Capsule are recruiting: General Manager






General Manager
Capsule are seeking a highly organised and systematic individual with excellent communication skills and a successful track record in project management to join one of the UK’s most dynamic arts organisations.

Capsule is a Birmingham based arts organisation, we craft extraordinary cultural events for adventurous audiences. Capsule is a cultural alchemist: an innovative arts producer initiating, commissioning and producing multi disciplinary work, which includes festivals, events, artist development and partnerships with a range of organisations. Audiences are at the heart of our thinking. We champion extraordinary artists, working across artforms including digital culture and sound, ensuring many can enjoy them. Our work is of the highest quality, authentic and inclusive, our role as cultural developer – spotting as-yet unmet potential and building on it.

Capsule have a successful history of creating and producing projects including the groundbreaking heritage project Home Of Metal and one of the UK’s leading experimental arts festivals, Supersonic. In addition we deliver high profile work for clients which has included curating the cultural programme for the opening of Europe’s largest public library, exhibitions for the Royal Shakespeare Company and international work for UKTI.

You’ll work with the Director to deliver our flagship project Supersonic Festival, now in its 11th year, and  shape the year round programme.

You’ll have a successful track record in project management and fundraising, with hands-on experience of delivering complex arts events, a proven ability to manage budgets and cashflow, and the ability to lead small teams of staff.

Key areas of responsibility:
–       Running the Capsule office, including:
–       Team management / recruitment
–       Finance management
–      Servicing Board meetings
–       Project management, including:
–       Project logistics
–       Liaising with and managing project stakeholders
–       Report writing and project evaluation
–       Fundraising

Contract: Freelance for 12 months beginning in Oct 2014
Hours: Part time
Salary: £25 – £28k depending on experience
Deadline for applications is 22nd August 5pm.
To apply, please email info[at] to request an application pack, with General Manager in the subject line.

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