Creative Director (Maternity Cover)

Abandon Normal Devices
Arts, Culture & Sport
Salary Details
Salary: £34,000 pro rata (£27,200 per annum)
Contract Type
Hours per Week
Part-time 4 days p/week, 30hrs per week (flexible working available)*
Closing Date
We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our award-winning arts and digital culture agency as Creative Director to provide Maternity Cover whilst our Director, Ruth McCullough is on leave from the end of February 2021.

Job Description

We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our award-winning arts and digital culture agency as Creative Director to provide Maternity Cover whilst our Director, Ruth McCullough is on leave from the end of February 2021.

The Creative Director will work closely with the Board of Trustees and Executive Director, to support AND achieve its vision and deliver on its strategic and business plans. This is an exciting leadership role with the primary responsibility to lead the organisation’s creative direction and programme development during 2021, as we deliver our 9th edition of AND Festival, shape an exciting future for the organisation and submit a new application for the next round of the Arts Council England (ACE) National Portfolio.

  • Role: Creative Director (Maternity Cover)
  • Salary: £34,000 pro rata (£27,200 per annum)
  • Contract: PAYE Fixed term 11-12 months Jan/Feb – December 2021
  • Location: Remote working, with use of the AND office in Central Manchester and travel to festival locations across Merseyside and Cheshire as required

The closing date for applications is midday Friday 04 December 2020

Interviews are expected to take place w/c 14 December 2020

Useful Documents:

Creative Director (Maternity Cover) Application Pack
Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (online)

Application Process:

To apply for the role submit the following to with APPLICATION – Creative Director (Maternity Cover) as the subject field:

  • CV (no more than 2 A4 pages) and including at least two referees)
  • A supporting statement (no more than 2 A4 pages) outlining how your skills and experience relates to the role
  • AND Equal Opportunities Form (submitted anonymously online)
  • Your availability between January – December 2021


Access Support
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Equality & Diversity
Abandon Normal Devices is committed to equality of opportunity for all. We believe that a diverse workforce can enable more innovative, creative and dynamic workplaces. We want to reflect the diversity of our audiences in our workforce; therefore, we actively seek and welcome applicants from, including but not limited to; ethnically or culturally diverse backgrounds, diverse sexualities and genders, disabled and d/Deaf people, or those with unconventional career paths. We will be using positive action under the Equality Act 2010 to appoint, should candidates be equally qualified.


Company Description

Abandon Normal Devices (AND) is a nomadic commissioner and born-digital producer unafraid to enter new territories and broker new partnerships.

We propose a significant shift in the way that art is experienced through staging projects that spill out of the gallery and into the ‘street’. Our portfolio includes the UK’s only roaming festival, which takes place in a new location every edition and an annual commissioning programme, which can take the form of public art, site specific film happenings and cross platform productions.

Bypassing traditional formats and disciplines, our projects are essential and urgent guides to understanding the dynamic and ongoing relationship between audiences, art and technology, often providing multiple, disruptive,  and profoundly different worlds to exist in.

With a distinct emphasis on creative enquiry and provocation, our commissions foster a richer and more critical digital culture, offering complex and global perspectives from the worlds of cinema and contemporary art. Audiences around the world and in the UK, are invited to interact with bold ideas, encounter new art-forms and experience art, in the everyday and in unexpected locations.

Abandon Normal Devices has commissioned 100 new works and has worked with pioneering and award winning artists, which now amounts to over 300 contemporary artists including Aram Bartholl, Eva and Franco Mattes, the award winning Julian Oliver, Brody Condon, Molleindustria, Ubermorgan, HeHe, Andrew Kötting, Matthew Plummer-Fernandez, Heath Bunting, Oreet Ashery, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Carolee Schneeman, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Gillian Wearing, Phil Collins, Rafael Lozano Hemmer, The Yes Men.  Works have toured internationally to Germany, China, Indonesia, USA, Italy, and Australia, as well as across the UK.

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