Could you be the new Director at Henley’s wonderful River and Rowing Museum?

The opportunity:

River & Rowing Museum (RRM) are seeking to appoint a Director to lead the development and implementation of the Museum’s strategy and oversee its operations. Working closely with the Board of Trustees and a committed team, this role will have a huge impact on this long running and well-known museum.

To help lay the ground for the new Director, the trustee board and interim managers have spent two years planning the temporary closure of the Museum to implement a £2.5m programme of essential restoration and refurbishment. You will be joining at an exciting time with the foundational blocks for future success, such as a building in good repair, all but in place. The new Director will bring the enthusiasm and creativity to drive innovative programmes both onsite and online to improve our impact and reach and deliver an outstanding visitor experience.

We are looking for someone with experience of developing and implementing strategic objectives at a senior management level and with an entrepreneurial approach.  The ability to manage the financial sustainability and develop an income generation strategy is a key part of the role. You will bring excellent communication and people management skills and a real drive and enthusiasm for the Museum to realise its full potential.

RRM is a well-known Museum, and our ambitious plans mean we are at a pivotal stage in our development.  This role offers a tremendous opportunity to play a vital and rewarding part in helping to preserve and showcase the incredible resources in our outstanding collections, to inspire and engage and to ensure that we continue to provide a first-class cultural experience for many years to come.

The salary is circa £75k pa depending on experience.

How to apply:

Applicants should read the Candidate Information Pack before making an application.

Download Candidate Information Pack


Eastside Primetimers is supporting RRM in recruiting to this role. Application is by CV and a covering letter, which should indicate why you are interested in applying for the role and how you meet the role essential requirements. Please send this to Renu Gundala,   If you would like a call to discuss the role in more detail, please email Renu to arrange a convenient time.

The closing date for applications is 16 December 2022 and online shortlisting interviews will take place from w/c 19 December allowing for flexibility over the holiday period.  Shortlisted candidates will attend first and second interviews with RRM on 17th and 26th January 2023 respectively in London.

We want you to have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills, ability and potential; please contact us if you require any assistance or adjustment so that we can help with making the application process work for you.

RRM is fully committed to equality of opportunity and diversity to ensure that we reflect the full breadth of the people for whom we exist. We warmly welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

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