Director of Audiences

Art Fund
London, N1
Competitive salary and benefits package

Art Fund is the national fundraising charity for art. With over 135,000 members, we are leading the way in pioneering support for an inclusive and welcoming museum and gallery sector across the UK. We do three things, all intertwined. We fund art, helping the UK’s museums to enrich their collections for today and forever. We build audiences, with our National Art Pass opening doors to great culture. And we amplify the museum sector, through our Museum of the Year award and creative events that bring the UK’s museums together.


It’s an incredibly exciting time to join Art Fund. As the current postholder leaves us after 15 successful years we are looking for our new Director of Audiences to be an inspirational and collaborative leader, who can build on excellent foundations to deliver the next step change in our brand, membership and income growth.

Working closely with the Director and Senior Management Team, you will play a key part in driving and shaping the success of Art Fund, ensuring we deliver against our ambitious plans. You may not have direct experience in the arts and heritage sector but will have a passion for the benefits that visiting museums and galleries can have for everyone, be adept at building strong, mutually beneficial stakeholder relationships and be driven by innovation, opportunity and excellent customer journeys based on insight.


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.

How to apply

To make an application, please click on the apply now button below, with the following prepared:

  • Your CV (no more than three sides).
  • A supporting statement (no more than two sides) that sets out why you think this opportunity is the right move for you and, with reference to the criteria set out within this pack, how your, talents, skills, experience and ethos make you the ideal candidate for this role’


Art Fund are committed to providing reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process and we’ll always endeavour to be as accommodating as possible.


Closing date
Monday 29th July 2024

Preliminary interviews
w/c 29th July and w/c 5th August 2024

First stage Final Panel interviews
w/c 2nd September 2024

Second stage Final Panel interviews
w/c 9th September 2024