We’re Hiring – Callout for Regional Director

Contemporary Visual Arts Network East Midlands (CVAN EM) is seeking a passionate, proactive, motivated and resourceful visual arts professional with a strong commitment to the East Midlands to lead the Network in its next phase of delivery. The postholder will work with CVAN EM’s Steering Group and partners regionally and nationally, to devise and deliver developmental, visible, inclusive activity that supports the region’s visual arts sector to thrive.


CVAN EM provides support to the visual arts sector in the East Midlands. Its aims are to:

  • promote a shared responsibility for the development of the region’s artists and visual arts community;
  • create opportunities for artists, organisations and audiences in the region to prosper;
  • raise awareness of the value of the visual arts to the region’s cultural life.

CVAN EM is part of the national Contemporary Visual Arts Network, a sector support and advocacy organisation that represents a diverse community of visual arts practitioners and organisations across England.

The Role

Job Title: Regional Director (18.5 hours/week, contracted until April 2023) 

Reports to: Leicester Print Workshop (LPW) Director and CVAN EM Steering Group Chair. The role is contracted through and line managed by LPW but sits outside its core business.
Salary: £16,499 (pro rata/18.5 hours)/£33,442 per annum(full time/37.5 hours)
Location: Remote working/based at Leicester Print Workshop

Job purpose

The Director will be an ambassador for the contemporary visual arts sector in the East Midlands, celebrating regional practices and activity, and pivotal in delivering collaborative sector support across the region addressing gaps in and barriers to development and engagement. They will champion activity that promotes inclusion, resilience and wellbeing and lead delivery of funded programmes in support of those goals. They will uphold CVAN EM’s organisational values, support a constructive working environment and maintain its positive reputation.

The role is suited to a natural collaborator, great motivator, passionate advocate and skilled facilitator.

Application process

Download the full Job Specification here: CVAN EM Director call out March 2021.docx (1)
and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form: lpw_equal_opportunities_monitoring_form_2021

To apply send as PDFs:

  • Cover letter (2 pages max) outlining interest in the role and relevant experience that meets the requirements of the role.
  • CV (3 pages max).
  • Equal Opportunities Monitoring form (this data will be gathered and processed by our host organisation Leicester Print workshop)

For more information about the role email Daniel Kelly info@cvaneastmidlands.co.uk

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 14th April, 5pm

Applications to be sent to: info@cvaneastmidlands.co.uk
quoting ‘Director Application’ in the subject line

Interviews to take place on Zoom week beginning 26th April
Start date negotiable

CVAN EM is committed to inclusivity and welcomes applications irrespective of disability, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances. We will put measures in place to support candidates with particular access needs, and extend this to the postholder as appropriate.