Who are we?
The Royal Danish Collection is the organisation behind the museums at Koldinghus, Amalienborg and Rosenborg. The three museums are home to essential objects and works of art related to Danish royal history that offer unique insights into the stories about the kings and queens of Denmark - the persons who embody the Danish monarchy - and about Denmark as a nation. We are a cultural institution in a strong development and welcome more than 700,000 visitors per year (excepting the Covid-19 pandemic).
Our work is guided by an ambitious strategy, which includes the goal of offering even better and more relevant experiences to the visitors to Koldinghus, Rosenborg and Amalienborg. One of our specific ambitions is to stage three to four annual exhibitions at Koldinghus that appeal to both a national and an international audience in which the many unique treasures in the Royal Danish Collection come to life and demonstrate their narrative potential as part of the overall museum experience. In recent years, we have presented new annual exhibitions at both Rosenborg and the Amalienborg Museum and upgraded the activity programmes and events of all three museums.
We have completed a restructuring that places the focus on the development of new exhibition concepts, communication approaches and relevant audience experiences, but we need someone who, as a member of the museum's executive committee, can ensure that our goals are achieved. To that end, the position as Head of Museum has now been added to the organisational structure.What does the position involve?
You will have the opportunity to work with exhibitions and communication in some of Denmark's most iconic locations - Rosenborg, Amalienborg and Koldinghus - and to develop ambitious communication concepts that promote the research-based knowledge at the Royal Danish Collection. The exhibitions should be at an international level with regard to specialist knowledge, design and presentation.
You will refer to the Museum Director and be a member of the museum's executive committee. You will supervise the three specialist heads of Research, Collection and Communication/Learning. The department has a total staff of about 70.Main tasksThe new head of museum will be charged with
Who are you?
- developing and planning an exhibition and activity programme based on research and specialist knowledge that appeals to a wide audience.
- enhancing strategic partnerships with relevant museums and institutions as part of the effort to develop world-class exhibition projects
- ensuring an innovative and development-driven approach to exhibitions, including enhancing the use of new technologies and communication approaches
- ensuring a varied exhibition and activity programme that also continually upgrades the permanent collections; an innovative approach to new initiatives is a requirement
- ensuring professional project management of all initiatives, including cooperation across the organisation
- preparing briefs for applications to foundations
- implementing evaluation tools - including gathering and analysing visitor data - in order to learn from them and plot the future direction of upcoming exhibitions and activities
You are passionate about museums and communication. You are motivated by a structured effort to achieve results and goals. You are able to make well-considered decisions in a fast-paced environment. You are outgoing and are equally at ease at the strategic level and at the practical and implementational level. We also need someone who
The ideal candidate has
- is bold and willing to take risks
- dares to lead the way with new ideas
- is good at communicating and engaging all employees across the organisation
- is able to maintain a grasp of the big picture in a hectic working day with many concurrent activities and processes
- has an eye for quality in every aspect of a project
- has good interpersonal skills and is a team player in relation to the executive committee, employees and colleagues
- at least 10 years' experience from a similar position
- a master's degree or higher in history or art history
- a large national and international professional network
- extensive knowledge about and experience with exhibition planning
- extensive knowledge about current and developing trends within various communication approaches
- deep familiarity with budgets and reports
- strong writing skills in both Danish and English
- documented leadership results
- documented results as a facilitator in the development of exhibition concepts
Your daily workplace will be at Rosenborg, but you will also be spending a fair amount of time at both Koldinghus and Amalienborg.Salary and terms of employment
The weekly working time is 37 hours. The salary will be determined based on the successful applicant's accomplishments, qualifications, education and skill and the content and responsibility of the position. To be accepted, you will need to undergo security clearance and present a clean criminal record.
Please direct any questions about the position to Museum Director Thomas C. Thulstrup, email@example.com or tel. +45 3318 6040.
You can find information about the Royal Danish Collection at http://www.kongernessamling.dk/
To apply, submit your application, CV and an outline (max. two pages) of your vision for the museum's communication via the link below by 28 February 2021
Interviews are scheduled for weeks 10 and 11. The expected start of employment is 1 May 2021.