Director of Collections’ Strategy
University of Cambridge
For an initial conversation please contact:
t: +44 (0) 20 7340 6276
Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research
Salary & Benefits: Competitive
Closing Date: 16/10/2023
Formal Interview Date: w/c December 11th 2023
The University of Cambridge is renowned for its record of discovery and innovation. It is one of the great Higher Education institutions, with a regional, national, and global reach, attracting the very best and brightest minds. The University’s Museums, Botanic Garden, and Libraries care for the UK’s highest concentration of internationally important collections outside London. With millions of books, artifacts, and specimens, they work together to deepen understanding of our world, inspire new thinking, and address local and global challenges.
The University is now looking for a Director of Collections’ Strategy. This exciting new position, situated within the University’s Academic Division, is designed to further the University’s mission to contribute to society through excellence in education, learning, and research, by harnessing the distinctiveness of, and opportunities arising from, the University’s extraordinary Collections. The Director of Collections’ Strategy will:
The successful candidate will have experience working at a senior level, including partnership building and raising funds, in an arts, collections, or cultural environment comparable in significance, complexity, and scale with the University’s Collections. They will be an individual with the credibility and sensitivity to work with colleagues across the Collections, other senior University colleagues, and with external partners. They will have a values-based approach to leadership, with a naturally inclusive, collaborative style where progress is made through consultation and debate. They will have a strong affinity with the University’s mission and a passion for the arts, science, culture, heritage, and the associated opportunities for research, learning, and engagement.
The University actively supports equality, diversity, and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.
The deadline for applications is Monday 16th October at midnight.