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We are recruiting a new Black Box Director!

By The Black Box

Working with the Board of Directors and an established venue team, the Director will be responsible for leading the Black Box organisation with vision, delivering artistic excellence, organisational strategy, business development, funding partnerships and financial planning on local and international projects.

We’re looking for someone with strong experience in organisational strategy, artistic programming and income generation, and who also has a love of the arts and a 360 degree understanding of the arts landscape. A compelling vision for growth and a strong belief in the potential of art to catalyse action for social change is key.
This is an exciting opportunity to be an innovator in one of the most vibrant and influential arts venues in the country at an exciting time in our growth.

Job title: Director Location: Belfast
Salary: £36k+, negotiable for experienced candidate Status: Full time, permanent pending probation period of six months, with a three month review.
Pension: Opt-in (NEST) after successfully completed probation period.
Annual leave: 25 flexible leave days plus statutory holidays

Please read the information in this pack and send an email to [email protected] with one single PDF or Word document that includes the following :

1. Your CV, no more than three A4 pages long, including your name, home address, email and contact number.

2. A cover letter outlining why you’d be a great candidate for the Director role, based on the criteria outlined in this job description.
This should be no more than three A4 pages.

Please send this document as an attachment to your email, links to downloads will not be accepted. If there is any aspect of the role you would like to discuss before applying please contact [email protected]

The deadline for receipt of applications is 1pm on Friday 19th August 2022. It is anticipated that initial interviews will take place at the Black Box on the 16th September 2022.


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