General Manager: Emily Hobhouse Museum in Cornwall

The Emily Hobhouse Museum to be opened in St Ive, near Liskeard, Cornwall (UK), has an exciting opportunity for a General Manager. The role includes overseeing visitor attraction, the museum experience, kitchen garden and restaurant.


  • A qualification in hospitality management or business management
  • Relevant experience in hotel management, restaurant management or visitor attraction
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as presentation skills
  • Ability to manage a team
  • Some experience of financial management
  • Enthusiasm and the ability to maintain high standards under pressure
  • Fluent in English and Afrikaans
  • Interest in South African history will be to your advantage


  • Building and leading a team of museum personnel across various departments (exhibitions, restaurant, maintenance)
  • Creating a pleasant guest experience
  • Upkeep of all museum installations, of which some could be technically complex
  • Oversee management of restaurant team
  • Managing site maintenance, including gardens and grounds
  • Defining long-term goals, developing business models, and implementing such plans
  • Building on employee strengths and positioning teams accordingly
  • Managing suppliers and building strong community relations
  • Managing the museum’s operations and budget


  • A competitive annual package
  • Accommodation on site
  • International travel
  • Commencement: As soon as possible

Kindly send your CV, including a recent photograph, current address, motivation for applying and salary expectation to [email protected].