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Head of Public Engagement and Programmes

Applications for this vacancy closed on 6 June 2022 at 12:00PM
Do you want to be part of a dynamic team engaged in the complete
transformation of a small museum with a globally significant collection housed
in the world’s oldest purpose-built public museum building? Are you passionate
about pushing the boundaries in public engagement?





To mark its centenary, the History of Science Museum (HSM) is embarking on
_Vision 2024_ : an ambitious programme of activity to refurbish its public
spaces, reinterpret its world-class collections and re-engage new and existing
audiences with extraordinary stories about how science shapes our world.
_Vision 2024_ is underpinned by a new focus on inspiring curiosity, revealing
beauty, and highlighting ingenuity. Our mission is to explore the connections
between people, science, art, and belief, to give voice to our collections,
and to share the stories of science in Oxford.





The Head of Public Engagement and Programmes (HPEP) will have this vision and
mission at heart. They will develop, and dynamically drive forward, our
ambitious audience development plans and learning and engagement strategies.
They listen, respect others, and make them feel valued even when taking a
dissenting line.





In this exciting and fast-paced role you will be collaborating with colleagues
across the Museum and our division GLAM (Gardens, Libraries and Museums) to
harness the unique storytelling potential of objects to create and deliver an
innovative and relevant programme that attracts diverse audiences onsite,
offsite and online. You will create a bridge between research and people,
brokering sustainable partnerships which bring fresh perspectives on the
collection. You understand, and are able to prioritise customer needs.





The successful candidate will be an experienced cultural manager who will have
a demonstrable track-record in leading on



• audience development, participation and outreach



• exhibitions, displays and interpretation



• events



• learning, including school and family programming





They will be fully familiar with the Arts Council’s ‘Let’s Create Strategy’
and have experience in reporting to Arts Council. The HPEP understands the
importance of commercial KPIs and is able to identify revenue drivers.





The jobholder leads the Public Engagement and Programmes team with direct
line-management of two part-time learning producers and the MultakaOxford
Community Outreach Producer. As a member of the Museum’s Executive Team, the
HPEP will proactively support the Director in developing, implementing, and
delivering the Museum’s strategy with a focus on _Vision 2024_ , and will
deputise for her as appropriate.





Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to
upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.
Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic
candidates who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford. HSM is
committed to equality and valuing diversity.





Only applications received online before **12:00 midday (BST) on Monday 06
June 2022** can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place on
**Friday 17 June 2022.**

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Do you want to be part of a dynamic team engaged in the complete transformation of a small museum with a globally significant collection housed in the world’s oldest purpose-built public museum building? Are you passionate about pushing the boundaries in public engagement?

 

To mark its centenary, the History of Science Museum (HSM) is embarking on Vision 2024: an ambitious programme of activity to refurbish its public spaces, reinterpret its world-class collections and re-engage new and existing audiences with extraordinary stories about how science shapes our world. Vision 2024 is underpinned by a new focus on inspiring curiosity, ...
Do you want to be part of a dynamic team engaged in the complete
transformation of a small museum with a globally significant collection housed
in the world’s oldest purpose-built public museum building? Are you passionate
about pushing the boundaries in public engagement?





To mark its centenary, the History of Science Museum (HSM) is embarking on
_Vision 2024_ : an ambitious programme of activity to refurbish its public
spaces, reinterpret its world-class collections and re-engage new and existing
audiences with extraordinary stories about how science shapes our world.
_Vision 2024_ is underpinned by a new focus on inspiring curiosity, revealing ...
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