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Arts Engagement & Outreach Manager

Salary: £32,909 - £37,261

Job Type: Fixed term

Hours 161 hours per month

Closing Date:

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We have an exciting opportunity for an Arts Engagement & Outreach Manager to join us.  Apply now and become a valued member of the Arts & Entertainment team, helping South Somerset to be a place where businesses flourish, communities are safe, vibrant and healthy and residents enjoy good housing and cultural, leisure and sporting activities.

Job Title:   Arts Engagement & Outreach Manager 

Hours:       Full Time - 161 Hours per month

Fixed term opportunity until March 2026

The Arts & Entertainment Service, that manages The Octagon Theatre and Westlands Entertainment Venue, seek a passionate and talented Arts Engagement & Outreach Manager to bring their experience and knowledge to drive opportunities with the creative arts. You will lead our Arts Council England NPO programme and use our venues as a base from which to spread engagement with the creative arts through South Somerset. With the development of The Octagon Theatre into a flagship cultural hub for Somerset, you will lead the Arts Engagement & Outreach Team and work across the service to deliver high quality, inspiring and exciting projects and activities increasing the profile of the service in our communities.

The successful candidate will develop delivery plans and have experience in arts management and a passion for the cultural sector. As part of our management team, you will play a vital role in the management and development of our venues, leading, motivating, and managing the team to deliver exceptional service.

Please contact Adam Burgan, Arts & Entertainment Venues Manager on 07971111951 should you wish to discuss the role in more detail.

From 1st April 2023 the County and District councils in Somerset will be replaced by a new single unitary authority – Somerset Council. It’s an exciting time to join us as we work together to deliver the new council for Somerset. Should you join us from the 1st April 2023, your terms and conditions will be from the new Somerset Council.

What you can expect from us…

We are proud to offer an environment that is supportive and rewarding, working as part of a team who are passionate about the work they do to improve the lives of people in Somerset.

We offer great training and development opportunities, with supportive management. As well as this, we have some fantastic employee benefits available:

  • We promote a healthy work-life balance and offer flexible working arrangements wherever possible, including agile working.
  • Generous annual leave allowance, with the opportunity to purchase additional leave.
  • Staff discounts in gyms.
  • Employee Assistance for the times you may need some support and a variety of employee wellbeing services.
  • Auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme and optional pension enhancement through our Additional Voluntary Contribution scheme.
  • A Flexible Benefits Scheme via salary sacrifice to obtain a cycle for work and health screenings.
  • My Staff Shop offering discounts in shops, online shopping, restaurants, cinema tickets, insurance benefits and more.

Closing Date:     29th March 2023, 5pm 

In the application, please give details of any conflict of interest that could impact either the recruitment process or your employment with South Somerset.

We promote and value diversity in the workplace and welcome diverse applicants. We are committed to applying our equal opportunities policy at all stages of recruitment and selection. Shortlisting, interviewing and selection will always be carried out without regard to disability, sex or sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion or belief, age, or pregnancy or maternity. 

We treat personal data collected during the recruitment process in accordance with our data protection policy/policy on processing special category personal data and criminal records. Information about how your data is used and the basis for processing your data is provided in our privacy notice.


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How to apply

Please apply online by submitting your completed application form and providing your CV and a supporting personal statement.  The personal information that you provide as part of our application process will be used to assess your suitability for the role for which you are applying.  If you would like further information about how and why we use your personal information and your rights related to this information please see our privacy notice.  

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