Thames Festival Trust is looking for a Programme Manager to develop and deliver creative content for Totally Thames, our annual river festival.
Thames Festival Trust is an arts organisation delivering festivals, stand-alone commissions, river-based events, heritage projects and education programmes. We have a twenty-five-year track record of using learning, culture and creativity to amaze, excite and inform. Our work helps bring communities together, originally around the River Thames, and now in cities across the UK and the world. The Trust is committed to producing excellent work and we strive to improve access and increase diversity across the Arts & Culture sector.
Totally Thames is a core strand of the Trust’s output. It comprises both curated events and events selected via an ‘Open Call’ process. This open call is managed by the Trust’s Admin & Project Officer.
The Programme Manager will play a central role in nurturing and developing new curated content for Totally Thames. The Programme Manager will also be expected to make applications to funding sources, and to create partnerships and gearing-opportunities to add value. We expect the Programme Manager to produce and deliver at least three projects.
We seek to develop work with a coherent and relevant river theme across all creative disciplines. We are particularly interested to nurture work from emerging artists in appropriate/bespoke river locations. We aspire to include a digital dimension to all of our creative projects and are always looking at ways in which we can expand and develop our audience reach and the quality of engagement we have with our audiences.
The Trust is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England and as such, we expect all the work we curate to align with the principles set out in their 2020-2030 funding strategy Let’s Create.
More information on Totally Thames here.
Terms & Conditions
- Salary/Fee: the role can be delivered either as a freelancer or PAYE role.
- As a freelancer for a total fee of £15,000, as a PAYE for £13,662.
- Contract period: February to October 2022 (inclusive). Part time two days commitment a week.
- Working hours: The Trust’s standard office hours are 10am-6pm
- Location: Thames Festival Trust is based in London.
- All members of the Trust are currently working remotely in line with government advice. This role will initially be delivered working from home (WFH) and therefore you must have access to a computer and internet connection to be eligible.
How to Apply
- Deadline for applications: 12 November at 5.00 pm.
- Short-listed applicants will be contacted on 17 November2021.
- Interview date: 22 November 2021.
- Start date: 1 February 2022.
- End Date: 30 October 2022.
Thames Festival Trust is an equal opportunities employer.
We are committed to working towards a more diverse cultural sector. Our recruitment process is open to all, but we are particularly keen to hear from those from ethnic minorities, those who self-identify as LGBTQIA+, those from lower socio-economic backgrounds and those who self-identify as disabled, as these groups are currently underrepresented in our teams.
Recruitment equal ops data is anonymised and used internally to identify ways to improve our process and reach the widest possible pool of candidates.