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Director of Creative Services

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Location: Bristol

SS Great Britain, the award-winning visitor attraction and accredited museum based in Bristol, is seeking to appoint a Director of Creative Services.  This is a new role to meet the ambitious plans of the organisation as it expands its footprint by taking over the Albion Dry Dock next door to SS Great Britain, and continues to ensure that maritime heritage is relevant to contemporary audiences.  A popular and highly successful museum commercially, in the next phase of its development, the Museum wants to be even more innovative, extending the frontiers of what a museum and heritage site in the 21st century can deliver to its audiences.

The Director of Creative Services will have the responsibility, reporting to the Chief Executive, of developing and delivering the best experiences in the world for broad and diverse audiences.  Through an outstanding interpretation, communication, marketing and volunteering service, they will push the boundaries of expectation, also initiating events and festivals that excite supporters and visitors alike.  Providing visionary leadership to their team, including the fund-raising team, they will work to optimise cross-team collaboration, fostering a coordinated approach to all that relates to visitor engagement and spend.

In the Director of Creative Services, SS Great Britain seeks candidates with experience in marketing, digital services, interpretation, fundraising or audience engagement who have the breadth of experience and ambition to deliver the best possible experience for broad and diverse audiences.  Entrepreneurial and collaborative, they will be highly audience focussed, with a strong enthusiasm for the content and interpretation of SS Great Britain, the ship and its collections. They will be strong on both leadership and management skills, able to inspire their team to take some risks in their pursuit of an exceptional experience whether or not they come with prior museum experience.  This is a unique opportunity requiring outstanding skills, both strategically and in delivery.


The closing date for this role has now passed.