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Photoworks is recruiting for a full-time fixed-term role to work closely with the Director and Programme Team to develop and deliver the Brighton Photo Biennial in October 2012. The successful applicant will play an integral role in the development of a programme of activities to encourage participation and engagement. Application deadline: 21 May 2012.
Context: Following a recent successful bid to Arts Council England (ACE), Photoworks has merged with Brighton Photo Biennial, a move which recognises both organisations' proven track records in promoting and celebrating excellence in photography.
The merger of Photoworks and BPB presents a unique opportunity to position the new organisation strategically in a global market with key areas of development identified as unique artistic vision, innovative content, digital strategy, audience development and expansion, commercial growth and diversification of funding streams to reduce future dependency on government funding.
We embrace all kinds of photography. Commissioning is at the heart of the organisation. Collaborating with a broad range of photographers, artists and partners, we produce the Brighton Photo Biennial, commission artists and photographers, publish a biannual magazine and books and have a strong educational and participation agenda. The organisation encourages debate, inspires new thinking about photographic and visual culture and reaches out to the widest possible audience locally, nationally and internationally.
Job Title: Programme & Participation Co-ordinator
Reporting to: Director
Responsible for: Interns and Volunteers
Purpose of the Post: The Programme & Participation Co-ordinator will work closely with the Director and Programme Team to develop and deliver the Brighton Photo Biennial in October 2012. They will play an integral role in the development of a programme of activities to encourage participation and engagement.
Working with the Director and Programme Team to develop and deliver an integrated participation programme for the Brighton Photo Biennial.
Research and develop fundraising opportunities for all projects.
Manage project budgets, ensuring they come in within the available resources.
Develop working relationships with selected schools, FE and HE institutions in the region.
Develop meaningful and strategic relationships with the wider community, identifying and targeting key groups.
Deliver a programme of talks and conferences throughout the Biennial.
Support the Programme Team in the delivery of the Brighton Photo Biennial exhibitions, events and projects.
Assist the Programme Team in the delivery of our magazine Photoworks.
Ensure the strategy for developing audiences for all participation projects is implemented and monitored.
To be responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of all projects and write the required reports to funders and partners.
Recruit and manage all volunteers for the Biennial.
Represent the organisation at external meetings and events where appropriate.
Assist other staff in the efficient day-to-day running of the organisation.
Significant experience of directly managing participation and education projects.
Understanding and engagement with current themes, trends and issues in contemporary art and education.
Strong understanding of partnership and multi-agency working.
Demonstrable experience of initiating and managing collaborations with a diverse stable of partners.
Excellent project management and research skills.
Strong knowledge of contemporary visual arts and photography.
Ability to communicate effectively and passionately the vision of the organisation to partners, funders, the visual arts sector and the wider community.
Excellent negotiating skills with the ability to establish partnership opportunities and relationships.
Understanding of finances, especially preparing and keeping within budgets.
A proven commitment to equality of opportunity.
Terms & Conditions:
35 hours a week, fixed-term 7 month contract
£25,000 pro rata per annum
How to apply:
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The deadline for applications is Monday 21 May 2012
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