effectively a small but busy Development Department. They will have excellent communication skills, be highly articulate verbally and in writing, and will have the drive, energy and commitment to achieve results.

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SS Great Britain
Creative Director
Salary: GBP 70k plus benefits.
Location: Bristol.
Closing date: 24 September 2018.
SS Great Britain, the award-winning visitor attraction and accredited museum based in Bristol, is seeking to appoint a Creative Director. This is a new role to meet the ambitious plans of the organisation as it expands its footprint by taking over the Albion Dry Dock next door to SS Great Britain, and continues to ensure that maritime heritage is relevant to contemporary audiences. A popular and highly successful museum commercially, in the next phase of its development, the Museum wants to be even more innovative, extending the frontiers of what a museum and heritage site in the 21st century can deliver to its audiences. The Creative Director will have the responsibility, reporting to the Chief Executive, of developing and delivering the Trust's creative programme that aims to provide the best experiences in the world for broad and diverse audiences. Through an outstanding interpretation, communication, marketing, programming and volunteering service, they will push the boundaries of expectation, also developing events, festivals and other programmes that excite supporters and visitors alike. Providing visionary leadership to their team, including the fund-raising team, they will work to optimise cross-team collaboration, fostering a coordinated approach to all that relates to visitor engagement and spend.In the Creative Director, SS Great Britain seeks candidates with a track record of innovation who can build on what has been achieved to date. Entrepreneurial and collaborative they will be highly audience focussed, with a strong enthusiasm for the content and interpretation of SS Great Britain, the ship and its collections. They will be strong on both leadership and management skills, able to inspire their team to take some risks in their pursuit of an exceptional Museum experience whether or not they come with prior museum experience. This is a unique opportunity requiring outstanding skills, both strategically and in delivery.

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Painshill Park Trust
Director
Salary: Competitive.
Location: Painshill, Cobham, Surrey.
Closing date has now passed.
Painshill Park, a magnificent Grade 1 listed eighteenth century Georgian Landscape Garden of 158 acres, is looking to appoint a new Director.A popular visitor attraction with over 90k visitors a year, the restoration of the Park and its follies is almost complete. In this next phase, the focus will be on the longer term sustainability of this important heritage site with great potential to attract more visitors and to enhance understanding of the motivation of its Founder, Charles Hamilton, who, over 35 years in the mid-18th century, changed the face of the English landscape forever.Reporting to the Chair and Board of Trustees, the new Director will be responsible for the overall management of the organisation, its staff and resources as the Board moves its focus from conservation to making Painshill sustainable for the future. Leading the organisation through the next stage of its development, the new Director will be responsible for building the infrastructure needed to increase visitor numbers and to engage visitors with the story of the park and of its restoration. They will also be responsible for developing the income-generation potential of Painshill.In the new Director, the Trustees seek an energetic, experienced and inspiring, forward-looking and strategically thinking individual who can deliver to Painshill the financial stability it needs. They will also have the ability to deliver to visitors the enlightening experience that marks Painshill as a great place to visit, learn, entertain and to experience the magic of a landscape of the 18th century designed to inspire and entertain. You may well have experience in the cultural, heritage, landscape or commercial entertainment field and are likely to have experience of change management but what you will have overridingly is a passion for engaging visitors, a real understanding of how to enhance the visitor offer and experience of matching love of heritage with commercial viability.

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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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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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