Creative Learning & Community Partnerships Manager, Ambassador Theatre Group


Creative Learning & Community Partnerships is a dynamic department which delivers a high quality programme of cultural education activities.

Sunderland Empire is a spectacular grade two listed large scale receiving house venue, hosting a vibrant programme featuring touring theatre such as Disney’s Lion King and National Theatre's War Horse, as well as comedy, music and community performances.

Creative Learning & Community Partnerships is a dynamic department which delivers a high quality programme of award winning cultural education which is locally driven, with national significance!

The Creative Learning & Community Partnerships Manager will lead Sunderland Creative Learning in high profile strategic audience development projects, exciting and complex partnership ventures, and a long term sustained programme for a diverse range of local participants.


  • One or both of the following: educated to degree level or alternative, substantial relevant experience
  • At least three years’ experience of producing and delivering relevant Cultural Education programmes
  • Proven team management and partnership working experience
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal
  • Experience of project management, including excellent finance management, and strong development experience
  • Experience in collating information for monitoring and evaluation of funded projects, and general internal evaluation and reporting, including creation of case studies.
  • Previous history of working within or in partnership with theatre, dance or theatre in education companies
  • In depth understanding of safeguarding best practice including knowledge of the appropriate child protection legislation and DBS procedures
  • Knowledge of key policy and agenda as pertinent to the cultural and education sectors
  • Experience of working with a broad cross section of communities including learners & audience members with additional needs.
  • Understanding of marketing & press and its role within Creative Learning

Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Good contacts in culture, education and community partnerships contexts
  • Good knowledge of drama, dance and theatre genres
  • Experience in recruiting arts workers and practitioners
  • Knowledge of GDPR in the context of Creative Learning

We intend to hold interviews at the Sunderland Empire in the week commencing 2nd July. 

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