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Deputy Director, Two Temple Place
Closing date | 30.08.19 | 5pm


Job Title
: Deputy Director of Two Temple Place
Reporting to: Chief Executive of The Bulldog Trust
Location: Two Temple Place, London, WC2R 3BD
Contract: Permanent, Full Time (potential for 4 days for exceptional candidates)
Remuneration: £45,000 – £55,000 (depending on experience)
Start date: Autumn 2019

The Bulldog Trust is now seeking to appoint a Deputy Director who will assume responsibility for all activities at Two Temple Place.

Two Temple Place is an extraordinary late Victorian mansion built by William Waldorf Astor on the Embankment. The house is run, by its parent charity The Bulldog Trust, as a centre for charitable activities and a commercial events venue. Major annual exhibitions between January and April showcasing smaller UK public collections are produced alongside year-round charitable events, workshops, seminars and a busy schedule of private hire, weddings and filming.

This is an exciting new role that will include responsibility for the thriving commercial venue hire business, management and delivery of the Winter Exhibition Programme including events, education, volunteering and outreach programmes, the further development and implementation of plans to increase the charitable use and charitable impact of Two Temple Place, and the upkeep and maintenance of the historic house.

The Bulldog Trust runs a number of other complementary charitable programmes including a successful grants programme providing development funding and strategic support to small charities and social enterprises (see www.thefore.org).

For more information on Two Temple Place please see www.twotempleplace.org

Role Description
The role will be reporting to Chief Executive and a key part of the Senior Management Team. The post-holder will have 4 direct line reports, Events Manager (part-time), Exhibition Manager, Visitor Services Manager and Facilities Manager. In addition to this, the Deputy Director will be responsible for a number of peripatetic staffing positions, house managers, interns, specialist consultants and around 140 volunteers.

Commercial Venue Hire

  • Responsibility for setting and reporting on financial targets and guaranteeing commercial success of the house while maintaining emphasis on protecting fabric of the building.
  • Management of commercial events team (Events Manager, Assistant Events Manager, Events Coordinator and Events Administrator).
  • Responsibility for all budgeting and reporting on commercial events.
  • Responsibility for all marketing of the private hire business at the house and overseeing all relationships with suppliers and contractors.

Winter Exhibition Programme

  • Work closely with the Chief Executive to ensure the continued development, reach and impact of the Winter Exhibition Programme at Two Temple Place.
  • Responsibility for the overall delivery of the Winter Exhibition Programme.
  • Develop strategy for generating exceptional exhibition programming and accompanying events including coordination of Winter Exhibition Advisory Board.
  • Responsibility for the financial sustainability of the Winter Exhibition Programme, including leading on project fundraising.
    Management of Exhibition Team (Exhibition Manager, Visitor Services Manager, two 6-month paid internship roles each year, part-time Retail Manager and Outreach Coordinator and volunteers) to deliver the project on time and within budget.
  • Oversee the design and delivery of the complementary events programme that sits alongside the WEP – with a particular emphasis on increasing the diversity of exhibition audiences.
  • Oversee development of the Friends programme.

Annual Programming

  • Encourage and manage increased non-commercial usage of the building in coordination with commercial targets.
  • Develop artistic, educational, charitable and commercial partnerships to complement the yearly programme for the building.
  • Liaise with potential partners for events including some responsibility for overall event logistics and overseeing management of the final event delivery.
  • Work alongside commercial team to ensure complimentary commercial and charitable use of the building.

Facilities Management

  • Responsibility for all maintenance and upkeep of an exceptional historic house.
  • Overseeing budgets and any capital spend required.
  • Management and development of facilities team.

 

Person Specification

  • Proven ability to create exciting and inclusive arts programming designed to appeal to a wide range of audiences.
  • Proven ability to lead and deliver complex projects.
  • Well networked with a track record of successful fundraising and income generating experience.
  • Experience of preparing, managing and reporting on budgets, obtaining best value for money.
  • Flexible approach to work, problem solving and maximising resources.
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills and experience building partnerships.
  • An inclusive leadership style with proven ability to lead, motivate, manage and develop staff.
  • A working knowledge of current arts practice and the contemporary arts/culture sector within the UK and locally.
  • Proven ability to work independently and to inspire, motivate and lead others as part of a team.
  • Excellent communication, administrative, organisational, interpersonal and managerial skills.
  • Ability and willingness to work some unsociable hours and attend out-of-hours functions, as required.
  • Awareness and commitment to issues of equality and diversity and promoting equal opportunities for all.
  • A genuine enjoyment for improving the experiences and lives of others – whether it be a loyal elderly volunteer, a rude visitor or an excited school child on his/her first visit to a museum.


Qualifications:
Educated to degree level (minimum 2:1)

How to Apply:
Please attach a CV and covering letter below. Your covering letter should be addressed to Mary Rose Gunn, Chief Executive, The Bulldog Trust Ltd, and should detail why the role interests you.

Long-listed candidates will be invited to submit a short, informal video to introduce themselves (max. 3 minutes). Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held in the second or third week of September.

Equal Opportunities:
The Bulldog Trust is committed to providing equal opportunities without regard to race, religion, nationality, gender, sexuality, disability or age. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates.

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Education and Events Coordinator Internship
Closing date | 23.08.19 | 4pm

The Bulldog Trust has developed an internship programme to help individuals looking to gain skills and experience working in a museum or gallery environment. This paid internship will be based at Two Temple Place, headquarters of the Bulldog Trust, which becomes an exhibition venue for three months each year.

Job Title: Education and Events Coordinator
Reporting to: Visitor Services Manager
Location: Two Temple Place, London, WC2R 3BD
Contract: Fixed Term Paid Internship (5 days per week)
Employment Term: October 2019 to May 2020
Remuneration: Salaried at London living wage (£10.55 per hour)

Role Description:
This internship will give the successful applicant valuable work experience and an insight into how events and education projects are run in a small but busy exhibition space.

The intern will be responsible for liaising with schools to book all school visits, coordinating the education programme of events and workshops as well as assisting and supporting the team with managing exhibition events, day-to-day administration and supervising volunteers.

This is a full-time, 5 days a week paid internship. The intern will be willing and enthusiastic to help with a range of events throughout the exhibition, including some evenings. They will be expected to work at weekends during the exhibition period and until 9pm on some Wednesdays, as part of our Wednesday Late openings.

Background:
The Bulldog Trust is a charitable trust that has given financial and advisory assistance to charities for over 25 years. The trust is housed within Two Temple Place, a magnificent late-Victorian mansion on the Embankment. In 2011 the Bulldog Trust started a project to host annual exhibitions at Two Temple Place and in October of that year opened its doors for the first time with the exhibition ‘William Morris: Story, Memory, Myth’. The exhibition was attended by over 50,000 visitors and 35 groups of 5-11 year olds (over 1000 school children) came to the specially devised education workshops provided by TheWholeStory. The exhibition programme has since continued to be enormously successful and has now attracted over 300,000 visitors to Two Temple Place.

We are now preparing to host our ninth exhibition celebrating the rich cultural heritage of regional textile collections in the UK from 25th January until 19th April 2020.  This major collaborative project will display rarely-seen UK and international textiles, all originally acquired by women, showing the rich, and global nature of UK textile collections and the often under-represented stories of the women collectors.

Our education and events programmes are developed and adapted each year to complement the exhibition theme and are a central part of the Bulldog Trust’s ongoing drive to engage with increasingly diverse audiences in London. Past events have included craft and drawing workshops, dance, live music performances, panel discussions, lectures, and candlelit story telling.

Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with and support workshop providers, TheWholeStory to deliver education workshops.
  • Act as main point of contact for schools on the day and in the run up to their visit:
    • Book in primary schools to the workshops and maintain the calendar.
    • Maintain contact with primary schools attending workshops, through regular email and telephone correspondence.
    • Meet and greet the schools on arrival.
    • Follow up with the schools as appropriate.
  • Assist with the programming of family and children’s events, including production of a gallery trail.
  • Assist with delivery and smooth running of exhibition events, including the ‘Wednesday Late’ series and other daytime and evening events.
  • Supervising and supporting volunteers during their shifts and delivering outstanding visitor service.
  • Support the exhibition team with events and day-to-day tasks in the galleries.
  • Answer telephone and e-mail enquiries, taking messages and relaying information where appropriate.
  • Ensure that the education room is tidy and well stocked for school use.
  • Assisting with checking and unpacking deliveries for our exhibition shop.
  • Running errands and supporting day-to-day running of the offices.

This is not an exhaustive list of duties and management may, at any time, allocate other tasks and responsibilities. As part of a small exhibitions team the candidate should be ready and willing to assist with all aspects of team planning, administration and operations.

Person Specification:

Essential attributes:

  • Enthusiastic, hardworking and friendly, with a proactive, ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Highly organised, with ability to prioritise varied and busy workload and ability to effectively manage work to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently, with minimal supervision, as part of a small team.
  • Helpful and positive attitude.
  • Excellent attention to detail and high level of accuracy.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good customer service skills and enthusiasm for working with volunteers and a wide range of visitors.
  • Good computer literacy (Outlook, Excel, Word).
  • An interest in the arts, museums, events and education.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours as required by the exhibition schedule.

Desirable attributes:

  • Experience of working with children and young people.
  • Experience of working with volunteers.
  • Experience with social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and websites.

How to Apply:
To apply, please attach a CV and a covering letter (addressed to Alexandra Edwards) below and click submit. Your covering letter should detail in a maximum of 600 words:

  • Why you are interested in the role and how it fits your career aspirations.
  • How your skills and experience match the requirements of the job description.

Additional Task: As part of your role as Events and Education Coordinator, you will be tasked to produce a low-cost, exciting and engaging exhibition trail, which will be offered free of charge to families during their visit. As part of your application, please include some ideas about how you would create this trail and what you think the main aim of this trail should be. Please include this after your covering letter, in the same document. This will not count towards the 600 word limit for the letter itself.

Deadline for applications: 4pm on Friday 23rd August 2019
Interviews will be held: w/c 2nd September 2019

If you have any questions please contact Alexandra Edwards on 0207 836 3715 or alexandra@twotempleplace.org

Equal Opportunities:
The Bulldog Trust is committed to providing equal opportunities without regard to race, religion, nationality, gender, sexuality, disability or age. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates.

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