• Job Reference: 00030226-1
  • Date Posted: 10 July 2024
  • Recruiter: Stills:Centre for Photography
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: £42,000
  • Sector: Contract Catering, Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Stills wishes to appoint a new Director, committed to elevating Stills' national and international reputation through strategic management, creative programming and innovative income generation. This is an exciting opportunity to shape the future of one of Scotland's longest-running contemporary arts organisation.

The Director will be expected to work across the following areas:

Strategic Management & Leadership

Ensure a process of strategic planning in conjunction with the Board
Engage with policy in the cultural sector, in and beyond Scotland
Lead the definition of Stills’ operational plan and the executive delivery

Lead the design and delivery of a programme about photography as a creative practice. This includes exhibitions, lectures, courses, a creative school, and more.
Ensure artistic and financial credibility
Engage deeply with diverse and growing audiences
Advocacy & Marketing

Represent Stills to stakeholders and media; be a figurehead and spokesperson.
Contribute to the arts and cultural sector dialogue within and beyond Scotland.
Financial Management

In conjunction with the Finance Manager and Chair of Finance & Personnel Committee, inform the setting and management of Stills’ annual budget/s for approval by Stills’ Board.
In a challenging funding environment we expect the Director to explore, develop and implement new ways of delivering key objectives.
Income Generation

Lead the work to develop income generation and fundraising.
Forge and maintain key relationships so as to optimise income generation.
Human Resources

Work to advance best-practice processes and delivery.
Further develop a nurturing, supportive and fair work environment, meeting and advancing our overall goals.
To develop and conform with environmental matters and policies and ensure policies on Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion are rigorously applied.
General Management
Work with Staff and Board as appropriate to ensure:

effective systems are in place to deliver the mission, aims and objectives
Stills complies with statutory and company obligations
a team approach to planning and delivery is maintained
a productive and appropriate working environment is maintained,
reports and meetings with Board, staff and stakeholder meetings are planned and delivered to schedule
appropriate evaluation and review processes are in place.
This is a full-time position, working in a hybrid flexible environment with a mixture of home working and working from our premises in Edinburgh, with a minimum of three days on site.

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from everyone and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or any other protected characteristics.

Stills is aware that flexible working models are crucial to accomodating disabled people in the labour market. We encourage applications from those who define themselves as disabled under the Equality Act 2010 (including deaf and neurodivergent people).