Ref: 5510

National Gallery of Ireland

Dublin, Ireland

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Role Managed by:

Sarah Silbert

Research Associate

t: +353 (0) 1 905 3706


Primary Practice Group: Arts, Culture and Sports

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 04/02/2022

Formal Interview Date: w/c 4th April

The National Gallery of Ireland, located in the centre of Dublin and established in 1854, is home to the National Collection of Irish and European fine art from around 1300AD, with a nascent contemporary collection. It also houses an extensive Library & Archive. Our mission is to care for, interpret, develop and showcase art in a way that excites everyone who encounters us. We provide an outstanding experience that inspires an interest in and an appreciation of art for all. We are dedicated to bringing people and their art together. The Board has recently refined its strategic plan for the coming period.  The Board of Governors and Guardians are now seeking to appoint a new Director to help lead our vision and shape the future of the Gallery.

As the leader of the executive team, the Director will work collaboratively with the Board and will bring high personal credibility, entrepreneurial flair and leadership skills that will foster a culture of innovation. The Director’s enthusiastic communication of the Gallery’s superb collection, ambitious plans and success stories will inspire our existing community as well as attracting new and diverse audiences as well as wider support. Through collaboration, considered risk-taking and nurturing a dynamic culture, the Director will harness talent to participate in the spectacle and wonder of the Gallery.

The Director will be an inclusive and dynamic leader with deep expertise in fine art and the ability to inspire and motivate the team.  They will have significant leadership experience and can articulate and deliver a coherent vision for the organisation. Candidates should bring demonstrable experience of strong relationship development skills, a track record of income generation and evidence of collaborating with a range of stakeholders. The Director must be ambitious for the future of the Gallery and align with our mission and values.

The National Gallery of Ireland will be assisted in this appointment by global executive search firm Perrett Laver.

For more information including on the required qualifications, skills and experience, please visit: quoting the reference 5510. A member of the team would be delighted to speak directly with interested candidates about the opportunity. The deadline for applications is 12pm GMT Friday 4th February.

The National Gallery of Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.

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