Job Opportunity: Director of Projects

15th December 2021

Arts&Heritage are looking for a visionary thinker, curator and producer.

Arts&Heritage is recruiting for a Director of Projects who will work closely with our highly creative team of curators and producers, complementing the skills of both the Director of Programmes and the Executive Director. This is a post for an outstanding individual who wants to join a friendly, creative team delivering cultural projects of national significance.

Arts&Heritage (A&H) is an Arts Council England funded national organisation that challenges how heritage is understood, by connecting artists with historic sites, museums and communities to create contemporary works that explore our multiple histories. Working outside of formal gallery spaces, our projects create ways of collectively exploring our shared pasts to imagine new futures. We support and work with leading heritage organisations, deliver a national commissioning programme with museums and heritage sites, undertake consultancy work and partner with universities and local authorities. The professionalism and commitment of artists and their practice lies at the heart of all that we do.

The Director of Projects will lead on Arts&Heritage’s commissioning activity, presenting contemporary art in new and unexpected environments and online. They will report to the Executive Director and will be responsible for upholding the quality of commissions, the strategic expansion of our artistic projects, the growth of new and diverse partnerships, and the increase of Arts&Heritage’s artist networks. 

We are looking for someone with an excellent track record in curating and producing artist projects and who works with an existing strong network of contemporary artists and cultural organisations. The Director of Projects will initiate new partnerships, deliver innovative projects and be able to have in depth conversations with a broad range of communities. You will be joining a committed  and innovative team that enjoys a stimulating working environment in which challenge and debate are encouraged.

Arts&Heritage is committed to promoting and improving diversity within the cultural sector.  We would particularly like to hear from candidates who may not have worked in heritage previously but who have strong visual arts experience and transferable skills they can apply to the role. 

  • £40,000 per annum pro rata
  • 4 days/ week
  • Home based

For an informal conversation about the role please contact:

Application packs and further details can be downloaded here: 

A&H Director of Projects, Application Pack


Please note the office will be closed from 22nd December – 10th January 2022

  • Deadline for applications: 5pm, Friday 11th February
  • Interviews: w/c 21st February

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