Plymouth Culture are currently seeking to appoint a Chief Executive Officer.

Chief Executive Officer

Salary: c£60 – £65k
Location: Plymouth

Plymouth Culture, the arts and cultural development agency which has been instrumental in enabling Plymouth’s cultural and creative industries scene to flourish, is seeking to appoint a new Chief Executive Officer.

The appointment takes place at an exciting time as the City prepares for:

  • The Box, a museum of the future and recipient of significant Arts Council and Heritage Lottery Fund Investment, to open in 2020;
  • The commemoration of the 400th sailing of the Mayflower, which takes place also in 2020; and,
  • The enhancement of Plymouth’s creative industries sector, following the recent award by DCMS of £3.5m from the Cultural Development Fund which will provide support and training for the makers, doers, artists and digital pioneers of the City.

The new CEO will be a powerful voice for the cultural and creative industries sectors across Plymouth, developing the strategy that achieves the ambition of the City in the future. They will broker and sustain partnerships between the region’s cultural stakeholders and the business and creative sectors. They will lead the city’s cultural and creative practitioners to help define and promote the City’s unique strengths to sustain its creative, economic and social development into the future. They will promote Plymouth’s culture and creativity to engage new audiences and visitors.

In the Chief Executive Officer, the Board of Plymouth Culture seeks an effective, dynamic and resilient leader with experience of the cultural or creative industries sectors and with the skills and experience to act as the honest broker for all the stakeholders and key players of the cultural scene in Plymouth. They will need to understand the ecology of the cultural and creative industries scene and have great influencing and enabling skills to take the broad community of stakeholders with them. They will be commercially aware, strong strategically and share the stakeholders’ ambition to ensure that Plymouth is a major national and international player on the cultural stage.

For more information, please request an application pack from Joanna Kill of Liz Amos Associates at or on +44 (0)20 3004 4701.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Monday 4th March 2019 (by close of business)