Director(s) at Abandon Normal Devices

Abandon Normal Devices

Location: Manchester, UK
Type: Part-Time
Category: Art Director


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

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 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, Fundraising & Development, Marketing & Advocacy and Governance.

How To Apply:

Deadline for applications to the role(s) is Wednesday 3 May 2023.

Further information, including details on how to apply, a full job description and recruitment pack can be found by heading to our website:

Contract: Permanent with part-time / full-time / job share options*
Salary: £40,000-£45,000 PAYE pro rata**
Location: Hybrid working, with regular team contact days in central Manchester

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 14 April 2023.