Strategic Manager Culture

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 24/10/2018 23:59
£58,500 Pending Pay Review
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Executive / Managerial
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Employment Location:
You may be required to work at any council workplace within County Durham
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Closing date:
24 Oct
Further Information

We are seeking a dynamic and talented individual to build on Durham’s world class cultural reputation. Bringing strong management and leadership to a wide portfolio of Theatres, Museums, Collections, Libraries, Heritage venues, Festivals and Events both directly and through our key partners.

As a culture professional you will need a strong understanding of our audiences and be able to drive these both creatively and commercially and be able to demonstrate experience of having successfully delivered a wide variety of arts and culture services and projects. You will bring specialist knowledge of arts and culture policy and practice in order to shape and transform not only our creative but community, health and tourism aspirations.

County Durham has a wide portfolio of cultural venues, programmes and activities affording you the opportunity to be part of shaping a vibrant cultural offer. We have a growing reputation for producing theatre at our flagship Gala Theatre, produce festivals of national and international note including Lumiere and BRASS and provide the opportunity to work with key cultural partners including Artichoke, New Writing North, The Bowes Museum, the Science Museum Group, Durham Cathedral, Durham University and Beamish, to nurture a thriving cultural offer.

We have aspirations around transforming our libraries and venues and working closely with the management team and supported by a senior team of arts, library and heritage officers you will lead these exciting programmes.

If you think that you meet the requirements for this exciting and challenging role, then we look forward to hearing from you.

Required Qualifications:
• Relevant professional qualification at degree level or equivalent
• Membership of a relevant professional institute

For further discussion please contact:

Stephen Howell Head of Culture and Sport on tele. no. 03000 264550 or email

The interview date is to be confirmed.

Apply on-line via the jobs portal or for further assistance contact the HR Operations & Data Team on telephone no. 03000 267190 / 267940 or email

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CVs. Any information provided on CVs will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.