It is an exciting time for culture and heritage in Waltham Forest, as we approach 2019 as the first ever Mayor of London’s London Borough of Culture. We are recruiting to the Head of Museum, Gallery and Archives, to maximise the benefits of 2019, to develop further the highly successful William Morris Gallery and bring forwards redevelopment plans for Vestry House Museum to realise our cultural aspirations, achieve long term benefits for Waltham Forest and define its place in London, the most cultural city in the world.
This senior role in the Culture and Heritage department will be responsible for building on the incredible success of the award winning William Morris Gallery, developing a high quality exhibition and activity programme enabling more people to explore and enjoy the world class collections, engaging more of our diverse local communities, and attracting national and international visitors.
Our ambitions also include Vestry House Museum and Archives, to recreate it as a cultural centre for the borough and raise its profile beyond the borough boundaries, through a capital redevelopment programme. At an early stage in its development, you will bring innovative approaches and experience to develop and deliver the vision and contribute to economic growth and regeneration of Waltham Forest. You will also need a strong commercial focus to maximise the opportunities at the museum and gallery, and develop future resilience.
You will have a strong background in the field of heritage, culture and bring strong networks and partnerships to maximise the benefits to the borough and to generate external investment and funding.