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Arts Development Manager, Forestry Commission

Deadline: Friday 22 July 2016.

Arts Development Manager
£24,747 – £27,497
Grizedale Forest, Cumbria LA22 0QJ
Permanent role
Full Time

Our mission at Forestry Commission England is to care for the nation’s woodlands. In partnership with Arts Council England, our Forest Art Works programmes is an important way for us to engage the public. It’s all about achieving great art and culture for everyone in England’s public forests. As the UK’s first forest for sculpture, Grizedale Forest is a flagship site and a test-bed for our projects. Based at Grizedale Forest and leading art activity across the North England Forest District, you will play a key role.

Your fascinating and varied remit will include curating our existing art collections, reinvigorating the sculpture programme at Grizedale Forest, and managing public engagement and delivery of Forest Art Works programmes. This will span everything from the maintenance, installation and decommissioning of works, through to marketing and archiving our activities and programmes. Recognised as a spokesperson for this important work, you’ll work closely with emerging and established artists, and with a range of partners, stakeholders and funders.

To join us, you’ll need either a degree, professional qualification or substantial work experience in a relevant field of the arts. You will certainly bring to the role demonstrable experience of developing and delivering arts projects, with a proven flair for working with and managing artists. Ideally, your track record will include preparing plans and funding applications, and delivering initiatives with multiple partners in an outdoor or community based environment. Articulate, credible and collaborative, you are committed to building collaborative relationships and delivering great work.

If you share our passion for maintaining the nation’s woods and forests, we need you on our team. To find out more and apply,

Closing date: Friday 22nd July 2016