Commission Brief: Sefton Libraries

Creative Programmer
Summer 2016 – Spring 2018
Fee: up to £40,000
Closing DateL  2 June 2016

Sefton Libraries seek a highly experienced Creative Programmer, with credible creative commissioning, programming and evaluation, communications and project management expertise.

Following a successful bid to the Arts Council Libraries Fund, they are launching Creative Transitions, a project about artists developing creative ways to increase library users’ engagement with the arts and to increase the number of people using our libraries. Creative Transitions celebrates and develops the unique role that Libraries play as places of support and inspiration during times of change in people’s lives; and uses arts to reach, understand and engage target communities across Sefton.

The Creative Programmer will be expected to develop and deliver a programme of artist commissions, collaborate with a range of delivery partners including artists, community groups, HE and FE, schools plus external partners, manage budgets and support fundraising and income generation, and will be expected to maximise target audience participation and public engagement

The successful candidate must have the skills, vision and contacts to deliver artistic excellence in commissioning and events, with extensive experience in creative programming, project development and production, delivering innovation in audience engagement, partnership development, organisational change, and creative evaluation.

To apply, please send or email your CV, plus a covering letter (up to 2 pages) outlining why you are interested in the role, describing your relevant experience and suitability for the role, plus contact details for two referees to:

Lesley Davies, Senior Development Manager – Communities, Sefton Library Service, Crosby Library, Crosby Road North, Waterloo, Sefton L22 0LQ; Lesley.davies@sefton.gov.uk

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