Fun Palaces Co-Director – applications now open!

Thank you for your interest in Fun Palaces and this opportunity to work with the Fun Palaces team.

As you may know, Stella and Sarah-Jane, our founding directors, are stepping aside over the next few months, and we are looking for someone to join our team as co-director.

We are thinking widely about this role and are keen to hear from people from all backgrounds with a variety of ideas and interests.  We will always want different perspectives, experience and knowledge contributing to Fun Palaces’ future. If you get the job and need additional adjustments or assistance to enable you to do it, we will work with you to put them in place.

Below you will find our version of a job description, based on what we currently know. However, there is so much we don’t know, so we are genuinely open to hear about you, what you could bring and what you would like to do.

Practically, the role is part time, with the opportunity for flexible working. We are also flexible about where you live – Covid has made it clear that we don’t need to be constrained by location. However, the job will eventually involve travel and there is an expectation that the small HQ team, of which this role is a part, will work together, at the Albany, Deptford, at least once a fortnight.

At its heart Fun Palaces is about bringing people together; it’s about recognising the genius in everybody; it’s about believing that creativity in the community can change the world for the better and it is clear that this is more important now than ever. If you believe in the work and have ideas of different ways we could pursue our objectives; directions we could go in; people we might team up with; or ideas we should try – please apply.  If you would like an informal conversation before applying, please email and we will put you in touch with one of the team.

Most importantly, we are looking for an individual who is excited by our mission and who has the courage, energy and ideas to share the leadership of Fun Palaces through the next chapter of our development and the uncertainties and complexities of the emerging post COVID landscape. 

We look forward to hearing from you.
The Fun Palaces team.

See below for more info:
job description, including info about what to send us and when
advertisement for the role with main info
– information about Fun Palaces
Please also fill out this equality and diversity monitoring form and send it in as a separate document with your application. The deadline is 10am on Monday the 15th of March.

Job Description
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About Fun Palaces

You might also want to watch these brief messages about the role from our co-director Kirsty Lothian, two of our ambassadors, Lewis Hou and Alis Ballance, and Maker Rizia Ali.

Kirsty Lothian, Fun Palaces Co-Director
Lewis Hou, Fun Palaces Ambassador, Scotland (Edinburgh)
Alis Ballance, Fun Palaces Ambassador, Scotland (inverness)
Rizia Ali, Maker, Boundary Fun Palace