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Head of Design
Science Museum, London
As Head of Design for the Science Museum, you will work closely with the Director of Masterplan and Estate to deliver an ambitious, ten-year Masterplan. You will develop and ensure an integrated design approach for the Museum, promoting a consistent look and feel and enabling ease of navigation for visitors.
As a champion of the highest quality design, you will commission and source the best and most appropriate design work for all projects, exhibitions, spaces and activities. The design strategy includes galleries and non-gallery spaces; written materials; way-finding and signage. You will provide expert leadership, technical advice and input into design briefs. You will also commission work from external designers when required.
Experience of leading projects encompassing both 2D and 3D design is essential, with a sophisticated visual sense and a true commitment to outstanding design. You must have the capability to lead, manage and collaborate with a wide range of designers and museum teams – inspiring others, setting direction and creating a shared sense of purpose. A relevant degree or design qualification is essential, a demonstrable understanding of design within a museum environment, and an excellent track record of delivering large-scale, complex initiatives.
As the Museum implements a number of flagship projects, there is huge scope here to influence and lead design issues, playing a key role in the broader transformation of a National Museum.
The Science Museum, The National Railway Museum, The Museum of Science & Industry and The National Media Media Museum form a unique family of museums with a vision to provide outstanding visitor experiences. We aim to engage and inspire diverse audiences, while at the same time rewarding and developing the people who contribute to our success.
Interviews: week commencing 7th May 2012.
For further information about the Science Museum Group, a full job description and details of how to apply, please visit our website by clicking 'apply now'
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Karen Livingstone, Director of Masterplan and Estate on 020 7942 4375.
Closing date: 1 May 2012
We welcome applications from all sections of the community in which we work. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people and we guarantee interviews to suitably qualified disabled applicants.