Cultural Programme Co-ordinator, National Trust

Deadline: Monday 27 June 2016.

Location: National Trust place, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 1PH
Salary: 28,923 pa, Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw for 18 mo)

Ref: IRC39900

As our Cultural Programme Coordinator for a cluster of properties (Cheshire, Lancashire and Liverpool) in the North region, you’ll work with and support our consultancy and property teams to deliver exciting, inspiring, relevant programmed activities across properties in Cheshire, Liverpool and Lancashire.

What it’s like to work here
The Beatles’ childhood homes, a 1950s photographic studio, magnificent mansions and midsummer gardens – there’s a whole lot to love about our special places in the North. Love stories were inspired here, musical greats were formed here, unforgettable moments shared and endless memories made. Today, we want even more people to enjoy treasured experiences and feel emotionally connected with the places we look after. We want individuals of all ages, from all walks of life, to feel inspired. To feel excited and to fall in love with the National Trust. And you’ll help lead the way.

What you’ll be doing
What more can we do to build on our existing programme of activities and better connect with people in the North? How can we create new cultural programming initiatives that enhance visitor experience and are consistent with properties’ unique spirit of place? How we can we work and coordinate across our existing programme to deliver economies of scale, align activities into coherent programmes, and share learning. Building a deep understanding of each of our places in the area – and what makes them special – you’ll work with other teams and use audience insight to develop programmes that delight visitors and give them reason to return. We’ll look to you to spot opportunities for partnerships and look at new ways that we can raise awareness and grow people’s understanding of our cause through memorable cultural programmes. Inspiring visitors and our teams alike, sharing learnings and coordinating activities smoothly, you’ll enjoy the everyday reward of knowing that your work will have a lasting impact for people and places across the region.

Who we’re looking for
With the following skills, knowledge and experience, you’re likely to come to us with a background in events management or visitor attraction, ideally within the cultural or heritage sector. You have:

  • A proven track record of programming and planning activities that enhance visitor experience, across a number of sites.
  • A good understanding of using audience insight to create and improve a visitor offer, growing visitor numbers and repeat visits.
  • Strong project management skills. You’ll be organised and confident coordinating different events and managing budgets, whilst making sure programmes are aligned.
  • Outstanding people skills and experience of building robust relationships internally and externally, to deepen support and inspire others towards a shared vision.
  • A proactive, visionary approach. You’re someone who actively seeks out opportunities rather than waiting for them to come, constantly striving to make things extra special.

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