Exhibitions and Community Engagement Manager

Organisation: OnFife

Salary: £38,312 – £46,065 per annum

Location: Fife, Scotland

Hours: 36 per week

Location: Iona House HQ, OnFife venues and home working

Job Reference: ON000375

We are OnFife and as Fife’s largest cultural organisation we specialise in making jaws drop, hearts warm, eyes light up and imaginations run wild.  We work with a huge range of partners, artists and creatives and our spaces are some of Fife’s favourite places. An ambitious leadership-oriented charity, we’re built on strong values, and those values make us who we are – Fearless, Inviting, Fair and Exciting.

The Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen due to the retirement of the current postholder within OnFife for the post of Exhibitions and Community Engagement Manager.

OnFife is an ambitious charity; its vision is for Fife to be a culturally vibrant and rewarding place to live, work, study and visit. Our Values are: Fearless, Inviting, Fair, Exciting and are expressed through our working culture and through the exhibitions, events, partnerships and services we deliver. We are looking for someone who shares these values and can put them in to practice.

You will manage a team of 2 full-time equivalent Curators (Interpretation) and will be responsible for managing delivery of an exhibitions programme across OnFife’s venues (principally Kirkcaldy Galleries, Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries and St Andrews Museum). There will be an opportunity to shape the strategic direction of OnFife’s exhibition and interpretation programme with specific focus on being relevant to communities, bringing people back to our venues and services and striving to showcase the best of the diverse collections.

You will oversee the conclusion of our major exhibition, Jack Vettriano: The Early Years at Kirkcaldy Galleries and will take forward partnership planning with local arts groups.

The postholder would be expected to work from our main headquarters at Iona House, Kirkcaldy, across our venues and from home. Some weekend working, out of hours and working Public and Bank Holidays may be required to deliver the exhibition programme.

You can view the full job spec here.

About You

The ideal candidate will have strong leadership skills, be an effective team player and be driven by making programmes and exhibitions relevant to communities. We’re looking for a visionary thinker with competent skills in the museum, heritage or cultural sector. You will be able to demonstrate an imaginative, creative approach to interpretation that uses a variety of learning styles to promote access to, and engagement with, target audiences. A driving license is essential.

If this is you, we would love to hear from you.

How to Apply

If you would like to find out more information about this role before applying, please contact Chris McLean, Head of Cultural Heritage & Wellbeing at to arrange this.

When you‘re ready to apply, please return your completed Application Form, along with the completed Equal Opportunities Form to our recruitment team at

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 22 July 2022.

We anticipate that interviews will take place week commencing 1 August 2022.

We expect the postholder to start from 3 October 2022.

OnFife is an equal opportunities employer.

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community and are committed to the Armed Forces Covenant.

Application Deadline: Friday 22/07/2022