Head of Collections & Research

Head of Collections & Research

Friday, 13 September 2019, 5.00pm

The Gallery wishes to recruit a Head of Collections & Research to lead the Curatorial, Conservation, Library & Archive, Publications, Exhibitions & Collection Services departments. This is a unique opportunity to develop and shape, in consultation with the Director and other members of the Executive Leadership team (ELT), the national collection so that it is well run, relevant and accessible to a wide range of audiences.

The successful candidate will demonstrate experience as outlined below:
– An advanced third level qualification in Museum Studies, Art History (or related specialism) and have significant work experience in the field
– Knowledge of the methods, techniques and procedures involved in the interpretation, preservation and exhibition of a Gallery / Museum collection
– A strong track record in a relevant field with an international reputation for expertise in a subject area related to the work of the division
– An excellent knowledge of the art in the national collection: a specialism in Northern European art between 1500 and1700 would be an advantage
– Significant collections management and/or research experience at a senior management level coupled with a proven track record of success of contributing to a wide range of engaging programmes in a Gallery or Museum environment

Skills, Talent and Abilities:
– Energy, drive and strategic foresight to develop the Collections & Research Department and contribute to the Gallery’s ongoing Master Development Plan
– Exceptional people management skills coupled with the ability to lead and motivate the various departments to foster a positive culture and environment
– A flair and creativity to identify and frame cohesive programmes in collaboration with the Gallery team and key stakeholders
– A track record in strategic decision-making, taking decisions and providing advice at the highest levels
– A proven capacity to initiate and maintain productive relationships with external partners in cultural agencies, education, government and corporate sponsors
– Good numeracy skills with a track record of managing departmental budgets
– Be a proven ambassador for the organisation and have effective communication skills and confidence in your own ability to make a personal impact with individuals and groups in a range of different situations
– An ability to represent the Gallery at a senior level internally and externally, and to develop staff in the division
– Strong organisational skills and an ability to work to tight deadlines
– A willingness to partake in and enhance your own professional development

See link below for further details.



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