Programme Manager Vacancy

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Programme Manager Vacancy

Brighter Sound is looking for an inspirational, creatively minded, well organised individual to manage a major programme of creative music projects and activity across the North of England and nationally.

We’ve received funding from Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence fund to deliver Both Sides Now, an ambitious programme to support, inspire and showcase female artists.

Both Sides Now focusses on the North of England with national and international programming spanning three years, working with an incredible range of partners, ambassadors and venues.

It combines residencies for the UK’s best emerging talent, mentoring, projects for young musicians, digital resources for schools and education, industry training and apprenticeships, showcase events and artistic commissions, supported by inspirational artists.

We’re excited about the scale, ambition and potential for Both Sides Now to have a long-lasting and meaningful impact on female representation in the music industry – reframing perceptions, challenging stereotypes and influencing cultural, social and political change.

We’re looking for a highly organised individual who has strong initiative, good attention to detail, is highly motivated, communicative and a team player. The successful candidate will have excellent and relevant experience of event, project and partnership management, as well as good knowledge of the music landscape and creative learning through music, which will range from artistic development for emerging professionals to projects with young people.

How to apply

To apply, please download the job pack here* and email with:

  • a response to the personal spec and job description of no more than two sides of A4
  • a completed equal opportunities form
  • an up-to-date CV

*Please note, this is a zip file so cannot be downloaded when accessing this page within the Facebook app – users will need to open the webpage in a window outside the app.

Closing date: Wednesday 6 September, midnight

Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Shortlisted applicants will be notified by close of play on Friday 8 September.

Interviews: Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 September

Thank you for your interest. We look forward to receiving your application.

Brighter Sound is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are committed to supporting and meeting the needs of people with learning difficulties or disabilities. If you require the application in a different format or have difficulty completing your application online, please call us to discuss alternative options on 0161 830 3899.

If you have any questions about the role please phone Kate Lowes on 0161 830 3974 or