Job: Exeter Cultural Partnership Director (p/t, fixed term)

Are you an experienced manager with partnership and income generation skills in the Cultural sector?

We need an expert to lead and direct Exeter Cultural Partnership’s work by developing, managing and evaluating strategic and sector-specific programmes, initiatives, partnerships and research that contribute to Exeter’s cultural development. This work is in partnership with Exeter City Council and is co-funded by the stakeholders Exeter City Council, Exeter Business Improvement District, Exeter College and the University of Exeter. It is funded in part by Arts Council England.

You will work with stakeholders and the cultural sector in the city to make sure that the Partnership promotes the city’s culture offer, grows the cluster of creative businesses and strengthens the position of the cultural sector, as well as supporting the sector to build the quality of cultural opportunities for residents and visitors.

Over the period of the contract the post will support and deliver:

  1. The first distinctive place-based Arts & Culture Strategy for the city.
  2. National and international cultural collaborations, focusing on audiences and talent development.
  3. An event exploring ideas and best practice in culture-led cities from an international perspective.
  4. Support increased investment that will integrate culture with the delivery of the city’s economic, health and wellbeing, environmental and talent development ambitions.

The post is hosted in the Innovation, Impact and Business (IIB) Directorate in the University of Exeter. Ranked among the top 100 universities in the world, the University of Exeter is investing in this new directorate to drive forward its relationships with organisations, grow its potential for impact and drive regional innovation. IIB aims to bring a new focus to partnerships and collaborative working with external, non-university partners and to drive place-based innovation. This programme will link with the University of Exeter’s portfolio of Cultural Impact & Innovation work.

The University offers some fantastic benefits including 41 days leave per year, options for flexible working, numerous discounts at leading retailers, an onsite gym, a cycle to work scheme and a stunning campus environment in the heart of Exeter.  If you are not currently in Exeter please have a look at our website for some further information on what a beautiful part of the country we are based in.

This is a part time post (3 days a week) until 2020

To view the Job Description and Person Specification document please click here.

Interviews will take place Monday 29th January 2018, with a possibility of second interviews on Wednesday 31st January 2018.

For further information, please contact Brigid Howarth, Senior Impact and Partnership Development Manager (Culture) email b.b.howarth@exeter.ac.uk, or telephone (01392) 724315.

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