We are looking for a Community Arts Development Manager

The Guernsey Arts Commission is looking to appoint a Community Arts Development Manager (CADM). This new full time role has been devised to cover the leadership, strategic development, and delivery of a wide reaching Community Arts programme for Guernsey.

The CADM will lead the facilitation of existing and new arts initiatives for the community, engaging, in particular, those who are disaffected and disadvantaged, to participate in the ongoing community arts programme.

This role, a re-grading of the current Community Arts Officer role, will be pivotal in leading the growing team of paid and unpaid volunteers while devising a programme to take to our target audience which includes young people between the ages of 11-19 years, people with disabilities, those serving prison sentences, the aged community and women’s groups.

An important area is to grow this community arts volunteer sector and to actively source, mentor and train a wide range of workshop leaders.  Alongside this will be the need to fund raise, in consultation with the GAC’s Fundraising Sub-Committee, including taking the lead on applying for grants from Children in Need, Lottery Grants etc

As Joanna Littlejohns, Head of Arts Development states, “This is an exciting time to be joining the GAC as we prioritise our community arts delivery and we are determined to extend the programme that we are already delivering at the Prison and on three of the estates.  We are seeking a self-motivated individual with a passion for making a difference.”

There is funding already pledged for parts of the programme from Heritage Group Ltd and Hiscox Insurance Company (Guernsey) Limited and NatWest.

You can find out more about the Community Arts Strategy on the Arts in the Community page of this website.

If you want to apply for the role of Community Arts Development Manager please contact Lucienne De La Mare, HR Officer, Guernsey Information Centre, North Esplanade, St Peter Port, GY1 2LQ or call 709703.

Closing date for applications is 8th October 2011 and interviews will take place on 18th October 2011.

For further information please contact Joanna Littlejohns at Joanna@arts.gg or on 709707.

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