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Oriel Davies Gallery
The Park, Newtown
Powys SY16 2NZ
Telephone: +44 (0) 1686 625041
Fax: +44 (0) 1686 623633
Email: desk@orieldavies.org
Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm
Free Admission

Director Recruitment

Oriel Davies, Flora 2015

Oriel Davies

Starting salary £38,000 p.a, rising to £43,000 p.a. subject to projected income targets and revenue budgets

Closing date: 6 February 2017

RE-ADVERTISEMENT: previous applicants need not reapply

The trustees of Oriel Davies are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, capable and ambitious Director to take the gallery forward to the next stage of its development, building upon its past successes and reputation and ensuring a strong and vibrant future.

Oriel Davies is part of Arts Council of Wales Arts Portfolio Wales.  The current Director, Amanda Farr, is leaving after 18 years, during which the gallery underwent a major capital development, and gained its current position as one of Wales’ leading contemporary art galleries.  Working with artists from Wales and internationally, and delivering innovative and imaginative programmes, the gallery has an excellent national reputation and a growing name internationally, which includes co-curation of the highly-acclaimed Wales in Venice Cymru yn Fenis 2013 exhibition ‘The Starry Messenger’ by Bedwyr Williams.

In response to the changing situation in public funding, the priority for Oriel Davies is the development of diverse, robust and sustainable income streams.  Following the successful delivery of an ambitious Feasibility Study earlier this year, the gallery is now entering the design development phase of a major capital programme to extend the building, develop its potential for income generation and enhance its artistic and community offer.  In delivering a strategic programme of fundraising and development, the new Director will also lead the organisation through to the successful realisation of this project.

Oriel Davies is situated in Powys - the beautiful heart of Wales - in the centre of the historic town of Newtown.  It plays a key role in the cultural life of the town and the region, and in attracting visitors from all over Wales and beyond.

The ability to communicate effectively through the medium of Welsh is desirable, but not essential.

Closing Date 06 February 2017     
Interviews will be held on 16 and 17 February 2017

For further information about this post or to request an application pack, please contact desk@orieldavies.org

Director Job Description & Person Specification (download)

About Oriel Davies (download)


Published 08 December 2016
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