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Job title: MAGNET Touring Exhibitions Coordinator
Organisation: Horniman Museum (‘Museums and Galleries Network for Exhibition Touring’)
Type: Full time
Salary: £31340 per annum (£31980 pa after probation)
Location: London, United Kingdom
The Horniman Museum and Gardens is a unique attraction in south east London where world cultures and the natural world are brought together for everyone to enjoy. The Museum holds internationally important collections of anthropology and musical instruments, as well as a popular natural history gallery and Aquarium. The 16 acres of beautiful Gardens feature a tropical Butterfly House and offer stunning views across London.
MAGNET (the Museums and Galleries Network for Exhibition Touring) consists of 12 museums working on the premise that it is more sustainable for museums to pool resources in developing exhibitions to tour amongst them. The network, led by the Horniman, has just been awarded 3 years’ funding from Arts Council England and Art Fund to develop three exhibitions tour, and formulate a long-term sustainable business model.
As Co-ordinator of the project, you will work with partners to help organise the exhibition development, delivery and evaluation processes; help in the management of funder relationships and reporting; set up and document all group meetings, decisions and discussions; help ensure processes and protocols are in place and being used; and communicate with all on a regular basis.
You will have experience in developing touring exhibitions and have a great facility for collaboration and communication.
The Coordinator is pivotal to the network. They will optimise the activities of the network and make it easy for partners to take part. They will bring partners together; help in the management of funder relationships and reporting; set up and document all group meetings, decisions and discussions; help ensure processes and protocols are in place and being used; communicate with all on a regular basis and help organise the exhibition development, delivery and evaluation processes.
The postholder will be skilled at developing relationships and administration across the network, and able to work under their own initiative to lead on strategies.
The postholder will be hosted in the Horniman’s Exhibitions and Design Section, which is responsible for the management and delivery of the museum’s temporary exhibition programme, the maintenance of permanent galleries and the delivery of 2D graphic design across the site and externally for marketing purposes. They will report to the Chief Executive and Director of Content at the Horniman, Nick Merriman, who is the project lead.
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Closing date: Friday 02 June 2023
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