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Opportunities

Trinity College Dublin
Director, Science Gallery Dublin
Salary: Euro 88,078-116,917 plus benefits.
Location: Dublin.
Closing Date: 28 May 2018.
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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Imperial War Museums
Assistant Director, Exhibitions, Interpretation & Design
Salary: c£55k plus generous pension.
Location: London
Closing date has now passed.
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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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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The Society of Chief Librarians
Chief Executive
Salary: Up to £65k depending on experience.
Location: London.
Closing date has now passed.
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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Chatsworth House Trust
Curator Exhibitions and Engagement
Salary: Competitive
Location: Chatsworth House, nr Bakewell, Derbyshire.
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.
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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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
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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