Lead Officer - Arts

Museum of Wigan Life

41 Library Street

Wigan

WN1 1NU

Salary: Grade 7, £25,991 - £29,577 per annum.

37 hours per week

1x temporary until March 2025


Your role:


The role will support the implementation of the five-year cultural manifesto. It will involve you developing arts activities, projects and events across Wigan in partnership with key organisations and groups to increase participation and community involvement. Working out of The Turnpike, the role will also support artists’, enabling them to develop their practice and connecting them with opportunities and their peers.

You will be a positive advocate for arts and culture in the borough, linking communities with wider cultural opportunities that develop education and skills, improve health and wellbeing, enrich the environment and advance and promote the arts in Wigan.

About you:


You will be self-motivated, flexible and enthusiastic with a strong knowledge of the cultural sector. You will have the ability to work as part of a busy team but also independently using your own initiative. With excellent people skills and an ability to build rapport and trust, you will be a confident communicator.
You will bring creativity and imagination to project development, with experience of setting realistic objectives that achieve positive outcomes. You will take ownership of your work and actively seek and implement a solutions-based approach to any problems.

About us:

Wigan Council has been voted ‘Council of the Year’ at the 2019 LGC Awards and has recently published The Deal 2030, our ambitious plan for our borough. We are signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment ensuring that your service will be continuous or 'unbroken' between the supporting organisations.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a highly driven team, working closely with partners across the cultural sector ensuring that our communities have access to the highest quality cultural opportunities. In the Culture, Arts & Heritage Team we make change happen through innovative thinking and are on an exciting journey of change with our five-year Cultural Manifesto. If you are passionate about the arts, have excellent communication skills and the commitment, knowledge and experience of working in the sector and would like to join this dynamic team then we would like to hear from you.

As an employer we like to thank our employees for their hard work and commitment by giving them the opportunity to access a range of exclusive rewards and benefits.

Covid Safe:

Wigan Council are proud to be a Covid safe organisation. For some of this role you will be required to work from home and connect with your team and others virtually. However, there may be occasions where you are required to go into a council building to carry out part of your role. The health and wellbeing of our staff is of utmost importance to us and if you are required to use a council building, a risk assessment will be conducted beforehand and the appropriate safety measures put in place.

For further information, please contact Neil Harris on 07779 306686 or email neil.harris@wigan.gov.uk

To view the details relating to this position, please click the links below:

Job Specification
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Interview date: Week Commencing Monday 7 February 2022

Interviews will be held remotely

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Location
Museum of Wigan Life
 

Museum of Wigan Life

41 Library Street

Wigan

WN1 1NU

Salary: Grade 7, £25,991 - £29,577 per annum.

37 hours per week

1x temporary until March 2025


Your role:


The role will support the implementation of the five-year cultural manifesto. It will involve you developing arts activities, projects and events across Wigan in partnership with key organisations and groups to increase participation and community involvement. Working out of The Turnpike, the role will also support artists’, enabling them to develop their practice and connecting them with opportunities and their peers.

You will be a positive advocate for arts and culture in the borough, linking communities with wider cultural opportunities that develop education and skills, improve health and wellbeing, enrich the environment and advance and promote the arts in Wigan.

About you:


You will be self-motivated, flexible and enthusiastic with a strong knowledge of the cultural sector. You will have the ability to work as part of a busy team but also independently using your own initiative. With excellent people skills and an ability to build rapport and trust, you will be a confident communicator.
You will bring creativity and imagination to project development, with experience of setting realistic objectives that achieve positive outcomes. You will take ownership of your work and actively seek and implement a solutions-based approach to any problems.

About us:

Wigan Council has been voted ‘Council of the Year’ at the 2019 LGC Awards and has recently published The Deal 2030, our ambitious plan for our borough. We are signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment ensuring that your service will be continuous or 'unbroken' between the supporting organisations.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a highly driven team, working closely with partners across the cultural sector ensuring that our communities have access to the highest quality cultural opportunities. In the Culture, Arts & Heritage Team we make change happen through innovative thinking and are on an exciting journey of change with our five-year Cultural Manifesto. If you are passionate about the arts, have excellent communication skills and the commitment, knowledge and experience of working in the sector and would like to join this dynamic team then we would like to hear from you.

As an employer we like to thank our employees for their hard work and commitment by giving them the opportunity to access a range of exclusive rewards and benefits.

Covid Safe:

Wigan Council are proud to be a Covid safe organisation. For some of this role you will be required to work from home and connect with your team and others virtually. However, there may be occasions where you are required to go into a council building to carry out part of your role. The health and wellbeing of our staff is of utmost importance to us and if you are required to use a council building, a risk assessment will be conducted beforehand and the appropriate safety measures put in place.

For further information, please contact Neil Harris on 07779 306686 or email neil.harris@wigan.gov.uk

To view the details relating to this position, please click the links below:

Job Specification
Privacy Notice

Interview date: Week Commencing Monday 7 February 2022

Interviews will be held remotely

Find out more about working for Wigan