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Programmer Artist Development

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

The Role

  • Are you looking to join an innovative, dynamic and forward-thinking team?
  • Do you enjoy developing and delivering cultural activities and programmes?
  • Are you passionate about supporting artists and developing the art sector at a range of levels?
  • Would you like to bring new art forms to residents?

If you answered yes, we want to hear from you.

Who we are:
We make arts in Richmond accessible, and empower people to be creative. They see, share and make 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 barriers.

We are working to increase the impact of our services and build a more diverse audience. The experiences we create range from personal to collaborative, with moments of ‘reflection’ ‘discovery’ and ‘surprise’.

Based at Orleans House Gallery on Twickenham Riverside, the team is responsible for a range of creative programmes that have the public at the heart of the activity.

We deliver a number of high profile festivals including the Richmond Literature Festival that bring new art to the borough, alongside strategic projects to support artists and develop the local arts sector.

We are especially interested in people who have brought significant change and improvements to places they have worked, and those who are willing to try new things and help us deliver unexpected and innovative new services for the public.

You will:

  • Deliver relevant public facing programmes and activities that encourage the development of artists and the arts sector within the borough.
  • Manage activities such as the Richmond Literature Festival, RichDance, and Art House open studios, but also develop new programmes that include a range of art forms and new technologies.
  • Manage partnerships and co-commissioning arrangements and build relationships with artists working and living in the borough.
  • Ensure services are communicated well to the relevant audiences and influencers.
  • Contribute to strategic initiatives and policies which increase the effectiveness of our services.

About you:

  • You have experience of developing and delivering public facing creative programmes with a focus on festivals and multidisciplinary programmes.
  • You enjoy creating new innovative arts programmes.
  • You can forward plan and manage risk.
  • You communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide range of individuals.
  • You are happy to adapt to changing priorities, contexts and deadlines.
  • You manage and lead teams successfully in fast-moving dynamic environments.

We are advertising several new posts within a newly designed structure.

This position will sit alongside a further two Programmers who have expertise in Exhibitions & Collections and Learning & Engagement. The Programmers are supported by a team of Arts Officers.

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.

How to apply:
Please submit your supporting statement addressing how you meet the requirements of this role. If you are having difficulty in applying online, please contact the Recruitment Team on 0208 871 8825 or recruitment@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk to discuss alternative arrangements for your application.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Beatrice McDermott at Beatrice.McDermott@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk or call 020 8487 5297.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline:
Provisional Closing Date: Sunday 5th July 2020
Provisional Shortlisting Date: Week commencing 6th July 2020
Provisional Interview Date: Week commencing 20th July 2020

(COVID-19) - information for job applicants:
Given the ongoing situation, we have set a provisional closing date and provisional interview dates for this job vacancy. We feel that this is the correct and responsible decision to make in these exceptional circumstances in view of:

• increased demand on the time of the council staff in response to the pandemic
• the need to support more vigilant public health measures.

We appreciate that applicants will want further information. However, as this is an unprecedented situation, arrangements for undertaking these interviews will require careful consideration. 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.

Useful Information:
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.

Important Information:
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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