Director, Centre for Children's Literature and Storytelling, Moat Brae
The Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust was established in 2009 to save and restore Moat Brae, a B-Listed Georgian townhouse and garden in Dumfries, south-west Scotland, which was acknowledged by JM Barrie as his inspiration for Peter Pan. The Trust is currently engaged in the development of the house and garden as a new Centre for Children's Literature and Storytelling.
The creation of this major new visitor attraction will ensure the future sustainability of the house and garden and Barrie's 'enchanted land'. Learning and inspiration is at the heart of this innovative project which will also contribute to the regeneration of Dumfries as part of a broader strategy that plans to use the arts and culture as a means to re-invigorate the town.
The Trust is now seeking a Director to lead the day-to-day and longer-term operations of this international visitor attraction. The successful candidate will initially support the transition from the current project phase to the opening of the new Centre for Children's Literature and Storytelling at the end of 2018.
We are looking for a proven leader who will take us on the next stage of our exciting journey, building the Trust's capability to deliver its vision and strategy, ensuring the visitor experience is of the highest standard, its finances are well-managed and achieve sustainability, the creative and educational offer is of a high quality and well-promoted, and developing exceptional relationships for the Centre locally, nationally and internationally to assure its long-term future.
This is a challenging but nationally significant post. The successful candidate will be someone who is adaptable, resilient and able to manage complexity but also brave, determined and able to make decisions. They will be level headed in difficult situations, have a creative approach to problem solving and be enthusiastic and motivating.
The post is permanent and full-time, subject to a 3-month probationary period. It will be supported for an initial two years by a number of public and private funders, including the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).
For further details, including the job description / person specification, please visit our website. Interested candidates may also phone Cathy Agnew or Iain Wilson on if they wish to discuss the position.
To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter, making clear your suitability for the post, to Iain Wilson by email via the button below by 12 noon on Friday 3 rd November 2017.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a first interview on Tuesday 14 November and a second interview (as appropriate) on Wednesday 22 November. We expect to fill the post by January 2018.