Perth & Kinross Council

Cultural Public Programmes Manager

(Fixed Term until 31 March 2022) - PKC05770
£51,374 - £56,179
2 High Street, Perth & various locations throughout Central Perth

Perth and Kinross Council has an ambitious vision for culture: transforming cultural participation through exciting, high quality and accessible public programmes.

From 2021 following a £36M investment programme, Perth city will boast 4 major cultural venues: Perth Theatre, Perth Concert Hall, Perth Museum and Art Gallery and City Hall, a major new heritage attraction for the Tayside region.

Working with the Council's delivery partners, you will create, develop, deliver and monitor the impact of an integrated public programme for all 4 venues spanning visual arts, heritage, performing and public art. You will be accountable for challenging targets to grow and widen cultural participation amongst local communities, and to increase UK and international visitors to Perth.  

  • You will already be a talented and experienced senior programmer with a  proven track record in a significant cultural organisation and with experience of delivering mass participation events.
  • Your specialist skills and experience are likely to be in visual arts and/or heritage, balancing existing skills and experience in the wider teams.
  • You must have proven experience in using audience data and evidence to develop programmes and to evaluate impact.  
  • You will have significant examples of how your work has transformed participation by widening access and reflecting community diversity.
  • You will be a skilled communicator with excellent influencing and negotiating skills, able to lead and inspire others.
  • You will be an innovator, practiced in introducing new ways of working which deliver results.  And you will be a self-starter, with strong time and self management skills to ensure multiple and sometimes conflicting priorities are delivered.

The Council is reviewing its delivery model for culture which currently comprises 2 arms-length Trusts for museums, libraries, heritage, performing and public art. The review purpose is to determine now more integrated programming and economies of scale can be achieved to deliver the Council's ambition for transforming participation. A decision on future delivery structures is in due April 2020. You will be based in the Council initially but your employment may transfer to a new delivery organisation from mid 2020 onwards.

For further information on this post, please contact Fiona Robertson on 01738 476270.

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