Assistant Director

Assistant Director
Employer: Imperial War Museum
Salary: Circa £55,000 per annum + 22.1% employer pension contribution
Location: London

IWM is seeking to appoint a new Assistant Director of Exhibitions, Interpretation and Design within the Content and Programme Directorate. The role carries with it the responsibility, as part of IWM's Senior Management Team, to lead and manage IWM's temporary exhibition programme and updates to its galleries across all 5 branches.

This appointment comes at an important time for IWM as the organisation goes through a significant period of renovation and rethinking. Currently with ‘arguably the most important exhibition this year’ (Londonist) at IWM London in Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11; with ambitious plans to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War in 2018 and further exciting plans for IWM Duxford, HMS Belfast and Churchill War Rooms in the pipeline, there has never been a more exciting time to join IWM and to contribute to its transformation.

In the new Assistant Director Exhibitions, Interpretation and Design, IWM are looking for a highly creative senior manager who can help to deliver more of these ground-breaking projects, telling stories of the impact of conflict from the first world war to the present day. They will develop innovative ways to engage existing and new audiences and will push the boundaries of what museums are ‘supposed’ to do. They will lead on interpretation, and with colleagues, create excellent, inspiring and relevant visitor experiences which ensure that IWM remains as relevant today is it was in 1917.

You may or may not be a career museum professional but what will matter is that you are innovative, creative and are willing to take risks. It will help if you have broad experience of interpretation of nationally significant collections but we are also open to considering candidates who can open up our thinking, so long as they are able to deliver on their ideas.

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