Vacancy: Building Director

Wanted: The best Building Director in the World

Yes, the job description for this role is probably the longest we’ve ever created.  But then again, it’s a really special kind of job. And a supercritical addition to our Senior Management Team.

We want someone who can lead our facilities team and practically manage our spaces, but we also want someone who has the entrepreneurial nous and strategic vision to help us realise the full potential of our spaces.

Told you it was a special kind of job.

As a member of the Senior Management Team, one day you could be thinking up a strategy for a new enterprise opportunity, another day you could be creating a better recycling system, or setting up a PA for a performance, or eating a piece of fruit while an artist films you (we’re not kidding).

Sometimes you might do all of that in just one day.

Sound like your kind of job?

You need to apply.

Go ahead. You know you want to. We want you to, too.

We’re looking to appoint someone on a full-time, fixed-term contract basis to start with, who could ideally start immediately. And we hope you like (or at least will tolerate) dogs, because we bring ours to the office. ?

The Art House is an Equal Opportunity employer and the ethos of respect and compassion for each other and the communities we work with runs through everything we do.

We pay Real Living Wage, provide a Cycle to Work Scheme and a Staff Wellbeing programme. We are also a fun and interesting place to work and we think you’d enjoy it here.


Reporting to:           CEO/Artistic Diretor
Responsible for:     Building Supervisor, Facilities Assistants, Housekeepers
Salary:                      £28,000 per annum
Working Hours:     Full Time (37.5 hours per week)
Holiday:                   25 Days per annum plus Bank Holidays
Location:                 The Art House, Drury Lane, Wakefield, WF1 2TE

How to apply

To apply, please fill in our application form submit it to us along with a brief cover letter outlining what attracted you to The Art House.

Deadline for applications: Monday 13 September, 09:00

Interviews: 20 September at The Art House in Wakefield


The Art House is Disability Confident Committed. Disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the post will be guaranteed an interview. Please indicate any access needs you may have during the selection process if you choose not to submit an access doc/rider.

Thank you so much and we look forward to receiving your application.

Don’t forget to complete an Equal Opportunities Monitoring form

The Art House is committed to ensuring that every person who works with and for us is treated equally, without discrimination on any grounds.

Our Equal Opportunities Monitoring form is designed to gather anonymous information which helps us maintain equal opportunities best practice. You can complete the form online. Alternatively, download the form in the ‘Documents to download’ section on this page to fill out and upload via our online portal.

Documents to download

Please note we have provided documents in a range of formats – select one that suits you best.

Job Description - Word Job Description - PDF Job Description: Large Print - Word Job Description: Large Print - PDF

Application Form - Word Application Form - PDF Application Form: Large Print - Word Application Form: Large Print - PDF

Equal Opps Form - Word Equal Opps Form - PDF Equal Opps Form: Large Print - Word Equal Opps Form: Large Print - PDF