Part-Time Cultural Partnerships Manager Position

Do you believe in the transformative power of arts, culture and heritage to enrich people’s lives, improve our health and wellbeing, and increase civic pride?

Chelmsford, England’s newest city is undergoing a transformation as it sets out a new shared cultural vision towards 2040.

An exciting opportunity has opened up for a Part-Time Cultural Partnerships Manager to join our burgeoning team and become part of the City Council’s Cultural Services. Working closely with the Culture, Museums & Theatre Services Manager this fixed term role will focus on overseeing Chelmsford’s participation in Essex 2020, Year of Science & Creativity which culminates in the British Science Festival (

The successful candidate will collaborate with and provide support for businesses, community groups, education providers, artists, scientists and engineers to ensure they can participate, as well as delivering the objectives in the City’s Cultural Strategy and helping the city harness the opportunities of Essex 2020 in its long term ambitions and development for 2040.

The ideal candidate for this role will be educated to a degree level (or equivalent experience), have great knowledge of national and regional creative industries and good knowledge of cultural services and their delivery in a local setting. It is essential that the successful candidate has strong negotiation and influencing skills and experience should include seeking opportunities and maintaining / managing relationships with partners.

If you are keen to ignite a passion for Chelmsford and want to help shape its future as a great place to live and work, whilst also enhancing the city’s profile as a visitor destination, then apply today.

Hours worked are flexible although some evening and weekend work will be required.

Chelmsford City Council is committed to safeguarding vulnerable groups and expects all employees to share this commitment and have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practices across our services. The Council’s Safer Recruitment process contains pre-employment vetting which includes safeguarding training, obtaining references and ensuring compliance with the Disclosure and Barring Service process.

To view further details for this role including the job description, please visit the Chelmsford City Council website.

The deadline for applications will be midnight on 13/10/19