Salary: £70k plus competitive benefits
Closing Date: Monday 26 October 2015
National Glass Centre (NGC), a world-leading centre for the teaching, manufacture and development of glass as a contemporary visual art form, is seeking to appoint a new Director to lead the organisation through the next stage of its development, ensuring its place in local, national and international networks.
Part of the University of Sunderland and a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England (ACE), National Glass Centre is not only a gallery showing cutting edge design, but also a hub of creativity, production and learning. Attracting 250k visitors a year and home to 130 students of the University's Faculty of Arts, Design and Media, the organisation is an important participant in the City's cultural strategy including its bid for City of Culture 20/21.
With responsibility for providing both artistic and strategic leadership and professional management to NGC; continuing to develop the Centre and its contribution within the University and to the wider cultural community of Sunderland, the new Director will take up their role at an important time for the city as it seeks to realise its ambitious plans to establish Sunderland as an area of creative excellence.
In the new Director, the University seeks a highly professional cultural leader with expertise in modern and contemporary art, a keen interest in glass as an art form and appropriate business skills to balance public funding with income generation. Candidates for this role will need to demonstrate their ability to lead, develop and represent this important institution within the context of the University. With excellent networking and partnership building skills, commercially savvy and ready to embrace the opportunity and challenge which this role presents, you will have the ambition for the organisation, the University and for Sunderland which this role demands.
If you are up for the challenge and can demonstrate your ability to meet this brief, please request more information from Liz Amos or Mary Deegan of Liz Amos Associates on
I am an Israeli artist based in the UK working primarily in kiln cast glass.
Glass Maker and Artist
I have worked at National Glass Centre since finishing my degree in 2005.
Head of Enterprise, Commissioning & the Studio
I am Head of Enterprise, Commissioning and the Studio at National Glass Centre at the University of Sunderland, England and am a member of the Senior Management Team.
My practice is interdisciplinary combining drawing, sculpture and film.
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Sara Jo Harrison joined National Glass Centre in 2012 to support the Centre's marketing and Communications strategy.
My work uses a range of media which acknowledges the interface between both traditional practice and new media.
Learning and Engagement Officer
Rachel joined National Glass Centre in 2007 to support the Centre's learning and engagement programme having completed MA Glass the previous year.
Kalki Mansel is one of National Glass Centre's resident glass artists.
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