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Director (New Art West Midlands), DASH

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Job Summary

New Art West Midlands (NAWM) is seeking a new Director to lead the organisation in its next exciting phase. We are looking for someone to create and deliver inclusive activity that will support the growth of the West Midlands visual arts sector.

Job Description

Role: Director of New Art West Midlands
Salary: £22,800 per annum (£38,000 FTE)
Fixed term: until March 2026
Contract & hours: Part-time, 21 hours/ 3 days per week

Flexible, hybrid, working with DASH/NAWM team, with fortnightly in-person meetings

New Art West Midlands (NAWM) is seeking a new Director to lead the organisation in its next exciting phase. We are looking for someone to create and deliver inclusive activity that will support the growth of the West Midlands visual arts sector.

NAWM is part of the https://cvan.art/news-events/news/ - Contemporary Visual Arts Network England and is hosted by DASH. The new NAWM Director will join the DASH team to build an inclusive, creative, and artist-run organisation together.

Please download the Recruitment pack.

Visit https://www.dasharts.org/blog/director-new-art-west-midlands.html - our website for accessible versions of the recruitment pack.

Application deadline: Midnight, Friday 15 March
Start date: May/June 2024

Job Requirements

The Director will be an ambassador for the contemporary visual arts sector in the West Midlands, celebrating regional practices and activity.

They will play a pivotal role in delivering collaborative sector support across the region, addressing gaps in and barriers to development and engagement.

They will champion activity that promotes inclusion, resilience and wellbeing and lead delivery of funded programmes in support of those goals. They will uphold CVAN and DASH organisational values, support a constructive working environment and maintain its positive reputation.

This post works remotely, with fortnightly, in person meetings with the DASH team at IKON Gallery, Birmingham.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for strategic and operational delivery
  • Responsible for effective financial management
  • Responsible for identifying development and investment opportunities for West Midlands artists and NAWM
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders, partners and funders
  • Manage freelance staff and contractors
  • Shape and oversee effective marketing and communications
  • Establish and maintain effective monitoring and reporting to stakeholders, partners and funders

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How to Apply

Application Deadline: Friday 15 March
To apply, send a CV in any format (maximum 3 pages) and the names of 2 referees (to be contacted after appointment).

We would also like you to respond to these questions:

1. How do you meet the person specification?
2. Which West Midlands Artists interest you & why?
3. What relevant reading, watching or listening
are you doing at the moment?

You can answer the questions, in one of the following ways:

• A written proposal (max. 1000 words)
• A film (max. 7 mins)
• An audio recording (max. 7 mins)
• A visual collage or drawing*

*Please provide a digital photo of your collage/drawing or a WeTransfer link to your audio recording or film. We are unable to accept physical submissions in the post.

Please remember to complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring form with the recruitment pack.

Please email your CV, references and responses to the questions to info@dasharts.org using ‘NAWM Director Application’ as the subject.

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