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Director at Timespan

Timespan’s Board of Directors are seeking to appoint a new Director to lead and manage the work of Timespan in Helmsdale, and to continue the excellent work of our previous Director, Anna Vermehren.

Timespan is a cultural organisation in Helmsdale, Sutherland. We provide a high quality venue with a museum, contemporary art gallery, archive, shop and cafe. We offer a rich cultural programme of events and activities for the 15,000 people from near and far who visit us every year.

Timespan is a mature organisation with a high quality programme which has achieved much recognition and gained national awards over the last years.

Our key aims for the coming period are:

to concentrate on programming excellent exhibitions and activities that bring together heritage and arts on a cross-disciplinary level via thematic clusters, offering different access points to our publics;
to renew our building, and to maintain and revisit its collections;
to bring artists, researchers and other professionals from all around the world to Helmsdale to create a vibrant discourse in our remote location.
We are looking for a motivated and experienced individual who has an affinity for and understanding of our location and our current vision to lead Timespan into a sustainable future.


Remit: To manage, lead and drive forward the organisation, working with both board and staff in the strategic planning and delivery of the continuing sustainable growth of Timespan.

Reporting to: Chair/Treasurer, on behalf of the Board of Directors

Salary: £28,000 – £31,000 per annum pro rata (commensurate with experience)

Hours: 4-5 days per week negotiable

Contract: One year in the first instance, to be renewed as permanent contract thereafter

Location: Timespan, Helmsdale

Application: Deadline, Sunday 23 July 2017

Interviews to be held early August 2017, these will include an assessment and a presentation.

Director at Timespan

Image Credit: Hugh Watt Ach-na-huai 2013