Job Opportunity at Dronfield Hall Barn

Job Opportunity at Dronfield Hall Barn

Creative Manager (Events, Interpretation, Volunteers)

Dronfield Hall Barn

The Dronfield Heritage Trust, Dronfield Hall Barn, High Street, Dronfield, S18 1PX 

£24,000-£28,000 per annum dependent on experience. 

Full-time, permanent 

Flexible working available. 

Some weekend/evening work required.

The closing date is 11th April.

The Dronfield Heritage Trust is looking to recruit a Creative Manager based in Dronfield to manage the programming at Dronfield Hall Barn. The Barn is a historic community building dating back to 1430. The Barn was restored, extended and opened to the public in 2016 with support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The Barn has a coffee shop and gardens and hosts exhibitions, events, festivals, weddings and corporate clients. We work with our team of volunteers and partners to create a vibrant community hub for Dronfield and District. 

Application by:
• Covering letter (no more than 2 pages) 
• CV (please detail your employment/work history and education and training)

Please email applications to Claire Wilks on by 5pm on Sunday 11th April. Interview process and date to be confirmed. 

Job Description
• Be responsible for the overall programming strategy at Dronfield Hall Barn including group bookings, events, exhibitions and festivals. Work with internal and external partners to deliver the programme. 
• Liaise with the Commercial Manager and Buildings Manager to deliver a holistic approach to programming that takes account of the commercial bookings.
• Coordinate the volunteer team to deliver the day to day management of the Barn, deliver events, gardens, research, exhibitions and archive. 
• Welcome and induct volunteers and provide training, support and information.  
• Liaison with local groups, societies and organisations in Dronfield and District and promote the Barn. 
• Be the Creative Lead for the Dronfield Arts Festival and work with the external contractor to deliver the annual event and maintain the presence throughout the year. 
• Work with volunteers to develop publications, merchandise and exhibition 
• Develop potential future income streams, work with the commercial manager including bid writing 
• Manage the marketing of the event programme including through the website, newsletters and social media
• Identify future projects that would benefit the Barn and the wider community.
• Report to the trustees and be part of the strategy team.  

Desired Skills and Experience
• Previous experience of project management; planning, delivery and evaluation. 
• A qualification or experience in a related heritage, education or interpretive discipline and/or experience of developing engagement in a heritage site.
• Creative flair and an understanding of interpretive techniques to create engaging content and support learning for a wide range of ages and abilities. 
• Experience of managing volunteers with volunteer run organisations and an understanding of the needs of volunteers.
• The motivation and discipline to work independently and also be an effective team player.
• Excellent communication skills; confidence in dealing with a wide range of audiences and through a variety of media including digital.
• Understanding of heritage funding options and developing and generating income streams.
• The ability to be a strong advocate for the Trust in the wider community
• Ability to ensure that a high level of customer service is delivered consistently
• Flexibility to adapt to situations and problem solve in a busy and varied environment.

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