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Senior Project Manager - Estuary 2020, Cement Fields

  • 13th September 2019
  • South East, North Kent
  • Part time
  • Paid (£30k-40k pro rata)
  • visual arts
  • Catherine Herbert


Freelance fixed term contract to the end of October 2020, offered at £36,000 pro rata.

We anticipate that this will be the equivalent of around 3 days per week, therefore annual freelance fee will be £21,600.

About Cement Fields

Cement Fields is a new and distinctive arts organisation based in North Kent, growing out of Whitstable Biennale. We work collaboratively with artists, and communities, to create outstanding new art, along the Thames Estuary from Dartford to Whitstable.

In September-October 2020, in partnership with Metal, we will present Estuary 2020, a major festival that will take place across the Thames Estuary in North Kent and South Essex. Dates for the next edition of Whitstable Biennale will be announced Autumn 2019.

About this Role

As a key member of Cement Field’s team working towards Estuary 2020 you will be based in Gravesend working largely, but not exclusively on the North Kent side of the river. This is a senior role with responsibility to develop and maintain strategic partnerships and opportunities for the festival programme; work with artists to produce and realise new, commissioned work and show existing works; help to raise funds and develop the resources and team to deliver an exciting set of cultural development and arts events programming; and work with a wide and diverse constituency of people.

This is a fantastic opportunity for you if: you thrive on building relationships and delivering ambitious programme; you can demonstrate a commitment to creating opportunities for people of all ages and from all walks of life to participate in, and access contemporary art; and if you can evidence practical experience of attracting funding and resources to create exciting cultural events.

Managing a broad range of activities you will be highly organised, self-motivated and proactive. You will be able to operate effectively under pressure with excellent communication skills, good humour and energy and, as a representative of Cement Fields, work generously with a wide range of communities.


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