(Full-time; Fixed term July 2015 – 5 August 2016)

Norfolk & Norwich Festival is one of the flagship arts organisations for the East of England. We are one of the most significant arts festivals in the UK with a reputation for innovative and inspirational programming and commissioning. Norfolk & Norwich Festival is also an Arts Council England funded Bridge organisation for Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and has a mandate to develop arts and cultural opportunities for children and young people in the East of England. This investment has been renewed extending the Bridge remit to 2018.

The Artsmark & Arts Award Programme Manager (Maternity Cover) will contribute to the Festival Bridge programme by increasing the take up of the Artsmark and Arts Award across Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk & Peterborough.

About you

You will have a strong working knowledge of the Arts Award and Artsmark programmes, an appreciation and understanding of their potential and application. An experienced cultural education or education professional you will be committed to developing arts and cultural education opportunities for children and young people. You will have demonstrable experience of communicating the importance of cultural education in formal and/or informal education settings.

You will bring with you knowledge of a broad range of policies to support cultural education provision for children and young people and you will have a track record of developing strategies and managing and evaluating successful programmes in arts education and learning.  You will have experience of managing and brokering strategic partnerships at senior levels and will be a persuasive advocate.

Excellent communication, presentational, IT, budgetary and administrative skills are essential to ensure the successful management and delivery of the programme.

The role will include extensive travel across the region. Candidates must be able to demonstrate how they would manage this. The role will also involve occasional weekend and evening work.

Applications are welcomed from candidates wishing to undertake the role as a job share.

Further information about Norfolk & Norwich Festival Bridge is available to download here.

The full job description is available to download below.

If you are interested in making an application and fulfil our selection criteria please complete the application form and equal opportunities monitoring form and return them together with a covering letter to Cassandra Keeley, Bridge Administrator, by 9.30 am Monday 27 April 2015. Interviews will be held in Norwich on Tuesday 5 May 2015.


Artsmark & Arts Award Programme Manager (Maternity Cover) - Cover Letter (PDF)

Artsmark & Arts Award Programme Manager (Maternity Cover) - Job Description (PDF)

Artsmark & Arts Award Programme Manager (Maternity Cover) - Application Form (Word)

Artsmark & Arts Award Programme Manager (Maternity Cover) - Equal Opportunities Form (Word)

Organisational Structure (PDF)