Project Manager (freelance) | Northern Ireland’s Linen Biennale 2018

Deadline: Tuesday 2 May 2017
Based at R-Space Gallery, 32 Castle Street, Lisburn BT27 4XE

Project Manager (freelance) required for THE ART OF LINEN Northern Ireland’s Linen Biennale 2018
August/September/October 2018

Flat Fee Phase 1 (incl.) £6,000
Timeframe June 2017 – November 2018
Phase 1:  2 days weekly June 2017 – November 2017 (6 months)
Phase 2:  Dec 2017 – November 2018 Full time (funding dependent)

Purpose of contract:
To lead the development, delivery & evaluation of THE ART OF LINEN Northern Ireland’s first Linen Biennale 2018.

The post holder would:
Work alongside the small, dedicated team at R-Space and
(i) Compile and submit funding applications & explore sponsorship opportunities
(ii) Manage and maintain all the administrative and production aspects of the Linen Biennale: files, accounts, policies, communications, finance (incl. spreadsheets), reports, minutes, contracts and databases.
(iii) Be responsible for the continuing development, production and delivery of events, exhibitions and workshops.
(iv) Contribute to the strategic research to establish creative partnerships province wide.
(v) Manage & complete the evaluation to inform the second Biennale in 2020.

The post holder would also be required to:
(i) Travel to on-site inspections and project manage events
(ii) Liaise with artists, contributors and venues
(iii) Manage the marketing and publicity around all events
(iv) Report to the R-Space Board

Person Specification:
The successful applicant will have actual and demonstrable experience in the following areas: (i) Fundraising (ii) Event / Festival management (iii) Project and people management (iv) Arts & Culture sector or visitor attraction venue (v) Interest or knowledge of textiles / linen (vi) Comprehensive IT skills including professional experience in the use of all Microsoft packages.
Have access to a car or other means of transport.

Apply by email or hard copy, with 1 page CV and a 1 page description of how you meet the Person Specification.
Deadline: Tuesday 2 May 2017 with interview meetings by appointment Mon 8 May.
This role is supported by ACNI. R-Space subscribes to equal opportunities

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