Strategic Director

First Art is for those who think “art” isn’t for them. Our vision is to inspire communities within the former coalfields of NE Derbyshire and NE Nottinghamshire to experience and get involved in the arts as both audiences and participants. The project, based at Creswell Crags on the Derbys/Notts border, is a partnership of five cultural and community organisations working together as part of the Arts Council’s Creative People and Places programme. Now starting a new second phase, we’re looking to appoint a creative and entrepreneurial Strategic Director to be responsible for achieving First Art’s strategic objectives and providing strong, inspirational and high-profile leadership to the project.

This full-time post is based at Creswell Crags but will involve working with partners across the First Art region.

Full job description and person specification available from

Further background information on First Art and the CPP programme at &

Salary Range £40-45k per annum.

Application by letter and CV, with details of references, emailed as attachments to

Closing Date: 30th August

Interviews:      18th September at Creswell Crags

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Contact Name

Tony Trafford or Paul Baker 

Contact Email


Start Date

5th August 2018

Closing Date

30th August 2018