Salary: £39,355 per annum
Contract: Permanent (Full time)
The British Museum, one of the world’s leading museums, is seeking a Research Services Product Manager to actively work with our research and collections teams across the Museum to promote and identify new services and tools. This important role will own various systems, including our collections management system, whilst driving change and advising our community on the system’s potential.
In this newly created role, you will advise strategic and technical teams as a subject matter expert, understanding and representing the needs of the user base. You will own and maintain a clear roadmap of prioritised changes and improvements, in alignment with strategic planning, and regularly chair meetings with key stakeholders to prioritise change requests, disseminate knowledge of the system and gain feedback.
The ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience in this area including product development, research services, collections management and working with diverse stakeholders to define risks and needs. Educated to degree level (or equivalent experience), you will have excellent analytical skills with the ability to interpret stakeholder business needs and translate into application and operational requirements.
We are interested in hearing from individuals who are able to communicate and reason well both verbally and in writing. You will have experience of managing suppliers and conducting user forums/workshops. The successful candidate will be able to listen to needs, present arguments clearly and maintain a strong team orientated approach.
About the British Museum:
Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history and culture. The Museum is one of the UK’s leading visitor attractions with over six million visitors in 2016 and its world-famous collection includes the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, Egyptian mummies, the Admonitions Scroll, and the Amaravati sculptures.
The Museum adheres to the HMG Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) requirements for all staff at the British Museum.
The Museum is an equal opportunity employer, supports a diverse workplace and offers a competitive benefits package including:
• Membership of the civil service pension scheme
• Free entry to a wide range of museums and exhibitions
• Participation in private and public Museum activities, including talks by leading curators from around the world and behind-the-scenes opportunities to learn how museums care for and manage their extraordinary collections
• Generous annual leave allowance
• Interest-free season ticket loan
• Child care voucher scheme
• Professional & personal development opportunities
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Discounts on food and gift shop purchases
If you are a positive individual, passionate about the Museum and would like to know more about this exciting opportunity, please follow the “Apply now” link below where you will be directed to complete your application.
Closing date: 20th March 2018, Midday