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Job: Deputy Director/Head of Public Programmes, National Media Museum

This is a rare opportunity to impact on a truly unique institution. As Deputy Director/Head of Public Programmes, you will provide a key leadership role for the National Media Museum and specific project direction for our pioneering Internet Gallery.
The National Media Museum is home to Britain’s media heritage, containing three and a half million objects of national and international significance. Our ambitions include a world first – in Spring 2012 we will be opening a gallery about the history and impact of the internet, and we also plan to open an exhibitions and events space in Central London.
The Museum’s Head of Public Programmes, who also acts as Deputy to the Director, is taking maternity leave. The key priority of the covering role will be to drive the delivery of the Museum’s recently revised strategy and action plan designed to boost audiences, increase further levels of audience satisfaction and engagement and to boost the Museum’s profile and reputation. You will also play a key role in directing the internet gallery project.
Substantial experience of delivering cultural programmes to create world-class visitor experiences is essential for this role. Ideally, you will already have a successful track record in a relevant area, such as: temporary and touring exhibitions; cinema and film festivals; events programmes; media, web or broadcast. Energetic, persuasive and collaborative, you will quickly establish yourself as a catalyst for creative thinking.
Award winning, visionary and truly unique, The National Media Museum embraces photography, film, television, radio, gaming and the web. Part of the NMSI family of museums, it aims to engage, inspire and educate through comprehensive collections, innovative education programmes and a powerful yet sensitive approach to contemporary issues.

Salary: £47,000 - £55,000 pa

Full-time, Maternity cover, 12 months commencing October 2011.


Closing date: Tuesday 30th August 2011. It is expected interviews will be held on Monday 12th September.
For a full job description or to contact Colin Philpott, Museum Director for an informal discussion about this role, please email


Good luck!

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