the home of science, arts and inspiration

Recruiting New Director

We're looking for a new Director

We are seeking a passionate and collaborative leader to deliver our vision of a thriving cultural district, welcoming and enjoyable for all who visit, work, live and study. You will be an ambassador for the district and an effective advocate internally and externally, promoting collaborative action to promote and develop the district.

The Exhibition Road Cultural Group (ERCG) brings together the leading arts and science organisations in South Kensington, the world’s original cultural district. Our mission is to provide a strong, unified voice for the district, using our combined strength to address shared challenges and achieve change.

Our current Director, Emily Candler is leaving us this autumn and the Board is looking for a new Director to lead the next exciting phase of the Exhibition Road Cultural Group.   You will harness the collective power of our members to ensure that ERCG is a crucible for transformation, using its combined creativity and expertise in science and arts to inspire, innovate and create change. Addressing the most pressing issue of our day, South Kensington’s institutions are working together to become a global exemplar of carbon zero, nature positive neighbourhood.

As Director, you will manage the work of ERCG, reporting to the Board and Co-Chairs, Craig Hassall and Tim Reeve. The post currently has one direct report, Head of Marketing and Communications, plus volunteers and temporary roles.

You will represent ERCG at every level, liaising with local and national politicians, local residents and senior executives across our partner institutions. The Director needs to have the trust and confidence of all members and key stakeholders and be able to engage staff working across member organisations in collaborative initiatives to meet objectives agreed by the board.

Closing date 9am on Monday 19 September

Full details of the role and how to apply can be found here