Special Projects Manager - Museums (People's Palace) – (Fixed-Term)

Organisation: Glasgow Museums

Salary: £46,405.93 - £53,785.24

Location: Glasgow

Glasgow Life

Special Projects Manager – Museums (People’s Palace) – (Fixed-Term)
£46,405.93 – £53,785.24
Location: Glasgow Green, Glasgow G40 1AT
Ref: GLA11184

We’re looking for a Project Manager with experience of delivering museum re-display projects to join Glasgow Life Museums as we embark on a capital refurbishment and re-display of the People’s Palace. Interested? Then keep reading below.
The project will develop the People’s Palace to be a community-led museum and aims to become of one of the world’s most socially engaged and internationally significant local museums. It will become a sustainable museum, with Glasgow’s social history at its heart, reintegrating the glasshouse and museum, to create a dynamic museum offer with new flexible space and facilities fit for current standards and audience needs.
In this role you will lead a team within the project and drive the coordination and delivery of the museum content, programming, and community engagement, as well as collection decant, and exhibition design and fit out. You will be a main contact for key stakeholders. Working alongside colleagues across Glasgow Life and in partnership with Glasgow City Council, the role offers the opportunity to help redefine this much-loved place for future generations of visitors.
We’re looking for someone who will grasp this challenge and help us deliver an exceptional reinvigorated place in the East End of the city for the people of Glasgow and the visitors to the city.
On top of that you’ll be a member of Glasgow Life Museums management team, joining a team that has significant experience delivering major museum projects, including the award-winning refurbishment at the Burrell Collection, and have the chance to be involved in other aspects of our work.

Glasgow Life is the charity which inspires the city’s citizens and visitors to lead richer, more active lives through culture and sport. Simply put, we believe that everyone deserves a great Glasgow life. How do 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.
Interested in joining our team? Get in touch if you have:
• Strong planning, coordination, problem-solving, and organisational skills.
• Experience in delivering results and collaborative working within a museum, or heritage attraction, and of delivering new museum content
• Experience of working with diverse project teams and a range of external stakeholders
• Excellent verbal, written and graphic communication skills.
• Relevant qualification with extensive experience of capital project development and delivery.
Please note, this is a 3-year temporary fixed term appointment.
What will you get in return? We offer a generous holiday allowance of 30 days, plus 6.5 public holidays. You’ll also be eligible to join the Strathclyde Pension Fund, one of the largest local authority pension providers in the UK. Other benefits include staff discounts, annual leave purchase scheme, flexible retirement, and family-friendly policies.
Declaration of interest applies.
If offer is made to internal (Glasgow Life or Council Family) for Fixed Term roles, at the end of the temporary period, eligible employees, if agreed will have a right to return to a role at their substantive grade within the council family.
Glasgow Life seeks to reflect the 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. To find out more about our commitment to equality and diversity visit

To apply for this vacancy online please visit Special Manager – Museums (People’s Palace) – (Fixed-Term) – GLA11184 | Glasgow Life | myjobscotland
Closing date is 11.59pm on Sunday 17th December 2023

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Application Deadline: Sunday 17/12/2023