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Job Vacancy: Project Manager

Posted by Magic Me on 2015-03-02

Magic Me’s Schools and Communities Programme is developing, as we aim to work with more young people, adults and community partners in Tower Hamlets each year, and develop work across London and beyond.

This is an exciting time to join Magic Me as we develop new models of working with school partners, and find more ways for older and young people to meet, connect, create and learn together.

This role is a fantastic opportunity for an individual with demonstrable experience of working in a similar role in an arts or voluntary organisation, who is eager to shape and manage a vibrant programme of work, and develop partnerships in Tower Hamlets and beyond.

We are looking for a Project Manager with a strong track record of managing and developing large scale community and participatory arts projects, who is passionate and committed to connecting people through the arts.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrable understanding of the issues facing young and older people today, and will be ready to manage the smooth running of Magic Me’s busy Schools and Communities programme. The post holder will work in Tower Hamlets, as well as deliver and produce new Magic Me work outside of the borough and outside of London.

We are looking for a pro-active project manager, with proven experience of scheduling and planning as well as evaluating and monitoring participatory arts programmes. In addition, they will be confident in creating budgets and delivering value for money. They will also be a dynamic producer, with demonstrable experience of curating and producing community arts performances, sharings and events in professional and non-professional venues.

The successful candidate will be a strong people person and skilled communicator who thrives working with a range of stakeholders including participants, artists, teachers, care workers, and community organisations, to ensure support and beneficial outcomes for all. They will be a tactful and strong negotiator, bringing the arts into venues and organisations who have never experienced them before.  The Project Manager will instigate, develop and maintain relationships with schools, community partners, older people services and care homes in Tower Hamlets and beyond, delivering exciting programmes of work and supporting legacy for individuals and organisations.

They will line manage and work collaboratively with the Project Coordinator, and work alongside the Programme Director to shape the overall strategic goals of projects in line with Magic Me’s five-year strategy.

This is a full time permanent position. Normal office hours are 9.30am-5.30pm, Monday to Friday. This role may on occasion require some evening or weekend work. Whilst overtime is not possible, Time Off In Lieu may be taken.

Salary: £26-28,000 pro rata, depending on experience. Based in our office in Bethnal Green.

We welcome and encourage applications from people from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, as staff from these groups are currently under represented within our team.


Download the Project Manager Job Description and Person Specification.

Download and Complete the Project Manager Application Form

Download and Complete the Applicant Personal Details Cover Sheet

Please complete and submit your application and the cover sheet by email to by 9am on Tuesday 19th July 2017. We will not be able to consider applications received after this deadline.  Interviews will be held on Tuesday 25th July 2017.

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