Relationship Manager, Museums

You will manage relationships with designated National Portfolio Organisations, several of whom are joining the portfolio from April 2018. These currently include Derby Museums Trust, Nottingham Museums, National Justice Museum, Black Country Living Museum, Lapworth Geological Museum and the British Motor Museum, as well as the East Midlands Museum Development programme. Taking a joint area lead on museums, working closely with the Relationship Manager, Museums based in the Birmingham office, and other Arts Council colleagues as a member of the museums national team. Also contribute to appraising and assessing applications to our funding programmes, and the role may also include monitoring specific projects supported by Arts Council funds. Reporting to the Senior Relationship Manager who holds the area overview for museums. 

Have specific knowledge of the museums sector, with a good understanding of the cultural sector in England and the current challenges and opportunities facing it. Have excellent skills in collaboration, influencing and advocacy, with the ability to work both independently and part of a team.

The successful candidate will have significant experience of engaging with museums, as well as with artists and arts organisations. Will need a good understanding of organisational dynamics including business planning, financial reporting, performance management and governance. With a diverse portfolio of external partner relationships to maintain, you will be self-reliant and enjoy both frequent travel and meeting new people. Experience of working with local authority and other strategic partners would also be an advantage.

Close Date – Midnight Sunday 21 January 2018 

1st interviews in Nottingham on Friday 2 February

2nd interviews on Friday 16 February.

Ref.  MN8

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Start Date

8th January 2018

Closing Date

21st January 2018