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Exhibitions Manager (Maternity Cover)

Salary: SCL Grade 6, Scale points 28 – 31.  £26, 137 – 28, 786 pro rata
Contract: 1 year maternity cover. September 2019 – September 2020
Working Hours: 28.8 (4 days) per week
Closing Date: Monday 29 July 2019

Salford Community Leisure (SCL) is committed to Building a Great Place to Work; with over 500 employees servicing more than 3 million customer visits at 40 venues across the city each year. We exist to ‘enhance the lives of people living in Salford through providing sport, leisure and cultural opportunities’.

We pride ourselves on recruiting the right people with the right values into the right roles. We are looking for professional, respectful, knowledgeable, passionate and solution driven people to join our team as we strive to deliver excellence to our customers.

We have an exciting position available for an Exhibitions Manager whose role is to devise, manage, co-ordinate and deliver the programme of exhibitions at Salford Museum and Art Gallery.

Your main role will be to deliver the programme of temporary exhibitions for 2019/20 and to select, coordinate and plan a varied, engaging and inspiring programme for 2021. Highlights of the 2020 programme include: ‘The Superlative Artistry of Japan’, an international touring show from the Japan Foundation, of which we are the premier UK venue; working with the artists from Central Station Design to curate a retrospective exhibition; and organising the second Salford Open. You will also work with partners on future exhibitions including the Royal Horticultural Society, North West craft collections and the University of Salford.

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Experience of managing exhibitions including planning, research, installation and evaluation
  • Knowledge of best practice in handling and displaying art work and museum collections
  • The ability to manage a team and work with other museum teams and external partners
  • A creative and flexible approach to working with exhibiting artists
  • The ability to consistently demonstrate SCL’s behaviours

If you wish to be considered for this role and join our team please return your application form to by 5pm on Monday 29th July ensuring you detail how you meet and demonstrate the skills, experience, knowledge and behaviours outlined in the person specification.

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Please note CVs will not be accepted.

Interviews will be held on Friday 9th August 2019 at Salford Museum and Art Gallery.

(We aim for the contract to start mid September and ideally would hold a handover meeting in early September)

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