Manager with commercial flair applied to Museum North Group

Bilde av høvdingehuset på Lofotr Vikingmuseum
Foto: Linn Olsen

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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 goes for SKREI ? a centre for knowledge and experiences related to the Lofoten fishery, which will be completed in Kabelvåg in 2026.

Museum Nord receives operating support through the Ministry of Culture’s grant scheme for museums, but also has significant commercial activities, which are mainly handled by our subsidiary Lofotr Næringsdrift AS. The turnover for both companies ended at NOK 118 million in 2022, where own income in Lofotr Næringdrift AS amounts to 50%.

Overall, these two organizations employ 110 full-time equivalents, and 200 people in high season. A close-knit and committed group that is characterized by voluntary work, and who are passionate about cultural history, dissemination and our local communities.

After more than 20 years in the role, our current CEO of Lofotr Næringsdrift AS will retire in the summer of 2024. We are now looking for a person who can step into this leadership role well in advance of this departure. Our new CEO will have the main responsibility for leading commercial operations and development in the Group, and will also be deputy in Museum Nord in the absence of the Director.

Responsibilities and duties

The position reports directly to the CEO of Museum Nord. It is the same board of directors in both companies.

Education and experience

We believe both experienced seniors and you who are younger, but have relevant education and some years of relevant experience can be suitable for this role. 

Personal qualities

For this role, we are above all looking for someone who has the entrepreneurial spirit; Someone who likes to stay up to date on market trends and has a flair for doing business in new market areas. To succeed in this role, we also believe it is important that you are able to lead, motivate and develop your employees, and that you enjoy building networks and relationships with customers, partners and suppliers. It is important that you work with customers and various projects in a strategic and systematic way that ensures customer satisfaction, progression and goal achievement. It will also be important that you are robust and can handle hectic periods in a good way.

We offer

For more information about the position; contact senior advisors at the recruitment company HYR, Tom Buljo, tel. 913 95 742.

We are committed to diversity and encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of age, gender, disability or cultural background. 

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