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Head of Business and Operations

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Opportunity type:Permanent, Full-time 

Working hours:36 hours per week 

Salary:c£50,000 per annum dependent upon the skills and experience of the successful candidate 

Location:St Ives 

Closing date:01 March 2020 at midnight 

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Leadership Team of Tate St Ives and advance its key institutional goals in the years ahead. Building on the success of its recent capital refurbishment and extension in late 2017, Tate St Ives is now able to accommodate a comprehensive exhibitions and events programme with a wide range of opportunities for audience engagement and learning. Tate St Ives acts as a vital local resource in Cornwall as well as an international centre of art and exchange. It was awarded the highly prestigious Art Fund Museum of the Year Award 2018.

As part of Tate’s overall Five Year Plan https://www.tate.org.uk/about-us/our-priorities you will take a lead role in developing Tate St Ives in the areas of your responsibility, while working in collaboration with colleagues across different teams. In this role, working closely with the Tate St Ives Director and as part of the gallery’s Leadership Team, you will lead on Tate St Ives’s financial and business planning, budgeting, reporting and forecasting, and take specific responsibility for the operational and business management of the gallery and the Barbara Hepworth Museum.

You will provide essential leadership connecting the efficient management of operations and estates to a positive visitor experience and play an important role in creating a safe, engaging and positive welcome for all our visitors. Entrepreneurial and proactive, you have a creative approach to problem-solving and project management. You are a leader who develops and maintains strong working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders internally and externally.

The role is based in Cornwall, with visits to London to strategically meet with key colleagues approximately once a quarter. From a similar role and adept at balancing competing demands, above all, you’ll be excited by the opportunity to join Tate St Ives and support its ambitious plans for the years ahead.

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