CAS Creative Communities Programme Lead

This is an excit­ing oppor­tu­ni­ty for some­one who has a pro­fi­cient and cre­ative back­ground in con­tem­po­rary visu­al and com­mu­ni­ty arts.

12:00 24/05/23
25,500-27,000, pro rata
Contact Name
Lou Sutterby
The successful applicant will take responsibility for the art space in the centre of Andover, developing the programme for the space to deliver CAS NPO and strategic objectives. They may also develop and deliver their own courses as part of the programme.

As part of a dynamic, growing organisation, the successful candidate will develop activities and themes, liaising and connecting with our curator around upcoming exhibitions and events, as well as other staff, stakeholders and town centre event coordinators to maximise CAS exposure and involvement in external events and activities. There will be a variety of drop-in, one-off sessions, and on-going courses which run from week to week.

The successful candidate will be organised and responsible, whilst at the same time a skilled artist and able to engage with the community and partners.

Our socially engaged programmes are focused on young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and with those with specific vulnerabilities, neurodivergent people and those with mental and physical disabilities and ill health. The successful candidate therefore will be approachable, patient, adaptable and willing to learn about individuals and their access needs.

Working with senior management, the successful candidate will have overall responsibility for the work space in the town centre. With support and assistance from our apprentice, they will take charge of programming, administration and, with the assistance of our Marketing and Impact Manager, marketing and promotion of the space and the courses that are delivered. They will ensure that the space is clean and prepared for any visiting artists, that health and safety is maintained and take responsibility for staffing and coordinating volunteers. They will ensure that the required equipment and materials are available and that course attendees are registered and fully paid up, where appropriate. They will welcome visitors to CAS Community and advise them on their artistic skills development, the course that is most suitable for them and provide relevant information.

The successful candidate will develop the overall programme for the space but also possess the artistic experience and skills to design and run a wide variety of quality art workshops themselves and liaise with visiting artists around the design, costs, promotion and delivery of their courses.

This is a salaried position on a one year contract, with relevant benefits including holiday and sick pay. A degree of flexibility will be required at times, such as providing holiday coverage for other staff.

The successful candidate will be the lead member of staff during the days they work and therefore a key member of staff running operations at CAS Community, a new CAS venue in Andover High Street. They will report to senior management and provide creative and operational management at CAS Community.

Please find more information on the role and how to apply by visiting our website;