The role of Executive Director is a crucial role within Create. The post holds responsibility for the effective running of the organisation as a whole, as well as monitoring and managing our current live projects on a day to day basis. The Executive Director oversees the operations of Create, including financial and strategic business development, human resource management, governance, and managing external relations with a range of corporate and funding partners.
This role requires an entrepreneurial approach and a good understanding of business planning and development. Also essential is an appreciation of the fluid and responsive nature of a small pioneering arts organisation. While leading on running our operations and supporting the Chief Executive on the strategic development of Create, you will interact closely with all projects, providing crucial support and a solid foundation for all of our work.
For more information please download the job description here.
To apply please email your current CV and covering letter outlining your relevant experience to Eva Liu firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Executive Director”.
Deadline 12pm, 7 August 2017
Live-in Caretaker: The White House, Dagenham
The White House is situated on the Becontree Estate in Dagenham, once the largest council estate in the world. The White House is a former 18th century farmhouse on the Valence House estate near Chadwell Heath, which pre-dates the Becontree estate by over 100 years. Left abandoned for 9 years, Create undertook a capital refurbishment of the house in 2015-16. Now re-opened, The White House is in the process of being reimagined as a new public space for art and social activity inspired by the history of the borough.
In our first year we have made steps to establish a bold space to support all kinds of cultural and social activity including community meals, workshops and performances. Artists-in-residence are invited to live at The White House, to make new art and work with people living locally to build a vision for this new public building, and more ambitiously, for public life on the estate.
We have now reached the end of our pilot phase of the project. Upon reflection and responding to feedback over the year we have come to the conclusion that in order to run a space of this nature, that blurs the line between private and public, municipal space and arts space, that the house now needs a live-in caretaker. We are now seeking an individual to live in the house for six months (with an initial 8-week trial period), to help look after the property and support the activity in the house. We are looking to work with someone who is interested and invested in the overall aims of the space, has experience living and working communally and wants to be a part of the growing community of The White House.
For more information and application information, please download the full brief here.
Deadline 12pm, 7 August 2017