Belfast Exposed Seeks a New Executive Director

Belfast Exposed is seeking an Executive Director who is passionate about our work and our values, and can apply solid leadership, development and planning skills to lead the organisation through the next, exciting phase of its development.  Under new leadership, Belfast Exposed will continue to promote Northern Ireland as an internationally significant hub for photography and visual culture, while fully engaging the widest possible public and community interest, to build support for all aspects of our work. 

This is not a curatorial role, although the successful candidate must demonstrate an up to date understanding of relevant arts policy and practices, to enable them to work effectively with the Curator and other creative staff and stakeholders.  An important element of the role will be to complete the on-going review of collaborative, engaged and educational photography practices for the gallery and in the community.

The successful candidate will have at least 5 years experience of strategic, financial and personnel management and policy development, ideally in cultural, arts, learning or heritage sectors.  They will combine outstanding leadership, management and communication skills, with entrepreneurial flair, a strong creative vision and commitment to work with arts and community stakeholders towards the development of a vibrant arts, cultural and community life for the region.

Supported by a small team of skilled and committed creative and administrative staff, the new Executive Director will cement and enhance Belfast Exposed’s reputation as the leading gallery of photography for Northern Ireland, known for its outstanding exhibitions, publications and exemplary practice working with schools, local neighbourhood, arts and community partners.

Taking forward Belfast Exposed’s Corporate and Business Plans, the successful candidate will attract further investment in our work, from regional, national and international funders.  Building upon a substantial body of consultation and evaluation, undertaken during almost 2 years as a partner in Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s ground breaking Our Museum Initiative, the Executive Director will design, resource and implement new and transformative models of community and collaborative practice.

In an increasingly uncertain economic environment, it is vital that Belfast Exposed remains positioned to build strategic partnerships and take advantage of opportunities to generate income and secure resources.  Under the leadership of its new Executive Director, Belfast Exposed will achieve long-term financial sustainability, while preserving the values of cooperation, critical thinking and respect for knowledge that underpin its reputation as the leading photography organisation for the region.

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The closing date for receipt of applications is 4pm on Thursday 10 October 2013.  We anticipate that interviews will be held on Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 November 2013.

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