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Job Opportunity: Director of Audiences and Programmes, Banbury Museum

Friday 11th May 2018

Job Title:    Director of Audiences and Programmes

Organisation:    The Banbury Museum Trust

Salary:        £35,000

Type:        Full-Time Position

Location:    Banbury, Oxfordshire

Job Role

Banbury Museum has ambitious plans for development, and is now recruiting the team to deliver.

The Director of Audiences and Programmes is an exciting and challenging new post with responsibility to develop the Museum’s permanent and special exhibitions, events and learning programmes, following the opening of The Pye Gallery in December 2018.

Banbury Museum has been an independent museum since November 2013, when governance was transferred from Local Authority to Charitable Incorporated Organisation. The origins of the Museum stretch back to the 1940s, and the Museum now receives 150,000 visits per annum. Banbury Museum is an NPO Associate of Oxford University Museums, a National Portfolio Organisation.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the quality of the programmes, which must reach new audiences from an enlarged geographic area, and meet improved income targets, essential for the Museum’s sustainability.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level, and be able to demonstrate a knowledge of arts policy and management. They will have experience of developing and coordinating cultural programmes within the commercial environment in which independent museums operate. They will also have experience of applying for funding and developing support networks.

The Director of Audiences and Programmes will have experience of managing small teams, which may include paid staff and volunteers, offering enthusiasm, leadership and support. They will be a skilful communicator, both written and orally, with new media, and have direct experience of successful marketing campaigns.

The successful applicant must have knowledge and experience of the museum sector, including the central nature of learning, and the strategies and programmes of Arts Council England, including Accreditation.      

Application:     Please contact Sharon Denton for the Job Description and Person Specification, and apply with a CV and covering letter by Friday 11th May

First Interview:        Thursday 17th May

Second Interview:     

Contact Name:        Sharon Denton – Operations Director at Banbury Museum

Contact Telephone    (01295) 236165

Contact Email:


Address:         Banbury Museum, Spiceball Park Rd, Banbury, Oxon, OX16 2PQ