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East Midlands Caribbean Carnival Arts Network (EMCCAN)

EMCCAN seeks to recruit a new Chief Executive to lead the organisation and guide its development. The Chief Executive will forge new links and launch new initiatives for the East Midlands’s Carnival sector in a post-pandemic world.
 
You will lead an exciting and innovative organisation that aims to inspire, lead and nurture carnival arts in the East Midlands. As Chief Executive, you will work alongside a skilled and experienced network of carnival professionals and volunteers to successfully deliver four Caribbean Carnivals in Derby, Leicester, Nottingham and Northampton and an annual Regional Costume Competition. You will help EMCCAN to publicise and share best practice within the UK carnival sector and showcase the achievements, reach and artistic quality of its carnivals, events and engagement projects to key stakeholders.

Now embedded in the UK’s carnival sector, EMCCAN is in its 12th year of operation. In 2012 it became an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation in recognition of its excellent track record that builds on 45 years of East Midlands Caribbean Carnivals and the hard work and commitment of over 340 volunteers that make its carnival season a success. 

Building on the achievements of our outgoing Chief Executive Donna Fox, you will bring with you your passion and commitment to carnival arts, and your substantial experience in an arts leadership position.  As EMCCAN’s new Chief Executive, you will be supported by a dedicated Board of Directors who are committed to ensuring EMCCAN can deliver on its vision and mission and work in ways that embody our values, in particular giving voice to those that are underrepresented and to ensuring inclusivity across all our work. This includes our recruitment processes, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community, especially those who are underrepresented in the arts sector. 

How to apply

Please request a job application pack from Lynn Simmonds, hello@artreach.org.uk

The recruitment process is being managed by a third-party organisation contracted to EMCCAN. This is ArtReach (Events) Ltd, 31 Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1RE, 0116 261 6882.

The closing date for this role is Sunday 10th July.