Exhibitions and Tours Manager
In the heart of London’s Knowledge Quarter, the Aga Khan Centre is a place for education, cultural exchange and insight into Muslim Civilisations. The centre is home to: The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS), the Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (AKU-ISMC) and the Aga Khan Foundation UK (AKF-UK). These Institutions have been operating in the UK for decades and are part of a mission and mandate to increase knowledge and understanding of Muslim civilisations and help improve the quality of life for people around the world.
A distinctive feature of the Aga Khan Centre is its six gardens, courtyards and terraces inspired by Islamic landscape design from Central and South Asia to Spain, North Africa and the Middle East. Garden tours will be open to the public at scheduled times.
The Aga Khan Centre is seeking an innovative and enterprising self-starter for the role of Exhibitions and Tours Manager. This senior role will be responsible for working with a range of stakeholders from the three organisations based at the Aga Khan Centre, to develop a high quality exhibition and public tours programme, enabling, amongst other things, a better appreciation of Muslim cultures and societies.
The post holder will shape and implement the strategy for exhibitions in the ground floor gallery as well as producing exhibits in a variety of spaces throughout the Aga Khan Centre and nearby Victoria Hall.
The exhibition and tours programme at the Aga Khan Centre will engage diverse local communities as well as attract national and international visitors.
You will have a strong background in the field of heritage, culture and public engagement and bring strong networks and partnerships to benefit the centre. With considerable managerial experience and excellent organisational skills, you will also possess well developed marketing and communication skills and be articulate and persuasive. This post is offered as a two year fixed term contract.
Due to UK Immigration regulations they can only accept applications from candidates who have a legal right to work in the UK.
Salary c £45,000 p.a. (dependent on experience)
Please apply online with CV and covering letter at www.iis.ac.uk (‘Job Vacancies’ link) where you can also download the job description and person specification.
If you have any queries, please email Caroline Gomez in Human Resources firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for applications is Monday 10 December 2018.