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CAN is seeking to recruit the following position: Creative Director

CAN Creative Director and Co-Founder Cilla Baynes will be stepping down from Community Arts North West (CAN) in the Autumn of 2018. So we’re looking for a new Creative Director to join the CAN team.

Community Arts North West (CAN) is a leading organisation in the field of participatory arts, migration and social change. CAN’s work aims to create expression and visibility for the diverse people and artists based in the region through dynamic partnerships and inspirational programmes of work. CAN is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation and a Manchester City Council Cultural Partnership Organisation 2018-22.

We’re looking to recruit a new Creative Director to join our talented team at our city-centre base, in the thriving Northern Quarter of Manchester. This post is a key role within Community Arts North West and provides an excellent opportunity for an experienced and talented individual to lead an established small arts-company with a strong regional and national reputation.

We are looking for an outstanding and talented individual, to provide strong and inspirational creative leadership, to enable CAN to achieve its artistic and strategic objectives within a changing cultural and economic environment.

The Creative Director will work closely with the Executive Director, responsible for the business development and operational management of the company. In your role as joint-CEO you will share in the cooperative joint stewardship of the company ensuring the company achieves its artistic, audience and financial objectives.

CAN is dedicated to building a diverse and equitable environment and strongly encourages applications from people from diverse communities.

Please click here for the full CAN Creative Director Job Description and Person Specification (PDF) if you are interested in applying.

Please also read the Extract of CAN Business Plan 2018-22 (PDF) for background information. The full-version of the CAN Business Plan 2018-22 will be made available to candidates invited to interview.

If you would like to apply please download the Creative Director Application Form 2018 (Word), and return your completed application form to recruitment@can.uk.com by 5pm on Thursday 20th September 2018, along with a completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form 2018 (Word) and Job Applicants’ Privacy Notice (Word).

Interviews will be held on Monday and Tuesday 1st/2nd October 2018.