Walk the Plank

Executive Director

A photo of giant sculpture of a baby, as part of Walk the Plank's production of ZARA in Halifax.
Photo of Zara: Daughters of Fortune, a joint collaboration between Walk the Plank and Mind the Gap, staged in Halifax.

At Walk the Plank, we’ve established ourselves as a leading name in the world of outdoor arts and, along the way, inspired artists and communities to create incredible work that reflects the diversity of cultures and places in which we are invited to work.

Join us in our RIBA-award winning home to steer us forward to an exciting future

Our appetite for new creative adventures remains undiminished but the landscape in which we create and produce ground-breaking work is rapidly changing. Meanwhile, our making and fabrication facilities in Salford, and learning partnerships worldwide, afford new opportunities, as does our trading subsidiary, Walk the Plank Fireworks. This is why we’re seeking an entrepreneurial and creative-thinking Exec Director to join us at this important stage in our development as we look to sustain our work locally, nationally and internationally.

An inspirational figure with proven business acumen and a strategic approach, you’ll be working alongside our co-founders, directors and our board to ensure that we stay on track to achieve our vision to become an internationally significant innovator, creator and educator in outdoor arts.  

With an ever-changing funding climate and the increasing pressures on us to deliver more for less, your creative business approach to problem solving will come to the fore. Your experience of financial management and governance will enable us to tread a careful path towards new ventures and partnerships while meeting our reporting obligations as a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England, and statutory compliance around health and safety across our business.

As we head towards our 30th anniversary in 2022 we’ve come a long way since navigating the British coastline with the UK’s first touring theatre ship. Join us in our RIBA-award winning home to steer us forward, metaphorically, to an exciting future, drawing on your combined talents of sound business management and strategic thinking.

To Apply

Please visit www.walktheplank.co.uk/work-with-us/work-opportunities for full role information pack.

Please send your CV and a cover letter/supporting letter (no more than 2 sides of A4) to recruitment@walktheplank.co.uk explaining how you can make a real impact in this rewarding role with an organisation that values its people as much as the work it creates.

Closing date for applications is Monday 10 June, 10am.
Interviews will be held on Monday 17 June at Cobden Works, 37-41 Cobden Street, Salford M6 6WF. 0161 736 8964.