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Advert Date:   Wednesday, 3rd July 2024
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Job Title:   Exhibitions & Displays Programme Manager
Organisation:   Royal Armouries
Salary:   £39,900 p.a.
Type:   Full-Time Position
Location:   Leeds, England
Closing Date:   Wednesday, 31st July 2024
Job Ref No:   RA120624
Other Benefits:Access to the discounted bicycles via Bike2Work scheme
Access to free EAP services via the (Employee Assistance Program)
27.5 days holiday plus Bank Holidays
Company sick pay scheme
Discounted staff car parking
25% off staff shop
10% off food in on-site café
Pension scheme max employer contribution is 9%
Access to free on-line learning
  Job Description
The Royal Armouries is the United Kingdom’s national museum of arms and armour and one of the most important collections of its type in the world, housed at its headquarters and flagship museum in Leeds, its historic home at the Tower of London, and the Victorian Fort Nelson in Hampshire.

Come and lead our Exhibitions and Displays Team. Be part of the Royal Armouries inaugural and ambitious temporary exhibition programme. We are at the start of something special that will widen our appeal and bring in outstanding exhibitions. We are also embarking on a series of changing exhibitions and upgrading displays at our sites in Leeds, Fort Nelson and White Tower in the Tower of London. Could this be you?

This position is a permanent contract, working full time, 36 hours per week, 5 days out of 7. Weekend, Bank Holiday and evening working will occasionally be required, as will some travel. The post is hybrid with an expectation to be at the Leeds site 3 days a week.
  Required Skills / Qualifications
We are looking for an experienced Exhibitions and Displays Programme Manager to join our team.

This is an exciting time at the Royal Armouries, we have a number of plans and projects across our three sites, aimed at developing new audiences and making links with hardly reached groups.

We are embarking on an ambitious plan to create a new Temporary Exhibitions Space at the Royal Armouries in Leeds within the next year. This is in order to host touring and generate our own larger scale temporary exhibitions to drive audiences and increase our visitor figures.

The successful candidate will be the strategic lead on exhibitions and displays across different departments and locations to lead change and resolve issues.
You will develop and manage the programme of medium and long-term Exhibitions and Displays activity for Royal Armouries at Fort Nelson and Leeds.

You will oversee and guide the planning and delivery of improved displays and a new exhibition at the White Tower at the Tower of London.

You will be part of the transformation of the ways of working at Royal Armouries, establishing processes to ensure the smooth running of temporary exhibitions.

You will lead the Exhibitions and Displays Team in developing processes for continuous improvement and maintenance of our gallery and site displays.

You will manage a talented team of professionals to work collaboratively with others across the museum to develop exhibitions and display experiences which place the needs of audiences at their heart.
  Application Instructions
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Please note you will need to download an application form as directed and upload it via our recruitment system in the space provided. We cannot accept CVs in place of an application form.

Deadline for applications – 31st July 2024
Date for interviews – Week commencing 12th August 2024
Contact Name:   Claire Cawley
Contact Tel:     01132201912
Contact Fax:  
Contact Email:
Address:   Armouries Drive, Leeds.