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Cultural Park Keeper, Whitworth Art Gallery

North West Closes Friday 26 September 2014 Paid (£30k-40k) Full time Artform: interdisciplinary arts, visual arts, Other   Contact: Amy Jones



Closing date : 26/09/2014
Employment type : Fixed Term
Duration : 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2017
Salary : £30,434 to £37,394 per annum
Hours per week : Full time

In 1889, we were England’s first art gallery to be built in a park. In 2014, we’re transforming the building to bring the inside out, and outside in.   The reopened Whitworth will include two new wings, embracing the park, an art garden and orchard garden created by award-winning landscape designer Sarah Price and a significant number of new outdoor sculptures.  As part of our work outside and commitment to all things green,we are recruiting two new roles.

The park keeper reimagined for 21st century Manchester; bringing art, nature and people together. As Cultural Park Keeper you will lead, develop and coordinate dedicated engagement and wellbeing programmes, partnerships and activities with a focus on existing park users and new audiences.  You will forge new strategic local partnerships, manage a large team of volunteers and create more opportunities for people to get involved.

This post is supported by a grant from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

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As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as black and minority ethnic (BME)/male candidates are currently under-represented at this level in this area, we would particularly welcome applications from BME/male applicants. All appointments will be made on merit.

If you would like to be a part of the Whitworth Art Gallery's work in the park, you may also be interested in our Landscape and Sustainability Technician role



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