Snø, folk og nordlys i Kabelvåg
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Museum Nord is now searching for a skilled project manager for the establishment of SKREI – The Lofoten Fishery Heritage Centre in Kabelvåg in Lofoten.

As a holistic project manager engaged by project owner Museum Nord, you will be responsible for one of Northern Norway’s largest museum projects. You will follow the project through further development and detailing of content, framework applications for the construction project, contractings and up to the implementation and start-up of operations.

Project owner Museum Nord will, together with Skrei Eiendom AS, develop and realize the SKREI project in Storvågan, just outside Kabelvåg and Svolvær in Lofoten. SKREI includes the establishment of a new central building, the Otolite and in addition, Museum Nord’s nearby museums the Lofoten Museum, the Lofoten Aquarium and The Espolin Gallery will be upgraded and integrated into the project. Infrastructure and landscape will be adapted to new use and the entire area of buildings will be developed into a holistic attraction for a significant number of visitors. SKREI will be a year-round destination that will create more new jobs.

Museum Nord and Skrei Eiendom are committed to creating synergies between new buildings and what is already in the area today.

Key tasks

Museum Nord is seeking a project manager who can take overall responsibility for the entire SKREI project; both the exhibition and the building and manage this in the planning phase, the implementation phase and in the transition to operation.

The project manager will work closely with the Design Group Leader (PGL) for the team of LPO Architects, Museum Nord’s user coordinator for museum requirements and project manager/builder ombudsman for the building tree prize itself. The project manager’s immediate superior is Director of Museum Nord, Geir Are Johansen. The project manager reports to the director and the skrei steering group.

Tasks and responsibilities

Qualifications and knowledge

What do you get as an employee at Museum Nord?

We offer you a position of great responsibility, a lot of freedom and influence in the organization. We are now building our own project office in Storvågan in close proximity to Museum Nord’s other staffing. Together with us, you will have great opportunities for professional and personal development in a dynamic environment where everyone’s contribution is equally important. We are a small organization, which means that there is a great breadth in the tasks.

The position is a project position related to the establishment of SKREI – The Lofoten Fishery Heritage Centre. We want a person who can be located in Lofoten during much of the project period, which will have a duration of approx. 3 years.

We offer competitive conditions, a flexible working day and have good pension and insurance schemes. Salary by agreement.

Application deadline

8 May 2022

Questions about the position should be addressed to:

Geir Are Johansen, Director, tel. +47 908 72 950, e-mail:

Peter Gulbrandsen, advisor, tel. +47 908 98 002, e-mail:

Application must be sent to


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