D.R.A.W. Recruitment

Interim Programmes Manager


Contract Type: Full-time
Job Type: Contract
Pay: Dependent on experience
Location: London UK
Tenure: Contract
Job description:

A public arts organisation in London is looking for an Interim Programmes Manager to join their team for approximately 3 months from March 2019.

Main Duties:

  • Plan and deliver the integrated exhibition programme with the Artistic Director, Chief Executive and Programmes Team ensuring all exhibitions and projects are delivered within agreed budgets and deadlines.
  • Oversee the production of all publications; ensure that each contributes to the artist’s oeuvre and oversee the commissioning of texts for catalogues and exhibition-related material.
  • Ensure the appropriate person gives talks and guided tours about the relevant exhibition or project to the public and the team at Special Private Views, Benefactors’ Breakfasts, Council Dinners and Sponsors’ events.
  • Work with relevant people to ensure that health and safety and child protection policies and procedures are adhered to at all times.
  • Agree all exhibition and project budgets with the Chief Financial and Operating Officer, Artistic Director and Chief Executive.
  • Keep overall financial control while delegating the day-to-day running of each budget to the relevant Curator ensuring plans devised by the team are cost effective.
  • Alert the Chief Financial and Operating Officer, Artistic Director and Chief Executive to likely challenges or changes in the costs of any exhibition or project and ensure that they are all delivered on time and to budget.
  • Work closely with the Director of Development to establish fundraising targets for particular projects.
  • Ensure that the Director of Development is provided with sufficient information to prepare applications to individuals, sponsors, Trusts and Foundations and other revenue streams.
  • Make presentations to sponsors, grant-giving bodies, donors, specialist groups, the press and the public about the programmes whenever appropriate.
  • Lead and motivate a high performing team to ensure the effective development and delivery of an integrated programme of visual art, architecture, and live programmes.
  • Manage the team by establishing and maintaining clear work programmes and reporting mechanisms ensuring that their work is of the highest quality and consistent with the strategic artistic vision of the Galleries.
  • Ensure the organisation’s HR processes are effectively delivered by monitoring and managing individual performance and developing the team through coaching and identifying areas for individual professional development.
  • Work collaboratively and in support of the gallery’s vision and foster good working relationships and practices with internal and external staff.
  • As a member of the Senior Management Team, make an effective contribution to the overall planning, management and development of the Galleries.

Person Specification:

  • Excellent knowledge of modern and contemporary art and culture.
  • Proven experience in curating, delivering exhibitions, and producing publications.
  • Proven experience in the field of gallery education and integrated programming.
  • Leadership skills demonstrated in managing large and diverse teams.
  • Senior management experience of contributing to the general management of a gallery.
  • Ability to work within a fast-moving environment and to deliver within restricted time, space and financial resources.
  • Wide and varied network of professional contacts and relationships nationally and internationally.
  • Robust, flexible, strategic operator with hands-on capability.
  • Fundraising skills and a range of contacts, including individuals and Trusts and Foundations.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, prioritisation and organisational skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience working with a diverse range of people and skills areas.