Exhibitions Project Manager




Contract type:

Paid (£25k-30k)
Application Deadline: 
Jan 2017

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In November 2016, the Design Museum opened the doors to our spectacular new home in Kensington. The new museum opening has been an outstanding success. An opportunity to join the exhibitions team has opened up at this exciting time in the museums history, to project manage the delivery of high profile exhibitions. An influential and engaging programme of paid-for temporary exhibitions, alongside its free permanent display, will need to attract in excess of 600,000 visitors to the museum every year. Exhibitions include monographs and thematic exhibitions on every aspect of contemporary design and architecture.

Job scope

The Exhibitions Project Manager works alongside the curatorial and design teams ensuring the production and installation of every element of the exhibition is successfully delivered, to museum standards, audience access, on time and to budget. This role will suit an individual with previous project management experience in coordinating and delivering museum exhibitions, including proven track record of working with design teams and contractors bringing a display to life.

The person

The successful candidate will be an expert communicator with solid experience of delivering museum exhibitions on time and within budget. They will have a collaborative working style and should be able to develop excellent working relationships with colleagues across the museum as well as key external contacts. You will have previous experience managing complex exhibitions in the gallery and museums sector, excellent knowledge of museum practice in relation to the management of objects, loans and transport arrangements, and good leadership and people management skills.


In addition to 25 days annual leave and 8 days bank holidays the museum offers access to a defined contribution pension scheme, season ticket loan, childcare voucher scheme, cycle to work scheme, free entry for friends and family to the museum, a variety of staff discounts including the museum shop and restaurant and free entry to a wide number of galleries and museums in London.

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