We make magic out of the everyday, create memories that last forever and transform how people see the world, their community and their place within it.
Handmade Parade is an arts organisation based in West Yorkshire, who specialise in producing community focused parades and events, and making giant puppets, costumes, parade structures and lanterns. We run our own signature events in our home valley; the Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade – a daytime parade with a very strong narrative and over a thousand participants, and the Lamplighter Festival – a large lantern parade with a small but gorgeous light festival.
Our events are co-created with the communities we work with, between professional artists producing their own work, and high quality, accessible, community making and performing workshops. Our work with the community, place-making, and individual creativity is very much at the core of how (and why!) we work. We often partner with other organisations to manage and
run parades, events and workshops, both nationally and internationally.
We also build and hire out giant puppets, site décor, and illuminated sculptures and puppets to festivals and events, and public and corporate clients.
Job Title: Executive Director
Location: Working from home and from office in Hebden Bridge
Responsible to: Chair and Board of Directors
Responsible for: Administrator
Hours: 22.5 hours (3 days) per week
Salary: £39,500 pro-rata to 22.5 hours per week – £23,700
Contract: Temporary (Initial 6 months with a view to a permanent position)
To provide management and leadership in implementing board policy in a manner consistent with the vision, mission and aims of the organisation.
Please send your CV with a covering letter, and contact details for two referees to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9am on Sunday 24th January 2021. Shortlisted candidates will be notified by 6pm Monday 25 Jan, interviews will take place via zoom on Wednesday 27 Jan.
Please get in touch if you would like to arrange an informal conversation about the role.
The role is initially temporary for 6 months, but with a view to being a permanent position. It will be a flexible position with the option to work from home, though some regular hours in the office with the team are required in the future once restrictions are eased.