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Pallant House Gallery

Archived: Director

The trustees of Pallant House Gallery are looking to appoint a director who will develop and deliver the Gallery’s strategic plan and lead the Gallery into an exciting new phase. Pallant House Gallery offers a wonderful opportunity to someone with considerable leadership experience in the cultural sector, who is ready to take on the challenges and opportunities offered by its outstanding collections of British C20th Art, its critically acclaimed exhibition, learning and community programmes and its historic and contemporary buildings.

Terms: Full time. Salary in the region of £60-70k, negotiable depending on experience.  28 days’ leave (inclusive of bank holidays). Permanent contract after completion of probationary period. The post carries a contributory pension.

Reporting to: Chair of the Trustees

Background

Located in the heart of historic Chichester on the south coast, Pallant House Gallery holds one of the most significant collections of modern British art in the UK. At its core is the bequest of Walter Hussey, Dean of Chichester, but subsequent donations have substantially increased the Gallery’s holdings. The Gallery’s celebrated programme of exhibitions, held in both its original 18th century town house and its new wing, designed by Colin St John Wilson, complement the Collection, adding to the Gallery’s reputation as a leading player in the field of modern and contemporary British Art.

Following a major, HLF-funded redevelopment programme, Pallant House Gallery was awarded the Gulbenkian Museum of the Year award in 2007. In 2012 it was awarded a £1 million HLF Catalyst match-funding grant. Since re-opening in 2006, the Gallery has been widely acclaimed for its pioneering Learning and Community Programme, which has inclusion at its heart.

The Gallery’s core values are:

  • To maintain and promote the Gallery’s collections through innovative exhibition and learning programmes
  • To be a leader in its field through the excellence of its activities
  • To be sustainable, socially responsible, and environmentally friendly
  • To be inclusive and accessible to a wide audience

References

References will be sought from a current work referee (line manager) and a second professional referee before interview with shortlisted candidates if possible.

Closing date: Friday 10th February 2017

Interviews: Friday 24 February 2017 in Chichester. Shortlisted candidates will be informed on 13th February.

Applications, to include cv and covering letter, must be submitted electronically. Further details available on http://pallant.org.uk/about1/jobs-and-volunteering-opportunities/director

For any informal queries, please contact John Booth, Chair of the Trustees, j.booth@pallant.org.uk