Exhibitions Project Manager (maternity cover)
Wellcome is a global charitable foundation. We improve health for everyone by funding science, leading policy and advocacy campaigns, and building partnerships.
We plan to spend £16bn over the next ten years, funding new discoveries in life, health and wellbeing, and taking on three global health challenges: mental health, infectious disease and climate.
Wellcome Collection is a free museum and library that aims to challenge how we all think and feel about health. Through exhibitions, collections, live programming, digital, broadcast and publishing, we create opportunities for people to think deeply about the links between science, medicine, life and art.
These challenges need the bold science we support, but they won’t be solved by science alone.
Where in Wellcome will I be working?
Wellcome Collection’s Exhibitions team is responsible for delivering an engaging programme of temporary exhibitions examining subjects as diverse as the relationship between war and medicine, the history of human enhancement, the experience of chronic illness, and the study of human happiness. We also take care of Wellcome Collection’s permanent gallery spaces and are working in partnership with the Collections Gallery team to transform the Medicine Man gallery into a space for sharing stories about power and agency in medicine, care and culture.
We’re looking for an Exhibitions Project Manager (12 months maternity cover) to work alongside our existing Exhibitions Project Managers deliver temporary exhibitions, ensuring that the projects have the expertise and resource required to deliver their aims.
What will I be doing?
This is an important role that will ensure effective delivery of temporary exhibitions by the Exhibitions team during a time of transition.
As the Exhibitions Project Manager you will:
- Oversee the production of temporary exhibitions, ensuring high quality design, production, object display, artist commissions and interpretation.
- Work in close partnership with curators and senior curators to develop the creative direction of temporary exhibition projects and artist projects.
- Critically evaluate projects from concept stage to delivery to ensure they have the tools, expertise and resources required to deliver their outcomes/objectives.
- Lead on budgetary planning relating to exhibition research, development and production. Forecast, record and monitor spending.
- Ensure that the project team’s processes, and the finished exhibitions, embody Wellcome Collections Access, Diversity & Inclusion strategy, and embed sustainable museum practices to achieve best museum practice.
- Coordinate internal communications; lead regular project team meetings to liaise with key stakeholders across departments in Wellcome Collection
We are looking for someone with:
- Significant experience of planning and delivering large-scale temporary within a museum or gallery environment.
- Experience of tendering, contracting and managing exhibition designers (3D, 2D and lighting), builders and suppliers.
- Experience of working with artists on the creative production of newly commissioned work.
- Proven enthusiasm to embedding access and inclusion strategies into exhibition making.
The successful candidate will need to go through an enhanced background check, and will receive Known Consignor training.
Salary – £35,363
Closing date: 12/05/2022 – Late applications will not be accepted
Interviews: Week commencing 23/05/2022 (Candidates selected for interview will have to submit a hard copy of their application complete with a “wet” signature.
Contract type: Fixed Term Contract – Maternity cover
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