University College London

Director of Museums and Cultural Programmes

UCL Culture is seeking to appoint a Director of Museums and Cultural Programmes, an executive team role which carries the responsibility for setting the standard for using culture as a means of interrogating and understanding the world around us.

UCL Culture is a multidisciplinary team committed to connecting the world with UCL through innovative programming and engagement activities. UCL Culture uses their assets in the form of collections, museums, theatre and most importantly their people and their expertise to mobilise the UCL community, inspiring them to engage people with their research, and their research with people.

The Director of Museums and Cultural Programmes is responsible for establishing the vision for UCL Culture's museums (Petrie Museum, Grant Museum and UCL Art Museum) and cultural programmes including exhibitions, performance, public art, festivals, events and digital activities. They must provide effective leadership and management to their team, supporting the work they are doing to integrate arts and culture at the heart of UCL's academic purpose, in line with the University's Strategy 2034.

In the new Director, UCL Culture seeks candidates who have the experience, imagination and creativity to lead their team in the effective delivery of programmes which engage academics, students and the broader public in debates which open up new thinking through the showcasing of research in an arts and cultural context. Whether they come from a museum, performing arts or festivals background, they will be able to demonstrate the ability to push the boundaries of thinking, to forge long-term partnerships within and beyond the University and to be effective in a multi-disciplinary academic environment.

To apply

For more information, please request an application pack from Joanna Kill of Liz Amos Associates at or on +44 (0)20 3004 4701.

Closing date: Sunday 28th April 2019 (by midnight)