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salary: £28,500 pro rata, 28 hours a week

closing date: 20 October at 12 noon

We are looking to recruit a new Artistic Director to join our small and busy team in Edinburgh.

The Artistic Director’s role is to ensure that the mission of Hearts & Minds is accomplished artistically by overseeing the artistic development of the Clowndoctor and Elderflower programmes as well as the workshops programmes linked to these. The Artistic Director is a senior member of the management team.

We are looking for an experienced, creative and confident team leader with extensive experience in theatre or other relevant media management.

The Artistic Director will also have a working knowledge within clowning or physical theatre, excellent written and verbal communication skills, flair and who embraces and supports an ethos of teamwork to deliver the goals of Hearts & Minds.

Hearts & Minds is keen to find the most suitable applicant for this post and we are open to discussing this position as either a full time contract (35 hrs a week) or alternatively as four days a week (28 hrs a week).
Hearts & Minds is a small organisation that makes large demands on itself to achieve the highest standards in in delivering the work.


Closing date for applications is Friday 20th October 2017 at 12 noon.

Interviews will be held in Edinburgh the week commencing 30th October 2017.

(Please note: no financial support will be given to attend interviews.)

Any questions should be directed to Michelle Armstrong, Joint Chief Executive

E: michelle@heartsminds.org.uk        T. 0131 229 4037

Artistic Director Job Description 2017

Application Form Artistic Director 2017

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form 2017




Artful Minds is a unique training approach, which develops meaningful engagement with people living with dementia. The full day experiential workshop aims to increase skills, confidence, influence creative responses, as well as giving ideas for translation into artistic practice. It is suitable for all art forms and levels of experience.

The training is devised and delivered by Magdalena Schamberger, Artistic Director at Hearts & Minds, who has over 16 years experience in using the arts to improve the quality of life for people living with dementia.


  • Thu 5th Oct, Platform, 1000 Westerhouse Road, Glasgow, G34 9JW
  • Sat 14th Oct, The Barn, Burn O Bennie, Banchory, AB31 5QA
  • Wed 18th Oct, The Beacon, Custom House Quay, Greenock, PA15 1HJ

Special Offer/Discount

Special Autumn Discount Rate £125 (Standard Rate £150). Maximum of 12 participants per workshop.

More information available here