St Helens Library Service became an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation in 2018, one of only six Library Services in the country to receive this status.

The Arts in Libraries Officer will play a key role in the development and delivery of Cultural Hubs, the award-winning Arts in Libraries programme.

This is a creative and rewarding role for a highly motivated individual who has the necessary skills knowledge and experience to lead on visual arts commissions and projects. You will also support the programming and development of work across different art forms.

You will work as part of a team to plan, manage, develop, promote and deliver arts initiatives within St Helens Libraries and on-line, working closely with staff and communities to embed diversity, excellence and talent development opportunities through an inclusive arts programme including work for family audiences, BAME, children & young people, LGBTQ+, ‘Broad Appeal’ and Disability Arts audiences.

Cultural Hubs’ mission is to provide rich and diverse arts opportunities for audiences and participants within the Library Service and to support artists to inspire, challenge and enrich the lives of St Helens residents. Its vision is that everyone in St Helens should have the opportunity to experience high quality Arts and Culture through their Library. As a result of their Cultural Hubs experience, we want people to feel inspired, empowered and enabled to explore the arts further in a variety of contexts.

St Helens Library Service is committed to commissioning a broad arts programme that represent both the demographic of St Helens and that of contemporary England. We value arts professionals from every section of society and encourage individuals from all backgrounds in our diverse community to apply.

Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 NOLAN principles of conduct in public life. These include selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.

For full details and to apply online: https://sthjobs.azurewebsites.net/

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Cath Shea, Arts Development Manager, on 07717 547 517 (Tuesday – Friday).