Chief Executive Officer
Cornwall Museums Partnership (CMP) is a values led, pioneering, innovative and impactful charity. Established in 2015 our purpose is to create positive social change with and alongside museums. We believe in the power of museums to transform society and we help foster partnerships, collaboration and ideas to generate new areas of practice. We also advocate and champion our sector and act as a conduit in both directions between policy and what’s happening on the ground.
We’re not afraid to think differently. We provide leadership for the 70 diverse museums in Cornwall and forge partnerships with purpose to enable these museums to engage with more people, trailblaze and test new approaches, and build sustainability and resilience.
Having built a strong reputation both locally, nationally and internationally CMP is now looking for a new Chief Executive who can continue to build our impact and amplify our ability to form partnerships and collaborate to generate inventive and resourceful practice. We are in a robust financial position, have a capable and energetic team and a diverse and committed board. As such you will have a strong and stable springboard on which to build.
Whilst we are positive about the continuing impact and potential of our role, we face some challenges. The Pandemic has put considerable strain on our sector, and we have challenges given our location and the diversity of our museums, some of whom are small, and volunteer led, which means you will be balancing very different needs. These challenges however, mean our role is as vital as ever and we are in a unique position to tackle them.
So, this is a vital role, leading an agile and impactful organisation and we are looking for someone who will share our values, ambition and vision. It requires someone who can balance a range of elements: advocacy, stakeholder engagement, partnership building, income generation, influencing and innovatory thinking. You will be a wonderful communicator, bring a high degree of resilience, thrive on challenge, and can problem-solve through thinking creatively and laterally.
Your leadership experience may have been gained in the museums/heritage/cultural sector, but we are also open to other allied backgrounds given our work touches into communities, place-making, social regeneration and innovation more broadly.
We are a unique organisation with so much more to achieve and we are really excited by our future. As our new CEO you will be arriving at a time of great potential and possibility. We are in the process of applying for our Arts Council NPO funding and have new strategy to shape and develop. We are looking forward to a bigger, bolder and more ambitious future. If you think you have what it takes to take us there, then we’d like to hear from you.
We seek candidates from a wide range of backgrounds, and as per our commitment to equality diversity and inclusion, applications from Black, Asian and global majority candidates and candidates who are disabled or face disabling barriers within our society are particularly encouraged.
For further information please talk to our advising consultants.
For more information about the role and the recruitment process please visit our candidate microsite; Candidate Microsite
Closing date for application – 9.am. Monday 7th February 2022