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We are looking for an ambitious and talented Director of Museums to lead positive change and the continual improvement of our four museums in Bath.

You will be a skilled and versatile professional with experience gained in the museums, arts or cultural heritage sector. With inspirational, inclusive leadership coupled with both strategic and operational ability, you will build on and develop the success of our award-winning museums maintaining their excellent standards and reputation. As an engaging and passionate advocate for heritage, you will develop local and national relationships to increase recognition of the services we provide and their appeal and benefit to new and existing audiences. An early priority will be the successful fulfilment of the NLHF supported project to restore and reinterpret Beckford’s Tower and Landscape.

Bath Preservation Trust is a wholly independent charity operating in the World Heritage city of Bath. Our museums and collections provide inspiring experiences, learning and insights from the past which help people deepen their knowledge through narratives expressed appropriately, knowledgably and equitably. Some of our activity confronts contested heritage and wherever possible we work with people, communities and other organisations to deal with these subjects appropriately, including historic and contemporary impacts. The successful candidate will be confident and inclusive in this area as well as with their approach to EDI.

We will particularly welcome applications from people from those sections of the community who are under-represented in Bath Preservation Trust and in the wider heritage sector including those from the Global Majority and / or disabled applicants.

To arrange an informal discussion about this post by phone with Alex Sherman, Chief Executive please call 01225 338727.

For further information about the role, please download the Director of Museums job description 2023

To submit an application, please complete and return the short application form, along with a current CV and a covering letter of no more than two pages, to

Please complete the anonymous, online equal opportunities monitoring form.

Closing date:      9.00 am on Monday 26 June 2023

Interviews:         w/c 10 July

Director of Museums


£45,000 to £48,000 dependent on experience


35 hours per week

Contract Type:

Full-time, permanent


Bath Preservation Trust, 1 Royal Crescent, Bath BA1 2LR alongside flexible working options

Close Date:

Monday, 26 June 2023

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