The Burton at Bideford is looking for a new Director(s) to provide strategic, artistic, operational and commercial leadership to the organisation.

We are The Burton at Bideford, an art gallery and museum based in the historic town of Bideford, North Devon. We are a vibrant and family-friendly cultural hub, a creative destination that can both inspire and challenge. We are a community venue for everyone to love and access freely.

The Role

As a proud National Portfolio Organisation (NPO), The Burton is seeking new leadership that inspires and motivates our community, blends practicality and vision, and brings a strong balance of creativity and commercial acumen.

As we move into an exciting moment for the local area and the gallery, we are encouraging applications for either a single director or a co-directorship job share model.

The Director(s) will provide strategic, artistic, operational and commercial leadership to the organisation and the dedicated and talented team of staff and volunteers.

Key responsibilities include working with Trustees and staff on strategy, business planning and operations; overseeing the curatorial direction of exhibitions, events, education and engagement; building and maintaining key partnerships regionally, across the UK and abroad; and leading on fundraising and income generation.

Potential candidate(s) may already be in a similar role or be ready to take the next step in their careers. Experience of working within the cultural sector will be a distinct advantage, although character, commitment and the ability to build trust and loyalty matter just as much.

Please download the full job description below to find our more about the role.

How to apply

To apply for the position, please email with a CV and a covering letter telling us why you’d like this role and what you can bring to it. If you are applying as a job share, please outline how you would share your role with reference to the job description in the Directorship pack.

If you would prefer, your cover ‘letter’ can be delivered in video or audio format – no longer than 4 minutes please.

Alternative ways of applying

We realise that text-based applications do not suit everyone, so if you would like to apply in a different way or require this information in a different format, please contact us at or 01237 471455.  We want to remove as many barriers to applying as we can.

Contract: Full time – 37 hours a week – either as a single post or as a job share

Salary: £47,000-£53,000 per annum (pro rata for job share)

Closing Date:  5pm on Friday 31 May 2024

Interviews: Wednesday 19 June 2024