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Deputy director

Deputy director

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locationLondon N19 5JF, UK
ExpiresExpires: 04/07/2022
Operations / Facilities / Admin
Permanent position
£31,000 to £40,000 per year

Working alongside the LUX director, this is a unique opportunity to set the strategic and operational direction of the organisation as it enters its 20th year.

LUX is a public arts organisation that supports and promotes visual artists working with the moving image. Based in London and Glasgow, it delivers a range of activities including exhibitions, screenings, educational projects, commissioning and research. It also manages Europe’s largest collection of films and videos made by artists and distributes them to museums, galleries and festivals around the world.

We are looking for a committed and entrepreneurial individual who is looking for an exciting new challenge leading LUX and making a significant contribution to supporting artists and advocating for artists’ moving image in the UK. LUX is a small friendly organisation and this position is based in our building in Waterlow Park, Highgate, North London, a beautiful location in a public park with its own gardens, with LUX Scotland based in Glasgow, Scotland.


Knowledge, skills, experience

  • You do not have to have prior experience of working with artists’ moving image but you need to be passionate about contemporary visual arts and the value of the public arts sector
  • You will need excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate and negotiate with a wide range of people
  • You will have lead responsibility for overseeing the financial and operational aspects of the organisation, as well as contributing to the cultural aspects of LUX’s work, so you should be a strategic thinker, good with figures, with great organisational and analytical skills and attention to detail
  • You will need an ability to think on your feet and stay calm in a busy environment, and further training will be provided for the right person
  • You will be one of the public faces of the organisation so you should feel comfortable meeting a range of people and representing the organisation in a range of contexts

LUX is a charity and not-for-profit organisation which was originally founded as an artists-run co-operative, although we are no longer a co-operative the values of equity, equality and democracy are key to all of LUX’s work and we expect everyone who works here to share and promote those values.


Deadline: 5pm on 4th July 2022

We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries.

Please make sure that you state in your application that you found this role via Creative Access.

Years of experience

  • Senior

Salary range

  • £31,000 to £40,000 per year