Venue Director

Pocklington Arts Centre

Venue Director

Once in a while an opportunity like this comes along and what an exceptional and exciting role it is! Following a recent retirement Pocklington Arts Centre in East Yorkshire is looking for an exceptional individual who can take the venue on its next journey. You will be walking into an organisation that has been superbly managed over the last twenty years giving you an excellent platform form which to build on.

Pocklington Arts Centre is a Yorkshire based arts venue with a superb reputation and a small but dedicated team who all have a passion for the arts in all its forms. The role will provide strategic leadership and day to day management of the venue and its varied programme of arts including live music, theatre, comedy, film, dance, choral, exhibitions, and of course helping to nurture local talent.

It has over the years attracted some of the biggest names in music and comedy and attracts an audience that is both regional and national.
Your role will be to provide a vision for the development of the venue. This will involve looking at how the venue develops and expands its programme of events; how its staff can be developed; how the building can be better utilised; building strong relationships with the various funding bodies (including the Arts Council of England); how the venue reaches a wider audience locally and regionally. There is of course so much more to the role, and this is but a brief overview.
You will need to have experience in venue management to succeed in this very important role and be used to managing and developing a small team of mixed ages and backgrounds. As important will be your customer service skills and your ability to solve problems and ensure customers have an excellent experience at the venue.
Perhaps above all you will have a strong interest in the arts in all its forms and be able to develop the venue in new artistic directions.
A recruitment pack that gives so much more information is available from our recruitment partner Bluesky Executive Search as detailed below

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