Director – Kilmartin Museum

Job Title: Director, Kilmartin Museum
Closing date: 12:00 am 30 June 2022

We have a new and exciting opportunity for a Director at our Museum set within the archaeologically important Kilmartin Glen at Kilmartin in Argyll and Bute. As the Museum has expanded over the years, the post of Director and Curator has become two jobs. After nearly 20 years in this role, Sharon Webb is moving to a new position as Head of Collections at Kilmartin Museum, and we are seeking a new Director to take forward the set up and running of the new facility.

The Museum is currently undergoing a major redevelopment and is due to reopen in 2023. Kilmartin Museum is a company limited by guarantee with charitable status. It wholly owns its trading subsidiary Kilmartin House Trading Company Ltd.

As Director you will be responsible for overseeing the smooth running of all our visitor attractions including our museum, retail shop and café. Reporting to the Board of Directors and along with other senior leaders, you will be responsible for developing and maintaining the strategic direction of the Museum, ensuring we are achieving our mission, maintaining our Museum accreditation and that we are financially sustainable. You will be responsible for overseeing all functional activities such as finance and marketing. You will work with the Head of Collections to lead our curatorial and education team to ensure that the curatorial, research and education objectives of the Museum are achieved and that the service is sustainable.

You will initially be responsible for planning and implementing the redeveloped museum reopening in 2023 and then the ongoing management of the museum ensuring that the aims of the redevelopment project are being realised. Experience of capital project management or the opening of a new visitor attraction would therefore be an advantage.

We are a self-funding museum so you will need to bring a strong commercial ethos ideally including experience of working with funders and funding applications. You will also have proven stakeholder management experience which could include funders, local government bodies, communities and interest groups.

You will be a proven leader with exceptional communication skills able to build, motivate and develop a multi-functional team. You will have experience of delivering excellent customer service preferably within a tourism or hospitality business. Ideally you will have an interest in archaeology, museums or tourism.

You will be required to be based within a reasonable distance of Kilmartin as the role will be responsible for out of hours call outs and you may be required to work evenings or weekends on occasion. Relocation support will be available if required. Salary is anticipated to be in the range 40-60K, dependent on experience.

If you are looking for an exciting new challenge and would like to be part of preserving and sharing Scotland’s heritage please send your CV and a covering letter, along with an indication of your salary expectations to Jenny Pendreigh (