Arts & Events Manager

  • Location
    London, Greater London
  • Salary
    £ 25 - £ 30 / Hourly
  • Category
    Public Sector - Public Sector Projects & Programmes
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Public Sector
  • External Reference

JOB TITLE: Arts & Events Manager
LOCATION: Working from home but some travel to Wandsworth required approx 1 day per week
PAY RATE: £25 - £30 per hour
DURATION: 2-3 month contract with opportunity to apply for perm post
IR35 STATUS: Inside

Job Purpose
To support the Strategic Lead for Culture for Nine Elms with the commissioning and co-ordination of an innovative programme of arts and cultural activity that focuses on local engagement as part of the delivery of the Cultural Strategy for Nine Elms and ensures that the Opportunity Area (Vauxhall, Nine Elms, Battersea) becomes a major new cultural hub for London.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Produce and project manage an innovative and high quality programme of arts and culture activities that engage the local community.

  2. Work with key internal and external partners and local communities across the Opportunity Area.

  3. Keep up to date with the latest developments in key areas of participatory arts practice, regeneration, the performing arts sector, design and creative industries in order to inform programme development.

  4. Work with colleagues and partners to support and co-ordinate the development and delivery of effective external communications and marketing campaigns and community engagement that promote the arts and culture programme and achieve the objectives of the Cultural Strategy.

  5. Monitor key impact metrics associated with the programme of activities and report these to senior management and stakeholders.

  6. Co-ordinate and develop a network of internal and external stakeholders.

  7. Support the Strategic Lead for Culture for Nine Elms with the project management of a growing calendar of pan-London arts and events delivered via key local and strategic partnerships.

  8. Co-ordinate all administration relating to the arts and events programme for Nine Elms, including procurement, contracting and budget monitoring.

  9. Support the Strategic Lead for Culture for Nine Elms in identifying opportunities to further enhance the cultural offer of the Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea area.

  10. Support the Strategic Lead for Culture for Nine Elms in delivering all other aspects of the Cultural Strategy as it develops and as required.

Additional Information

  • Occasional evening or weekend work is required, e.g. attendance at arts and culture events.

  • Team is located in Wandsworth Town Hall with occasional remote working in Nine Elms

Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required

  • Up to date knowledge of current arts and culture practices in London

  • Understanding of the complexities that can be involved in the delivery of a cultural strategy in an area undergoing transformation

  • Experience of working on a variety of arts and / or cultural projects and co-ordinating a range of activities to deadlines and under pressure

  • Experience of project managing, producing, programming or commissioning. This could be across a range of artforms, including outdoor and public realm.

  • Experience of administration processes that support the delivery of arts and cultural events, including contracting, risk assessments, event management plans and budgets.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in order to engage stakeholders at all levels.

  • Good partnership and collaboration skills; the ability to work independently and as a team player; a flexible attitude and the ability to adapt and thrive in a creative environment where the workload is busy and varied.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office packages (Word, Power Point, Excel) and the ability to analyse and present accurate data in a variety of business formats

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