Fiesta En Guacherna, Barranquilla, 2020, 2020, Jim C Nedd. Auto Italia, London, UK. Courtesy of the artist. Photographer: Lucy Parakhina.

Opportunity: Director

The Board of Trustees are looking to appoint a new Director. The post holder will be responsible for leading an non-profit contemporary art institution that has an international track record for championing new, global discourses in contemporary art.

You will be a motivating leader with demonstrable experience and insight to cultivate a programme that is experimental, innovative and original. The organisation has a long history of working at the intersections of queer studies and social change, and in excelling at engaging large national and international audiences. You will have the ambition to take this work forward into a new stage of the organisation’s development.

We are looking for applicants with the skills to create and implement visionary curatorial activity, developing national and international partnerships to benefit the programme and to build the reputation and reach of the institution.

The Director will need excellent fundraising and managerial skills, demonstrable experience in collaborative working and be adept at business planning and financial management. The Director will be a compelling representative for Auto Italia, to a wide range of artists, partners, donors, funders and other stakeholders.

You will closely align with the mission and values of Auto Italia, committed to a culture that is inclusive and open to all by creating a positive environment for staff and artists, and nurturing the artistic and social community that is Auto Italia and its audiences.

The role will appeal to candidates seeking a senior strategic position at the head of a small but ambitious organisation. We are looking for inspirational leadership skills and a vision for the future.

Recruitment pack:                    Director recruitment pack
Deadline for applications:    
4 March 2024, 10.00 GMT
First interview:                            Week commencing 25 March 2024
Second interview:                       Week commencing 2 April 2024

Details on how to apply are included in the recruitment pack. Applications must be submitted on email via You must also complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form linked here. Applications that do not follow this format will not be considered.

We are able to offer a limited number of phone conversations with either the Chair of Trustees or the outgoing Director if you wish to ask questions about the role. To request this please specify who you wish to speak to in an email via

Skilled worker visa

We accept international job applications for this role. The role is eligible for applying for a Skilled Worker visa. All applications submitted will be assessed using criteria based on the knowledge, skills and experience required for the role. Applicants will not be treated less favourably on the basis of nationality. However, if you do not have the right to work in the UK already, any offer of employment will be conditional upon securing this right. Auto Italia is unable to employ anyone by law until they are able to provide evidence of their right to work in the UK. Sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route requires the applicant to undertake a specific role which must meet the Skilled Worker visa requirements. If you apply for a Skilled Worker visa you will be required to provide certain documents.

Please consider the Skilled Worker visa requirements and familiarise yourself with the eligibility requirements set out by the UK Visa and Immigration before applying for this role.