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Head of Creative Studios, National Museums Liverpool

Location: Liverpool

Salary: £44,271

Contract Type: Permanent

Position Type: Full Time

Closing Date: Friday 29 March 2024 – 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 Creative Studios available.

Reporting to the Executive Director of Audiences & Media, you will develop and lead our Creative Studios to deliver an outstanding in-house service to support the work delivered by teams across National Museums Liverpool.

Our studio brings ideas and stories to life through technical and creative design, cutting edge production build and innovation across exhibition and gallery experiences (permanent and temporary), production of creative marketing campaign (print and digital) components and corporate communications.

Whilst offering inspiring leadership, you will be responsible for planning and tracking projects, assigning resource and ensuring the highest levels of accessibility and compliance standards are achieved. You will help us to reach a new level of creativity by encouraging effective collaboration, pushing the boundaries of design and production build, and ensuring we’re utilising agile and up-to-date methodologies, technologies and software to enhance all of our studio output. You will interface with key stakeholders right across the organisation ensuring clear understanding of priorities and project requirements to effectively execute multiple work-streams, balance creative vision and objectives, whilst running an efficient and effective service.

We’re looking for someone who is up for a new challenge with adaptability and thrives working in a fast-paced studio environment. Whilst you’ll have an acute attention to detail and enviable creative project management skills, you’ll equally have plenty of ideas to contribute and have excellent leadership qualities and communication skills. This role would suit someone from a set design / build background from possibly theatre, television, film, museums or large-scale festivals and events. You’ll have experience working on similar large-scale projects across exhibition and space design, manufacturing, and fabrication, print and digital design but equally have the technical understanding to lead and collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team.

You will actively champion new and innovate ways to bring stories to life and have a thorough understanding of how to take ideas from paper to full production across an integrated studio environment.

Are you ready to do your best work yet?

Insight Event

Join us on 13 February 2024 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 – Tuesday 13 February 2024 at 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

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.

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