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Scottish Contemporary Art Network

Salary: £40,000 pro rata
Days: Four days per week
Location: Remote working at present, majority of team is Glasgow-based

Do you have the ambition and contacts to take Scotland’s member-led network for the contemporary art community to its next stage? SCAN is looking for a new Director to build on its leading advocacy and development work, aimed at connecting, championing and cultivating contemporary visual art across all areas of Scotland and beyond.

With a growing membership and strong advocacy links to an increasing number of stakeholders including the Government, Scottish Contemporary Art Network (SCAN) is the member-led network for contemporary visual art in Scotland. SCAN’s members encompass artists, art workers, galleries and visual art organisations of all sizes and types.

If you’re passionate about how art can spark change, and would like to work with the SCAN team, board and membership to lobby for policies and practice to support it, this role could be for you.

Job Purpose:

To work with the board, staff and membership to develop strategic and high impact advocacy, development and engagement activities that will bring forward positive change for the visual arts sector.

To act as an advocate for contemporary visual art, building awareness of its public value, driving forward SCAN’s strategic aims and ensuring the voice of the contemporary art sector is both represented and consulted at the highest levels

To uphold the organisation's values, support a positive working culture and continue to build a financially sustainable organisation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall strategic and operational direction
  • Provide effective oversight and financial management of the organisation
  • Identify strategic development, funding and partnership opportunities to ensure a sustainable future for SCAN
  • Ensure effective relationships with board, members, key stakeholders and funders
  • Provide effective leadership, support and develop the SCAN staff team and promote a positive, dynamic working culture to deliver the organisation’s aims
  • Oversee stakeholder engagement, including effective monitoring and reporting appropriate to all funding and charitable needs

Please visit our website for a full job description, Equal Opportunities Monitoring form and details on how to apply.

Apply here

Closing date: 4th December 2020