- Are you looking to join an innovative, dynamic and forward-thinking team, that are supportive of each other?
- Do you enjoy developing and delivering public facing programmes and activities?
- Are you passionate about the development of marketing and communication materials?
If you answered yes, we want to hear from you.
We make arts in Richmond accessible - where people feel empowered to be creative - they share, do, see, make and create as part of their everyday lives.
What they produce is relevant for Richmond and West London and contributes something new to London and UK culture. We aim to connect people through culture - and across current barriers. We want to build a new way of doing things in west London and we want people who can help us forge that path.
Based at the listed Orleans House Gallery on Twickenham Riverside the team is responsible for a range of creative projects that involve the public in the heart of the programme. As well as management of the heritage site and three exhibition spaces, we deliver a number of high profile festivals including the Richmond Literature Festival, alongside strategic projects to enhance arts in the borough.
We are working to increase the spread and the impact of our services, building a more diverse audience and using high quality art and culture to realise new revelations. The experiences we create are personal and collaborative with moments of ‘astonishment’ ‘reflection’ ‘discovery’ and ‘surprises’. If we can’t do it well - then we don’t.
We are especially interested in people who have brought significant change and improvements to places they have worked, those who are willing to try new things and will help us to deliver unexpected and innovative new services for the public.
Our ambitions include making culture which could only come from Richmond, but says something new about the borough, forging new alliances, and bringing in people from across the borough to be part of the creative process.
- Manage events and festivals, and activities that relate to the historic venue.
- Develop the day to day management of partnerships and other mechanisms that increase the cultural offer.
- Work with the Programmes and Partnerships Manager to develop a strategic plan.
- Manage distinct partnerships that relate to specific projects.
- Work flexibly across the service and provide support and cover to other senior staff as required.
The full team consists of 15 full time equivalent staff, working with a team of casual events staff, contracted artists and a significant volunteer force. You will work closely with staff from across the council, members, partners, members of the public and outside organisations.
- You will have experience of developing and delivering public facing creative programmes.
- You will be able to forward plan and manage relevant risk processes for assets and services.
- You can communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide range of individuals.
- You will adapt to changing priorities, contexts and deadlines.
- You can work independently and as an effective team member using own initiative.
The Arts Service has been reviewed, and as a result we are advertising a number of new posts within a newly designed structure. This comes after the completion of a HLF project to restore renovate and rebuild our main HQ at Orleans House Gallery.
This position is one of three mid structure posts developing our cultural programme with a supporting team of arts officers. It has a specific responsibility for the cross artform and 'festivals' elements of our programmes.
In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance, including a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays.
In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops, and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities are also offered.
Richmond and Wandsworth are currently reviewing our pay, reward and benefits framework, in partnership with Trade Union colleagues. We are developing different options that make sure we have a fair and transparent system in place.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline
Closing Date: Sunday 27th October 2019
Shortlisting Date: Week commencing Monday 28th October 2019
Interview Date: Week commencing Monday 4th November 2019
Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.
The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.