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Job Opportunity: Director, Huguenot Museum, Rochester

Salary:   The salary for this post will be within the range of £32,500 to £37,500 depending on experience

Hours:   37.5 hours per week, will include some evening and occasional weekend working

Accountable to:   Huguenot Museum Trustees


The Huguenot Museum opened to the public in May last year following a successful £1.5m Heritage Lottery Fund development. Rochester’s newest museum is made up of three galleries and tells the story of the Huguenots, their persecution in France, escape to Britain and the crafts, trades and skills they brought with them.

Alongside beautiful new galleries displaying objects never seen by the public before, there is a reception area and shop, and an archive room where visitors can look at historic books and archive material relating to Huguenot families and general Huguenot history. There is also a vibrant and engaging learning space. Here visitors can further their learning experience either through a programmed craft workshop, talk, lecture, film screening or cross curricular schools session.

The Huguenot Museum Director’s post is an exciting opportunity to build on a successful museum opening to shape, guide and secure the future of this new independent museum.

We are seeking an experienced museum manager with significant fundraising experience to lead the Huguenot Museum.  Applicants must also have a good knowledge of collections care alongside demonstrable communications skills. A museum qualification, an understanding of independent museums, plus experience of financial management, marketing, exhibition development and running a learning service are desirable.


Application Process

Please send a CV of no more than 2 A4 sides and a covering letter outlining your relevant experience, qualifications and suitability for the post to by Friday 5th August 2016 at 5pm. All applications after this date will not be considered.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 24 August 2016.

For further information about the post, please contact Emily Fuggle, Museum Director by email at  or call 01634 789347 on or before Saturday 9 July or after Monday 1 August 2016.

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