As Arts Manager, you’ll project manage an innovative Arts and Culture programme of arts and cultural projects that will engage communities, key stakeholders, artists and cultural organisations along the route the run up to the opening of the HS2 line in 2026 and 2033. This new programme is part of the wider delivery of the HS2 Arts and Culture Strategy which supports HS2 corporate objectives to be a good neighbour to communities affected by HS2 and support stakeholder engagement.
About the role:
- Commission and project manage deliver an innovative and high-quality Arts and Culture.
- Programming of temporary arts and culture projects, events, commissions and workshops, in collaboration with local communities and key internal and external partners.
- Management of all marketing and communications requirements for the arts and culture meanwhile programme in close co-operation with HS2 communications team.
- Contribute insights and expertise in socially engaged practice to the wider HS2 Arts and Culture Team and identify opportunities to incorporate arts and cultural projects into the infrastructure and community engagement programme of HS2.
- Manage the administration of the meanwhile Programme including procurement and budget monitoring associated with the delivery of the Meanwhile Programme.
- Contribute to and support the wider objectives of the HS2 Arts Strategy as it develops and as required.
- Actively promote and embed Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work, and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI.
- The post-holder is expected to behave at all times in a manner consistent with the HS2 values of Safety, Leadership, Integrity & Respect.
- Project management and budgeting skills.
- Communication skills with ability to produce and present information and engage with internal and external stakeholders at all levels in challenging context with diplomacy and political sensitivity.
- Knowledge and commitment to best practice in creative programme development.
- Experience of devising, commissioning and project managing a wide variety of cultural activity and ability to meet deadlines, work under pressure and manage budgets.
- Experience in project managing a variety of arts and cultural projects in a community context and in the public realm.
- Current arts and culture practice in non-arts settings.
You are expected to behave at all times in a manner consistent with the HS2 values of Safety, Leadership, Integrity and Respect.
We ask for a variety of detail in your online application, however we perform the first assessment of suitability for a role based solely on the information in your CV. Please attach an updated word version of your CV for each new application and include evidence directly related to the criteria in the job advert.
High Speed 2 (HS2 Ltd) will be the UK’s new high-speed rail network. As well as improving capacity, the new scheme will shorten journey times between a number of Britain’s major population centres, boost the economy and create thousands of jobs.
HS2 Ltd will create a skills legacy and develop a diverse range of talent. We aim to be a leader in EDI practice by creating a safe & inclusive working environment for all our staff - living our values of Safety, Respect, Integrity and Leadership.
In practice, this means we are positive and inclusive about making adjustments, providing flexible working, encouraging our staff networks to flourish and providing personal and professional development opportunities.
HS2 Ltd is also a safety-critical organisation. Employees are required to ensure reasonable care of their own and others’ health and safety by taking personal responsibility for working to our ‘Safe at Heart’ programme principles and following safe working procedures at all times.
HS2 Ltd endeavours to ensure everyone working for us and with us feels included, thrives and achieves their full potential.
Closing date: 30 November 2020.