Technology Strategist

We are seeking a Technology Strategist to join our team at an exciting time in our development and we are keen to appoint a talented individual who is as passionate as we are about supporting visual artists.

Founded nearly forty years ago, DACS is a flagship organisation that champions artists’ sustained and vital contribution to the creative economy. In 2020, 72,000 artists and estates benefited from a share of over £15 million in royalties through DACS.

In the wake of the pandemic, DACS launched its Manifesto for Artists. Crowd-sourced from artists’ responses and based on their experiences of the impact of Covid-19, the Manifesto sets out the key policy changes that can make a material and significant difference to the financial sustainability of visual artists in the wake of the pandemic. We have set out a road map of how DACS will lobby to secure these changes in the medium and long-term, working in partnership with other organisations and agencies to deliver tangible results that support artists.

About the role

As Technology Strategist, you will work with an organisation that has a dynamic record in creating solutions that support artists to generate revenues whilst protecting their rights. The organisation is currently working in a hybrid fashion between office space in Bethnal Green and remote working, mainly utilising Teams and Zoom. 

You will be responsible for directing and leading, in a hands-on manner, the implementation of cultural and digital transformation, delivering our Digital Strategy and helping us realise our ambition to be a digital-first organisation. You will also work across the current DACS team and ensuring that DACS has the IT infrastructure, software and tools to achieve our strategic priorities.

The Technology Strategist will be a key member of the Senior Leadership Team and will be expected to work closely with the CEO, COO, Director of Business Development and Director of Finance and DACS’ Board in order to contribute to the strategic direction of the organisation, identifying risks and opportunities, supporting the development of new products and services, ensuring that DACS’ technical infrastructure is robust, secure and efficient.

DACS has a rich and complex business ecology in which it operates and the role will suit somebody who likes to find and implement creative and innovative solutions, and to
work in a collaborative and collegiate environment for a not-for-profit business with strong ethical values.

How to apply

For further information, please download a job pack below:

Please read all this information carefully before submitting your application through our online portal here.

We are happy to accept applications in large print and audio tape formats.

The deadline for applications is 31 January 2022 at midday.