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Rural Arts Officer, Cheshire Rural Touring Arts

Deadline: Friday 29 January 2016.

Job Number: WK 00003P
Grade 8 £25,440-Grade 8 £29,558 Pro Rata Per Annum
Job Type -Permanent
Hours Per Week-18.5
Address of job-HQ, Chester


Cheshire West and Chester Council brings a fresh and energetic approach to providing top quality services for its many customers and communities. The vision – to be the best Council is driven through core values of Customer First, Best Practice, Value for Money and Leadership.

Interview date: Thursday 18th February 2016.

We are seeking an inspiring and dynamic individual to manage the delivery of Cheshire Rural Touring Arts (CRTA).

CRTA has over the last 15 years built a National reputation as an innovator in the rural touring sector.

The scheme works in partnership with approx. 30 rural communities and their volunteer promoters county wide to deliver a programme of the highest quality small scale performing arts events.

Alongside the main seasons of events CRTA is highly developmental, mentoring artists and proactively designing and delivering strategic art form and audience development projects with key professional partners i.e. Big Imaginations, The Lowry, PANDA, National Rural Touring Forum and Northern Consortium of Rural Touring Schemes.

CRTA is hosted by Cheshire West Council and is a shared service between Cheshire East and Cheshire West. It receives support from Arts Council England as one of its National Portfolio Organisation with its partner ‘Spot On’ in Lancashire.

This post is a job share position and will involve travel across Cheshire.

This role will be predominately responsible for the artistic programming of CRTA and the delivery of innovative collaborative projects in line with the Business plan and audience development plan. The post will ensure the viable financial running of the programme and support the artists and volunteers that ensure high quality professional arts reach our rural communities.

Please note CRTA is also a partner in the delivery of a 3 year Strategic Touring project in Cheshire Libraries and there will be temporary additional hours available to deliver this associated project in addition to the for the role if desirable.

For an informal discussion, please contact Katherine West on 01244 976703.

These documents are available to you whilst the vacancy is live. Once the closing date has passed you will no longer be able to download these documents, please ensure you save a copy for your records.

In your application you should ensure that you provide evidence of how you have demonstrated living the Council’s competencies of Customer First, Best Practice, and Value for Money and Leadership.

For any enquiries please email or call 01244 972503.

Please quote job reference number WK 00003P in all correspondence.

For full details, Job Description and Person Specification, visit the website.