Director of Digital and Innovation

Science Museum Group
Based at any of the SMG locations
c.£100,000 per annum

The Science Museum Group is devoted to the history and contemporary practice of science, medicine, technology, industry and media. With 5 million visitors each year and an unrivalled collection, it consists of 5 national museum sites, detailed below, along with state of the art collection centres based in Wroughton near Swindon and London.


Joining us as our Digital and Innovation Director, you will be an influential member of the Executive Team, championing digital engagement as an enabler to ensure we think differently about our digital future. You will have your finger on the pulse about future trends in AI and technology to ensure we deliver on our strategic goals and continue to offer compelling experiences for both our physical and remote audiences. You will bring experience of operating in a content-rich organisation and of managing a large complex web estate underpinned by multiple integrated systems.

We need to be both radical and pragmatic about how we prioritise our digital roadmap to achieve a truly digitally enabled museum offer. We need someone with demonstrable experience of using data and insights to inform decision-making whilst taking an organisation through significant change and transformation. You will be commercially savvy and good at identifying opportunities to utilise digital, data and technology that will enhance business processes and in turn promote revenue growth.

We embody “Open for all” as one of our core values and you will bring a wide range of experiences and a diverse set of ideas that will help us thrive. We’re looking for someone with strong people and communication skills with the ability to influence key stakeholders and funders, including at Board level, as well as inspire and motivate a team. With an inclusive approach to leadership, you will bring demonstrable experience of implementing and/or promoting inclusion and diversity in practice.


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.