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Vacancy for Senior Manager: Exhibitions and Touring

The Design Museum

Vacancy for Exhibitions Coordinator

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Job title: Senior Manager: Exhibitions and Touring

Organisation: The Design Museum

Type: Full-time, 35 hours per week

Salary: up to £38,000 per annum, dependent on experience

Location: London, UK

The museum is looking for a dynamic and experienced individual to join the Exhibitions team to work on overseeing the delivery of high-profile exhibitions in Kensington and for tour.

The Senior Manager: Exhibitions & Touring is a key member of the Exhibitions and International Engagement departments. Working with the Head of Exhibitions and Head of International Engagement, they oversee the delivery of a number of temporary exhibitions in London and contribute to the successful development and delivery of the museum’s touring portfolio. The Senior Manager: Exhibitions & Touring drives best practice in exhibition project management and has an outward-facing role, ensuring colleagues across the museum have full visibility of project activity.

Job description

This role will suit an individual with significant national and international project management experience gained through coordinating and delivering complex museum exhibitions, with a proven track record of working with senior stakeholders, design teams and contractors to bring a display to life. Contract negotiation and business relationship management experience are essential.

The Senior Manager: Exhibitions & Touring oversees the large and complex exhibitions at the museum, ensuring projects are successfully delivered to museum standards, on time and to budget and working closely with a wide range of stakeholders across the organisation and externally. The post-holder line manages up to three Exhibitions Project Managers and mentors across the team.

Application instructions

Closing date: Sunday 28 April 2024

Closing hour: midnight

Location: Design Museum Kensington is the place of work, with a hybrid arrangement of 60% of an employee’s role to be performed at the museum and 40% remote

Special demands of the role: there may be requirement on occasion to work outside of the United Kingdom

Interviews: w/c 6 May 2024

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