top of page

Employment Opportunities

Explore the opportunities available at the National Museum

Museum Director

Summary:

The Director of the Museum position is responsible to provide leadership, vision, and oversight for the operations of the Cayman Islands National Museum (“CINM”) in accordance with Board of Control direction, Annual Performance Agreements with the Board and the Museum Law. The Director works through the instruction of the Board in establishing direction and vision for the Museum and will be responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the Board’s directives.  This includes policy making, finances, professional museum practices, administration and operations, staffing, planning, marketing and public relations, security, physical plant, emergency preparedness, programmes and activities, with ongoing evaluation on how well the institution meets its stated goals and objectives.  The Director serves along with the Chairperson of the Board and Museum Press Office as a spokesperson and community liaison for the CINM.

 

Principal responsibilities: (see JD for full review) 

  • To provide inspiring leadership and management for a wide- ranging portfolio of exhibitions and displays in a creative and innovative manner that, algins with CINM strategic vision. 

  • To devise and delivering projects, leading cross-disciplinary teams involving key government and external stakeholders, building a network of creative partnerships with artists, guest curators, consultants, community champions, and commercial partners. 

  • To manage an annual budget of 900,000; and play a major role in driving and achieving income targets for charged experiences, fundraising, donations and membership. 

  • The role is critical to the delivery of memorable experiences for visitors, building bigger and more diverse audiences and for supporting the development of CINM as a high performing cultural business.

  • To ensure all aspects of the physical and records management of the museum’s collections are properly handled according to museum best practices and professional standards, which includes accurate and up-to-date record keeping, proper standards of storage, security, risk management, and preventative conservation action.

  • To manages all details regarding incoming and outgoing loans and temporary exhibitions, including contractual arrangements, loan agreements, adherence to exhibition contracts, condition reports, photo and archival documentation, and related cataloguing information. Schedules and oversees all shipping arrangements, including the coordination of packing, unpacking, and crating of objects. 

  • To oversees and manages the computerised collections management system for the Museum. Serves as systems administrator. Ensuring the accuracy and completeness of collections records by reviewing, updating, implementing, and enforcing adherence to data standards. Overseeing systems upgrades and maintaining user licenses.

  • To manage collections, archives, collections photography, installations, conservation technician, and library staff. Supervises, evaluates, hires, and trains staff and volunteers as required. Plans, organises, directs, schedules, and executes the work of the Museum.

  • To working with Curators, oversees deaccessioning of selected works from the collection according to the Collections Management Policy as required. Documents all aspects of the deaccessioning process, including but not limited to justifications, Board of Trustee approval, and sale or transfer of works of art. Coordinates disposition of deaccessioned works of art. Coordinates sale and disposition of deaccessioned works of art as required.

  • To lead the development of policies and procedures related to collections management and care. Develop, maintain, and implement a Collections Management Policy and procedures and ensures that the Policy reflects up-to-date professional museum practices and standards. Produces and revises collections management procedures. Works with Facilities Manager to develop, maintain, and implement a Pest Management Policy and Disaster Preparedness Plan.

  • To Demonstrate a commitment to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion through respectful communication and cooperation with others through continuous training.

  • To represents the Museum positively and professionally to outside vendors and contractors and occasionally tours VIPs or new trustees through storage and collection areas as needed.

  • To helps build and expand installation team’s technical and professional skills.

  • To perform other work as requested. 

 

CLOSING DATE: 20 November, 2023 at 11:59 PM

SUBMISSION DETAILS

  • The Cayman Islands National Museum offers an excellent compensation package, 28 days’ vacation, including pension and health insurance contributions. 

  • Salary range for this position is CI$96,600 – CI $120,648 (USD 115,000- 143,628) commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

Interested parties are required to submit a CV and supporting statement indicating how they meet the criteria no later than 20 November, 2023:

Ref: Cayman Islands National Museum Director

Email: YSCH-HR@Gov.ky

Click here for full Job Description

bottom of page