Director of White House Cone Museum of Glass

Salary £32,000 – £35,000

An unique opportunity for a dynamic cultural leader to become the founding Director of the Museum providing an exciting new home for the internationally significant Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council glass collection in an iconic recently restored historic building set in the Stourbridge Glass Quarter funded by ERDF, National Lottery Heritage Fund and others.

Reporting to the Chairman, the Director will provide executive leadership and strategic input necessary to the Board of Trustees to achieve the successful launch and development of the Museum funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund. The role will be as a hands on CEO with full curatorial and collections preservation responsibility dealing initially with the Museum set up, managing all aspects of the HF funded project including the new museum and activity plan to successful and timely completion and then maximising operational and financial performance as a paid entry visitor attraction. Maximising the visitor experience will be key with regular events and activities with daily glass blowing demonstrations within the in-house but independently managed hot glass studio. Stewardship is required of the tenancies of several refurbished office and workshop units to secure income essential to the overall sustainability of the Museum.

The Director will build upon the close relationship with Dudley MBC and work with its museum staff on curatorial and collections development and foster commercially advantageous relationships within the local communities whilst developing initiatives that will help make the Museum a leader in visitor/heritage management.

The Museum Director Job Description and Person Specification can be viewed here:

Museum Director JD – White House Cone Museum of Glass – 11.2.2020  Museum Director Job Description and Person Specification

 Applications should be addressed to:

 Graham Knowles, Chairman, British Glass Foundation, c/o Hulbert Properties Ltd, Peartree Lodge, Hulbert Drive, Dudley , DY2 0XW

or by e-mail to

Please include a covering letter, a full resume and an outline of why you think you are suitable for this role. You will need to describe how your skills, knowledge and experience match the job outline whilst also explaining your motivation and goals.

The closing date for applications for this role is Friday 20 March 2020.