Culture and tourism are key drivers of the new Dundee economy, and further exciting developments in these areas are likely as part of the forthcoming Tay Cities Deal. An opportunity has arisen to be right at the heart of all this, as Chief Executive of the organisation behind two of the city’s two most prominent 5-star visitor attractions. The Chief Executive is responsible for providing day-to-day leadership of the organisation, working closely with the Executive Management Team to successfully run its two leading visitor attractions – Discovery Point and Verdant Works – and various key programmes from preservation to education. The role requires an inspiring and experienced individual who can act as an ambassador for the brand, deliver on the organisations’ vision for the future, and maximise all revenue and funding streams.
Museum Administrator At The Seaside Museum (Herne Bay Museum Trust)
The Seaside Museum Herne Bay is an Arts Council England accredited museum, principal heritage centre, and tourist attraction for the coastal town of Herne Bay. The museum’s mission is to engage the community, local and visiting, with the area’s historical, natural history and cultural heritage through informative and entertaining galleries and exhibitions, events and activities. The Trust is looking for someone with an enthusiasm for museums but with administrative capabilities, able take on the everyday administration of the museum and coordinating the activities of our 40-50 volunteers. The post is based at the Seaside Museum Herne Bay.
The Board of Kiplin Hall Trust is seeking to appoint a Director to lead the organisation through a period of change and development. Kiplin Hall is a fascinating Jacobean House that was built for George Calvert, Secretary of State to James I and founder of Maryland in the United States. In recent years, the Hall and its grounds has been subject to considerable restoration and while there is still more to do, today the priority switches to making the organisation sustainable for the future. The Director joins at an important time of change tasked with developing the organisation, its operations and visitor offer. With responsibility for increasing visitor numbers and the income generating opportunities for the Kiplin Hall Trust, the new Director, with the Board, will develop the strategy which will take the organisation on the next stage of its journey.
Bucks County Museum Trust has a great opportunity for an experienced manager in the heritage sector or related sectors to lead the operations teams in a forward-looking and fast developing independent museum with National Portfolio Organisation status. We have an opportunity to restructure and create this new post to work alongside the Head of Exhibitions to ensure excellence in visitor experience and a fantastic visitor offer. The postholder will be joining the museum at an exciting time of development as the Museum is currently working on plans to replace the old galleries with a new permanent gallery telling the story of Bucks.
Archivist – The Centre for Computing History (CCH)
Applications are invited for the post of Archivist on our Heritage Lottery funded project ‘Swiss Rolls, Tea & the Electronic Office: A history of LEO, the world’s first business computer’. The principal role of the LEO Computers Heritage Project Archivist is to work with the existing CCH collections team in the management of the LEO Computers collection at CCH and its services to users. A major focus of the project is digitisation of the collection and the creation of effective platforms for access and engagement with it.
Administrator and Office Manager – The Charles Dickens Museum
The Charles Dickens Museum is seeking an exceptional person to fill a key position within a small, dynamic team. This role is the administrative lynchpin at the Charles Dickens Museum and is responsible for ensuring high quality management and delivery of all office-based activities and systems.
Chief Executive – Great Western Society Limited (Didcot Railway Centre)
We are looking for an experienced, innovative and commercially aware Chief Executive for the Great Western Society Limited at its Didcot Railway Centre. This is a newly created role.
The Chief Executive will work with the Board to develop and deliver an organisational strategy to develop the Great Western Society and maximise the return on the resources of the society. The Chief Executive will report directly to the Board and will manage a senior team including paid staff and volunteers. The role includes building our fundraising and marketing capability and increasing our membership; whilst delivering good financial management, governance and stewardship of our resources. In addition, the postholder will direct the management of our exhibition strategy to successfully engage existing and new audiences.
We are currently looking for a Curator who will have overall responsibility for the curation, care and development of the National Mining Museum Scotland’s collections. A full job description is available in the link below.