Spacex, UK, seeks new director

Spacex exterior, 2013. Photo: John Melville.

Application deadline: Monday 2 September 2013, 5pm

45 Preston Street,

Exeter EX1 1DF

T +44 (0)1392 431 786


38,000 GBP, full time

Spacex is an internationally respected contemporary art gallery based in the centre of Exeter, UK that shares an exemplary programme of visual culture with local and national audiences. Founded by artists aiming to enrich the regional experience of contemporary art, it has with pioneering curatorial authority shown a diverse and renown portfolio of artists, including exhibitions by Richard Long, Bridget Riley, William Kentridge, Gillian Wearing, Shaun Gladwell, Geoffrey Farmer, Dawn Mellor and Emily Wardill.

In 2014, Spacex celebrates its 40th anniversary and is seeking a successor to its current director, Nicola Hood. This appointment will build on a significant heritage with extraordinary vision, energy, entrepreneurial expertise and leadership experience, to secure future relationships with artists, audiences and funders.

Spacex is core-funded by Arts Council England and Exeter City Council. The director is responsible for the maintenance of these key funding relationships and the operational, financial and creative success of the organisation. Applicants must demonstrate a robust understanding of the professional arts sector, resource, and project management skills.

Further information
A job application pack can be downloaded here, or contact

Further information about Spacex's programme and activities can be found on our website.

Application deadline: 5pm, Monday 2 September 2013

Interview date: Tuesday 17 September 2013