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Salary Package: Competitive

Closing date: Friday 26 August 2016, 5pm

The Geffrye is seeking to appoint an energetic, entrepreneurial and innovative arts professional to be the new Director of one of the UK's most beautiful and well-loved museums. Set in Grade 1 listed buildings with delightful gardens, the collections explore the history of home and home life, reflecting changes in society, behaviour, style and taste over 400 years.

The Geffrye is the country’s only museum of the home and, since the idea of “home” means something to everyone, we have ambitions to reach out to all classes, communities and cultures and to become internationally renowned. Planning permission has just been granted for a £15m capital project and so the museum is now poised to embark on an ambitious programme of development. The capital project will help to realise our vision and widen our appeal to new audiences.

This is an exciting moment in the Geffrye’s 100 year history and the Board seeks an individual with the drive, desire and talent to lead the museum through our significant and complex programme of change. The successful candidate will be an inspirational leader with senior level management experience in a museum or related area with demonstrable credibility in the sector and have a formidable range of skills that are likely to include: artistic leadership as well as commercial acumen; a flair for fundraising; experience of delivering a capital project; and excellent communication and stakeholder management skills with the ability to lead, manage, enthuse and motivate the talented staff in realising the museum’s new vision. 

If you can meet this demanding brief, please contact:

Liz Amos or Mary Deegan of Liz Amos Associates

+44 (0)20 7464 4351