Director of Collections

Job details:
Victoria and Albert Museum
Expiring Date: 21 January 2018
Date: 18 December 2017
Sector: Visual Arts
Function: Director
Contract: Permanent
Salary: More than 80,000
Place of work: United Kingdom (London)
Victoria and Albert Museum

Job Description

Director of Collections

Reference: DEC20171629
Expiry date: 09:30, 22 January 2018
Location: South Kensington
Salary: £100,000 Per Annum
Benefits: Group Personal Pension, Life Assurance Scheme, and other great benefits
Attachment: DirectorofCollections.pdf

Salary circa £100,000 per annum
We welcome applications from international candidates

We are seeking to appoint a Director of Collections, who will provide exceptional leadership to this Division and – along with the Director, Deputy Director and the Senior Management Team (SMT) – play a leading role in the development and delivery of the V&A’s strategy over the coming years. You will ensure that the V&A’s collections and curatorial expertise are at the very centre of the Museum’s work, whilst commercial opportunities are seen as mutually reinforcing, rather than conflicting. You will lead all aspects of curatorial activity across the Museum, at the same time as developing a clear direction for the Division’s central role in both day-to-day operations and decision-making, alongside wider strategic contributions.   As part of the Museum’s five-year Strategic Plan, the V&A is undergoing a major expansion of its physical and digital reach, using the lens of design to make the collections increasingly accessible and relevant. This strategy aims to create a world class visitor and learning experience that will focus on deepening the relevance of the V&A’s collections to the UK creative and knowledge economy; expanding its international reach, reputation and impact; whilst delivering an outstanding digital experience. The Museum’s educational mission also remains a priority. The V&A will seek to become the natural home for innovative teaching aids and digital resources; collections-based learning; professional development for teachers; educational partnership for local authority museums; and a research hub and best-practise centre for design and technology education.

To be a success in this role you will be an inspirational leader with a clear vision and strong management skills that enhance and develop a high performing team.  Intellectually curious, you will have extensive experience at a senior level within a museum or related institution with a strong track record of scholarly achievement.

Interviews planned for the week commencing 5 February 2018

We welcome candidates to submit any supporting documents alongside their online application. To upload any supporting documents, please wait for notification on the recruitment website after you have submitted your application. 

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