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Cultural Festival Project Lead, Rugby League World Cup 2021

  • Closes: 4th June 2021

Rugby League World Cup 2021 are looking for a project manager to lead their ambitious and inclusive Cultural Festival, bringing people together through sport and art.

In October / November this year, England will host the biggest and best Rugby League World Cup ever. 32 teams will compete in the men’s’ women’s and wheelchair competitions, playing 61 matches across 21 venues. We’re on a mission to create inspirational moments that excite, engage and leave a long lasting legacy, and our Cultural Festival is a key part of that.

You’ll be working across five cities (Coventry, Hull, Leeds, Liverpool and Newcastle) and Libraries Connected to deliver a programme of ambitious, high-quality, accessible art, with the aim of bringing energy and activity back into our cities.

The Cultural Festival has four consistent strands, delivered in each place, with a local twist.

  • The Power of Procession – a large-scale processional performance taking place in five locations.
  • The Power of Public Art – five public art commissions.
  • The Power of Anthem – a music and video commission with young people’s participation.
  • The Power of Connection – a wide-spread cultural engagement programme through Libraries Connected.

We’re looking for someone with excellent project management skills and experience of delivering large scale arts and culture activity and / or complex projects.

RLWC2021 office is in Manchester city centre, however there is flexibility for the role to be home based. The ability to travel to / between the five cities involved in the project is essential.

The role is a full time role, fixed term until 31.12.21 with an immediate start. Salary is £30,000 (pro rata).

We will also consider consultancy arrangements.

The job description can be found here Cultural Festival Lead – Job Description – RLWC2021.pdf

To apply please send an email with “Cultural Festival Lead” in the title, including a covering letter of why you think you’re suitable for the role and an overview of your experience in the form of a CV to