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We are looking for two extraordinary people to join an extraordinary organisation in an extraordinary place.

Shetland Arts has gone through massive growth over the past 5 years. We have built the award winning Mareel, the UK’s most northerly music cinema and creative industries centre; we have delivered world class exhibitions in Bonhoga, our contemporary art gallery now celebrating its 20th year; we have supported touring and community theatre in the Garrison Theatre, the home of theatre in Shetland for over 90 years; we have presented our four annual festivals and hundreds of live music events along with a raft of arts development activity. Our challenge now is to grow the strength of our organisation, to build on our excellent track record of creative delivery while consolidating our social enterprise approach that has seen us make a shift from primarily a grant-funded organisation to one that today generates over 65% of its own income. Rooted locally with an international outlook we are embarking on a new journey. Do you want to join us?

Artistic Director
£50,831 pro-rata incl. of Islands Allowance (part-time 2.5 days per wk)
3 year contract with option for renewal, Shetland based.
You will provide strategic overview of all of Shetland Arts’ artistic output and support for creative practice and learning across art forms and venues including a varied programme of the performing arts, festivals, art exhibition and spoken word performance. As an inspirational leader you will lead Shetland Arts, building strong relationships with all stakeholders, staff and volunteers, growing artistic output, audiences, partnerships particularly in the North Atlantic countries.

General Manager
£50,831 incl. of Islands Allowance
You will provide a strategic overview of all of Shetland Arts’ day-to-day activity delivering a professional, safe, customer focused service to Shetland Arts’ audiences, customers, participants and stakeholders. An accomplished leader, you will seek creative and innovative approaches to service improvement, and meet and exceed internal/external customer expectations wherever possible. You will be the organisation’s commercial driver, building sustainable income generation and growth within a dynamic social enterprise culture, working closely with the Artistic Director to balance support for the organisation’s
vision, mission and objectives with long term sustainable growth.

General Manager – closing date: 5pm, Monday 18 August 2014.
Interviews Monday 1 September 2014

Artistic Director – closing date: 5pm, Monday 10 November 2014.
Interviews Monday 15 December 2014

For more information and an application pack

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