Programming and Commercial Development Manager (Temporary)

Organisation: Glasgow Museums

Salary: £44,196.12- £51,224.04

Location: Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow

Ref: GLA09048

Glasgow Life is the charity providing the support, inspiration and opportunity for Glasgow’s citizens to access the services that matter most to them.  Working across museums, the arts, music, sport, world-class events, festivals, libraries, community facilities, and physical activity, learning and heritage programmes; the scale and reach of our activity makes a real and positive impact on the lives of Glasgow’s residents and creates unforgettable experiences for our visitors.

Within the Museum service we are recruiting a Programming & Commercial Development Manager, to join our 3,000 strong team of dedicated staff and volunteers. The post holder will provide a leadership role in taking forward the continued development and delivery of a commercial strategy and events programme that focusses on the city’s museum buildings and collections.

To be successful in this role you must have the following skills and experience:

  • Essential – an awareness and understanding of the unique opportunities and requirements of museum venues as events and commercial spaces
  • Essential – setting, monitoring and achieving performance targets, outcomes and quality standards
  • Essential – ability to contribute to and sustain relationships with a variety of partners and stakeholders
  • Desirable – an understanding of audience development in the context of heritage and visitor attractions

* Desirable – experience of working in both public and private sector environments

We believe in the transformational power of the services we provide for the citizens and visitors of Glasgow, and if you want to be a part of it, we’d love to hear from you.

In return we can offer a generous holiday allowance of 29 days (rising to 34 days after 5 years), plus 6.5 public holidays.  You will also be eligible to join the Strathclyde pension fund, one of the largest local authority pension providers in the UK.  Additional staff benefits include staff discounts, annual leave purchase scheme, flexible retirement and family friendly policies.

Glasgow Life seeks to reflect the extraordinary diversity of our city at every level of our organisation and in our programmes. We strongly encourage suitably qualified applications from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Glasgow Life. To find out more about our commitment to equality and diversity visit


Please note, due to time limited project funding, the post is fixed term for a period of up to 3 years.

To apply for this vacancy online please visit

Closing date is 11.59pm on Sunday 14 August 2022


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Application Deadline: Sunday 14/08/2022