20 days ago
  • LevelSenior
  • ProfessionsDesign Director, Head of Design, Creative Design Manager
  • TypeFull Time
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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Description

Closing Date: 16-Apr-2024

The Role
The internationally renowned and iconic V&A is evolving into a family of museums dedicated to the power of creativity. Our mission is to champion design and creativity in all its forms, for everyone, to advance cultural knowledge and inspire makers, creators, and innovators everywhere. The Director of Design, Estate and Public Programme leads a large multi-disciplinary team comprising the Estate, Projects, Design, Exhibitions and Sustainability departments, to deliver an outstanding and unique visitor experience across all of our sites, and connecting audiences with a world inspired by creativity. Working with the best established and emerging architects, designers, engineers and expert consultants, you will ensure that all of the V&A’s physical interventions are ambitious, imaginative and of the highest design quality. We are seeking an inspirational leader who combines a design sensibility with the ability to deliver complex programmes; someone who will set a high bar for strategic leadership in the planning, development and implementation of all design and building led initiatives. How to apply: To apply, please provide an up-to-date CV with a supporting statement of your credentials and suitability for the role by Tuesday 9th April 2024 at 9:00am. These can be emailed through to rebecca.rampat@mcleanpublic.com Applications should include: CV Supporting Statement For a confidential conversation, please contact our retained advisors at McLean Public: Jonathan Swain on 07733 304094 or Rebecca Rampat on 07957 730837.
The V&A
The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art and design, housing a permanent collection of over 2.8 million objects, books and archives that span over 5,000 years of human creativity. The museum holds many of the UK's national collections and houses some of the greatest resources for the study of architecture, furniture, fashion, textiles, photography, sculpture, painting, jewellery, glass, ceramics, book arts, Asian art and design, theatre and performance.
Our mission is to be recognised as the world's leading museum of art, design and performance, and to enrich people's lives by promoting research, knowledge and enjoyment of the designed world to the widest possible audience. We strive to make the V&A matter to more people and in that context we work to the following six strategic objectives:
  • To create a world class visitor and learning experience across all V&A sites and collections.
  • Focus and deepen the relevance of our collections to the UK creative and knowledge economy.
  • Expand the V&A's international reach, reputation and impact.
  • To operate with financial and organisational initiative and efficiency.
  • Showcase the best of digital design and deliver an outstanding digital experience.
  • Diversify and increase private and commercial funding sources.

Skills Required

  • Design
  • Creativity
  • Planning

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