Fierce would like to meet… a Director (Artistic)

Two performed stand on a red stage, their image is projected onto a screen above them.
Cade & MacAskill – The Making of Pinocchio @ Fierce Festival 2022

Fierce are very excited to begin the search for our new Director (Artistic).

This is an incredible role for a passionate arts leader to develop, design, deliver and lead the curatorial approach at Fierce year round – defining it as a leading voice in the contemporary performance landscape globally in dialogue with the team.

As part of a newly formalised three way co-leadership model – comprised of three Directors with different focuses – you’ll be given the opportunity lead an organisation in collaboration with two colleagues with complimentary experience, supported by a developed team and a multi-skilled and passionate board of trustees.

“The Fierce Artistic Director role is surely one of the most exciting jobs in the UK arts landscape, offering huge artistic freedom but with real support from an engaged and experienced board. It’s allowed me to see the world whilst building relationships with some of the most exciting artists, at the cutting edge of practice. It’s a life-changing role for someone with buckets of enthusiasm.”

Aaron Wright, outgoing Artistic Director

This job is for an exceptional curator who is capable of strategic leadership, building excellent partnerships with stakeholders to deliver an exciting programme, informed by an understanding of (and ideally lived experience of) the progressive politics that is implicit in Fierce’s work. They must be open-minded, respectful and inclusive of ideas, with a commitment to anti-racism, trans rights, disability rights and care-centred approaches. 

Location: Birmingham

Salary: £35,713 – £39,713

Deadline to apply: 9am, Wednesday 7th June 2023

To apply, you will need to send a CV, cover letter and Equal Opportunities Monitoring form, see full Job Pack for more information.