With support from Arts Council England and a recent grant of £1.2m from the new Great Place Scheme, we want to put Torbay on the map as a great cultural centre, brilliantly communicated; to grow our reputation for innovative, community-driven arts and heritage in unusual places and spaces and to help our cultural venues to thrive.
We’re funding new creative direction and commissions to create great cultural assets in order to utilise the power of arts and heritage to contribute to social and economic outcomes.
We’re seeking an experienced Project Manager to work with the Executive Director to lead the implementation of Torbay’s Great Place Scheme programme to 2020, putting culture at the heart of local plans and communities and maximising social and economic impact.
Key tasks include:
- Successful implementation of the three year programme, in line with agreed aims and objectives for the heritage and cultural offer
- Partnership delivery of key initiatives around the Great Place Scheme programme, including an expanded cultural offer; townscape development projects; new creative commissioning test and learn projects; cultural tourism product development; marketing and audience development support; on-going artist-led creative consultation; a creative industries baseline study and support for new models of governance
- Effective evaluation and financial management of the programme.
You will have relevant experience of managing arts, heritage and cultural partnership projects and the ability to inspire trust amongst diverse stakeholders and communities of interest. You’ll be able to work independently but also have effective inter-personal and team working skills. You’ll be a creative and innovative individual, thinking beyond boundaries to solve problems. You’ll have the ability to communicate complex ideas and issues to a variety of audiences/readerships.
We’re looking for someone with in depth knowledge and understanding of contemporary cultural policy issues and the inter-relationship between culture and health/well-being, economic development, place-making, sustainability, education/lifelong learning, diversity, community engagement and the visitor economy. Ideally, you’ll also have some knowledge of the social and economic issues facing Torbay, other coastal towns and the SW region and an understanding of the principles of networked arts, heritage and culture.
For an informal discussion about the role, get in touch with Executive Director Kate Farmery on 01803 207389.
As a social enterprise, TDA offers flexible working hours, 25 days holiday a year, family friendly policies and a pension scheme. You’ll be based at TDA’s offices in Torquay, but be out and about meeting with project partners and stakeholders on a regular basis.
Terms: Fixed term contract until March 2020
For more information and to download application documents, go to the TDA Current Vacancies page
Closing date: 5pm on Sunday 2nd July 2017.
Interviews are likely to be held on 13th July.