Amberley Museum is a 36 acre site located in the heart of the South Downs National Park, dedicated to showcasing and preserving the working past of the South. Its origins were as a chalk and lime making quarry. The region’s past can be discovered across 20 exhibit areas including narrow gauge train and historic bus rides and there are regular weekend events. This provides a diverse experience for over 50,000 visitors p.a. including over 3,000 schoolchildren. A team of some 200 active volunteers contribute to running the site. An accredited, registered charity and independent museum founded 40 years ago, the Museum is located next to Amberley railway station near Arundel and close to major access roads in West Sussex. The Museum is open to the public in the main season Wednesday to Sunday.
After a period of consolidation, we are looking for a Director to take the Museum to the next level and realise its full potential as a major heritage attraction. This is an opportunity to play a major role in shaping the Museum’s plans in conjunction with the trustees and other stakeholders to ensure a sustainable future.
The Director will have responsibility for all museum activities, with a remit to direct, lead, inspire and ensure effective delivery, team working of staff, volunteers and retail tenancies.
The successful candidate will have leadership experience in a busy, diverse museum, heritage or visitor attraction and be able to deliver an exceptional visitor experience whilst achieving commercial targets. They will be able to set and monitor financial budgets and work collaboratively with both staff and volunteers to ensure that the vision for the Museum is delivered.
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