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We have two new roles in the Creative Scene Team; please read on for more information and how to apply. Please note, applicants who may be interested in both of the roles need to complete and fill out separate application forms, as these are different but complementary roles with differing levels of experience and skills required.


Communications and Audience Development Manager

Communications and Audience Development Manager

£27,156-29,982 per annum, subject to experience.

Fixed term contract, full time, to December 2020 with strong possibility for extending.

Closing: 26th March 2019, 12 noon

More than Marketing!

We are looking for an experienced communications and audience development professional who wants to use their skills to make a difference to how people experience and get involved in the arts. You will take responsibility for leading marketing, recruitment and communications around our wide creative programme of commissions, opportunities, events and activities.

Here at Creative Scene we have over 4 years experience of co-commissioning, co-producing and co- programming amazing arts and cultural activities with the people that live in this urban area of West Yorkshire. As a result, over 200,000 people who don’t usually engage in the arts have experienced work from the best artists and companies in the region and as well as national companies such as Periplum, Complicite, Opera North, Walk the Plank, IOU and Idle Women. We’ve commissioned and programmed work as part of local festivals, through a touring circuit of pubs and community centres, in market halls, train stations, town squares, parks and bingo halls. We also run a creative space, Brigantia, where members can meet, network and learn together.

We want to make sure that people who don’t usually take part in arts and cultural activities and opportunities, get to hear about all the brilliant things happening in the Creative Scene in West Yorkshire; and to share our successes and our learning wide and far- so that we can continue to contribute to building the cultural ecology in the region, and make sure these experiences continue- for the people, the places and the artists involved.

A team worker who knows how to collaborate, challenge and influence, you will have a minimum of 3 years experience working in the arts or cultural sector; enjoy the buzz that comes from working with a wide range of people and bringing their contributions into play to deliver a busy programme; and some strong ideas about how to keep a wide cross-section of people interested and involved in growing the Creative Scene of the future.

If you have a track record of leading, developing and implementing marketing and audience development strategies, we want to hear from you.

This is a fixed term post until December 2020, and with strong potential to extend. You will be part of a team that aims to meet our ambition to further develop the programme and organisation and to secure new funding, until 2024 and beyond.

To download the Recruitment Pack and Application Form, click here:

Recruitment Pack

Application Form

Audience Development Digital Project Manager (KTP Associate)

Audience Development Digital Project Manager (KTP AssociatE)

£24,000 up to £27,000 dependent on experience

Fixed term appointment for 12 months, Full Time

University of Huddersfield School of Art, Design & Architecture

Based with Creative Scene, Dewsbury.

Closing Date: 18 March 2019, 12 noon

Passionate about combining innovative audience development approaches with digital, data driven solutions?

We are looking for a high-calibre graduate to work on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership to help develop and establish an innovative audience development scheme across the West Yorkshire region.

Employed by the University of Huddersfield, and based within the Creative Scene team, you will work with senior staff and with experts from the University of Huddersfield to project manage a 12-month programme of research and development in collaboration with key stakeholders in the region.

With a good first degree, you will be working towards or intending to work towards, a Masters or Doctorate level degree in cultural development, audience development, marketing or relevant digital / data analysis field.

The role will involve researching web-based audience development and membership schemes and using this knowledge to model and develop a new digital platform; taking a lead on establishing the procedures which underpin this and devising strategies for collating and promoting a high quality, curated regional offer.

This is a key role within Creative Scene at an exciting time for our development as we look to the continuation of the project and a new business model to 2024.

The successful candidate will have at least 3 years’ experience of working in a professional context, and of leading a project through from beginning to successful conclusion.

You will have knowledge of current trends in audience development, digital marketing and the application of digital technologies; and you will want to contribute towards our aim of enabling more people to participate in great arts and culture.

The objective of this role is to work with Creative Scene to support their ambition to grow audiences from areas of least engagement, by presenting an accessible and connected arts and cultural offer across the West Yorkshire region, through an innovative audience development partnership and a curated digital platform.

The post is offered within a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) – a three-way project between a graduate, a commercial organisation and a University, funded by Innovate UK. You will report to an academic supervisor at the University of Huddersfield and be based within the Creative Scene team at their Dewsbury Offices, developing the project with a work-based supervisor.

Attention is drawn to the person requirements listed and applicants are asked to provide a supporting statement to evidence their match to the criteria. For further information please see the following link:

Applicants are asked to download the Recruitment Pack and complete the online application from here.


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