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Exhibitions Project Manager

Summary Information for vacancy - reference PRO8-1

Department

Museum of London Group

Salary

£25,524 p.a. (Pro-rata) plus Final Salary Pension Scheme

Location

EC2Y 5HN, City of London, Greater London, London

Closing Date

27 June 2011

Interviews start

07 July 2011

Grade

EO

Seniority

Junior

Pay frequency

Monthly

Appointment Terms

Permanent

Working Arrangement

Part time

Travel required

No

No of vacancies

1

Field of work

Operational Delivery

Brief Description

Our vision is to create a revitalised, world-class museum that embodies the spirit and energy of the world’s greatest city and its people; a museum that plays an active role in the life of the capital both today and in the future; a museum that is a welcoming, inspirational and innovative destination to all visitors as well as a centre of excellence in research, curatorship, conservation and learning.

Vacancy description

Our vision is to create a revitalised, world-class museum that embodies the spirit and energy of the world’s greatest city and its people; a museum that plays an active role in the life of the capital both today and in the future; a museum that is a welcoming, inspirational and innovative destination to all visitors as well as a centre of excellence in research, curatorship, conservation and learning.

The Exhibitions Project Manager will be part of a small team responsible for delivering the Museum’s exciting exhibitions programme. You will be one of two project managers responsible for managing a wide range of fast-moving exhibitions in the Museum’s smaller spaces. You will also support the delivery of some of the Museum’s major exhibitions, including managing particular exhibition packages.

You will have applied experience of all elements and phases of the delivery of exhibition projects within a museum environment. You will have worked extensively as part of cross-departmental teams, and will have demonstrable experience of managing small projects, project teams, budgets and schedules. Highly developed communication, problem-solving and analytical skills, along with the ability to work with minimum supervision and drive through objectives, will be essential. A creative approach, the ability to see the bigger picture and an interest in London are also key.
 

Language Skills

English

Skills

Essential:

  • Ability to think creatively
  • Ability to maintain an overview – 'the big picture' - of any given project or initiative
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision and drive through project objectives
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • Highly organised with excellent time management skills and exceptional attention to detail
  • Highly literate and numerate with excellent skills in budget management and the ability to write clear reports
  • Confident user of Microsoft Office
  • An understanding of diversity and how it relates to the role

Qualifications

Desirable:

  • Educated to degree standard or equivalent

Experience

Essential:

  • Practice-based knowledge of all elements and phases of the delivery of display and exhibitions projects within a museum environment
  • Demonstrable experience of coordinating small projects and project teams
  • Demonstrable experience of working with the wide team required to deliver exhibitions projects, such as curators, designers, conservators, learning and community engagement staff, facilities, security, information resources
  • Demonstrable experience of working closely with internal and external 2D and 3D designers
  • Demonstrable experience of managing small project budgets
  • Demonstrable experience of developing and managing project schedules
  • Demonstrable experience of managing issues and risk within projects
  • Demonstrable experience of working on new media products such as film, AV, websites, interactives and photography
  • Demonstrable experience of working on the installation of displays and exhibitions
  • An interest in London and its past and present

Desirable:

  • Demonstrable experience of taking responsibility for coordinating the delivery of small exhibitions projects within a museum environment
  • Experience of the practical application of PRINCE2 basics
  • Demonstrable experience of managing small exhibitions project teams
  • Demonstrable experience of commissioning and managing internal and external 2D and 3D designers
  • Demonstrable experience of commissioning and managing new media products such as film, AV, websites, interactives and photography
  • Demonstrable experience of managing freelancers and suppliers, such as external designers
  • Understanding of Construction and Design Management procedures such as method statements and risk assessments

 

Further information

CRB check required - No

Regulated by OCSC - No

Reserved for existing civil servants - No

Reserved for UK nationals - No

How to apply

Application forms and further details can be found at www.museumoflondon.org.uk/jobs. Alternatively, please send a stamped self-addressed A4 envelope to Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London, EC2Y 5HN, marked for the attention of HR, quoting reference number PRO8-1


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