The Head of Programming and Events will lead on the development and delivery of a programming and events strategy that: creates a diverse, high-quality and accessible programme of music, theatre, comedy and talks; balances the community, cultural and commercial elements of the hall’s programming; increases revenue through both generated income and charitable grants; champions local producers, promoters and festivals and; improves promoter and performer experience.
Main Responsibilities and duties:
•Set and manage budgets and work towards income generation targets agreed with the Director.
•Develop and have oversight of a strategy which includes all activities and events in the hall including; programmed events, events organised by those hiring the hall and events organised in-house
•Actively research and engage potential programming possibilities including visiting other venues, sampling shows and events and networking with relevant counterparts, artists and performers, particularly in Cumbria.
•Lead on the development of local and national partnerships with programming partners and build exceptional relationships to enhance programming opportunities such as co-funding touring productions.
•Lead on liaison with promoters and negotiation of deals/splits for programmed events and the organisation of associated contracts
•Increase income through ticket sales, hires and through close working with the Head of Hospitality help shape hospitality offers appropriate to the programmed events which can also increase sales.
•Develop funded strands of the overall programming which take account of the Coro’s values and priorities and support emerging talent and priorities.
•Develop and deliver / oversee a range of activities and events designed to consult on, promote and/or engage audiences in the programming and events schedule, such as community outreach, workshops, exhibitions and school’s engagement.
•Support and maintain oversight of a package of events which form part of the programming and events strategy through management responsibility of the Events Manager (responsible for the development and organisation of these events)
• Develop the Coro’s reputation and relationships with promoters and performers so that the Coro becomes a desirable venue for them to visit and use, including ensuring that all performers and their teams are welcomed and looked after to a high standard of care and courtesy.
•Work closely with festival organisers in Ulverston and regular/annual hirers of the hall to support and develop the calendar of festivals and community delivered aspects of the programme.
•Work closely with the Head of Communications and Marketing to profile, target and grow audience numbers, increase diversity within the audience and to drive growth within new demographics which will be identified through regular surveying and analysis of the box office data for evaluative purposes and to inform future development.
•Report to the board directly on strategy development, performance and financial issues.
•Undertake other tasks as agreed with the director.
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Closing date: Monday 10th February
Interviews: Friday 14th February
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.