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Harry Potter Creative Producer (Regional)

Vacancy Details

Salary: £32,000 per annum, pro rata
Location: St Pancras
Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
Vacancy Group: Chief Executives Office
Category: Marketing, Comms and Exhibitions
Closing Date: 05/07/2017
Date Posted: 04/20/2017
Reference: 01232


Salary is £25,600 per annum (this is pro rata £32,000 per annum)

Part Time (0.8 FTE/28.8 hours per week)

Fixed Term Contract to 28th February 2018



The British Library’s vision is to make our intellectual heritage available to everyone for research enjoyment and inspiration.

We are in the process of developing a new exhibition about Harry Potter and magic which will showcase an extraordinary range of wizarding books, manuscripts, and objects to the public. The exhibition will open in London in October 2017 and is one of the most anticipated cultural events of 2017-18.

The British Library is offering an exciting fixed term opportunity to create a version of this exhibition that can be shared with public library partners around the UK.  Since September 2016, we have been working in partnership with 21 public libraries across the UK to create a new way of working called the Living Knowledge Network. This partnership is funded by Arts Council England and the British Library and is directly inspired by the Library’s Living Knowledge vision to be the most open, creative and innovative organisation of its kind by 2023. All of the 21 partner public libraries are located at the centre of cities or large towns and collectively achieve visitor figures of c.13 million annually. The libraries across the Network share skills, knowledge and joint offers to audiences. By also working in partnership with the National Library of Wales and the National Library of Scotland the Network is opening up channels between the expertise and collections of the nationals with leading and dynamic public libraries across the UK.

As Regional Creative Producer for this exhibition, you will work with partners and curators on a project to produce a unique Harry Potter panel exhibition to go to Living Knowledge Network partners in multiple locations across the UK. This will foster a new and innovative way of working with public library partners which reflects the British Library’s Living Knowledge vision and will involve local collections and expertise.


The successful candidate will have a passion for the cultural sector, and direct experience of exhibition project management, including proven experience in delivery of nationwide exhibitions and managing competing demands.  You will have prior experience of building effective working relationships in the library and/or cultural sector(s), have an understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the public library network, as well as the ability to demonstrate a dynamic approach and openness to developing an exciting new way of working. 



Closing Date: 7 May 2017


Interview Date: 19 May 2017



In order to apply for this vacancy, you must be able to supply the required answers to the following questions:

  • Do you currently have the right to work in the United Kingdom


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