Director, Jane Austen’s House Museum

Location:Chawton, Hampshire Salary:c. £40,000 Interview date:24/01/2020 Closing date:19/01/2020 Job Description:

After six successful years in the role, our current Director is moving on to a new job and the trustees of Jane Austen’s House Museum are seeking a new Director with creativity, enthusiasm and vision to take the house successfully to the next stage.

The museum is the most treasured Jane Austen site in the world and you will enter the organisation at an exciting time as the Museum is completing a National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) Resilient Heritage project and beginning a phased programme of buildings conservation and re-interpretation. An expression of interest for a significant regional grant was recently submitted to the NLHF.

Located in the idyllic Hampshire village of Chawton, near Alton, the museum is open throughout the year, welcoming an average of 40,000 visitors annually with an aspiration to significantly develop this over the coming years.

The role is full time.  The post holder will be required to work occasional weekends, early mornings and evenings.

Further details can be found at

To apply, please send your CV, a covering letter – explaining why you are applying for the post and how you meet the person specification – and the names of two referees, in an email addressed to Isabel Hughes, Chair of Trustees, care of Please include ‘Director’ in the subject line.

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