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Senior Exhibitions Manager (FTC)

Royal Academy of Arts
Art Fairs, Art Logistics, Art Museums and Institutions
   Location: London
   Salary: Up to £40,000
Experience: 4 years +
  Organisation: Royal Academy of Arts
Deadline: 23/06/2019

This position is subject to DBS and 5 year reference checks

FTC approx 12 months

About the Royal Academy of Arts

The Royal Academy of Arts is one of the UK’s foremost arts institutions, famous for its programme of temporary exhibitions. Dedicated to promoting the creation, study and enjoyment of art to all audiences it is led by eminent artists and architects, and unique in having practitioners at its very core.

We are an innovative and forward-looking organisation, yet we’re also immensely proud and respectful of our two and a half centuries of heritage. Our mission is to be a clear, strong voice for art and artists and we are leaders in the exhibition, creation and debate of the visual arts.

 

About this position

The Exhibitions Department organises the RA’s world renowned programme of eight to ten temporary exhibitions each year. Drawn from public and private collections, the programme is often organised in partnership with leading museums internationally. Exhibitions are displayed in the Academy’s Main Galleries, Sackler Wing of Galleries and Gabrielle Jungels Winkler Galleries. We are looking for a Senior Exhibitions Manager, responsible for project managing specific exhibitions from inception to conclusion, ensuring the smooth running of all exhibition logistics.

 

About you

With at least four years relevant experience, you will have exceptional project management skills and extensive knowledge of organising loan exhibitions on a large scale. You will have specific and robust experience of loan negotiation, organising transport, insurance and immunity from seizure, touring exhibitions, budget management, and planning exhibition installs and strikes. You will demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and have the ability to work simultaneously on numerous projects.

You must have strong stakeholder management skills, and an adaptable approach to work with the ability to achieve projects within tight deadlines. The ability to speak another European language would be advantageous.

You are likely to be educated to degree level, preferably in Museum Studies, Gallery Management, Art History or a related subject. You will have a genuine interest in the work of the Academy.

 

What benefits do we offer?

  • We offer a very generous pension scheme, contributing up to 10% of your salary into a defined contribution scheme.
  • On top of 25 days’ holiday and 8 days bank holiday each year, we close between Christmas Eve and New Year, allowing staff additional paid holiday.
  • Staff are encouraged to attend free History of Art and life drawing classes on site.  We also have a staff choir, running club and craft club. Best of all, we have a reciprocal agreement with many leading museums and art galleries in London and New York, that allow you to enter for free with your staff pass.

 

How to apply

To apply for this position, candidates must complete an application form. For further information about this role, and to find our application form, visit our website at: www.royalacademy.org.uk/careers

 

Closing date for applications: 23 June 2019 (midnight)                                 

Interviews to be held week commencing: 1 July 2019           


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