Cash-strapped ICA on the hunt for new staff

We noted with interest a prominent advertisement in this weekend's Guardian for two new managerial posts at London's Institute of Contemporary Arts. Ekow Eshun, the ICA’s artistic director, confirmed to The Art Newspaper earlier this year that to balance the books at the beleaguered institution, the ICA needs to cut £1m from its current salary bill of around £2.5m. Key figures such as Mark Sladen, ex director of exhibitions, have since departed (“his position has been made redundant,” said an ICA press statement in March). The two roles up for grabs are Director of Strategy and Development (£67,500-£75,000) and Director of Finance and Operations (£67,500-£75,000). So what kind of qualities will prospective candidates need to possess? For the finance post, the ad stresses that "you will drive revenue and contribute to developing strategy and setting the future direction of the organisation within a framework of prudent and effective controls."

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