Executive Director

The Devon Guild of Craftsmen is seeking an outstanding individual with strong leadership and management skills to drive forward the strategic, artistic and operational development of the organisation.

You will be passionate and knowledgeable about contemporary crafts, with entrepreneurial flair and an eye for new opportunities. With experience of working with a range of stakeholders and developing successful partnerships, you will be able to lead on the business planning process, combining the development of a high quality artistic and educational programme with appropriate fundraising and income generating strategies. The ability to lead a small but diverse team and monitor business performance is key to the role, as is an understanding of audience development in the arts.

You will also be directing the organisation through a time of change as it undertakes an exciting capital (build or relocation) project to ensure long term sustainability.

Deadline for applications: 12 noon Wednesday 27 September
Interviews: 10 October 2017

Devon Guild of Craftsmen is an equal opportunities employer.
Note: this is re-advertisement

For more information and how to apply please click the links below:

Job Description
Information on how to apply 
Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form
Staff Structure-Devon Guild of Craftsmen 2017

Please e-mail or post applications to:

Alison Penwell, Office Manager, Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon TQ13 9AF
T: 01626 832223

All applications will be acknowledged by return email, however we cannot guarantee that we are able to offer feedback to candidates who are not shortlisted for interview.

Required to apply:
• A statement setting out clearly how you meet the selection criteria detailed in the person specification and the job description
• A current CV together with the contact details of at least two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. Please indicate if you do not wish us to contact your referees prior to interview
• An equal opportunities employment monitoring form

For an informal chat about the role please contact Erica Steer, Executive Director on 01626 832223 or or Lindsay Cornish, Chairman of Trustees on 

Seeking new Board Members

The Devon Guild of Craftsmen is seeking Trustees to complement the skills of our existing and highly valued Board Members.
You would need to be able to make a commitment to the Guild and have strategic vision, independent judgement, an ability to think creatively and a willingness to speak your mind.  Our priority area for recruitment is for a Trustee with an accounting background, to contribute to our Finance Working Group.  However we are also interested to talk to you if you have experience in planning law or capital development, retail development / online selling, or fundraising.

We are able to pay travel expenses and Trustees will be expected to contribute on average one day per month to include Board meetings, an Annual General Meeting, the annual Board and staff planning day and attendance at exhibitions and events.

For an informal chat or more information please contact Erica Steer, Executive Director on 01626 832223 or

For Trustee recruitment information click here...
To fill in a Trustee skills and experience audit FORM click here...

Please download the skills FORM, fill in electroncially and email back - or print out, fill in by hand and post back to us.

Closing date for expressions of interest:  Ongoing...






Volunteering for us - a professional arts organisation - will give you valuable experience in a range of interesting roles, depending what suits you!

Go to our VOLUNTEERING page

Call 01626 832223 to find out more.