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Interim Director, London Museum

Full Time


Artisan People are currently assisting a London Museum urgently seeking an Interim Director. The successful candidate will put in place the systems and procedures that will ensure the smooth, safe and sustainable operation of the Museum. They will action and oversee the delivery of a 6 month project recently funded by the DCMS/Arts Council Culture Recovery Fund

The job role includes:

• Clear and comprehensive reporting to the monthly Board meeting
• Delivery and programme management of a multi stranded project recently funded by the DMCS/Arts Council Culture Recovery Fund, to programme and to budget
• Maximisation of income, especially through the effective use of the Tunnel Shaft and relationship-building with third-party promoters, event organisers and other potential customers
• Budget management and business planning
• Visitor management through staff and volunteers that delivers an experience that exceeds customer expectations
• Ensure, with the support of the Finance and Business Administrator that administrative systems and processes are in place and fit for purpose
• Oversight of building management functions, with the support of the Finance and Business Administrator, including cleaning, fire safely, security, H&S and routine maintenance and inspections
• Line management of 3 employees and regular liaison with volunteers, trustees and key stakeholders
• Clear and comprehensive reporting to the monthly Board meeting


• At least 5 years’ experience at a senior management level gained in an arts, museums or cultural heritage sector or other equivalent experience
• Demonstrable experience and skill in delivering ring-fenced projects to tight programmes and budgets and evaluating the results
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to operate and network confidently at all levels
• Outstanding written and verbal communication skills including the ability to present to audiences and take forward media opportunities with confidence
• Strong business management skills and evidence of success in developing, managing, and growing an annual operating budget.
• Competence in managing museum operations, including personnel matters. Demonstrated ability to supervise, as well as to work successfully with, museum staff, volunteers, and communities
• Demonstrable experience or strong understanding of collections, heritage management and interpretation
• Flexibility and being able to adapt to a changing environment, and think strategically
• Willingness to travel on occasion on behalf of the organisation including overseas
• Computer literacy in main Microsoft packages

Full-time (six month contract with possibility to extend), £41,000 a year pro rata. Immediate start.

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