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Assistant Museum Manager

Organisation: Glasgow Life

Salary: £33,654.48 - £39,089.87

Location: Glasgow

Glasgow Life

Assistant Museum Manager
£33,654.48 – £39,089.87
Location: The Burrell Collection, 2060 Pollokshaws Road | Glasgow | G43 1AT
Ref: GLA11672

Glasgow Life is looking for an Assistant Museum Manager to join us on a full time permanent contract. As Assistant Museum Manager you will be joining our award-winning team at The Burrell Collection, Art Fund Museum of The Year 2023.
More about our Museums teams
As an Assistant Museum Manager you’ll be joining our Glasgow Life Museums team. From The Burrell Collection to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, our Museums are free for everyone to access. We’re committed to making sure people experience our world-class collections and have the chance to engage with our rich heritage. The cultural programmes we provide bring value to people’s lives. Read more on our website. https://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums
About Glasgow Life
Glasgow Life is the charity which inspires people to lead richer, more active lives through culture and sport. Simply put, we believe that everyone deserves a great Glasgow life. We do this by delivering innovative cultural and sporting programmes and events which improve the mental, physical, and economic well-being of Glasgow. Glasgow Life also creates unforgettable experiences for tourists, strengthening the city’s visitor economy. We help put on world-class events, conferences and festivals which enhance Glasgow’s international reputation. Glasgow is the first city to be named European Capital of Sport twice sport and was also the first place in the UK to be named a UNESCO City of Music.
The role
As Assistant Museum Manager for the Burrell Collection you will lead and manage a team delivering high quality visitor experience and customer service through our museum venue, functions and partnerships. You will develop and maintain effective partnerships with a wide variety of internal and external partners/agencies to achieve high standards of service delivery. You will support innovation and continued improvement and high quality performance in the delivery of services, in line with company strategy. You will manage staff resources and budgets, operational effectiveness, contribute to supporting volunteers, and also support the Museum Manager in ensuring that the museum team engages positively with communities. The post is City wide and will work across different venues as required but you will initially be located into The Burrell Collection.
The candidate
If you’re interested in joining us as an Assistant Museum Manager you’ll need:
• Relevant experience of managing visitor attractions/leisure or commercial public facing businesses.
• Experience as an effective team supervisor/ manager
• Highly developed organisational and task completion skills.
• Excellent listening and communication skills and the ability to motivate staff and colleagues.
• Competent IT skills and familiar with key software packages.
You can read the full person specification for this role under the ‘Job Attachments’ section.

The role is based in Burrell and as this is a city-wide contracts there is flexibility to work in any of our locations. This will be discussed further at interview.
We believe in the transformational power of the programmes and events we provide for the people and visitors of Glasgow. If you would like to be a part of what we do, we’d love to hear from you.
Important Dates: Closing date 7th April and scheduled interview dates Friday 19th April and Monday 22nd April at The Burrell Collection.
Benefits at Glasgow Life
• A holiday allowance of 30 days plus 6.5 public holidays (for full-time roles). This will rise to 35 days after 5 years
• Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme – which pays 19.3% in employer contributions
• Discounted Glasgow Club membership and money off in our museum shops and online store
• Option to buy extra annual leave
• Cycle-to-work scheme
• Flexible retirement
• Family-friendly policies
This position requires a Basic Disclosure. Please note successful candidates for the above position will be required to pay for their Disclosure.
Diversity matters at Glasgow Life
We’re determined to reflect the extraordinary diversity of Glasgow in our workforce. Glasgow Life is on a journey to develop a workplace that reflects the communities we serve. Where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. We’re a Disability Confident and Carer Positive employer and invite candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Read more about our commitment to equality and diversity on our website. https://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/the-small-print/an-inclusive-employer

To apply for this vacancy online please visit Assistant Museum Manager – GLA11672 | Glasgow Life | myjobscotland

Closing date is 11.59pm on Sunday 17th April 2024

Application Deadline: Wednesday 17/04/2024