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Artistic Director/CEO — British Ceramics Biennial

British Ceramics Biennial

Artistic Director/CEO — British Ceramics Biennial

Salary band: £40,000 – £48,000 per annum
Permanent, full time, 35 hours per week

The British Ceramics Biennial co-founder and Artistic Director, Barney Hare Duke has decided to stand down after a successful 12 years in the role. British Ceramics Biennial now seeks to appoint a new Artistic Director, CEO, to join the organisation and lead on the development of its artistic vision and programme and further establish the organisation in Stoke-on-Trent and beyond.

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious, dynamic and imaginative individual to take one of the UK’s leading ceramics organisations forward into the next phase of its development, and to take an active strategic role in shaping its artistic future. The candidate may be an artist, curator, or other creative leader in the contemporary arts sector with a collaborative approach to working. With a commitment to working on a local, national and international level they will have strong networks in the UK; a proven interest in contemporary visual arts, with an interest/specialism in ceramics; experience of strategic planning and running an organisation.

To apply, please submit the following by 12.00 (noon) Monday 1 March 2021:

– A brief cover letter (max two A4 sides) explaining how you believe your skills and experience match the requirements of the role. Applicants must demonstrate their ability to meet all the Essential skills and at least 7 Desirable skills.

– Names and contact details of two employment/professional referees. We will only contact referees upon offer of employment.

– Applicants must also complete our online Diversity and Equality Monitoring Form which can be found on the webpage.

Applications should be addressed to Alison Wedgwood, Chair, The Clay Foundation, and sent via email to: with ‘AD British Ceramics Biennial’ in the subject line by 12.00 (noon) Monday 1 March 2021.

To find out more and to download the Monitoring Form, please visit our website.