Vacancy: Chief Executive/Artistic Director


Salary up to £35,000 p.a. + 3% pension contribution

The Art House is seeking a Chief Executive/Artistic Director who can lead this ACE NPO as a champion for the Creative Case for Diversity, supporting and developing visual artists and creative communities to achieve their full potential.

Based at our studio facility in Wakefield we are looking for someone who has the appetite, skills and experience to motivate, support, and deliver a range of programmes, positioning the organisation on the cultural map locally, regionally and nationally. He/she should have the confidence to deliver locally and also be able to position The Art House as an exemplar for debates around diversity and inclusivity nationally, with a reputation for a strong artistic vision and direction.

Candidates for this role will be individuals who have held/hold leadership roles in the cultural sector, preferably with a background  in the visual arts; have a clear understanding of diversity and disability issues in the arts; have an appetite for challenge and a track record of generating income; have the skills to ensure that The Art House can be at the centre of debate; and can attract contributors and audiences to the work of the organisation together with funding that matches the aspirations of the Board and the organisation.

Closing date for applications noon Monday 9th October 2017

For more information and how to apply please download the job application form and application documents below.

CEO/Artistic Director Job Description
The Art House Accounts 2016-17
The Art House Strategic Plan 2016-22
Arts Council England NPO 2018-22, conditional offer
Job Application Form (Word version)
Job Application Form (PDF version)

For further details please contact:
Neil Shand        01924 312008    or
Helen Deevy    01924 312002                                       

The Art House is an Equal Opportunities Employer and follows the principle of fair and open recruitment. We welcome formal applications from all sectors of the community.