Job vacancy – Collections and Public Engagement Director – American Museum and Gardens

Job title: Collections and Public Engagement Director
Salary: £50,000 – £60,000
Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week (Monday – Friday)
Term: Permanent contract subject to probationary period of six months
Location: American Museum & Gardens, Bath
Reporting to: The Director (Chief Executive)
Closing date: 12noon 16 November 2020

The mission of the American Museum & Gardens is to educate, stimulate, and inspire its visitors in order to further the understanding of American history and culture. The Museum carries out this mission through the presentation of its historic rooms, its decorative art and folk art collections, and its special exhibitions, publications, learning programmes, and gardens.  

The Collections & Public Engagement Director, a new position, will have principal responsibility for creating a vibrant and successful exhibition programme, providing care and interpretation of the collections, and spearheading creative learning and public engagement programmes.    The person who undertakes this role will form part of the Museum’s Senior Leadership Team. 

The Museum is searching for an experienced, entrepreneurial, and energetic professional who will help the institution to build visitation and extend the Museum’s visibility within the wider community.  This person will need to set and meet goals in order to increase revenue and enhance the Museum’s financial position. 

The successful candidate will have extensive experience and commercial success in sourcing, mounting, interpreting, and marketing exhibitions; significant experience working within curatorial services, creative learning, and public engagement; and will be educated to degree level and preferably with an advanced degree in museum studies or another appropriate field.

The closing date for applications is 12noon 16 November 2020.

To apply please email Anne Millman: with your CV, a cover letter of no more than two pages setting out how you meet the requirements of the role, and the completed monitoring form.

For the full job description and to apply, please visit the American Museum & Gardens website>>