Interpretation Manager: Reimagining the British Museum
Collection Projects and Resources
Part-Time (3 days per week)
Fixed-Term (Until 21 June 2023)
£30,557 per annum (pro rata)
Application Deadline: 12pm (midday) on 15 November 2021
The British Museum is seeking an experienced Interpretation Manager to contribute to the delivery of an exciting and complex new project which will place global collaboration at the heart of the Museum's new masterplan. The Reimagining the British Museum project will develop new curatorial approaches to interpreting the collection and developing the narratives that will underpin a comprehensive redisplay of the galleries.
In this role you will work with a dedicated project team, alongside curators and specialists from across the organisation and individuals and groups from around the world, to support the development of briefs for new suites of permanent galleries, considering the needs of the Museum's audiences. You will help deliver pilot projects such as displays, and digital or other public programmes to test and evaluate different models for collaboration and new approaches to display and interpretation. You will contribute to the development of a plan and framework for how the Museum will collaborate globally in the delivery process of new galleries in the next phase of the masterplan.
The start date for this post is planned for early January 2022.
The successful candidate will have proven editorial experience in the museum or publishing worlds, and be adept at communicating complex information through display, digital and public programmes. You will have experience of developing interpretive schemes as part of a formal design process, and ideally of participatory display or interpretation projects, co-curation, co-creation or other methods of collaboration with both academic and non-academic partners. You will be good team-worker with a consultative and flexible approach.