Culture Partnership Project Manager

3 year fixed term contract

Salary Range: £31,160 - £35,300 per annum depending on experience/performance

The Barbican Centre and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama is seeking to appoint a Culture Partnership Project Manager for the East London and City Culture Partnership, a new initiative supported through a grant from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

This culture partnership consists of a consortium of East London music hubs and local authority arts services across the boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Hackney, Islington, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest and the City of London.

Other key stakeholders are London Bridge organisation A New Direction, as well as the Barbican and Guildhall School.

The partnership will play a critical role in enhancing and strengthening the overall performing and visual arts offer to children and young people, maximising opportunities for access to the arts and progression routes. Above all, it will tailor and target our current offer to deliver a coherent programme of activity across east London and the City of London that can best respond to needs identified by this cultural education partnership. 

The Culture Partnership Project Manager will coordinate relationships with the Culture Hub partners to build a joined up and coherent programme across the partnership. You’ll need to be an accomplished project and partnership manager with experience of engaging with arts organisations, educational institutions, and community settings. You will also have experience of managing budgets, writing reports and briefs and of coordinating research, monitoring and evaluation processes. You will need to be a highly organised, motivated and articulate individual, capable of building effective relationships with all the partners within the partnership.  An in depth knowledge of the cultural and education sectors in the UK together with a good track record of working in the field of arts and community/participatory settings is essential. You will ideally have existing knowledge and networks within the East London Boroughs.

To apply online, please visit

To apply online, please visit Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24hr answerphone) quoting BC411. A minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732.

Closing date: Monday, 21st October 2013, 12pm.

Please note that late applications will not be accepted.

The City of London Corporation is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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