Glasgow Life is the charity providing the support, inspiration and opportunity for Glasgow’s citizens to access the services that matter most to them. Working across museums, the arts, music, sport, world-class events, festivals, libraries, community facilities, and physical activity, learning and heritage programmes; the scale and reach of our activity makes a real and positive impact on the lives of Glasgow’s residents and creates unforgettable experiences for our visitors.
We are recruiting for the role of Senior Manager – Tramway, to join our Arts, Music & Cultural Venues Service. The post is responsible for the overall management of Tramway, Glasgow’s internationally renowned contemporary arts venue, and reports to the Head of the Arts, Music & Cultural Venues Service.
The post is responsible for leading a multi-disciplinary team including line management of Programmers and Curators, Technical Managers, and Assistant Venue Managers; for ensuring the successful delivery of the venue’s arts and engagement programmes; for venue building operations including customer service and statutory compliance; for the robust management and control of significant budgets, grants, trading income and financial reporting; and for the management of funding and partnership relationships with national and international funding bodies.
In addition, as a key member of the Service’s Senior Management Team, the post will support and contribute to the wider development and delivery of the Service in line with Glasgow Life’s aims and objectives.
To be successful in this role you should have the following skills and experience:
~Significant management experience in the cultural sector.
~Proven track record in leading cultural project management, and the creative, budgetary and operational delivery of arts programmes, preferably venue-based.
~Experience of venue and event management, with particular regard to customer service, security, health and safety and statutory compliance requirements
~Experience leading funding, partnership and stakeholder relationships with national and international funding bodies.
~Experience of lead responsibility for controlling budgets circa £1m+.
~Excellent communications skills including producing reports and presentations
~Excellent city-specific knowledge of, and existing relationships with, arts and cultural programmes and organisations and wider arts sector.
~Excellent interpersonal skills demonstrating effective decision making and the ability to drive forward change.
~Experience of managing and meeting performance targets, outcomes and quality standards
~Experience of leading and supporting a team and motivating others.
We believe in the transformational power of the services we provide for the citizens and visitors of Glasgow, and if you want to be a part of it, we’d love to hear from you.
In return we can offer a generous holiday allowance of 29 days (rising to 34 days after 5 years), plus 6.5 public holidays. You will also be eligible to join the Strathclyde pension fund, one of the largest local authority pension providers in the UK. Additional staff benefits include staff discounts, annual leave purchase scheme, flexible retirement and family friendly policies.
At Glasgow Life we value diversity and inclusion. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from BAME groups who are currently under represented in our organisation.
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