Head of Digital Product Development (maternity cover – deadline July 22)

The Head of Digital Product Development leads a multi-disciplinary team that creates visitor-facing digital products for the British Museum, with a focus on product management, content strategy, user experience design and technology.

This is an exciting time to join the Digital and Publishing department at the Museum, as we have recently launched our new Digital Strategy, which is designed to increase the Museum’s reach, build a data-centric relationship with our audience, and develop new revenue streams.

The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level, or equivalent, in engineering or business and will possess a project management qualification. With significant experience in product/project management and a strong understanding of user-centred design and research methodologies, you will also have experience of data analysis for digital products.

We are seeking an individual with experience of managing a team of 10-15 people and who is deeply familiar with the full life cycle of digital products. You will be a capable project manager, skilled in stakeholder management and excellent planner with the ability to coordinate the efforts of internal staff and external partners to deliver on tight deadlines. Previous experience in a museum is desirable.

About the British Museum:

Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history and culture. With over 6.8 million visitors in 2015, the Museum is the top visitor attraction in the UK, and its world-famous collection includes the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, Egyptian mummies, the Admonitions Scroll, and the Amaravati sculptures.

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
• Participate 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: 22nd July 2016, Midday
Salary: £45,037 per annum pro-rata

Contract: Fixed Term: 6 months, with possibility of extension (maternity cover)
Hours: Full time – 41 hours per week
Apply on the British Museum website: http://bit.ly/2ah0Y9r

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About Shelley Mannion

Shelley is Head of Digital Product Development at the British Museum. She is responsible for delivery of mobile and web products across the permanent collections, exhibitions and galleries. As part of a new team focusing on user-centred design for digital products and services, she draws on a background in research and learning to create products that help visitors connect with the museum and its collection. Shelley is a trained art historian with a specialism in central Asian art. She studied computer science and worked as a web developer in Europe and North America before pursuing a Masters in Communications for Cultural Heritage at the University of Lugano in Switzerland. Shelley came to the British Museum in 2009 to establish the digital learning programme which has an international reputation for excellence and innovation. She also worked as a Senior Content Producer and most recently a Senior Product Manager responsible for Museum's new audio guide for the permanent collection. She took up her current role in April 2016.