Stockton Arts Centre seeks Community Programme Coordinator

Closing Date: 15 July 2019

Stockton Arts Centre

Location: TS18 1LL

Remuneration: £18,000 - £19,000 per annum depending on experience



Job Purpose:

The Community Programme Coordinator is responsible for ARC’s community-led programme, managing relationships with VCSE sector organisations and co-ordinating community events and activities held at ARC.

This administrative role includes managing all aspects of the hire of ARC’s equipment and facilities by both community and corporate customers, including meeting prospective customers, preparing quotations, issuing contracts, finalising arrangements and communicating requirements to all those involved, including internal staff.

The Coordinator also manages ARC’s regular programme of workshops and classes for adults, disabled people and older people, and works with the wider programming team to involve local people in all aspects of ARC’s activity.

Key duties and responsibilities:

1. Develop and maintain positive working relationships with ARC’s existing community and commercial users, including key partners such as Stockton Riverside College, CAMRA and Stockton International Riverside Festival.

2. Work with a wide range of community groups and organisations to encourage and support their use of ARC’s building and resources, helping them realise their ambitions.

3. Work closely with ARC’s wider programming team to involve community groups and organisations in the artistic programme.

4. To work with the Programmes Manager to support an apprentice to develop their skills and experience around community events and engagement activity.

5. Work to increase the financial income of ARC through increasing third party usage of equipment and facilities, through proactively building new relationships and partnerships.

6. Deal with all administrative aspects of the hire of ARC’s equipment and facilities, providing appropriate information and availability to prospective hirers efficiently, following through enquiries, ensuring accurate details are distributed to all those involved and financial settlements are processed as quickly as possible.

7. Meet with prospective and existing clients to provide event management guidance and support, ensuring plans are finalised in time to be implemented effectively.

8. Coordinate ARC’s programme of workshops and classes for adults, disabled and older people, including Try it at ARC and the Silver programme, liaising with tutors and participants to ensure a high quality, successful programme.

9. Work closely with key colleagues across the organisation to ensure all services related to the preparation and hire of rooms and equipment are delivered to the highest standard.

10. Maintain ARC’s bookings diary, ensuring it is up to date and accurate at all times.

11. Coordinate internal events such as staff and Board meetings, VIP events, season launches and previews.

12. To act in accordance with ARC’s policies including its Policy for Protection of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults, Health and Safety Policy and Equal Opportunities Policy.

13. To undertake any training as required by ARC.

14. To be a full team member within the department and contribute to the life of the organisation as a whole.

15. Any other duties as may be required as part of the Community Programme Coordinator function.

For more details, please download the application pack from our website.

To apply, please complete an application form and an equality monitoring form and send both to by 10am on Mon 15 July 2019.
Please note that CV’s are not acceptable.