This new role will sit at the heart of Chelmsford Theatres and Events ensuring we have a holistic, coordinated and forward-thinking approach to our activities as we emerge from the transformational refurbishment and relaunch later this year and ensure our audiences, residents and community are central to our future planning.
Job reference: REQ00001765
Application closing date: 02/05/2022
Salary: Grade 8 – Starting at £35,349 per annum, rising to £38,988
Contractual hours: 37 (Full time)
Chelmsford, one of the UK’s newest cities, is a fast growing municipality and benefits from a prime location – only a short journey from the capital, yet also one of the major hubs in East Anglia.
Working with our new Theatre Director, this role will lead the development of a new ambitious, exciting, highly creative outdoor events, outreach and engagement programmes as well as support the main programming of the theatre to ensure a joined-up approach to activities.
This role will lead on the consulting, co-curating and producing a new events delivery model from inception through to delivery and evaluation. It will nurture and set the pace for new outreach and creative learning programmes within our building and exteriorly, to build engagement across the age ranges and raise the profile of Chelmsford Theatres, support the delivery of the Council’s Cultural Strategy and Chelmsford as a cultural destination.
This role will be a mix of strategic and creative project planning with the important backbone of efficient administration that backs up all activities. Developing a range of events and programmes, will be a key element of this role, therefore the ability to communicate and collaborate with a variety of stakeholders and manage multiple projects and scenarios at the same time will be essential.
Experience in developing and delivering performing arts-based events and outreach activities is essential with knowledge of operating within a regional theatre landscape, budget management, health & safety and staff including casual team management.
As part of the wider theatre management team this role will influence the future vision and operating model of Chelmsford Theatre & Events and will join a determined team, an ambitious local authority and gives the successful candidate the opportunity to make your mark and help shape the future of culture in Chelmsford and the surrounding areas.
Due to the Theatres opening times, the successful applicant will work an average of 37 hours per week, but there may need to be adjustments to your hours through the year to take into account any excess or shortfall. The working week will include weekends and bank holidays in order to meet the business needs.
Chelmsford City Council offers a range of benefits including an excellent pension, employee healthcare cash plan, subsidised parking, childcare vouchers, season ticket loans, employee assistance programme and workplace discounts.
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 Disclosure and Barring Service process.
Download a job pack and make an application via the Chelmsford City Council website