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Culture and Heritage Programmer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

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We are seeking a Culture and Heritage Programmer to join us on a fixed-term, 12 month, contract to work within the Arts and Culture Service on the Wandsworth Heritage Collection. 

 The post requires an experienced cultural and heritage programme developer, with knowledge of caring for museum collections and developing/managing public programmes focused around making the collection accessible. The role requires the post holder to have a flair for heritage programming and a passion to reach out to wide audiences.  The post holder will need to be a proactive and hands-on with a track record of working closely with organisations and community groups to develop and deliver innovative and inspirational programmes.

The Wandsworth Heritage Collection transferred back to Council in June 2021 have previously been part of the BAC Moving Museum and before that in the Wandsworth Museum. The postholder will have responsibility for coordinating the safe storage and management of the Wandsworth Heritage Collection and developing programmes that will make the Collection available to the public (either physically or digitally).

The postholder will be responsible for weaving heritage into the wider objectives of the Council’s ten year Arts and Culture Strategy 2021-31, in particular regarding community engagement, placemaking, economic opportunities and improving health and wellbeing, as well as working closely with the Council’s Library and Heritage Service delivered by GLL. 

The successful candidate will join a proactive and award-winning Arts and Culture Service, within a borough that prides itself on delivering a wide range of creative opportunities for everyone living, working and visiting the borough. For more details on the work already happening in the borough visit Wandsworth Council’s Arts section, Wandsworth Arts Fringe and Wandsworth Art.

We are open to hybrid working and particularly welcome applications from sections of the community who are currently under-represented within our teams, including Global Majority communities. We understand the value of what a diverse workforce brings to our local authority and therefore strongly encourage candidates from these backgrounds to apply for this position.

In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include flexible working (dependent on service need) and a generous holiday allowance of 40 days including 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 is also offered.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date: 20th August 2023

Shortlisting Date: W/C 21st August 2023

Interview Date: W/C 4th September 2023

Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. 

Important Information:

All internal applicants for this secondment must seek permission from their current line manager before applying. Failure to do so may result in the secondment not being authorised.

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.


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