Appointment Details

Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust

Job Title: Collections and Learning Director

Job Reference:PAEAHE1

Closing Date: Wednesday 30 Jun 2021

Location: Ironbridge Gorge

Founded in 1967, the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust Ltd is a registered charity whose twin aims are education and heritage conservation.

The Trust cares for 35 scheduled monuments and listed buildings within the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site and operates 10 award winning museums. They collectively tell the story of the Ironbridge Gorge’s universal significance and its unique role in the development of the Industrial Revolution. The museums receive around 450,000 visits a year including 60,000 school visits.

The Trust is looking to recruit a creative, dynamic and forward-looking Collections and Learning Director, who will join the Museum at a pivotal moment for the organisation as it reopens following the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Collections and Learning Director post is being remodelled with an added emphasis on industrial heritage expertise. There are several exciting projects underway and the postholder will be required to contribute to them and the strategic collections and learning plan.

The Collections and Learning Director will be a key member of the Senior Management Team and there is real opportunity for the postholder to come in and contribute to the vision of Ironbridge in a post-2020 cultural landscape.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to The Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using the reference PAEAHE1. Alternatively, telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on the Wednesday 30 June 2021.

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