Imperial War Museum
29th January 2024
25th February 2024
Job Type
Salary (£)
100,000/year - 100,000/year



Commercial Director

Salary: £80-90k

London, Duxford and travel to other sites.

Imperial War Museums (IWM) is a global authority on conflict and its impact on people’s lives. We collect objects and stories that give an insight into people’s experiences of war, preserve them for future generations, and bring them to today’s audiences in the most powerful way possible.

Our family of five museums uncover the causes, course and consequences of war, from the First World War through to present-day conflict. IWM’s commitment to education, preservation, and accessibility underscores its mission to ensure that the impact of war is never forgotten.

Established in 1917 and with a collection spanning five branches, including the iconic IWM London and the historic IWM Duxford, our museums aim to inspire, inform, and engage visitors with the stories of courage, sacrifice, and resilience.

We are now searching for an accomplished business leader to take on the pivotal role of Commercial Director. As the senior manager overseeing the major income-generating areas of IWM, you will play an instrumental role in ensuring the financial sustainability of this prestigious institution. You will help define, implement, and embed the multi-year commercial strategy aligned with IWM’s commitment to preserving and reflecting the realities of war. You will provide leadership for all our commercial activities, driving diversification to reduce dependency on visitor-based income and report quarterly to IWM’s Trading Company Board on performance against strategy, plans, and budgets.


The right candidate brings a history of increasing profitability and driving sustained growth and ideally, experience in a number of IWM’s existing income streams, both visitor and non-visitor related.

If you are a visionary leader with a passion for cultural institutions and the ability to drive commercial success, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity.


To Apply: Please visit

Application Deadline: 11:59 Sunday 25th February 2024

Imperial War Museums is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences

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