New Administration and financial director at Museum Nord

23 November 2023

It is with great pleasure that we can announce that Line Andreassen has accepted the position as new Administration and Financial director at Museum Nord.

Line Andreassen currently works as Financial Director in Vestvågøy municipality. She will take up her position at Museum Nord on March 1, 2024. Ole Martin Hammer, who has filled the role for more than 20 years, will retire in the summer of 2024.

About the position:

The Administration and Financial director has a very central role in the management team at Museum Nord. Among the responsibilities and tasks are

The office location for the Administration and Financial director will be in Museum Nord’s administration at Borg.

About Museum Nord

For decades, we at Museum Nord have been allowed to safeguard and disseminate the rich and proud cultural heritage of Lofoten, Vesterålen and Ofoten. Well-known destinations and brands such as Lofotr Viking Museum and Hurtigruten Museum, together with our 19 other places of visit, attract hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world every year. In this way, Museum Nord has also established itself as a cornerstone of the region’s tourism industry.

In addition to our museum operations, we work continuously with research, collection work and knowledge development in our museums and through our projects. The programmes Interreg and Creative Europe under the auspices of the EU are examples of such projects.  The same applies to SKREI – a centre for knowledge and experiences related to the Lofoten fishery, which will open in Kabelvåg in 2026.

Museum Nord receives operating support through the Ministry of Culture’s grant scheme for museums and also has significant commercial activities. The commercial activities are mainly handled by our subsidiary Lofotr Næringsdrift AS. The turnover for both companies ended at Rs 118 crore in 2022, of which 50% of this was own income.

Overall, these two organizations employ 110 full-time equivalents, and 200 people during the peak season. A close-knit and committed group characterized by a strong interest in cultural history, dissemination and our local communities.

We welcome Line as the new Administration and Financial director at Museum Nord on 1 March 2024!

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