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The Island

Archived: Centre Manager

P/T role : 25 hours per week (spread across 5 working days)

Occasional evening and weekend work

Salary: £19,500 – £21,450 PRO RATA depending on experience

Fixed term: 12 months

The Island is an arts space and creation centre in the heart of Bristol. We provide studio spaces for working artists and our facilities include: artists studios, gallery space, dance studio, circus training space, fashion studios, a music venue space and workshop facilities.

The Island is the longest run and most successful project of Artspace Lifespace (Registered Charity Number 1168150) that recycles vacant, underused and problem properties into creative resources.

We are now seeking to supplement our team through the appointment of an outstanding Centre Manager. Based at our main project The Island at the old Bridewell Police Station, the post holder will be expected to work in a flexible and pro-active manner as part of a small team to ensure that The Island continues to be a successful and well-run welcoming project.

Our Centre Manager will be expected to take over the day-to-day management of The Island facilities and deliver our creative vision for the project. The Centre Manager provides the driving force to bring together a gloriously eclectic mixture of people, projects and priorities. The role will be leading the project staff team, managing all facilities, act as the main point of contact, liaise with clients and third parties.

The ideal candidate would have excellent communication and organisational skills, experience in managing an arts space (programming and facilities management), hard working and resourceful and an enthusiastic all rounder. Knowledge of the Bristol arts scene and ability to lead a team are both important elements of this role.

Main objectives:

  • Manage people & day-to-day operations, including artists’ studios, events & facilities.
  • Develop and administrate systems.
  • Ensure Policies and Procedures are in place and are followed throughout the activities of the project.
  • Line managing for all staff.
  • Managing accounts together with our Finance Officer.
  • Manage publicity/ social media.
  • Work closely with the Company Manager who will be providing clear guidance and support on the direction of the project, targets and future programming

For an application pack please email with ‘The Island Centre Manager’ in the title.

Deadline for applications: Friday 10th October 2016, 5:00pm

Interviews will take place at The Island w/c: 24th October 2016

Immediate start

The Island is an equal opportunities employer.