Cultural Partnerships Co-ordinator
Chelmsford City Council are seeking a Culture Partnership Co-ordinator to establish a Chelmsford Cultural Partnership Network (CCPN), the objective of which is to develop realistic actions to deliver a brand new Arts, Culture & Events Strategy for the city of Chelmsford.
The successful candidate will work in partnership with other bodies and individuals, both internal and external, to identify sources of funding which will facilitate the delivery of the agreed Arts, Culture & Events strategy.
Chelmsford, the UK's newest city, is a fast growing conurbation and benefits from a prime location - only a short journey from the capital, yet also one of the major hubs in East Anglia. The City Council, in consultation with a number of partners including the Arts Council, are in the process of finalising the City's first long term arts & culture strategy and is looking for someone to lead the process in its early stages.
The Culture Partnership Co-ordinator will play a key role on the CCPN, ensuring the programme delivery is on track, leading funding development and co-ordinating the various activities and initiatives. They will also work closely with the senior management team within the Council to ensure maximum impact of existing and planned initiatives for the partners.
The successful candidate will need to have proven experience in project and partnership management with experience of engaging with arts organisations, educational institutions, and other strategic partners. They will also have experience of writing reports, funding applications and briefs as well as coordinating research, monitoring and evaluation processes. The successful candidate will need to be a highly organised, motivated and articulate individual, capable of building effective relationships with a wide range of existing and potential partners. A good knowledge of the cultural sector together with a good track record of working in the field of arts and partnerships is essential. Ideally you will have existing knowledge and networks within the Chelmsford area but this is not essential.
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