Director, AIM

Director, AIM

  • Closes: 8th February 2021
  • Type: Full time
  • Salary: Paid (£50k+)
  • Contact: Sukhi Baden

The Association of Independent Museums (AIM) is a national, influential and successful membership charitable organisation supporting over a 1,000 independent museums, galleries and heritage organisations, including some of the UK’s best known museums.

We are seeking a strong, commercial and innovative new Director to build on the support we offer our members, championing and enhancing the Association’s strategic agenda and influence amongst funders, policy-makers, sector leads and government bodies.  Your strategic leadership and detailed understanding will be required to support our members, not least helping to identify sustainable solutions in the face of current economic challenges.  You will lead the diplomatic positioning of these challenges at the highest level.  As such, enhancing and using your well-established and extensive personal and professional national networks will be key.

Our ideal candidate will have a genuine and evidential commitment towards diversity and inclusion, demonstrate integrity and present evidence of strong but sensitive commercial discipline, including fundraising and initiating external partnerships.

You will also have a track record of high level but empathetic leadership and driving continuous improvement in an organisation of a similar size and complexity, and of working within a politically complex environment with a number of diverse, powerful stakeholders.

With the support of a small team your emotional intelligence, sharp intellect, resilience and the ability to be agile for the benefit of the Association will be key to your success.


This job makes a significant contribution to the cultural life of the UK and you should therefore be willing to travel regularly to meet the demands of the role.

This appointment is being led by the Chair of AIM and Chief Executive of the Black Country Living Museum (BCLM).

For more information or a confidential discussion on the role please contact, Head of People & Culture, BCLM.

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to

For the full job description, see here: AIM Director vacancy – AIM – Association of Independent Museums (