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1. Awen Culture Trust Marketing Assistant (f/t) (Wales)

Salary: £18,652

Position: permanent

Base: Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl

Deadline: 17th November

We are looking for a qualified Marketing Assistant to contribute to the strategic and operational marketing activities across Awen’s portfolio of services and venues. You will need to demonstrate a ‘can do’, proactive attitude and be able to work to deadlines in a fast-paced organisation. You must be flexible and be able to work on a range of tasks simultaneously, including website updates, social media, email marketing and copywriting.

For more information about the role and responsibility, please contact:



2. Norfolk & Norwich Festival: Communications Officer (full-time; permanent)

Salary: £19,000 – £22,000 per annum, depending on experience

Deadline: 9.30am Thursday 30 November

The Communications Officer role is central to the success of the communications campaign for Norfolk & Norwich Festival each May, the year-round delivery of an engaging digital strategy and providing support to the Head of Communications in delivering the organisational Communications Strategy, including relevant areas of the Audience Development Plan and Digital Policy.

You will have experience in a communications or marketing role, preferably within a cultural organisation, with knowledge of delivering marketing activity, creating and evaluating digital content and working with external agencies. You will be hard-working, flexible, keen to make an impact and with a commitment to personal development within the role. A passion for live events and performances, and an audience-first approach, is essential. To download a full job description and application pack please go to our website at:



3. NRTF seeks full time Director

Salary: £31,000 – £33,000 dependent on skills and experience

Closing date: 10.00am 11th December 2017

The Trustees of the National Rural Touring Forum (NRTF) are looking to recruit a full time Director who will be responsible for the delivery and development of their Business Plan over the next 4 years. The last few years have been an exciting period of growth and expansion, both for the NRTF and the rural touring sector as a whole. The company’s turnover and activities have increased through a range of partnerships and development opportunities, whilst the rural touring sector has seen its audience and profile grow steadily. The Board of the NRTF now wish to appoint an effective leader to develop the activities of the company and oversee the management of the organisation.

This post is a new and exciting opportunity within the NRTF and as such the Board is looking for applications from dynamic, skilled and well-connected people who can help build on the organisation’s growth to date and drive forward its vision and mission. You will be a true ‘all-rounder’, someone with the character, charisma and commitment to lead the organisation who is also willing to fulfil the essential operating and administration tasks that enable the company to function and thrive.

The Director is the first point of call for our members and stakeholders. A public facing position, the Director has responsibility for relationships with the companies and organisations that constitute our membership, our funders including Arts Council England and other charitable supporters, and with our Trustees. A key advocate for the NRTF, the Director oversees the general management of the organisation and ensures high standards in delivering its work and promoting its position as a leading cultural organisation.

For further information about this position and details of how to apply:



4. Director: Towner Art Gallery (E Sussex)

Salary: Competitive, commensurate with experience

Location:  Eastbourne

Closing date: Wednesday, 22nd November 2017 (close of business)

Towner, one of the largest, high profile visual arts organisations in the South East, is seeking to appoint a new Director.  A gallery of national and international significance, it presents wide-ranging historic, modern and contemporary art alongside works from an acclaimed Collection of almost 5,000 artworks.  An Arts Council England (ACE) National Portfolio Organisation (NPO), Towner is supported by Eastbourne Borough Council, generating additional income through fund-raising and commercial activities.  It places learning and access at the heart of everything it does, building on the vision of its philanthropic founder to be `an art gallery for the people`.

The new Director will be responsible for leading Towner in the next phase of its development as a celebrated and influential centre for the visual arts with reputation and reach which is local, national and international.  Working with Towner’s Senior Management team and the Board of Trustees, the Director will be required to develop and implement the vision that will take the organisation forward at a particularly exciting but also challenging time.

In the new Director, Towner seeks an inspiring, enthusiastic and experienced individual who can demonstrate both artistic and organisational leadership. A recognised artistic leader with well-developed networks in the UK and internationally, they will bring artistic vision combined with strategic management with previous experience in business planning, development of brand, marketing and audience development a distinct advantage.

To learn more and to receive an application pack, please contact Liz Amos or Joanna Kill of Liz Amos Associates on +44 (0)20 7464 4351 or at and



5. Festival Bridge Senior Manager: Norfolk & Suffolk (Full-time; permanent)

Salary: £32,000 pa

Deadline for applications: 9.00am Tuesday 21 November

Festival Bridge is one of the ten national Bridge organisations who have secured investment from Arts Council England as Sector Support Organisations continuing our current work through 2018-22.  We work to ensure children and young people across Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Peterborough and Suffolk feel that arts and culture belong to them. We do this by using the investment we have secured from Arts Council England and the Department for Education to radically enhance the cultural education offer across our region.

This is a great opportunity to support the work of Festival Bridge through a key period. Leading the delivery of work in Norfolk & Suffolk you will:

  • lead our work with Local Cultural Education Partnerships in Norfolk & Suffolk
  • form and develop new strategic networks and partnerships to deliver our ambitions
  • Work with partners from schools, academies, galleries, libraries, museums, theatres, local government, business and many other settings to develop opportunities for children and young people
  • contribute to the forward planning of Festival Bridge

This post requires someone with excellent interpersonal and negotiating skills, first rate project management abilities and a positive determined attitude.  The ideal candidate will have knowledge of working at the highest levels of the cultural and/or education sector.  This is a challenging yet rewarding post, requiring management of existing activity and clear scope to lead the development of new opportunities.

We actively encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and value the positive impact that difference has on our teams. For further information and to download an application pack, see our website