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Contract Type:Fixed Term Contract
Salary or training bursary: £34,000 pro rata (£27,200 per annum)
Fixed term 11-12 months Jan/Feb – December 2021
Company:Abandon Normal Devices
Open to all
Apply by:04/12/2020 - 12:00

Creative Director (Maternity Cover)

Are you looking for a leadership role with the primary responsibility to lead an organisation’s creative direction? This could be the role for you...

Abandon Normal Devices (AND) is a nomadic commissioner and born-digital producer unafraid to enter new territories and broker new partnerships. They propose a significant shift in the way that art is experienced through staging projects that spill out of the gallery and into the ‘street’. Their portfolio includes the UK’s only roaming festival, which takes place in a new location every edition and an annual commissioning programme, which can take the form of public art, site specific film happenings and cross platform productions.

AND is seeking an exceptional individual to join their award-winning arts and digital culture agency as Creative Director to provide Maternity Cover whilst the Director, Ruth McCullough is on leave from the end of February 2021.


  • Work closely with the Board of Trustees and Executive Director, to support AND achieve its vision and deliver on its strategic and business plans
  • Shape an exciting future for the organisation and submit a new application for the next round of the Arts Council England (ACE) National Portfolio

Knowledge, skills, experience

  • Someone with knowledge of, and a passion for, art and digital culture
  • Able to realise exceptional programmes that champion emerging practices across digital art, design, technology, science, film, music and the wider creative industries
  • Someone who is capable of delivering exciting public programmes which attract, engage and inspire a wide and diverse range of audiences and participants
  • Be able to provide clear artistic, strategic and organisational leadership blended with a strong partnership building and collaborative team working approach
  • Have experience of directing and managing creative or cultural projects and will possess a broad knowledge, and a critical understanding of current debates and developments in digital culture, cinema and art
  • Have an excellent track record of creating and sustaining partnerships, leading creative teams to deliver ambitious and successful programmes and festivals
  • Be responsive, innovative, engaged and flexible
  • Be able to maintain AND’s position strategically within the regional, national and international arts and cultural infrastructure and manage funding from public and private sectors (arts, cultural, creative, academic research, commercial and/or creative sources) that support AND’s business plan and long-term sustainability

We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries.

Please note that the company reserves the right to withdraw this listing prior to the official closing date, therefore we recommend getting your applications in early.

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