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Vacancy for Touring Exhibitions & Partnership Manager

British Library

Vacancy for Touring Exhibitions & Partnership Manager

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Job title: Touring Exhibitions & Partnership Manager

Organisation: British Library

Type: Permanent, full time

Salary: £39,000 a year

Location: St Pancras, London, UK

The British Library offers a diverse and exciting programme of exhibitions, from Harry Potter: A History of Magic and Buddhism to Imaginary Cities and Beethoven. Working as part of a small team in the Exhibitions Office you will play an important role in the everyday management of the Exhibition Touring programme, working with staff both within the Library (conservators, curators etc) and externally with venues, lenders, designers, transport agents and contractors to ensure the success of the programme. The post offers the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment and with iconic literary and historical manuscripts, maps, photographs, posters, sacred texts, and sound.

Job description

The Touring Exhibitions and Partnership Manager role leads and develops the Library’s national and international exhibition programmes. The post leads the British Library’s touring strategy in alignment with the DCMS’s national partnership strategy and our International development strategy. The role is responsible for delivering new income in line with the Library’s commercial strategy.

The post-holder will have excellent project and time management skills, with the ability to prioritise and meet strict deadlines as well as extensive experience of national and international touring exhibitions and exhibition organisation. They will be an enthusiastic team player, and should be able to work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders. Alongside excellent interpersonal and diplomatic skills, with the ability to communicate clearly and effectively, a willingness to travel nationally and internationally is a pre-requisite for this role.

As one of the world’s great libraries, our duty is to preserve the nation’s intellectual memory for the future and make it available to all for research, inspiration and enjoyment. At present we have well over 170 million items, in most known languages, with three million new items added every year. We have manuscripts, maps, newspapers, magazines, prints and drawings, music scores, and patents. We make our collections and programmes available to all. We operate the world’s largest document delivery service providing millions of items a year to customers all over the world. What matters to us is that we preserve the national memory and enable knowledge to be created both now and in the future by anyone, anywhere.

Application instructions

For a full job description and to submit an application, please visit:

Closing date: Monday 23 May 2022

Interview date: 09 and 14 June 2022

We are able to provide sponsorship under the UK Skilled Worker visa for this role, as it does meet the eligibility criteria required for this immigration route

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