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Job Opportunity: DASH seeks new Artistic Director/CEO

Job title: Artistic Director / Chief Executive Officer​​​​​​​
Location: West Midlands (with national remit)
Salary: £42,000 – £48,000 (per annum)
Closing Date: 16 January 2023 (10am)

Disability Arts in Shropshire (DASH) seeks a new Artistic Director/CEO to take on the artistic and strategic leadership of the organisation, as they continue their essential work to create space for Disabled / d/Deaf / Neurodivergent people in the visual arts.

This is a sector-leading role for Disability at the national level, focussed on excellence and supported through increased investment from Arts Council England as a National Portfolio Organisation for 2023-26.

They are looking for inspiring and nurturing leadership, with the vision to help build a more radically accessible and inclusive sector.

This role is central to the organisation’s development, building upon DASH’s track record to support Disabled people in creative practice at all stages, from aspiring artists to sector leaders.

With an in-depth understanding of Disability arts and culture, the successful candidate(s) will be an active voice within prominent national and regional visual arts networks working to effect change.

The successful candidate(s) will have the confidence to question what Disability visual arts looks like today, creating powerful collaborations with artists and organisations to influence the future.

The Social Model of Disability is the foundation stone of DASH. As a Disabled-led organisation, they strongly encourage applications from those with direct or personal experience of Disability.

They want to hear from candidates with relevant artistic experience and practice of working within a Disability-related context.

How to apply: a job pack with job description and person specification can be downloaded below.

There are several ways you can submit an application:

· Send a CV and covering letter (no more than two pages) addressed to Craig Ashley (Chair of Trustees). Applications should be sent by email to chair@dasharts.org with “DASH Artistic Director/CEO” as the email subject.

· They are also accepting proposals in video / audio format and BSL – please send a film / audio file no longer than 15 minutes via WeTransfer to chair@dasharts.org​​​​​​​

The deadline for applications is Monday 16 January 2023 at 10am.

First interviews will be held on Monday 30 January 2023 (via Zoom).

Second interviews will be held on Monday 6 February 2023 (in person, in Birmingham).​​​

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