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Bradford has been named as UK City of Culture 2025. Our vision is to use arts and culture to fuel the social, economic and creative renaissance of our district; to make Bradford one of the most welcoming places in the UK where artists, producers, audiences and creative entrepreneurs can flourish.

Fiercely proud of its creativity, boldness and independence of spirit, Bradford’s story is ready to be told and our storytellers come from all parts of the globe. This is a district built by entrepreneurs, shaped by an international community and a history of world-famous artists, performers, writers and musicians. This is also Bradford’s moment to showcase to the world what modern British culture looks like. And Bradford 2025 will be where the passionate young voices of the future will be heard.

Bradford 2025 will be led by an executive team comprising Creative Director and Executive Director. One of these roles will also hold the position of CEO of the Trust, and this will be agreed on appointment.

Creative Director

As Creative Director for Bradford UK City of Culture 2025 you will lead on cultural programming, the development of the cultural capacity of the district, working with local, national and international partners to produce an ambitious programme of work for 2025. 

The role in partnership with our Executive Director will support our commitment to tackling inequalities, to unleash the limitless imaginations of our young and diverse population, to evidence the positive changes that arts and culture can make in everyone’s life and to change perceptions of Bradford in the UK and around the world.

You will also recruit and manage the creative and production teams and work closely with senior colleagues communications, audience development, fundraising and finance. Working with other colleagues, you’ll also be the public face of the Trust, attending key cultural and networking events, hosting visits to the district and supporting fundraising and partnership development.

This is a full time role, we are willing to consider secondments and job share applications.

TO APPLY Send your CV with a covering letter, max 2 sides A4 to info@bradford2025.co.uk

CLOSING DATE Sunday 17 July, 5pm

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Executive Director

We are looking for an outstanding Executive Director to lead on the delivery of Bradford UK City of Culture 2025, in partnership with our Creative Director.

You will have proven experience of leading diverse and complex cultural activities with excellent project management skills to develop high-impact and high-quality cultural programmes. Ensuring the highest standards in creative and management practice, the role will recruit and lead Bradford 2025’s marketing, financial management, HR and administrative teams. You will bring excellent entrepreneurial, leadership and communication skills – drawing the very best from colleagues, agencies and a wide range of regional, national and international stakeholders.

This is a full time role, we are willing to consider secondments and job share applications.

TO APPLY Send your CV with a covering letter, max 2 sides A4 to info@bradford2025.co.uk

CLOSING DATE Sunday 17 July, 5pm

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