The Creative Programme is a new contemporary arts programme, which aims to foreground and showcase in creative interventions, voices that are not typically heard and that inspire new ways of reflecting on English Heritage sites. As part of the Learning and Interpretation department, the Creative Programme Manager will contribute to English Heritage’s interpretation of ‘England’s Stories’, and building the Creative Programme year-on-year into a nationally and internationally significant programme, which not only supports the making of great art, but also makes a unique and significant contribution to England’s creative and artistic ecology.
The Creative Programme provides an alternative approach to interpreting and exploring the National Collection, landscapes and related histories, and provides new pathways into ‘England’s Stories.’ They will work with highly creative artists and makers and introduce both familiar and unexpected stories in compelling ways, helping to demonstrate the breadth of heritage encompassed by English Heritage’s sites, and the ways in which they can serve as sources for creative inspiration.
With an emphasis on performance and participation, you will develop, manage, coordinate, produce, and deliver flagship site-specific national/international artistic interventions for English Heritage as directed by the Head of Learning and Interpretation at multiple sites each year. You will develop projects to grow the audiences for English Heritage’s sites and collections, encouraging visitors to take part in heritage, seeking out creative, original, exciting and fun ways of delivering Creative Programmes that help ‘bring history to life.’
The Creative Programme are looking for an experienced creative producer who is well-versed in both the theory and practice of mounting successful socially-engaged arts projects. You will be exceptionally well-organised, diplomatic and a great communicator. They’re looking for someone who is passionate about bringing heritage to life and the role that site-specific participatory arts and performance can transform the experience of heritage and bring new and formerly unheard voices to life.
Interviews will be held on Monday 9 December in London. Due to the limited availability of the interview panel it may not be possible to make alternative arrangements.