Maritime Museum in Falmouth advertises for £60,000 director post

Falmouth Packet: Maritime Museum in Falmouth advertises for £60,000 director post Maritime Museum in Falmouth advertises for £60,000 director post

With news that Jonathan Griffin is to step down from the top job at the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth, the awaard winning museum is advertising for a £60,000 replacement.

The museum is looking for "an inspirational and energetic director" to "lead the future development of the museum and build new partnerships to secure its long term sustainability".

Candidates must have the vision and determination to succeed in a challenging commercial environment and be able to create opportunities for developing our activities.

The director, supported by the Trustees and team, will be responsible for devising strategy and implementing policy and will be the ‘voice’ of the Museum, locally, nationally and internationally.

The director needs to have a "proven track-record of operating at a strategic level in a museum or heritage environment, or equivalent experience in a commercial sector", personal and corporate ambition, personal integrity and an ability to work with stakeholders and a multi-disciplinary team.

Jonathan Griffin will be stepping down as director this September after 11 years at the helm.

Although formerly retiring from the Museum Jonathan will continue to be involved in the heritage.

Jonathan said: “I am immensely grateful to everyone who has helped to make the National Maritime Museum Cornwall a success: staff, volunteers, partners, visitors and the local community. From those early dreams, I believe that together we have built something that will be a long-term success for Falmouth, for Cornwall and for maritime history generally. It has been a privilege to captain the ship.”

“I could not have wished for a more enjoyable job combining three things I love: the heritage, boats and Cornwall.”

Fancy the job? Visit the website here for more information.

 

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5:15pm Tue 22 Apr 14

juwhite says...

I think the salary is absolution disgusting!! The museum used to be run by volunteers at Bells Court where one could actually see maritime artefacts and history up close. Now it is all lovelyfied and no wonder it costs so much to get in!! Once you have been then you don't want to go again if interested in maritime history etc.
I think the salary is absolution disgusting!! The museum used to be run by volunteers at Bells Court where one could actually see maritime artefacts and history up close. Now it is all lovelyfied and no wonder it costs so much to get in!! Once you have been then you don't want to go again if interested in maritime history etc. juwhite
  • Score: 17

3:26pm Wed 23 Apr 14

GrahamHarris says...

You're right there, I've not been in for years as I visited when it was new and then again about a year later and haven't been since. Maybe thats something for the new Director to look at - trying to get repeat custom!

I'd be happy to do the job for £20,000 and have an accomplice on the same salary, two jobs created and money saved too! :-)
You're right there, I've not been in for years as I visited when it was new and then again about a year later and haven't been since. Maybe thats something for the new Director to look at - trying to get repeat custom! I'd be happy to do the job for £20,000 and have an accomplice on the same salary, two jobs created and money saved too! :-) GrahamHarris
  • Score: 12

4:36pm Sun 27 Apr 14

CousinJack says...

60k would be a part time salary for anyone worth having; only been there once, OMG most boring museum ever!
60k would be a part time salary for anyone worth having; only been there once, OMG most boring museum ever! CousinJack
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12:19pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Claudius says...

I can't help but agree that £60,000 seems a little excessive especially seeing that most of the staff are volunteers and presumably unpaid .The museum has hardly changed in any respect since it was opened.
I imagine there are some interesting experienced (no funny handshake club) ex seafarers out there who would do the job for a much lesser salary and could inject some life into the place.
It could be much better.
I can't help but agree that £60,000 seems a little excessive especially seeing that most of the staff are volunteers and presumably unpaid .The museum has hardly changed in any respect since it was opened. I imagine there are some interesting experienced (no funny handshake club) ex seafarers out there who would do the job for a much lesser salary and could inject some life into the place. It could be much better. Claudius
  • Score: 10

12:52pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Claudius says...

It will also be interesting to see who gets the job.....Might Really be a foregone conclusion as to who they ship in.
It will also be interesting to see who gets the job.....Might Really be a foregone conclusion as to who they ship in. Claudius
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