DaDaFest seek CEO/Artistic Director

Closing Date: 23 November 2020


Location: Liverpool - but currently working remotely

Remuneration: £40,000 - £45,000


The logo of DaDaFest is the name of the company with a lightning strike underneath it

DaDaFest is a pioneering disability and D/deaf arts organisation based in Liverpool with a national and international reach. We programme a multi-art form year-round artistic programme that includes high quality festivals, interventions and events as well as support for young and emerging disabled artists.

At this pivotal moment for the company we are looking for an inspirational CEO/Artistic Director who will bring a new vision, energy and direction to our leading and influential organisation.

We are seeking someone who will lead DaDaFest’s artistic development, establishing an artistic vision, promoting disability arts and programming our festival and a year-round calendar of events that maintains our organisations profile and nurtures the next generation of disabled artists.

In this role you will also lead DaDaFest’s organisational development, embedding our social justice ethos and vision within a vibrant and sustainable organisation and within our collaborations with external partners to challenge disabled people’s marginalisation in all areas of society.

In light of the ethos of the company the CEO/Artistic Director must have direct or personal experience of disability and ideally have experience of working within or for a disabled-led organisation.

We are also aware of the need for the arts to be more inclusive in terms of many different kinds of diversity. DaDaFest encourages applications from people of African, Caribbean, East Asian, South Asian, and South East Asian heritage as well as those who identify as LGBTQ+ or experience barriers due to their socio-economic background.

We are open to discussions about how we cover this role and we invite both job share and part-time applications and are committed to flexible working.

More information about the role and how to apply can be found on our website.