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Project Manager, Milton Keynes Museum Trust Ltd.


Job Summary

The Museum has received a grant of £222, 850 from the NLHF to develop pilot displays telling the story of Milton Keynes. We are seeking a Project manager, with at least 2 years experience of project work in Museums or Galleries, to lead the team working with community groups to develop new displays

Job Description

Job Title: Project Manager

Project Duration: 1 year

Term: Fixed Term, 12 months

Start Date: November 2023

Salary: £31, 000 per annum

Hours of work: 37.5 hrs/week, including some time in the evenings or weekends as the project demands.

Location: Milton Keynes Museum (with some possibility of hybrid working)

Job Requirements

a. Essential

Previous project management experience (min. 2 years)

Experience of work in arts or heritage projects

Experience of meeting targets according to an agreed timetable, budget and quality

Team management experience

Good organisational skills

Evidence of ability to write reports

Good communication skills

Proven administrative skills

Proficient in Microsoft packages and basic IT skills

a strong commitment to the principles and practice of equality and diversity

b. Desirable

An interest in arts or heritage

Experience of working within the community

Understanding of the challenges of building and managing a team with different backgrounds and their own agendas

Exhibition production skills e.g. text-writing, design, illustration preferably within the

Job Responsibilities

To Lead the Project Team helping to ensure that it meets the targets laid out in the project plan;

Manage the Outreach Officer on a day-to-day basis;

Manage the budget, contingency and spend plan. Ensure over-runs are flagged early, that remedial plans are in place and understood by stakeholders;

Report to regular meetings of the Management and Project Teams, engage with the project stakeholders regularly and effectively;

Work with the Partner organisations to produce a seamless and coordinated single project

Assist in identifying and working with other arts and heritage practitioners as well as our volunteers to assist in developing and delivering programmes.

Ensure participation of different communities in the engagement activities and consultation for the prototype exhibitions defined in the NHLF grant application.

Maintain the project plan, risk register and manage remedial work to ensure milestones are hit, write reports for funders and other stakeholders

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How to Apply

If you are interested in this role, we would love to hear from you.
You are asked to provide a CV which evidences your relevant skills and experience and a covering letter which clearly explains why you feel you would be suitable for the opportunity and your ambition for the role. You can email your CV and cover letter to info@mkmuseum.org.uk.
Please put in the email subject line MKM PM Application (Your Full Name) as a reference.
The closing date for applications is 29th September 2023.

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