LUX is seeking a new Deputy Director

May 30, 2022

Deputy Director/ Full time/ £40,000 pa

LUX is 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. 

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. 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. 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 available. 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.

For full job description and person specification please download the LUX Deputy Director Application Pack.

To apply, please send the following items in a single email addressed to [email protected] using the subject line: LUX DEPUTY DIRECTOR/ YOUR NAME. Application materials must be submitted in a single PDF document plus separate Equal-Opportunities-Monitoring-Form which and be received no later than end of day (5pm) on 4th July 2022. Any applications received after this time will not be considered. 

– A covering letter – stating why you wish to apply and outlining your relevant skills and experience for this role with reference to the job description and person specification below. Please read this pack carefully before applying and please limit your response to no more than 2 sides of A4.
– A CV – detailing your relevant educational and professional experience.
– A completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (attached separately to your application but in the same email) 

If you have any particular access needs or need any help applying or have questions that are not answered in the recruitment pack then please contact us at [email protected]

For a confidential informal discussion about the position please contact Benjamin Cook, LUX Director at [email protected]



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