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Keighley Creative are currently looking for a new Executive Director to join our team. Could it be you?!

With Bradford’s year as UK City of Culture on the horizon, and a transformational capital project ready to be delivered, Keighley Creative is looking for an exceptional individual to lead the organisation through to its next chapter.

Employed by Kala Sangam but seconded to Keighley Creative, the successful candidate will provide inspirational leadership for Keighley Creative, holding and shaping the organisation’s vision whilst developing a sustainable future for the company.

This is an exciting opportunity to play a leadership role in one of Bradford district’s key cultural organisations in the run up to, during and beyond the City of Culture year. It is a great opportunity for either an experienced leader looking for a new challenge, or an aspiring cultural leader to make a huge impact.

With Keighley Creative due to become the Anchor Tenant in new East Street Arts building in Keighley in 2026, a key responsibility of the role will be working with East Street Arts, Architects and Bradford 2025 to ensure the new building supports and enables the vision of Keighley Creative to be realised.

Alongside leading and managing the staff team at Keighley Creative, the Executive Director will be responsible for building and maintain strategic relationships across Bradford district, including funders such as Arts Council England as Keighley Creative looks to secure National portfolio status from 2027.

Kala Sangam is an equal opportunities employer with a diverse staff team and Board. We would be particularly interested in receiving applications from people from non-traditional arts backgrounds.

Job title: Executive Director, Keighley Creative

Salary: £40,000 gross per annum

Period: Fixed Term contract, end date 31st March 2026.

The post holder will be employed by Kala Sangam and seconded to Keighley Creative.

Hours of work: This is a full-time post (37.5 hours) and will involve flexible working patterns with some evening and weekend work likely.

Closing date: Wednesday 01 May (midday)

Interviews: Thursday 9th May at Keighley Creative, 3-7 Cooke Lane, Keighley, BD21 3PF

Start dateL From July 2024 – contract end date end date 31st March 2026

To apply please visit the Kala Sangam website via the link:
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We’re Hiring! Festival & Events Director

Festival and Events Director

Full Time (37.5 Hours a Week)
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Come and join our small, dynamic team to lead and deliver a year round programme of events, and our annual festival (known locally as KAFF!) All with a focus on arts, film and community.

Closing Date: 17th April

To find out more or to apply, download the forms above, or email:


Welcome to Javed Bashir!

Javed has joined our team as Keighley Creative’s new Cultural Heritage and Diversity Lead. He has a rich and varied career to date working to support community cohesion; building inter-faith partnerships; doing lots of work helping up-skill organisations about their Safeguarding practices; as well as helping Supplementary Schools to make sure they have all the guidance they need to thrive.

Although Javed has lived in Keighley for most of his live, much of his work has seen him work Regionally and Nationally, and so this is his opportunity to bring his knowledge home and help make sure that we’re putting on a great mix of events and opportunities for all our communities.

P.S. We are also going to give Javed some drawing lessons… Because he joked about it at interview, and now we want to make that happen 🙂


SEEKING: Freelance Festival Coordinator

Keighley Arts and Film Festival (KAFF) 2021

Fixed term, 5 month contract: To work 68 days between June – October 2021

Are you interested in working with Keighley Creative? Have you got great, relevant experience of event and festival coordination, especially around the arts and film? Do you enjoy finding the funding to make things happen? Are you keen to develop working partnerships across the district?

Then this opportunity is for you! See PDF attached for more information and how to apply.