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Exhibitions Manager

  • Organisation:The National Gallery
  • Location:London
  • Salary:£36,565 per annum
  • Contract type:Full Time

Fixed term contract until Feb 2022

The National Gallery, founded in 1824, houses a uniquely important collection of some 2,400 pictures of European art spanning seven centuries. At its heart is the commitment to engage the widest possible audience through both traditional and new ways of working.

The Exhibitions Department is responsible for the temporary exhibitions programme at Trafalgar Square, nationally and internationally, staging around twenty exhibitions each year in collaboration with a wide range of lenders, partners and venues. It works closely with other key departments across the Gallery in particular Curatorial, Collection Registrars, Art Handling, Creative, Communications, Learning and Development and with external stakeholders and partners across the UK, Europe, the US and Far East.

Role Summary

The Exhibitions Manager organises and delivers exhibitions within the Gallery’s exhibition programme, including overall project management and the management of loans, from the point at which a project goes live through to de-installation including any onward tour.

The Exhibition Manager is the key point of contact for specific projects, liaising with a wide range of internal and external colleagues, including curators, designers, transport agents, ACE, lenders and colleagues at other venues. They will effectively manage all contractual and loan negotiations, exhibition budgets and risks associated with each project; schedule and manage the (de)installation of exhibitions.

Person Specification

You will be someone who has demonstrable ability to organise complex loan exhibitions in a museum or gallery environment, including negotiation of loan agreements, the ability to project manage numerous and complex high-level loan exhibitions, covering all aspects from start to finish. You will be a considerate and collaborative team player with a ‘can-do’ attitude and with the ability to work well under pressure on multiple projects at the same time, using your own initiative

The National Gallery is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing date: 23:45 on 21 June 2021.

First interview: 29 June 2021.

Second interview: 6 July 2021.

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