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Job title: Head of International Engagement
Organisation: The Design Museum
Type: Full time, 12-month fixed-term (maternity cover)
Salary: up to £45,000, depending on experience
Location: London, UK
The Design Museum’s international programme plays a key role in the global reach of the museum, developing the museum’s influence and contributing to its financial success. Over the past twenty years, the museum has established a strong and successful programme of touring exhibitions which has helped build the museum’s brand and reputation globally, whilst securing significant income. More recently, the museum has begun offering advisory services to partners internationally, helping to further increase its international reach, forge new institutional partnerships and generate additional income in line with its ambitions for the next 10 years.
The Head of International Engagement leads on the museum’s international work, working with senior colleagues across the organisation. The role is responsible for the development and delivery of the museum’s touring exhibitions programme, and for supporting the museum’s international advisory services, and working with a wide range of staff from across the museum as well as external stakeholders to deliver engaging and commercially successful projects.
The Head of International Engagement leads the development and delivery of the touring exhibitions programme and international advisory services. They work closely with the Head of Exhibitions, Director of Audiences, Chief Curator, Museum Director and the museum’s governance to raise the profile of the museum and position the institution globally. The role is responsible for promoting, securing and delivering Design Museum touring exhibitions and supporting the development of its advisory services nationally and internationally. The post holder negotiates all touring exhibitions contracts with tour venues and contractors. The Head of International Engagement line-manages the Touring Exhibitions Project Manager and International Project Manager and works alongside the Head of Exhibitions to guide and support all members of the Exhibitions department on touring and international deliverables.
International strategy and delivery
Touring programme and advisory services delivery
Management and leadership
Financial and risk management
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Closing date: Sunday 08 January 2023
Location: the museum is trialling a part-remote working arrangement, where staff work 60% of their role at the museum and 40% remote.
Special demands of the role: there may be requirement on occasion to work outside of the United Kingdom.
Closing date: Sunday 8th January 2023 (midnight)
Interviews: w/c 16th January 2023
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