Photoworks is recruiting for a full-time fixed-term role to work closely with Director Emma Morris and Programme Team to develop and deliver the Brighton Photo Biennial in October 2012.

Application deadline: 21 May 2012


Following a recent successful bid to Arts Council England (ACE), Photoworks has merged with Brighton Photo Biennial, a move which recognises both organisations’ proven track records in promoting and celebrating excellence in photography.

Main Responsibilities: 

  • Working with the Director and Programme Team to develop and deliver an integrated participation programme for the Brighton Photo Biennial.
  • Research and develop fundraising opportunities for all projects.
  • Manage project budgets, ensuring they come in within the available resources.
  • Develop working relationships with selected schools, FE and HE institutions in the region.
  • Develop meaningful and strategic relationships with the wider community, identifying and targeting key groups.
  • Deliver a programme of talks and conferences throughout the Biennial.
  • Support the Programme Team in the delivery of the Brighton Photo Biennial exhibitions, events and projects.
  • Assist the Programme Team in the delivery of our magazine Photoworks.
  • Ensure the strategy for developing audiences for all participation projects is implemented and monitored.
  • To be responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of all projects and write the required reports to funders and partners.
  • Recruit and manage all volunteers for the Biennial.
  • Represent the organisation at external meetings and events where appropriate.
  • Assist other staff in the efficient day-to-day running of the organisation.

Person Specification:

  • Significant experience of directly managing participation and education projects.
  • Understanding and engagement with current themes, trends and issues in contemporary art and education.
  • Strong understanding of partnership and multi-agency working.
  • Demonstrable experience of initiating and managing collaborations with a diverse stable of partners.
  • Excellent project management and research skills.
  • Strong knowledge of contemporary visual arts and photography.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and passionately the vision of the organisation to partners, funders, the visual arts sector and the wider community.
  • Excellent negotiating skills with the ability to establish partnership opportunities and relationships.
  • Understanding of finances, especially preparing and keeping within budgets.
  • A proven commitment to equality of opportunity.

Terms & Conditions:

35 hours a week, fixed-term 7 month contract

£25,000 pro rata per annum
How to apply: 

Further information and an application pack online on http://www.photoworks.org.uk/news/00000000053.

Completed applications should be emailed to info@photoworks.org.uk.

The deadline for applications is Monday 21 May 2012.

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