Hospitality Operations Manager - Leeds Castle, Kent, UK
Leeds Castle is one of the country's leading heritage visitor attractions welcoming over half a million visitors each year. We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Operations Manager to join our Hospitality Department. We are a popular venue for clients looking for a high-end wedding experience or a five star conference, function or banquet. Over the last four years we have expanded our B&B Accommodation, Holiday Cottages and Glamping across the estate, and will introduce a further historic venue, Battel Hall, later in the year.
Our catering is contracted out, but we need to maintain a high quality experience for guests, and monitoring the catering operation will be an important part of this role.
The role is varied and challenging and to succeed, the person appointed will already operate as a deputy hotel manager or venue operations manager, with experience gained in a five star hotel or high-end Country House environment. They will need exceptional high standards of appearance and good attention to detail. They will need to have the management skills required to lead the function managers and front of house staff, getting the best out of the team. Strong communication skills are vital as there could be a number of functions running at the same time.
We are looking for someone who can see the ‘bigger picture’ developing the team for future business and oversee the continuous meticulous presentation of the Castle venues and hospitality service to ensure the very highest standard are achieved.
This is a permanent position, working flexibly 40 hours each week, although as you will already know from your own experience, supporting a successful event sometimes requires long shifts and out of hours working. The job would require weekend working to ensure the success of the department. Applications close 30 January 2018. Find out more here.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted December 15th

Contemporary Art Curator Vancouver, BC, Canada
Salary: $63,000.00 annually for 37.5 hours per week
Full time
Start date: As soon as possible
Benefits: Medical Benefits
Job requirements:
Languages - English
Education - Bachelor's degree
Curator Specific Skills - Research origins and history of artifacts; Recommend the acquisition of museum and gallery artifacts; Develop storyline and theme of displays and exhibitions; Co-ordinate the storage of collections and setting-up of displays and exhibitions
Experience - 5 years or more
Conservator Specific Skills - Provide advice on display and storage of artifacts to insure proper maintenance and preservation; Provide consultation to museums, art galleries or private individuals
Additional Skills - Train technicians, assistants, students or interns; Supervise technicians, assistants, students or interns, staff or volunteers
Transportation/Travel - Valid driver's licence
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities - Fast-paced environment; Work under pressure; Attention to detail
Ability to Supervise - 5-10 people
Work Location Information - Urban area; Relocation costs not covered by employer
Personal Suitability - Team player; Excellent oral communication; Excellent written communication; Judgement; Reliability
How to apply
By email:
info@vancouverbiennale.com
Advertised until:
2018-01-11
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted December 15th

Head of Learning London, UK
Design Museum
Salary Competitive
Closes 11 Jan 2018
The Design Museum opened in Kensington in November 2016 with the vision to inspire everyone to understand the value of design. In its first year the learning programme reached over 50,000 learners nationally, on and offsite and digitally. This is an opportunity for an energetic and resourceful individual committed to design education to build on the firm foundations and take the award winning learning programmes from strength to strength. The Head of Learning will champion the role of learning both internally and externally and will develop outstanding programmes and resources for learning about, through and for design, positioning the Design Museum at the forefront of practice in museum learning, and promoting it as a centre of debate for the sector.
The Head of Learning manages a dynamic and high performing team of four Learning Producers and a Manager for the Design Ventura programme. Producer roles include Schools; Further and Higher Education; Young Audiences and Adult Learning. These reports cascade to a further team of design educators and volunteers, managed by the Producers. The role includes budget and decision making responsibility across programme expenditure.
Full posting here.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted December 15th

Exhibitions Production Manager London, UK
ImperialL War Museums
Salary £35,525 per annum + 20.9% employer pension contribution
Closes 04 Jan 2018
We are looking for an experienced and highly practical museum professional to join our busy Exhibitions and Interpretation team. You will help realise our ambitious exhibition programme, taking particular responsibility for the detailed day to day project management of the construction phase of our exhibition projects to ensure that they open on time, within budget and to the highest possible standard. You will also support the ongoing maintenance of our permanent galleries, managing discreet projects to ensure the quality of our displays is consistently high.
You will have extensive experience of delivering complex projects to tight deadlines in a museum, heritage or cultural industry environment. Management and coordination of contractors and skilled trades is a must and experience procuring and managing contracts would be a significant advantage. You will oversee the installation of all exhibit displays for both permanent and temporary exhibitions across all IWM branches so experience of hands on delivery is essential, as well as the ability to travel between IWM sites. Above all you will enjoy working collaboratively as part of a team, have an eye for detail and a passion for telling stories that change the way people think about war.
This is a 1 year fixed term contract with a possibility of an extension to cover staff leave.
Full posting here.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted December 15th

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Freelance Business Planning Consultant Devon, UK
Tiverton Museum
Tiverton Museum has secured a Heritage Lottery Fund Resilient Heritage grant, for a project ‘Attracting Audiences; Securing our Future’. This includes undertaking:
*A strategic review of Tiverton Museum identifying opportunities for cost saving, to increase income by recommending new approaches to fundraising, trading and other income generating activities, and alternative income streams.
*To identify current risks and how these can be mitigated to provide economic sustainability for the museum.
*Review the use of the building through the creation of a building master plan. The plan should include feasibility study for transforming the way the building is used. To include an examination of kerb appeal and potential for letting, retail and catering opportunities, and to consider ways in which the site can enable us to both serve our audiences better, and support the museum's financial resilience.
Fee: £23,000 including VAT and all expenses including travel (breakdown to £8,000 for business plan review and £15,000 for building master plan to RIBA work stage 1).
Closing date for applications is 5/2/2018. Interviews will take place in the week 19/2/2018 – 23/2/2018. The work should ideally begin by 5/3/2018. The building master plan and business plan should be presented to the museum by 4/5/2018.
Please email applications to Pippa Griffith, Director at curator04@tivertonmuseum.org.uk. For an informal chat please contact Pippa on 01884 2566295. Click here for full information.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted December 15th

Director, Museums & Heritage Services - City of Toronto Toronto,Canada
As a leader with a passion for history and heritage, you will oversee the City’s historical museums and an extensive portfolio of heritage assets. Leading a team of curatorial, program and conservation professionals, you will manage the portfolio, actively promoting it with residents and visitors from across Canada and around the world. Working strategically and collaboratively with key stakeholders, you will guide the development of Toronto’s 10 historical museums, including Fort York National Historic Site. As well, you will direct the maintenance and restoration of heritage properties as well as oversee significant collections of historic objects and archaeological specimens and the City's collection of moveable fine art.
For further information about this role please click here.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted December 8th

Director History Museum NSW, Australia
Macquarie University
Macquarie University is seeking an individual who is an outstanding scholar in the field of History with a successful track record in research leadership, a proven ability to attract competitive grant funding and a record of high quality teaching. The successful candidate will also demonstrate experience in the Museum/Cultural Heritage sector and the capacity to undertake management responsibility at a senior level.
More information here.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted December 5th

Director of the Manchester Museum Manchester , UK
Employment Type : Permanent
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Library & Cultural Institutions
School/Directorate :
Division : Manchester Museum
Hours Per week : Full time
Salary : Competitive salary plus benefits
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Job Reference : L&CI-11110
- Develop the future of a world renowned university museum
The Manchester Museum is one of the nation’s leading museums. It is also among the largest university museums, being part of the University of Manchester. Much like the University, where research has led to numerous ‘firsts’ such as splitting the atom and isolating graphene, the Museum’s programmes of exhibitions and public engagement are internationally acclaimed. Its entire 4.5 million-strong collection of natural history and human cultures is designated as being of global importance. As work gathers pace on a £12.7m capital project to build new galleries and facilities, there has never been a more exciting moment to be the Museum’s Director.
- Lead the delivery of a contemporary agenda
As Director, you will be accountable for realising the Museum’s vision to use its collection to promote understanding between cultures and work towards a sustainable world. As a very visible champion of the Museum, you will contribute to the agenda of its various funders and partners. Crucially, you will ensure that the Museum enriches the University’s research, teaching and social responsibility agendas, while developing its collections and making them accessible for more diverse communities than ever before.
- Inspire a globally significant vision with your knowledge and experience
A well-regarded leader, you will bring the combination of creative flair, people management skills and fundraising expertise necessary to keep the Museum at the forefront of innovations in heritage, conservation and engagement practice. Ambitious, confident and adaptable, you understand the opportunities and challenges ahead, and you know how to sustain an environment in which the Museum and its people can flourish. Your substantial body of senior leadership experience within a similarly complex, multi-stakeholder organisation equips you to forge strong relationships across sectors, and to represent the Museum at the very highest level.
For informal enquiries about the vacancy, please contact,
Name: Professor James Thompson (Vice President for Social Responsibility)
Email: james.thompson@manchester.ac.uk
Or
Name: Dr Nick Merriman (Director of the Manchester Museum)
Email: nick.merriman@manchester.ac.uk
Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.
To apply, please send your CV and covering letter stating your suitability for the role to,
Name: Karen Heaton, Director of Human Resources
Email: Karen.heaton@manchester.ac.uk
Closing date: 5 January 2018.
As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted December 2nd

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Fire Safety Manager
London, UK
The British Museum
Salary £45,935 per annum
Closes 22 Dec 2017
The British Museum is seeking a Fire Safety Manager to be responsible for providing specialist technical and strategic fire safety advice on efficient and effective means to protect our staff, visitors and collection.
In this vital role for one of the UK’s leading visitor attractions, the Fire Safety Manager will ensure that a robust framework is in place to support the management of fire safety issues across the Museum. This will include developing a positive fire safety culture, ensuring that relevant policies and guidance are in place and consistently reviewed, and being confident in designing and delivering training to staff where necessary.
The ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience as a Fire Safety Officer/Manager in a comparable environment, with relevant qualifications such as the CFPA Diploma and membership of the IFE. The NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management is desirable but not essential.
We are interested in hearing from individuals who maintain excellent time management and report writing skills, ideally with project management experience. This role requires you to lead by example and advise colleagues at all levels, so you will need to be an exceptional communicator who works well in a diverse team.
Full posting here.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted December 2nd

Director/Curator Parrsboro, NS, Canada
Fundy Geological Museum
The Fundy Geological Museum is situated adjacent to the world-renowned Bay of Fundy in the town of Parrsboro, Nova Scotia. It is one of Nova Scotia’s 28 provincial museum sites and has been operated by the Cumberland Geological Society (CGS) since its opening in 1993. Its mandate is to present the history of geological time focussing on the unique features of the Minas Basin and Bay of Fundy region.
The museum is housed in a 17,000 square foot building and features a new permanent gallery with interactive exhibits, fossils and minerals; a fossil preparation lab; archival and specimen collections storage; meeting rooms; and a gift shop. The nearby fossil cliffs are a unique feature of the museum’s programming, research and collecting activities. The museum is open year-round. For more information please visit fundygeological.novascotia.ca.
Reporting to the Chair, Board of Directors (CGS), you oversee all museum-related activities including the day-to-day operation of the museum and gift shop and are required to lead geological field trips and excursions. You work closely with staff, the Board and its committees to prepare long term plans for museum development. You are accountable, daily, for all facets of the museum facility including financial and human resources management. You provide leadership and direction in creating high quality, relevant visitor experiences and ensure the long term curation, conservation, development and security of the museum collections.
Full posting here.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted December 2nd

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Executive Director Toronto, Canada
Bata Shoe Museum
The Bata Shoe Museum is a renowned specialized museum in the heart of Toronto, operating an international centre for footwear research which houses and exhibits the Bata Shoe Museum’s collection of over 13,000 shoes and related items spanning over 4,500 years of international history.
The new Executive Director will build upon the strong foundation the Museum has established as an internationally acclaimed educational and specialized cultural institution. Working with a distinguished Board of Directors, you will foster relationships with Bata Shoe Museum management, staff and volunteers as you oversee engaging and innovative exhibitions and projects and identify and realize upon key and rewarding partnership opportunities.
To explore this opportunity further, please contact amanda.bugatto@odgersberndtson.com or see the full job posting here where you may submit your resume and related information, in confidence.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted November 17th