New Job Opportunity – Director of Deptford X

Part time : 2 days a week,starting in October 2015
£35,000 p/a pro rata

Open Until:

Posted: 08/06/2015

In this new role, the Director of Deptford X will be responsible for the overarching lead
ership, management and strategic development of the charity and its assets, including the annual
Deptford X contemporary art festival and new gallery, project and studio spaces.
With a background in arts and events management, the Director of Deptford X will bring practical experience of management, strategic direction and planning. The right candidate will be a self-
directed operator and high-level communicator, tasked with ensuring the charity’s financial stability and security, capitalising on its long-established creative reputation, and nurturing its vision for growth.
You will be managing a small team of two (part-time Festival Producer and Assistant), as well as freelance contractors and volunteers during the festival. This role requires a level of practical input and the ideal candidate will need to be able to roll up their sleeves and get involved.
Other key responsibilities include:
  • Securing income from a range of sources including traditional fundraising
  • Financial and budget management
  • Fulfilling an annual programme of exhibitions for the new gallery space
  • Running and facilitating the new project space
  • Seeking and cementing relationships with new and existing partners
  • Managing and building on community relationships and external liaison
Knowledge of Deptford and its cultural heritage and characteristics would be an advantage.
The Director of Deptford X will report to the Board of Trustees.
Application details: Please send your CV and covering letter (no longer than two sides of A4)
stating why you are interested in taking on the this new role, how you meet the person specification, and what you can offer the Charity.
Applications to be emailed as a PDF to deptfordxdirector@gmail.com
Deadlin:14th August 2015
Interviews will take place in early September and it is anticipated that the post will start from October or November 2015, the start date can be negotiated.
No Agencies
Deptford X exists to promote the best contemporary visual art and celebrate that art with the widest possible audience. It is an arts event born of Deptford’s creative community and based on a belief in the limitless potential of the area.

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