Community and Arts Development Coordinator, Barra Culture: Creative People and Places

Community and Arts Development Coordinator, Barra Culture: Creative People and Places

Barra Culture is looking to appoint an exceptional individual, to be an integral part of the cultural change in Barrow-in-Furness.  Barra Culture is one of 12 Creative People & Places (CPP) projects recently awarded funding by Arts Council England. CPP is a national initiative that aims to increase the number of people choosing, creating and taking part in brilliant art experiences in the places where they live, particularly where evidence shows that people are less involved in arts and cultural activities than elsewhere in England.

We are looking for a community and arts development co-ordinator to work as part of a dedicated team, with the capacity to multitask and work collaboratively.

You will be an arts professional with at least two years’ industry experience and ready for the challenge of an exciting new role in the Barrow area.

You will be involved in the delivery and promotion of artistic engagement events in hard to reach communities through a model of community-led commissioning and programming. 

You will enjoy playing a pivotal role as part of a creative community arts development team, bringing an understanding of, and empathy with, the needs of the communities and artists engaged in this 4-year programme.

You will need to evidence good communication skills that can be applied within a community development context to engage and work with people from very different backgrounds as well as those working with them, including professionals in healthcare, education, local government, business and tourism.

You will have experience of undertaking artistic practices that have been developed within a third level educational setting and delivered within communities.

Salaried, Full time: 37 hours per week, fixed term until 31st October 2024.

Salary: £24,500 FTE

The position will be based in the office of Women’s Community Matters, within the Nan Tait Centre in Barrow-in-Furness.

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