Executive director Job at BitterSuite | The Dots
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71 days ago
  • Level Senior
  • Professions Producer, Executive Producer
  • Type Part Time
  • Location Remote

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BitterSuite Executive Director Recruitment

Thank you for your interest in the role of Executive Director at BitterSuite. We are looking for someone to work with BitterSuite Artistic Director Stephanie Singer and the newly formed Board of Trustees as we build on the activity and learnings of 2020.
BitterSuite is a  music organisation that re-imagines music performances through multi-sensory concerts. We are at the cusp of setting ourselves up as a charity and have spent the past six months reimagining our work so that it can be experienced in people’s homes. As well as dreaming up larger scale experiences for live set ups.
We are looking for a freelance Executive Director to support the company for a period of 10 days, as we create a strategic plan and fundraising strategy for 2021. We have ambitions for this  role to extend beyond 10 days, which is dependent on pending funding bids.

Job Description
Job Title: Executive Director
Accountable to: Board of Trustees
Reports to: Artistic Director, Chair of Trustees
Terms of Contract: Freelance,  10 days
Salary: £225 per day
Location: remote working

The Executive Director will work closely with the Artistic Director managing the strategic development and efficient running of BitterSuite. The ED has particular responsibility for financial viability, external relationships and governance.

Key Responsibilities
  • Act as a critical friend to the artistic team
  • Develop an organisational strategic plan for 2021 and beyond
  • Create a fundraising strategy and lead on developing funding applications
  • Lead on relationship with ITC in relation to setting BitterSuite’s application to become a CIO
  • Develop and maintain external partnerships with organisations and individuals who can help the company achieve our strategic aims.
  • Other duties as required by the needs of the company and the Board of Trustees

Person Specification
  • Relevant experience at a similar level within the creative industries - we are keen to meet people with a broad range of experience
  • Ability to collaborate effectively within a strategic planning process and to communicate those plans effectively internally and externally
  • Experience and an interest in fundraising
  • Experience creating, managing and reporting on budgets
  • An open, reflective approach to inclusion, diversity and equity

To tender for this work please email:

An up to date CV and a cover letter (max 3 pages) which include
• Why this role is of interest / what excites you about the role
• How you meet the person specification
•Two references relevant to this contract.

If you would prefer to submit in an audio or video format, please do so.
Deadline for submissions: Thursday 26 November, 10am
e any questions about this process or would like  an informal chat about the role, please email steph@bittersuite.org.

Skills Required

  • Business Development
  • Commercial Production
  • Production

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