Monday, May 30, 2016

Position Announcement: Project Manager, Iraq Scheme, The British Museum

The British Museum has a unique opportunity for a Project Manager to be part of an exciting project. The post-holder will manage the delivery of the Museum’s Iraq Scheme project, managing the Training Coordinator and supporting the Project Director and Lead Curators in the delivery, evaluation and development of a training programme based in London and Iraq. The post-holder will be based in London and will not be required to travel to Iraq.

In this key role for the Museum’s Iraq Scheme, you will deliver a complex project to budget and to the highest possible standards of quality and efficiency. You will work closely with colleagues across the Museum to ensure the successful development and delivery of the training programme, amongst other duties.

Educated to degree level, or equivalent, you will possess a project management qualification and will have demonstrable experience of project/programme management and working with international stakeholders. Experience of working with the Middle East and Arabic language skills would be advantageous.

The successful candidate will be able to work effectively, diplomatically and professionally with internal and external stakeholders, upholding a tactful and culturally-sensitive manner at all times. You will seek to meet tight deadlines and will remain resourceful in unexpected circumstances.

Salary: £31,988 per annum pro-rata
Contract: Fixed Term: 12 months in duration (Part time: 4 days per week)

About the British Museum:
Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history and culture. With over 6.8 million visitors in 2015, the Museum is the top visitor attraction in the UK, and its world-famous collection includes the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, Egyptian mummies, the Admonitions Scroll, and the Amaravati sculptures.

The Museum is an equal opportunity employer, supports a diverse workplace and offers a competitive benefits package including:

• Membership of the civil service pension scheme
• Free entry to a wide range of museums and exhibitions
• Participate in private and public Museum activities, including talks by leading curators from around the world and behind-the-scenes opportunities to learn how museums care for and manage their extraordinary collections
• Generous annual leave allowance
• Interest-free season ticket loan
• Child care voucher scheme
• Professional & personal development opportunities
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Discounts on food and gift shop purchases

If you are a positive individual, passionate about the Museum and would like to know more about this exciting opportunity, please follow the “Apply now” link below where you will be directed to complete your application.

Closing date: 10th June 2016, Midday

If you have any queries regarding this role, please email us at or call 0845 601 1124. Please quote the job reference number in the subject line of any email and at the beginning of a call.

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