Firefly Arts: Artistic Director (Maternity Cover)

Pay: £30,000
Closing date: Wed 13 Mar 2024: 12pm

Artistic Director (full time/maternity cover) to lead creative development & delivery in a vibrant youth arts charity, providing quality & transformative arts experience for young people across West Lothian

Applicants should have experience of designing and delivering youth-oriented arts programmes and projects and have partnership development and staff management skills. Creative vision and commitment to quality and inclusive arts practice are also important.

Collaborative practice lies at the heart of Firefly’s ethos. The post-holder will report to Firefly’s CEO, and actively lead our team of skilled arts practitioners, artists and technical specialists.

Known for outstanding quality Firefly is West Lothian’s top provider of accessible drama, film, music, visual arts, dance and creative writing activity for children and young people aged 5 to 25 years.

Their workshops, schools, community and training programmes provide a safe and supportive environment for participants to explore their world and challenge themselves. Their vision is that all young people in West Lothian are confident, creative and resourceful and are skilled up for positive and proactive futures.

This is a full time (37.5 hours per week) post, based at Howden Park Centre, Livingston. The successful applicant will be required to work occasional evening and weekend hours, and to travel to projects across West Lothian.

A salary of c.£30,000 per annum is available, to be negotiated in line with skills and experience.

For a copy of the full job description and person specification please email Interim CEO, Mark O’Donnell at Completed applications should be made to the same email address, via a CV and letter that outlines you interest in this post, relevant experience, commitment to youth arts and the wider cultural sector, and the skills and qualities that you would bring to Firefly.

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Closing date: Wed 13 Mar 2024: 12pm