Director, Bluecoat Display Centre

Job title: Director, Bluecoat Display Centre (BDC)

Location: Liverpool city centre.
Salary: Up to £29,500 starting salary based on experience.

Ideal start date: 2 October 2017
Hours: 9.45 – 5.45 with 30 minutes lunch break, five days per week on a rota which includes some weekend days.
Holidays: 20 days paid holiday plus 8 bank holidays.

The Director of the BDC leads a small team of experienced staff who are passionate about contemporary craft. It is the Director’s role to ensure the smooth running of the BDC’s operations and outreach activities and to oversee its long and short term financial and commercial strategy, supported by the board of directors.

The BDC originated as one of this country’s earliest craft galleries in 1959. Since then the BDC has developed into a dynamic independent craft organisation, whose mission is to raise the public’s aesthetic appreciation of applied art and design and the provision of educational lectures, workshops and exhibitions. We are based in the Bluecoat, an arts centre, in Liverpool.

To qualify, you will need to demonstrate:
Experience of leading an organisation, inspiring staff and volunteers and managing delivery of operational plans.
Experience of developing and delivering funded projects with expertise in creative project applications, project development and finance, and reporting requirements.
Experience in curating.
Experience managing a team.
Experience of working with a board (desirable).
An awareness of visual merchandising (desirable).


Interested applicants should visit to download the full job description with details of how to apply.
Closing date for applications is 12 noon 9 June 2017
Applications can only be considered from candidates eligible to work in the UK.