Recruiting: Creative Programmes & Participation Lead (closed)


Creative Programmes and Participation Lead

University of Atypical

Closing: We have extended the closing date to Friday 1st January 2021

Salary:  £14,818 annually, for 20 hours per week (£30,507 for full-time equivalent)

Location: Belfast


Information – Equality and Access Lead

The University of Atypical (UofA) is a disabled-led development charity working towards cultural equity for disabled/D/deaf people. It is a catalyst for the empowerment of disabled/deaf people in the arts. Working across the whole spectrum of disability.  We are seeking a creative Programmes and Participation Lead to manage our creative programmes including, the Atypical Gallery, annual Bounce Arts Festival, Art and Biscuits, our education and Outreach programme and oversee our EU partnership projects. This role will hold responsibility for commissioning new work, recruiting artist and workshop leaders, planning annual arts activities and budget management

This position is part time (20 hours) fixed term for 3 year (then subject to funding).

Salary: £14,818 annually, for 20 hours per week (£30,507 for full-time equivalent)

Based in Belfast

  • Third level qualification in a relevant discipline e.g.  Arts Management, though demonstrable transferable skills from other disciplines will be considered
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in curating, planning and managing creative programmes and participation activities. Experience gained in organisations or working with organisations which demonstrate excellent access and arts and disability programmes will be prioritised
  • Experience of recruiting freelance staff, artists, tutors and performers
  • knowledge and experience of the arts and cultural sector in NI. 
  • Experience of administration systems and proficient in the use of IT and social media
  • Proven experience in effective networking, building opportunities and partnerships
  • Experience in project management and delivering against outcomes
  • Proven experience in identifying and securing funding opportunities to support programming activities.
  • Evidence of planning and organising skills
  • Effective communication – particularly written, and presentation skills where access equipment/ personnel are provided


Application Forms can be requested via e-mail from

It should be noted that the criteria may be enhanced to facilitate short-listing. 

Closing date for completed applications is  Friday 1st January 2021

UofA operates a child protection and adults at risk policies.

AccessNI checks will be carried out before an appointment can be confirmed.

We are an equal opportunities employer


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