Title: Creative Director, FutureEverything
Salary: £42k – £45k
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Application Deadline: 8am, Monday 11th June 2018

Established in Manchester since 1995, FutureEverything are cultural facilitators at the intersection of art, design, science and digital.

Our mission is to bring positive societal change through art, design and technology.  We empower citizens by increasing access to and participation in digital arts and culture. Our work is international from Singapore to Europe and Russia to Taiwan, and we have worked with prestigious and exciting partners including British Council, Ars Electronica, Sonar and CTM.

As we progress through an exciting growth period, we are looking for a dynamic, inspirational and creative leader who will be responsible for delivering clear artistic and creative direction across our work, and working with the Board to shape and evolve the core company mission and vision.

You will play a key role in scoping and developing our artist commissions and working closely with our stakeholders and funders, ranging from commercial organisations to government. You will contribute to ensuring we remain responsive and flexible to a rapidly changing funding environment, helping secure future resources and opportunities from a variety of sources and ensure our future resilience.

You may already be leading an organisation, or looking to make this next step, and you will already have several years of high level experience as a Creative leader . You will have the insight and ability to generate original and inspirational work at  the cutting edge of the digital domain – such as conceiving and delivering conferences and festivals, large scale art installations, participatory design and innovation, and consulting-style work. You will be comfortable writing conceptual briefs, and be excited to lead, motivate, manage and develop your team. You will be curious, creative, well-networked and intellectually excited by this space.

Your role will be interesting and diverse – as well as  being our creative and artistic lead, you will work alongside our Founder & Director of Research, Dr. Drew Hemment – one of the world’s foremost experts in our space – and with Andy Stratford, Managing Director on Business Strategy and Organisational Development.

If you would like an informal chat about the role, please message opportunities@futureeverything.org​ to arrange a conversation with Managing Director Andy Stratford.

“With great pride and pleasure, today we invite creative and artistic leaders to apply for the post of Creative Director at FutureEverything.” – Drew Hemment, Founder. Read blog post

“This is an exciting time of growth for FutureEverything, and the Board invite outstanding candidates to join us and help shape the future of this brilliant organisation.” – Vikas Shah, Chair of the Board

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Application Deadline​: 8 am Monday 11th June

Application Process:​ Please submit the following as pdf attachments: (1 to 4 are mandatory)

  1. CV – 2 sides A4 max
  2. Equal Opportunities Form
  3. Covering letter (1000 words max) outlining how you meet the criteria in the tables below.
  4. A project portfolio (12 pages max) ​in pdf format only​ demonstrating no more than three​ case studies of projects relevant to the role.
  5. One side of A4 with ​up to​ five links to other relevant media / websites etc all of which should further demonstrate your own track record. Two professional references with current knowledge​ of your creative practice and ability to inspire and lead a team.