Job Opportunity: Could you be the next Director(s) of Abandon Normal Devices?

Thu 23 Mar 2023

We’re seeking a visionary leader (or leaders) to join our shapeshifting arts organisation.

Situated in the North of England, working nationally in the UK and globally, AND curates experiences, commissions, and incubates new art, cinema and sound, often investigating the possibilities and impacts of emerging technology and science. Nomadic yet rooted in community-building, we disrupt traditional artforms, challenge normative perspectives and create space to imagine.

Our current Co-Directors, Ruth McCullough and Catherine Waddington will be leaving in 2023, as we approach our 15th anniversary we’re taking this opportunity to imagine a new future for our collaborative, ambitious, innovative, organisation, that exists as a catalyst for new ideas and art forms.

Abandon Normal Devices is a unique place to work and create, a challenge to think, make and gather in new ways. And how we think about this role and recruit embodies that.

We’re open to applications and proposals for all or part of the role, whether that’s as a Director, Co-Director or alternative leadership models, from individuals, pairs or collectives.

The Director(s) will be responsible for fully articulating our mission and artistic vision, collaborating with board, staff, and stakeholders working across these key areas:

  • Leadership
  • Programme & Partnerships 
  • Resource Management (People & Finance)
  • Fundraising & Development
  • Marketing & Advocacy
  • Governance

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How to Apply

Access Support

We are committed to ensuring our opportunities are open for people who experience barriers to inclusion. We recognise that you might need additional support to participate in the application and/or interview, whether that is technical equipment, access support or adjustments to the process.

If you require any support or adjustments, please contact us on with AND Director Recruitment as the subject field.

Informal Conversation

If you would like to have an initial, confidential conversation about the role with one of our outgoing Directors,  please contact with AND Director Recruitment as the subject field. Requests must be submitted before 21st April 2023.

GIF: The Blue Violet River by Anita Fontaine, 2021. Commissioned & Produced by AND

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