Bow Arts is seeking an entrepreneurial and experienced Head of Education and Learning to lead our renowned Education Programme, delivering artist-led projects with 100 schools across 14 London boroughs, improving the lives and learning of over 11,000 children, young people and their teachers each year.
Our Education service delivers artist-led educational programmes that respond to school improvement needs and supports collaborative working with and between schools. A member of the Bow Arts Senior Leadership Team, you will be responsible for the strategic leadership of the Education and Learning Department. The department is one of the main areas of income generation for the organisation with an annual turnover of around £500k, whilst also playing a central role in delivering our mission of providing local urban communities with long-term affordable access to arts production, consumption and education. Experienced in managing growth, you will be responsible for delivering the ambitions of our development strategy to grow participation by 5% per year through key strategic partnerships with education and community partners including the development of new consortia of schools for each of our key sites. To be successful in the role you will be proactive in building Bow Arts’ reputation as a sector leader for high quality arts education and learning amongst key stakeholders. As the Head of Department, you will also be responsible for the efficient and effective running of your department, including systems for financial planning and management, project management, quality assurance, team development and performance management.
Established in 1995, Bow Arts Trust (a charity and company limited by guarantee) has grown rapidly to become one of London’s largest and arguably its leading affordable workspace provider for emerging creative professionals. With a financial model unique for the sector, Bow Arts Trust has gained financial sustainability through growing its property portfolio and investing in local communities to deliver on our charitable objectives. We champion lifelong learning and inspire the future generation, providing young people and artists with the infrastructure, practical support, skills development and networks they need to enable them to secure employment and career opportunities, which in turn generates further social and financial investment back into local neighbourhoods.
If you are looking to join a vibrant and entrepreneurial culture where personal and professional development is supported, please apply using the application form and Job Description below.
- Application form – Head of Education and Learning (Word)
- Job Description – Head of Education and Learning (PDF)
- Bow Arts Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (Word)
Please note, CVs will not be accepted.
Application closing date: 9am Monday 13 May 2019
Interview dates: 23 & 24 May 2019
Bow Arts is an equal opportunities employer and registered charity no. 1046958. The Bow Arts office is fully wheelchair accessible. Please let us know if you have any access requirements that you would like us to be aware of should you be offered an interview.