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Learning Coordinator

Learning Coordinator

Islington, London

Full time

Salary - £22,000 - £24,000

Job Outline

This is an exciting opportunity to work with the Crafts Council’s growing Learning & Talent Development Team to support our programme of learning, participation and exhibition activities.

The role has a particular focus on our strands of work relating to ‘Everyday Making’, providing national support for craft that takes place at home, in community centres or other local venues.  The successful candidate will be passionate about equality of access and confident at engaging a broad range of audiences in meaningful and empowering ways.

We are looking for a candidate who exudes warmth and enthusiasm. They will remain calm under pressure and be able to move quickly between projects, working with the team to ensure that deadlines are met. This role not only leads on key programmes but also provides essential support for other Learning and Participation projects, and so will be able to demonstrate the ability to both deliver activity and begin to think strategically. They will take a proactive approach to inclusion and work hard to ensure our programmes are welcoming to all.

Main Objectives

  • Co-ordinate and provide administrative support for the Learning & Participation programmes
  • Lead on the delivery of some Everyday Making programmes, including Craft Club and Hey Clay!, working to achieve the objectives of these programmes.
  • Deliver to a high standard, within budget, on time, working responsively to the programme’s needs, and with excellent customer service.

How to Apply

Job Description
Person Specification

Send your application to hr@craftscouncil.org.uk by 18th September 2018.  Successful Applicants will need to be available for interview on 24th & 26th September 2018.

To be considered for the role please submit a copy of your CV along with a Supporting Statement explaining what attracts you to work at the Crafts council and provide evidence of how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the job. 

Touring & Loans Manager

Touring and Loans Manager

Islington, London

Full Time

Salary Scale (Officer)          £27,500 -£30,500

We are seeking a highly organised and motivated individual to join the Exhibitions and Collections Team and continue to build on and develop the Crafts Council’s successful Touring Exhibitions and Loan Programmes.

Key areas of the role include:

Develop new partnerships within the creative and cultural sectors with the aim of maintaining the expanding the network of venues for Crafts Council Touring Exhibition Programme.
Promote and co-ordinate all aspects of the Crafts Council Touring Exhibition Programme
Ensure the successful installation of touring exhibitions.
Co-ordinate the collation and dissemination of data, evaluation and information relating to the Crafts Council Exhibition programme.
Promote and co-ordinate all Collection loan initiatives;
Work closely with Keeper of Collections on storage management needs
Act as a courier for the Crafts Council Collection where necessary / assess appropriateness of venues requesting loans/ oversee installation/ de-installation of Collection works at touring venues for enhanced loan initiatives

Reporting to the Head of Exhibitions and Collections, and working closely with all Exhibitions & Collections colleagues and external stakeholders, the Touring and Loans Manager contributes to, and helps deliver on, key strategic objectives across our programme comprising Loans and Touring Exhibitions, venue partnerships, and audience development.

Closing date: 7 September 2018

Interviews will be held in the week of 24 September 2018.


Job Description & Person Specification
Please submit your application by following  this link:  Apply for Role

To be considered for the role please upload a copy of your CV along with a Supporting Statement as one document explaining what attracts you to work at the Crafts council and provide evidence of how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the job.

Home For Craft Project Manager

Reports to: Director of Development
Contract: Part-time, fixed term 12 months
Contract fee: A fixed fee of £20,000 is offered for delivery of services. This is based on 100 days at £200/day

This is an exciting opportunity to lead a significant cultural project.

In 2018, the Crafts Council will transform the ground floor spaces of its building at 44a Pentonville Road in order to create a new home for craft in the heart of London.

The Project Manager will play a key role in delivering this project.

Heading a Project Team drawn from all departments at the Crafts Council, the Project Manager will ensure the project is on time and on budget. The liaison between the Crafts Council's Project Team and our selected partners, the Project Manager will work closely with the internal teams to ensure our programme of activities for the space is planned as part of the overall project.

The Project Manager will work closely with the Finance and Commercial Director to manage the budget within the agreed financial control procedures.

This project will be for a fixed-term period until September 2019.

How to Apply

Please download the Job Description & Person Specification and send your CV and Cover Letter to a_mcglynn@craftscouncil.org.uk

Deadline for Applications: 24 August

If you have any queries please email Andy McGlynn at a_mcglynn@craftscouncil.org.uk

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