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Interpretation Manager

  • Organisation:Black Country Living Museum
  • Location:Dudley
  • Salary:£33,000 – £35,000 per annum
  • Contract type:Contract Permanent

BCLM is an equal opportunities employer and we are particularly keen to hear from applicants from BAME and disability groups as we are underrepresented in these areas.

Black Country Living Museum is one of Europe’s most successful open-air museums. Our strategic view is that our success originates from being an independent heritage business, and giving equal weight to our purpose as a museum, charity, and visitor attraction. The Museum is also regularly used for TV and Film locations, and hosts some fantastic seasonal and themed events including our 1940s Weekend and Peaky Blinders Nights. We are currently embarking upon the single largest development in our 40-year history with a multi-million pound investment to take our story into the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s.

We have an exciting new role for an Interpretation Manager. This is an excellent opportunity for a skilled influencer experienced in delivering interpretation in a physical setting and able to positively represent our stories clearly and compellingly to both internal and external audiences.

Supported by our current Interpretation & Content team, your role will be to deliver inclusive and innovative content and interpretation that will inform the development and implementation of original programmes and interpretation projects that connect with diverse audiences.

You will also:

• Support the Director of Programmes to identify and develop the themes, topics and subjects of the Museum’s narrative.
• Lead, manage and develop the Interpretation & Content team.
• Set inclusive and relevant research priorities in line with Museum audience and programme strategies.
• Work in partnership with our Programme Development and wider operational teams to create and deliver a historically accurate and inclusive visitor experience.
• Support our Forging Ahead Project Team to deliver our interpretative vision across our new 1940s – 60s town and industrial quarter.

We are keen to hear from candidates with substantial experience of developing content for diverse audiences, utilising creative and inclusive approaches to storytelling and developing innovative methods of engaging audiences. Equally important are strong communication skills, evidence of collaborative leadership, aptitude for building effective networks and critically your commitment to inclusivity and representation.

The role is based in the heart of the Black Country’s regeneration zone, with good road, rail, and, shortly, metro links. We are within good commutable distance from many of the surrounding counties, including Worcestershire and Staffordshire. As well as financial rewards, the museum offers a truly invigorating and kind work environment with a positive attitude to work life balance.

Museum Website: http://www.bclm.com/jobs

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