Director, Bridport Arts Centre

  • Closes 31st May 2019
  • Location: Bridport, Dorset South West
  • Full time, up to £40,000
  • Contact: Dee Fenton

We are looking for an exceptional individual to provide organisational, managerial and artistic leadership. The Director will continue to build the Art Centre’s high profile and reputation for quality, whilst developing strategies to ensure its future sustainability.

Bridport Arts Centre is a vibrant multi-arts venue, playing a central role in the cultural life of Bridport and West Dorset, and contributing to the artistic vibrancy of the South West. Key signature projects give us a unique identity, including international creative writing competition the Bridport Prize and the From Page to Screen film festival. We also house the largest gallery space in Dorset.

We are supported by Arts Council England, Dorset Council and Bridport Town Council. We successfully bid to remain an ACE National Portfolio Organisation for 2018-2022.

This post offers an exciting opportunity to develop the Arts Centre’s successful programme, and to build the organisation’s strategic role in the South West, individually and as part of collaborative networks. This is a hands-on role, providing leadership for our small, committed team and being a figurehead for the organisation.

The ideal candidate will have experience of management and leadership in a small organisation, strong interpersonal and communication skills, an enterprising approach to fundraising and income generation, creative programming, as well as energy, creativity and commitment. Financial numeracy and a basic understanding of management accounts/cash flow data would also be an asset.

Request an application pack from

Closing date: Friday 31 May 2019, 5pm

Interview dates: 13 and 14 June 2019

Closing date: 
Friday 31st May 2019
up to £40,000
Contact email: 
Opportunity type: