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National Trust

Archived: Contemporary Arts Programme Manager

£30,507 pa

Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw to 30/09/18)

Manchester

Ref: IRC56884

Summary

This role supports the delivery of Trust New Art, the National Trust’s creative programme, which is underpinned by a partnership with Arts Council England. The programme includes arts commissions and partnership projects across the contemporary arts and crafts, ephemeral architecture, new writing and performance based work inspired by National Trust places in the North West. As well as helping to create great experiences for visitors, you will build the appetite within our audiences and the capacity of the Trust to sustain this work.

Responsible for commissioning high quality art for a number of National Trust properties and coordinating between properties to ensure a coherent, interesting and inspiring programme for visitors. You will also be responsible for evaluating impact and ensuring that relevant staff have the skills that they need to be able to deliver arts commissioning in the future.

What it’s like to work here

The National Trust Consultancy is the home to specialists in every field of our work. A national consultancy, where resources are shared across disciplines and boundaries, it’s proving to be a great repository of skills, talent and experience. The diversity and quality of expertise within the Consultancy will enable our properties and places to benefit from an extraordinary range of creative and innovative thinking, as well as deep expertise in all matters relating to our twin purpose of caring for the nation’s heritage and landscapes, and making these accessible to all.

What you’ll be doing

Responsible for commissioning high quality art for a number of National Trust properties and coordinating between properties to ensure a coherent, interesting and inspiring programme for visitors. You will also be responsible for evaluating impact and ensuring that relevant staff have the skills that they need to be able to deliver arts commissioning in the future.

Who we’re looking for

To be successful in this role you’ll need to have the following

  • Relevant degree or equivalent experience in a contemporary arts related field
  • Good working knowledge of contemporary arts practice in UK, including specialism within one of the following areas: fine art, craft, ephemeral architecture, contemporary writing, performance based art
  • Ability to identify high quality proposals based on knowledge of good contemporary practice
  • Good knowledge of evaluating impact and creating business cases for investment
  • Awareness of potential funding sources for future arts programming 

The package

Looking after you

  • Health cash plan – from as little as £2.81 per month for you and your dependents
  • Pension contribution match up to 10%
  • EAP and proactive Health and Wellbeing
  • Discounted gym membership

Looking after your career

  • Grow your career through professional training courses across the Trust
  • Develop your skills with an internal secondment
  • Pay review linked to values and behaviours, commitment to progression
  • Income protection due to illness 

Unique to Us

  • Work in some of the most beautiful, iconic and unique locations in the UK
  • Free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • 20% off in our retail and catering outlets
  • Discount up to 35% off a National Trust holiday cottage booking

Closing Date: 13 October 2017

For more information and to apply please follow: https://careers.nationaltrust.org.uk/OA_HTML/a/#/vacancy-detail/56884

Image: Rapture by Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva NT/Lisa Davies

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