Executive Director

Hours: 21 hours, with potential for an increase to 28 hours pending successful implementation of an income generation plan
Salary: £34,600 per annum FT (£20,760 pro rata)
Location: Glasgow


Glasgow Connected Arts Network CiC (Glasgow CAN) is the cultural hub for the advancement of Participatory Arts in the City.

Glasgow CAN is invested in encouraging and maintaining public engagement, awareness and understanding of Participatory Arts in Glasgow. We facilitate skills and resource sharing, and the exchange of ideas, offering our 400 Members and the wider community access to invaluable training, partnership and networking opportunities. 

We are looking for an Executive Director to build on our success and ensure that Glasgow CAN continues to innovate and strengthen the participatory arts sector across the city. 

The purpose of the role is to lead strategically and manage the operations of Glasgow Connected Arts Network. Key responsibilities include: ensuring smooth delivery of our annual programme; generating income and managing grants; overseeing continued development of our membership; representing and advocating for the participatory arts sector; inspiring and managing the staff team; and reporting to the Board on matters including governance, finance, staffing and operations.

We are looking for a dynamic and forward thinking director who has a firm belief in the power of the participatory arts to make a difference to the lives of people across Glasgow. The successful candidate will have significant experience of leadership within an arts context; understanding of and commitment to the participatory arts sector; strong entrepreneurial and financial skills; a commitment to access and inclusion; and a proven track record in building and maintaining partnerships. Familiarity with the arts and cultural sector in Glasgow is essential.

Glasgow CAN is a committed equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from those who are significantly underrepresented in our sector, such as disabled people and individuals from BAME Communities.


To apply:

Please refer to the full job description and apply by submitting a CV and detailed cover letter. Please ensure that your cover letter addresses the job description with relevant, up to date examples and is no more than two sides of A4.  This should be emailed to by 12pm Monday 5th July 2021. 

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 21st July 2021

The successful candidate must be available to begin by 1st September 2021

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