We’re Hiring: Artist Development & Creative Communities Producer

Posted on 1 July 2022

Responsible for the planning, development, co-ordination and delivery of Castlefield Gallery’s artist development programmes, the post-holder will also work with the gallery team to develop and deliver dynamic and varied public programmes. Key to the role will be effective partnership and collaborative working, as well as the ability to nurture relationships with organisations, groups and individuals, especially artists and creative people. Employed by Castlefield Gallery, the post-holder will be responsible to the Castlefield Gallery Director and Artistic Director.

What we are looking for

We are looking for a creative person, ideally a practicing visual artist, artist-curator or artist-organiser, to develop and deliver our Artist Development Programmes and make a significant contribution to our wider creative and public programmes:

Artist Development Programmes – programmes of practice, professional and career development activity with specific groups of artists; from recent graduates and those at later career stages, to those forming communities of interest, those who are ‘self-taught’ or experiencing barriers to developing a creative career in the arts and cultural sector.

Public Programmes in person and online public-facing activities, including events and creative sessions, designed to connect artists, their work and ideas with creative communities and a variety of wider public participants and audiences. You will build connections between the different strands of Castlefield Gallery’s programme, enabling deeper engagement and enriching experiences.

We are looking for someone able to demonstrate a clear understanding of why it’s important that Castlefield Gallery’s activities are relevant to the world around us. You will be committed to the principles of equality and inclusion. You will be knowledgeable about contemporary visual arts and culture, and you will be enthusiastic about developing and working directly with people. You will be a skilled, confident communicator and be effective in inspiring others when delivering in person and online. You will be able to drive and deliver a busy, exciting programme. You will be able to work strategically whilst also being hands on. You will be a starter finisher, creative problem solver, and someone who actively seeks out and spots opportunities. You will need to work to deadlines, managing a busy workload, whilst working with an eye for detail. You will be a highly organised and motivated individual. You will be skilled at and happy working both collaboratively and independently. We are a small team but we aim high!

Download the Artist Development & Creative Communities Producer recruitment pack (HERE) or below, for the full Job Description, Person Specification and details of how to apply.

Contract: Fixed term 12-months (potential to extend to permanent and grow working days)

Salary: £23,000 (pro rata on 0.6/3days, £13,803)

Hours: 0.6 /3days (based on a 40hour week), office hours are 10am-6pm

Holidays: 28days (pro rata on 0.6/3days, 17days) and pro rata Bank Holidays

Closing date for applications: Sunday 17 July 2022, 12noon

If you have access needs and wish to discuss these in relation to alternative ways of applying, the interview or the role more broadly, please contact recruitment[at]castlefieldgallery.co.uk with Castlefield Gallery Artist Development & Creative Communities Producer in the subject line, or phone 0161 832 8034 and ask for Leslie Remonato.