Job Opportunity - Cultural Destinations Project Manager

Cultural Destinations

The Wakefield Cultural Consortium seeks a driven and experienced project manager to deliver an Arts Council England funded Cultural Destinations programme.

Wakefield’s outstanding cultural and visitor offer has the potential to become an important national and international cultural destination for the north of England.

The Wakefield Cultural Consortium is a collective of Wakefield-based cultural organisations, visitor attractions and local businesses which are committed to working together and with Wakefield Council to promote the Wakefield District as a leading cultural destination nationally and internationally. Supported by a £223,000 grant from Arts Council England’s Cultural Destinations initiative, the Consortium is delivering a three-year programme, which started in 2017, to enhance the profile of Wakefield and encourage visitors to the district, helping to grow the local economy and increase job opportunities.

We are now seeking to appoint a Project Manager to drive the Cultural Destinations project to the conclusion of the programme in March 2020. The role is offered on a part time basis providing at least 24 hours (3 days) a week for the duration of the programme. The post holder will be appointed in a freelance capacity and will be responsible for tax and NI. This post attracts a day rate of £300.

A job description can be downloaded here.

All candidates are requested to send a covering letter detailing their interest in the position and relevant experience and a copy of their CV to the Wakefield Cultural Consortium c/o recruitment@theatreroyalwakefield.co.uk marking the email: Cultural Destinations Project Manager.

Deadline for applications is 12 noon on Friday 26 October. Invitations to interview sent 5 November. Interviews will be held in Wakefield week commencing 19 November

ABOUT WAKEFIELD CULTURAL CONSORTIUM

The Cultural Consortium is a collective of Wakefield-based cultural organisations, visitor attractions and local businesses committed to working together and with Wakefield Council to promote the Wakefield District as a leading cultural destination nationally and internationally. Supported by a

£223,000 grant from Arts Council England’s Cultural Destinations initiative, the Consortium will deliver a three-year programme starting in 2017 to enhance the profile of Wakefield and encourage visitors to the district, helping to grow the local economy and increase job opportunities.

experiencewakefield.co.uk

WAKEFIELD – ART FUND MUSEUM OF THE YEAR 2017 AND 2014

Following The Hepworth Wakefield being crowned as Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017, Wakefield now has the status as the only UK city outside of London to have two Museum of the Year winners. Yorkshire Sculpture Park was awarded the same accolade in 2014.

artfund.org/supporting-museums/museum-of-the-year

For further PRESS information please contact Ryan Johnson,

Communications Officer, The Hepworth Wakefield – 01924 247 393

ryanjohnson@hepworthwakefield.org