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1. Arts Market Place vacancies (Cambridgeshire)

Deadline for Operations & Development Director and Creative Manager posts Friday 12th January, 2018.

Deadline for Freelance Creative Producer, Friday 19th January, 2018.

Babylon ARTS (ADEC) based in Ely, is the lead organisation of a regional Consortium that is recruiting three new posts to lead and develop Market Place – one of 21 Arts Council England funded Creative People and Places projects. This innovative, ambitious programme of artistic commissions and community led projects is designed to develop new ways of engaging more people in great arts experiences in areas of least engagement. From January 2018 we are seeking a dynamic Operations & Development Director (£35k pro rata 4 days per week), an inspiring Creative Manager (£32k full-time) and a freelance Creative Producer (£250 per day) to lead, deliver and implement our next phase of delivery across Fenland and Forest Heath districts until October 2021.

For more details see or email: stating which role you are interested in.



2. Norfolk & Norwich Festival: Executive Director

Part-time (0.6 FTE); permanent position

Deadline: Monday 8 January 2018 (12 noon)

Norfolk & Norwich Festival’s (NNF) vision is to use the power of the arts to make our part of the world a truly great place to live, work, learn and play.  NNF is the flagship arts festival for the East of England with a reputation for innovative and inspirational programming and commissioning. One of the big four UK international arts festivals, each May we transform and celebrate our city and county through an internationally acclaimed programme of music, theatre, literature, visual arts, circus, dance and outdoor arts, enjoyed by over 75,000 people.

NNF has a turnover of c.£2.5 million, employs 24 permanent staff and expands significantly in the run up to and during the Festival.  NNF is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation as well as a Bridge Organisation with a mandate to develop arts and cultural opportunities for children and young people in the East of England. NNF is also funded by Norwich City Council and the generous support of many sponsors and donors.

This is an exciting time to join the organisation. In January 2018 Daniel Brine will join the organisation as Festival Director, succeeding our former Artistic Director, William Galinsky, who stepped down in May 2017. The Executive Director creates the environment in which NNF’s artistic vision can flourish. S/he oversees the organisational management and financial planning, management and reporting. S/he facilitates the work of the senior staff fostering leadership and collaboration in the Senior Management Team. S/he leads the Finance and Operations teams and supports the work of the Communications and Development teams, ensuring communications and development strategies meet corporate objectives.

About you: The ideal candidate will be an exceptional business leader, ideally known and respected in the wider cultural sector and capable of representing the organisation at all levels and in diverse political environments. S/he will have excellent financial and management experience in a senior position. We actively encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and value the positive impact that difference has on our teams.

For further information please see our website



3. The Arts Development Company (Dorset) seeks a new CEO

Salary: £40,000 per annum

Deadline: 8 January 2018

The Arts Development Company (TADC) in Dorset is recruiting a new chief executive. Mike Hoskin, who has led the community interest company since its formation in 2015, is retiring from the role. He will continue to work for TADC in a part-time role after the new chief is appointed.  The move is part of TADC’s planned development. The company launched two years ago when Dorset County Council’s arts team ‘spun out’ from the local authority. It’s the only arts development organisation in the UK to begin this way. TADC aims to inspire positive social change through creativity and collaboration. It seeks to find new ways of working, helping creative businesses to set up and making a difference to lives and communities through arts and culture.

In the last year alone, TADC has supported 78 individual Dorset-based artists and creative practitioners. It has provided training for more than 250 people. It has invested nearly £200,000 directly into the county’s arts and culture economy. The Short Breaks programme has provided 120 days of support providing creative activities for children with special educational needs, giving their parents and carers a break. By managing dementia-friendly arts workshops, TADC has contributed to older people’s wellbeing. TADC is playing a leading part in stimulating Dorset’s economy through a three-year programme, funded by the European Regional Development Fund. The total investment of all its projects in Dorset from 2015 to 2019 is more than £1.6m.

TADC is advertising the vacancy online at:



4. Woking Borough Council: Arts Development Officer

Deadline: 14th Jan 2018

Salary: Salary circa £24,000 plus £1,481 flexible benefit allowance & £2,400 vehicle allowance.

This role is responsible for maintaining and developing partnerships and undertaking the delivery of activity with key cultural partners, agencies and communities which result in the increased wellbeing of residents and visitors to the borough. You will play a significant role in the development and delivery of activity of the annual Celebrate Woking programme, including delivery of Party in the Park and other key art and cultural activity such as, Diwali, Chinese New Year, Refugee Week and Civic Events.

Working with our Marketing Team you will raise the profile of arts development within the Woking area ensuring that information, advice and guidance is available to all sections of our community. As a representative of the Council on bodies such as Woking Arts Hub, Arts Partnership Surrey and various other external meetings, you will have experience of working in partnership with a wide range of organisations in the public, private and voluntary sector.

The ability to communicate effectively and practical experience of working in an environment which promotes Arts and in delivering Arts development initiatives and activities are key to this role, along with excellent administration skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines.

The Council offers in return a generous flexi time scheme with the ability to accrue two flexi days per month, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme, discounted health and leisure membership, plus many more excellent benefits.

Read more here.