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Head of International Slavery Museum, National Museums Liverpool

Location: Liverpool

Salary: £50,376

Contract Type: Permanent

Position Type: Full Time

Closing Date: Friday 22 September 2023 – 12 Noon


Our people are at the heart of National Museums Liverpool. Colleagues from across the NML team make a difference every day, creating memorable experiences for everyone and challenging expectations. We pride ourselves on being a place for everyone, but we are always aiming higher, aspiring to be representative of the communities we serve. Through our people, we are building a culture which embeds trust, respect and inclusion and an organisation in which people are engaged and empowered to enable National Museums Liverpool to evolve. You could be just the right person to join us.  

We currently have the post(s) of Head of International Slavery Museum available.

The International Slavery Museum is one of four museums in the NML group. Reporting to the Executive Director of Museums & Participation, you will lead on delivering the vision and ongoing development for this outstanding museum.

This is an important time to join National Museums Liverpool (NML) as we realise our ambition and vision for our Waterfront Transformation Project. This includes the transformation of our significant International Slavery Museum and its expansion into the Dr Martin Luther King Jr Building. You will focus on building an inclusive visitor offer for a bigger and more diverse audience, bringing a collaborative approach to working with colleagues and communities while maintaining oversight of the Museum’s day-to-day management. You will be the client for new developments ensuring the ambitions and needs of the museum are met.

Insight Event

Join us on Monday 04 September 2023 at 5pm for an insight event online with National Museums Liverpool who are currently recruiting for roles including this one. You’ll hear about our organisation, the work of our teams as well as find out more about the job opportunities currently being advertised. You’ll get to meet some of the staff recruiting as well as get the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

When the time comes, click on this link to join us at our online event – Monday 04 September 2023 17:00 – 18:00. This online event will be conducted via Microsoft Teams. Don’t worry you don’t need to install anything; you simply click the link and join.

If you think you match the job description and our organisation ethos then click on the link to apply with your CV and supporting statement indicating how you meet the person specification. 

Additional Information 

Interviews to take place on the 13th October 

Disclosure and Barring Service Checks (DBS)

National Museums Liverpool carries out checks, at a level appropriate for each role, as part of our recruitment process. Checks are completed through the Disclosure and Barring Service, following a successful interview and conditional offer. Details of these checks are restricted to the People Team and not shared with recruiting managers.

If you have questions about the DBS service please visit

Overseas Applications

National Museums Liverpool are not currently a sponsor organisation for those applying from outside of the UK. This means that we will be unable to sponsor applications for a work visas from those who live outside of the UK and do not currently hold the right to work.

For more information on whether or not you need a Visa to work in the UK please go to