Job: Programme Manager (p/t), Bridport Arts Centre, Dorset

Following our recent capital development, this is an exciting time for a Programme Manager (Part time) to join Bridport Arts Centre to drive the next stage of their live programme development and to lead on audience development.

Housed in a Grade II listed Wesleyan Chapel and adjoining schoolroom, Bridport Arts Centre (BAC) consists of a small-scale theatre (200 seats), visual arts gallery, bar and café. The Arts Centre runs a year-round programme of theatre, dance, live music, literature, film, event cinema, visual art, workshops and community events. Strategically important in the region’s cultural infrastructure, BAC is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation and is revenue funded by West Dorset District Council and Bridport Town Council. Attracting over 35,000 visitors per year, BAC is a vibrant and busy venue, located on the stunning Jurassic Coast in West Dorset.

We are seeking to recruit a Programme Manager (Part time) to develop our programme of live events and lead on audience development.

Salary: £20,000 per annum, pro rata
Hours: 20 hours per week

To receive a copy of the application form, job description, person specification and summary of terms and conditions please call the Director, Laura Cockett on 01308 427183 or email

  • Applications must be received by: 5pm on Friday 25th November 2016. Please send to Dee Fenton, General Manager, Bridport Arts Centre, South Street, Bridport DT6 3NR or email to
  • Applications received after this date and time will not be considered.
  • Interviews for the post will take place on Monday 5th December 2016.

Further information about Bridport Arts Centre can be found on our website:


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