April 26, 2018


Science Gallery International

Courtesy Naughton Institute, Science Gallery Dublin.

Trinity College Dublin is seeking to appoint a new Director to Science Gallery Dublin, its flagship public engagement space, where a cutting-edge programme is delivered connecting scientists, researchers, students, artists, designers, inventors, creative thinkers and entrepreneurs to ignite creativity and discovery where science and art collide.

Science Gallery Dublin, established in 2008, is the first venue of its kind in the world, providing a creative platform where talented individuals from across disciplines can bring their foresight and knowledge into play in the development of exhibitions and events where the boundaries of knowledge can be pushed in a non-exclusive way. Opened 10 years ago, and attracting more than 400,000 visitors a year, of whom a high proportion are aged between 15 and 25—a target audience for the gallery—Science Gallery at Trinity College has also been instrumental in the development of the Global Science Gallery Network, embedded in academic institutions across the world, including King's College, London, the University of Melbourne, the Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru, Michigan State University in Detroit and Ca' Foscari in Venice, with a total of eight international galleries scheduled to be open by 2020.

In the new Director, Trinity College Dublin is looking for an exceptional individual who can offer the creative, cultural leadership and effective management skills which are required to take Science Gallery Dublin into its second decade of development. The successful candidate is likely to be in a leadership position in a gallery/museum/science centre or related organisation and will be able to demonstrate their ability to design and deliver highly innovative exhibition, event and learning programmes. They will have the networks internationally to carry the authority needed to be a principal player in the STEAM arena, will be able to work effectively within the University environment, the Science Gallery Dublin Board and will be able to cultivate and maintain strong partnerships and relations with core funders and collaborators. An excellent track record in public engagement and a passionate interest in the axis between science, technology, creativity and the arts will be essential.

Salary: 88,078–116,917 EUR plus benefits

If you feel you meet the requirements of this unique role, please request more information and an application pack from Joanna Kill of Liz Amos Associates on joanna.kill [​at​], or T +44 (0)20 3004 4701.

Liz Amos Associates and Adaptive HVM Ltd are working in partnership to deliver this assignment.

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