Hereford Museums and Art Gallery Interim Lead

Hereford Museums and Art Gallery Interim Lead

Remedy Recruitment Group | West Midlands, England, UK

Posted 15 days ago

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Hereford Museums and Art Gallery Interim Lead Outside IR35 - Contract Rate Negotiable Introduction Our client is looking for a suitably qualified individual to undertake the lead role for the museum and art gallery redesign and to work with architects/internal teams to support with the design and future delivery model. Background The current Hereford Museum and Art Gallery (HMAG) is undertaking a truly exciting redesign to create a world class cultural and visitor experience at the heart of Hereford city. This role will play a key part in the redesign and delivery of the HMAG and will have a great opportunity to shape the future of these services. The Hereford Town Investment Plan recognises that 'Hereford's strongest assets are its unique heritage and distinctive rural identity, with 316 listed buildings, 12% of its total footprint given over to green space, a fabulous river corridor and a globally significant collection of treasures including its Cathedral, Magna Carta, Mappa Mundi and the 'Herefordshire Hoard'. We are seeking an experienced and highly capable Museum Lead to drive forward and implement this exciting project, leading the finalisation of the design of the building, developing the visitor offer and experience, in realising the ambition of a flag ship development for the county. As well as targeting new visitors the county project will also create a high quality facility offering local people access to their heritage, to education / skills development, and to a prominent building at the heart of the city. The project will significantly enhance the sense of place, contributing to the regeneration and re-purposing of the city as a whole. Hereford Museum and Gallery services are delivered over multiple sites around Hereford City: * Hereford Museum & Gallery [Broad Street] publicly exhibitions. This building is shared with the main library in Hereford city. * The Black & White House [High Town, Hereford City Centre] a stand-alone publicly accessible exhibit with contextual exhibitions * Museum Resource & Learning Centre [Friar Street] housing the Herefordshire permanent collection, conservation and many of the back of house facilities required to service the Broad Street Museum service delivery. The Ideal Candidate We're looking for someone who: Is innovative, creative and highly motivated with a passion for culture Is experienced in managing, monitoring and delivering a successful programme of events/exhibitions Has a proven track record in successfully delivering a high quality visitor/ cultural attraction including identifying target markets and implementing campaigns Has proven experience of working as part of a multidisciplinary team Has experience and understanding of the cultural landscape, with particular reference to stakeholders and funding Has successful experience developing and managing partnerships with external organisations and building positive relationships with stakeholders Has experience of deploying, and directing staff Has knowledge and understanding of effective evaluation processes within an arts and culture context and proven experience of risk management and mitigations Is an organised and effective communicator, able to work both autonomously and as part of the wider team Is willing and able to support the work across the county and outside of normal working hours Objectives of the (interim) post holder: * To manage the Museum service and its future requirements through the redevelopment of the Museum and Art Gallery including assessing transitional arrangements required and developing the future business model * Lead the submission of a grant application to NLHF, working with the Activity, Evaluation, and Interpretation Planners * Work with the architects, wider building design and project team as well as other partners as identified to commence the development of an operational plan and funding strategy for Museum and Gallery service to ensure the widest possible benefit to the community