Devon Guild of CraftsmenArea: Devon
Deadline: 12pm, Monday 21 August 2017

The Devon Guild of Craftsmen's base at Riverside Mill in Bovey Tracey is the leading venue for crafts in the South West, recognised for the quality of our exhibitions and with an international reputation. Each year, it welcomes around 120,000 members of the public to enjoy, to take part and to buy craft.

Its vision of creating the craftspeople, enthusiasts and audiences of the future is achieved through an exhibition programme drawn from makers in the South West, across the UK and abroad, through work with local schools and community groups, through workshops, talks and visits, and through providing education and marketing opportunities that develop the creative businesses of professional makers. See its website for more information.

A registered charity and membership organisation for professional makers, its income streams currently include trading (craft shop and café), Arts Council England National Portfolio funding, project grants from trusts/foundations, commission income, member subscriptions and individual donations. Over the past few years it has received Arts Council England Catalyst funding to build its fundraising knowledge and have recently employed a Development Officer.

The Devon Guild of Craftsmen is recruiting for a key member of the senior management team to work alongside the incoming new Executive Director. Your main responsibility will be to develop, manage, review and maintain all financial systems and records, together with taking overall responsibility for office operations and the premises. This opportunity to have an important role in the Guild will interest someone who is also a good communicator and interested in contemporary craft and the value it brings to makers and audiences.

The ability to lead a small but diverse team and to monitor business performance is paramount, as are organisational skills and attention to detail. Alongside that you will be a team worker with the ability to work with colleagues to analyse issues holistically and provide reasoned judgement. All staff members are also expected to be able to act as an advocate for the organisation and the crafts sector.

Salary: £26,041 - £34,183
Interview Dates: Tuesday 5 September 2017

For full details and to apply, please visit the Devon Guild of Craftsmen website or contact: alison.penwell@crafts.org.uk / 01626 832223