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Programme Manager (Folk Festival & Corn Exchange)

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Cambridge City Council
£34,728 - £39,880
Corn Exchange
Closing date:
14 September 2021 at midday

Hours: 37 per week
Contract: Permanent
Salary: £34,728 - £39,880 per annum (City Pay Band 6)
Location: Cambridge City
Closing Date: 12 noon, 14th September 2021
Interviews: Week Commencing 20th September 2021

Here at Cambridge City we are looking for someone remarkable. Someone enthusiastic. Someone impressive.

Not only will you be passionate about people and events you will also be looking for an exciting challenge leading the Culture and Community team responsible for the programme of events in the City.

You will be an ambitious individual who is able to plan, manage and promote events as well as deliver an exceptional experience for our communities. This core role will see you work directly with the Culture and Community Manager, leading on the programme structure for the Cambridge Corn Exchange and Guildhalls which will include the performance-based programme as well as conferencing and community activity.

The successful candidate will be part of a fast-paced proactive team and we will look to you to lead on artistic programming for the world-renowned Cambridge Folk Festival as well as our incredibly popular wider City Events.

With the ability to manage multiple, complex priorities you will have experience of planning and developing artistic programmes across a range of genres and will be adept at negotiating with artist agents and promoters. We are looking for a person who has a genuine desire to deliver outstanding experiences for customers along with the ability to inspire trust, confidence, respect and credibility from a range of people.

Our ideal candidate will be able to deal with change and to support new ways of working and will share our passion for arts and culture. If you have the talents we’re looking for, then what are you waiting for? Come and tell us what you can bring to the team.

In return we can give you access to a range of benefits including family friendly policies, generous annual leave allowance, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), a healthy learning and development programme and a health and wellbeing programme for all staff.

To find out more about this opportunity, please contact Rebecca Stewart:

E-mail: or or download the ‘General Information for Applicants’ PDF document below. This contains:

- The Job Description
- The Person Specification
- Details about the City Council
- Information on our Benefits and Working for Us
- Guidance on the Application Process

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