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New Art Exchange

Archived: Director of Business Development

GRADE – NAE: L – £35,000 – £43,000

(Salary placement depending on skills and experience)

New Art Exchange (NAE), an award winning and nationally acclaimed arts organisation, is looking for a Director of Business Development to join our Senior Management and Executive team (SMT) to spearhead income generation, commercial opportunities and organisational resilience.

NAE stimulates new perspectives about the value of diversity in art and society, and is recognised for presenting high quality, ground breaking exhibitions, arts events and festivals.  Open since 2008 NAE is an RIBA award winning modern contemporary building with a range of excellent spaces available for social and corporate hires and a reputable café/lounge.

You will be an innovative and inspirational entrepreneur, possessing at least three to five years leadership and senior management experience with a strong understanding and demonstrable success in growing income streams for a business, with an ability to match commercial objectives with NAE’s artistic aspirations, core values and ethos.

The Director of Business Development will work closely with the CEO and SMT to lead, drive and grow the commercial and wider income generating and fundraising activity.  You will also lead on nurturing new business/enterprise opportunities, partnerships and collaborations to diversify NAE’s income mix.  You will further encourage and facilitate an entrepreneurial approach within the organisation, seizing opportunities to strengthen the long term success, sustainability and resilience of the organisation.

For questions regarding the vacancy, please contact Mark Stephens, Director of Operations & Finance via email:

For an application pack please visit our website or alternatively contact Anita Kumari on 0115 924 8630 or email

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is midday on Wednesday 11 May 2016.