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Opportunities

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.
Closing date: 6 November 2017.
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: 9 October 2017.
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.
Closing date: 11 September 2017.
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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MUDAM
Director
Salary: Competitive
Location: Luxembourg.
Closing date has now passed.
The Board of MUDAM invites applications for the post of Director of this international museum of contemporary art, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2016.Welcoming some 100,000 visitors a year to its stunning building designed by the Pritzker Prize-winning architect, Ieoh Ming Pei, the Museum attracts an international, regional and local audience to its innovative exhibition programme. The organisation also has its own Collection which continues to be developed, currently including 600 artworks reflecting the diversity of contemporary art forms, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography as well as design, fashion and new media.The new Director will be responsible for both the artistic leadership and the management of staff and resources of the Museum. Able to articulate the strategic vision for the Museum as a whole with its purpose as a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary centre for cultural excellence at the heart of Europe, the new Director will be required to take the museum to the next level of its development.The new Director will be an inspirational leader with a reputation internationally in the field of contemporary art and a good track record of working with artists and the broader arts community. Financially literate, an excellent relationship and stakeholder manager, candidates for this role will be inspired by the opportunity which MUDAM presents, working with a Board ambitious for the future success and reputation of the organisation. They will be committed to increasing and diversifying audiences and realising the potential of the organisation. A well-run, young institution MUDAM offers a great opportunity for suitably qualified candidates who can demonstrate what they can bring to this developing institution.

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York Museums Trust
Trustee Appointments
Non-executive and unremunerated.
Closing date has now passed.
York Museums Trust, one of the most successful leading regional Museums and Gallery charities in the UK, is seeking to appoint three new Trustees to its Board from the Autumn of 2017. York Museums Trust (YMT) was formed on 1 August 2002 as an independent charitable Trust to manage the museums and gallery service previously run by City of York Council. The Trust has responsibility for the award-winning York Art Gallery, York Castle Museum, Yorkshire Museum and Gardens and York St Mary's. The Trust is also responsible for the care of the Collections, all of which are designated and cover Art, Science, History and Archaeology. The new appointments occur at an exciting time for YMT as the Trust pursues its ambitious forward plans whose headline priorities include a major capital project for York Castle Museum, supporting the development of the Castle area as a cultural quarter; expanding YMT Enterprises to increase income streams and the resilience of YMT; increasing the frequency and profile of YMT's programming and improving York's and York Museums Trust's profiles through local, regional and international leadership and partnerships. YMT is also in a period of change following the appointment of a new Chief Executive in 2015 and the retirement of the current Chair in November 2018. In the new Trustees, YMT seeks candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds who can empathise and contribute to the Trust's local, national and international profile; people whose experience can support the Trust as it continues to strive for excellence in its programming and visitor experience while ensuring the organisation's future sustainability. Specifically, candidates are sought with sound leadership experience in business, education or museums/heritage and with the credibility to represent YMT at the highest levels. The ability to bring new networks of engagement to the Trust to expand its footprint in Yorkshire and the North of England and beyond will be important as, for one post at least, will be prior experience of involvement with a major capital project. But above all, candidates for these roles must be able to demonstrate a strong enthusiasm for York Museums Trust and its vision and values.

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