Chief Executive and Creative Director

ARC Stockton Arts Centre Logo
Closing Date: 02/10/2023
Contract Permanent
Working Hours Full Time
Location Stockton-on-Tees
Salary £60,000 – £68,000
Company ARC Stockton Arts Centre

Job Description

Would you like the opportunity to join, and lead, a thriving, friendly and ambitious organisation?

ARC is an extraordinary multi-artform arts centre that is located in the heart of Stockton Town Centre. Equally, ARC is firmly located in the hearts of many of the artists, audiences and communities who it engages. ARC is widely networked from its base in Stockton-on-Tees and regularly leads initiatives that impact on a national level. ARC is a Strategic Partner for Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council and an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation with a Creative Case for Diversity rating of Outstanding (2021).

As a Board, we are extremely proud of the breadth of activity that ARC carries out. Our artistic programme spans live performance, cinema, music, and comedy, and we have an outstanding creative learning programme. We are committed to artist development, managing a 45-strong North-wide venues network – Venues North. We regularly pioneer initiatives that support disabled artists and artists from the global majority, and initiatives that remove financial barriers for our audiences. We are sector-leading in our partnership and cross-sector working, which includes working with housing providers, mental health charities and education providers to name a few. ARC is a powerful hub of creativity, a space where everyone is made to feel welcome, and an instigator of change.

We are looking to appoint an exceptional leader who is well-positioned to navigate and lead these multiple strands of ARC’s activity, to build on our success and who firmly aligns with ARC’s vision, and commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. We are looking for someone who will maintain an inclusive working culture, and who can bring a leadership and management style in which all staff can thrive to lead ARC into its next phase. If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you.

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To apply for the role of Chief Executive and Creative Director, please submit an up to date CV that includes details of two referees, as well as a covering letter (of no more than two pages in length). This should be emailed to by 10am on Monday 2 October 2023. In your covering letter, please outline why you are interested, and how you meet the person specification and experience required for the role.

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