head of the museums in hadsel

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The Museum Nord Foundation operates and develops 21 museums in northern Nordland. We collect, manage and disseminate our rich cultural history, and have great ambitions for our museums. Museum Nord has 57 skilled and engaged employees and approximately 230,000 visitors per year.

Museum Nord has a vacancy as head of the museums in Hadsel. The museums in Hadsel consist of the Hurtigruten Museum at Stokmarknes as well as Melbo Manor and the Neptune Herring Oil Factory at Melbu. The museums in Hadsel have eight full-time employees, as well as several part-time employees (permanent and seasonal) via our subsidiary Lofotr Næringsdrift AS. Our museums in Hadsel are part of Museum Nord’s department in Vesterålen which consists of a total of seven museums.

Our new Hurtigruten Museum was opened in the autumn of 2021. Our ambition is for the Hurtigruten Museum to become a national leading museum within coastal and transport history, a history which also reflects the important northern Norwegian industrial history that took place at Melbu from 1890.

The museum manager’s responsibilities and duties

  • Management of Museum Nord’s activities in Hadsel.
  • Commercial development of the museums as attractive destinations to visit.
  • Personnel responsibility for the employees in Hadsel.
  • Budget and performance responsibility for the museums in Hadsel.
  • Design and implementation of Museum Nord’s strategy and action plans.
  • Responsibility for good dialogue and relationship building internally and externally.

You report to the Department Director for Vesterålen.


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The office location will be at the Hurtigruten Museum at Stokmarknes.

Questions about the position should be addressed to Departement Director for Vesterålen Brynjar Pettersen, tel. +47 909 65 302 or Director Geir Are Johansen, tel. +47 908 72 950.

Application deadline

September 4, 2022.

Applications with a CV must be sent to stilling@museumnord.no marked with Application leading the museums in Hadsel.

Read more about Museum Nord on www.museumnord.no.

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