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Project Delivery Manager

  • Organisation:Science Museum Group
  • Location:Science Museum Group - Multiple Locations
  • Salary:£31,000 - £34,714 per annum (depending on location)
  • Contract type:Full Time

Do you have demonstrable project management experience? Do you want to be responsible for project managing the production and delivery of exhibitions at sites across the Science Museum Group?

About Us

At the Science Museum Group (SMG), we aim to inspire futures by creating informal learning environments through our exhibitions programmes which are designed to grow ‘science capital’ for our diverse audiences.

The new Exhibitions Strategy marks a step change in the Museum’s aspiration to engage with the best practices to enhance our visitors’ experiences through beautiful, appropriate and well-crafted displays shown across SMG and beyond. Committed to this strategic priority the Exhibition Services team will support colleagues across the organisation to successfully deliver exhibitions, both within SMG and with our external partners nationally and internationally.

We are now recruiting for a Project Delivery Manager to join our Exhibition Services team on a permanent contract, working 35 hours per week. This role will cover multiple sites so you can be based at our museums in London, York or Manchester, in addition to some working from home.

About the role

In the role of Project Delivery Manager, you will be responsible for project managing the production and delivery of exhibitions at sites across SMG, nationally and internationally, feeding into and approving design as appropriate for sharing and touring.

You will work with Exhibition Project Managers owning the procurement and production work packages for the project, supporting budget and programme across the life of exhibitions. You will have responsibility for the logistics of moving the exhibitions between sites, ensuring the integrity of the design and care of the collection across its scheduled displays. In addition to this, you will be delivering all practical arrangements of exhibitions, including procurement, contract management, contractor management, health and safety, transportation and installation.

About you

Joining us you will have demonstrable project management experience, including a project management qualification or equivalent knowledge/experience. You will also possess demonstrable experience of project work and the ability to co-ordinate complex and detailed tasks within tight timescales.

You will have a proven track record of managing complex budgets successfully with an ability to report accurately, plan cash flow and meet expenditure targets. Crucially you will have the ability to build effective relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, both within the museum as well as contractors and external consultants and clients such as tour venues.


Please go to the science museum group website to apply.

What we offer

The Science Museum Group (SMG) is here to inspire futures. As the world’s leading group of science museums, we share our unparalleled collection spanning science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine with over five million visitors each year. Joining us as an employee, you will have the opportunity to develop your career in a world-class museum group.  We know work/life balance and wellbeing is crucial to our colleagues, so we currently offer up to 25 days annual leave in addition to bank holidays; BUPA medical and dental care; employee assistance programme; enhanced contributory pension; enhanced occupational sick, maternity, paternity and adoption leave and career breaks.

‘Open for All’ is one of the Science Museum Group’s five core values and sets out our important aspiration to be a place for everyone. As a national museum group, we have an ability to reach a wide and diverse population of audiences, colleagues and partners through our geography and scale.

We are working hard to understand our organisation better and to foster a culture that recognises and values different backgrounds, mindsets, skills, experience, knowledge and expertise. By having greater diversity, we believe that we will be a stronger and better organisation and ultimately will be able to inspire more futures. We therefore welcome applications from those who bring difference.

Application Closing Date: 03 July 2022

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