The National Gallery houses one of the greatest collections of paintings in the world. The Gallery’s Collection contains over 2,300 works, including many famous works, such as van Eyck’s Arnolfini Portrait, Velázquez’s Rokeby Venus, Turner’s Fighting Temeraire and Van Gogh’s Sunflowers. These pictures belong to the public and entrance to see them is free. Millions of people visit the National Gallery every year and many more are reached online; the Gallery is committed to being a place of learning and enjoyment, and as a source of inspiration for this and future generations. The National Gallery is currently looking ahead to its bicentenary in 2024 (NG200) with plans for an exciting programme of exhibitions and events across the UK, alongside a suite of capital projects that will improve the Gallery’s buildings and services for the people who visit now and those who will in the future.
Over the past few years, the National Gallery has invested heavily in pioneering digital initiatives and are poised to continue this ambitious journey to remain at the forefront of digital innovation within the sector. To that end, the National Gallery is now recruiting for someone to occupy a newly created role, Director of Digital Innovation & Technology. The postholder will be responsible for driving and leading the digital strategy at the National Gallery and will play a pivotal role in identifying and implementing innovative digital solutions to enhance operational efficiency, improve visitor/guest experience, and drive business growth. A highly skilled communicator and influencer, the successful candidate will provide leadership for a team of digital and technology colleagues and collaborate with cross-functional departments to align digital initiatives with the organisation’s overall objectives.
Candidates will bring extensive experience in a leadership role within digital innovation, technology, or digital transformation along with an understanding of the complexities of balancing public sector, commercial and artistic objectives. This expertise in digital strategy, technology implementation and innovation will be instrumental in unlocking new possibilities for one of the world’s most iconic institutions.
Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to The National Gallery on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference ENTI Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Friday 15 December 2023.