General Manager, Islington Mill

General Manager, Islington Mill

Islington Mill Arts Club is a well-established artist-led CIC providing affordable studio, venue and educational provision for the culture sector from its former textile mill in Salford.

Building on its 18 years of experience as a cultural catalyst and home for imaginative freedom IMAC is now establishing a charity, Islington Mill Foundation, to lead existing creative and learning programmes, and to grow new projects that will impact positively on the cultural and social landscape of the City and the region.

Major renovation work is currently underway to restore, develop and make accessible the historic Mill for this new phase of its creative life.  Renovated, the building will house the developing Islington Mill Art Academy, as well as it’s growing events, projects and programmes that will further embed the Mill as a cultural driver in both the history and future of the area.

This is an exciting point in Islington Mill’s history. With a new organisational structure, business plan, and capital and project funding in place from both The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council England, it is ready to embark on its next, exciting and most ambitious phase yet. The Mill is now seeking an experienced General Manager to work with the Mill’s small dedicated team to build on this potential.

The General Manager will be responsible for the smooth and efficient day-to-day running of the Mill and its operations.  This involves managing a team of core staff and freelancers, project teams and liaising with key partners and stakeholders.

The General Manager will play a lead role in operational planning and delivery, fundraising and communications, governance administration and HR.

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, calm and effective person, with a penchant for overview as well as detail, a starter-finisher, who enjoys engaging with all people, with clarity and rigour, and without superiority. Empathy, care and patience are attributes crucial for this role, as is the ability to disperse pressure, and actively seek co-created solutions, in this unique, diverse, experimental environment.

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