Area: Lyth
Deadline: 26 July 2017, 12pm

Lyth Arts Centre is the UK’s most northerly mainland arts centre, with a strong track record of high quality programming of professional cultural events.

They are currently seeking a new Director to lead the organisation as it embarks on a period of transition and development.

During its 40-year history, Lyth Arts Centre has flourished, from a converted village school to a fully equipped performing and visual arts venue, delivering a rich programme of work. In 2016 the Centre launched an outreach programme, which has seen a growing number of performances taking place in a range of community-run venues across the north Highlands of Scotland.

Due to the retirement of the Founder and current Director, William Wilson, it is recognised that, whilst retaining its distinctive ethos, Lyth Arts Centre is embarking on a period of transition and development.

Looking ahead, the Lyth Board is keen to build on the high levels of quality performances and exhibitions delivered to date, and to further grow and diversify the audience base. Following a comprehensive organisational review, the Board is confident that this can be achieved through the Leadership provided by an ambitious and experienced Director.

The Director will oversee all aspects of the audience experience from programming, promotion and delivery through to debriefing and ensuring that all activities are done in line with the organisations core values. Providing leadership and working with the Board, the Director will spearhead the future direction of Lyth Arts Centre and develop plans going forward to expand engagement with, and diversify, the audience base both within the centre as well as further afield, in order to strengthen and develop the outreach programme.

The ideal candidate will be confident in their work and have the ability to shoulder responsibility as well as having a proactive and pragmatic approach to the creation and development of new opportunities for the centre. Ultimately this will result in the centre being recognised by a wide range of audiences, performers and funders as one of the principal touring arts venue in Scotland.

Individuals with a strong interest in, and understanding of, the importance of access to cultural activities in a rural context, with the ability to deliver innovative events and performances in the North of Scotland, are encouraged to apply.

A genuine passion for, and knowledge of, touring theatre and/or music is essential. A broad experience of the cultural sector and experience in venue management is desirable. Salary: £30-£35k

For more information on the role, and details of how to apply, please download the recruitment pack via the Lyth Arts Centre website.