Director of Learning & Engagement (Maternity Cover), The Lowry

Friday 3 August 2018

Director of Learning and Engagement – Maternity Cover (8 months fixed term contract) – 37.5 hours per week, competitive salary plus staff benefits

The Lowry is one of the UK’s leading multi art form organisations situated at the heart of MediaCityUK, one of the world’s most exciting cultural, digital and media hubs.

We are looking for a Director of Learning and Engagement to champion and creatively lead a programme that connects local communities, children and young people to The Lowry and its artistic work.  The post-holder will be The Lowry’s strategic lead on all aspects of Learning & Engagement including targeted community engagement; youth talent, work and skills development; formal education and widening participation through outreach. 

As Director of Learning and Engagement you will be an ambassador for The Lowry at a local, regional and national level, ensuring that the strategy and programmes are always responsive to relevant policy and agenda, including supporting the Creative Case for Diversity, and that the work of the Learning & Engagement team connects across The Lowry’s broad portfolio of partnerships.

Excellent communication, networking and leadership skills along with a background in the arts and cultural and/or education sectors are essential. The successful candidate will have an awareness of the issues and challenges associated with engaging with young people and harder to reach groups and will have excellent strategic skills in both development and delivery. A proven commitment to the value and importance of Learning & Engagement within the Arts & Cultural sector is essential.

Please note that this position will require evening and weekend work.

The application deadline for this vacancy is Friday 17 August 2018 at 10.00am.

Interviews will be held on Friday 31 August 2018.

An open application process, however we would encourage interest from secondments or sabbaticals from other organisations on a full or part time arrangement as appropriate.

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