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Programmer – Artist Development APPLY TODAY!
Programmer - Artist Development APPLY TODAY!
Richmond Arts Service
Post Date: 04 Jul 2020


Are you passionate about supporting artists and developing the art sector at a range of levels? Would you like to bring new art forms to residents? If this sounds like you, apply now…

Richmond Arts Service make arts in Richmond accessible, and empower people to be creative. They see, share and make as part of their everyday lives. What they produce is relevant for Richmond and West London and contributes something new to London and UK culture. They aim to connect people through culture, and across barriers. They are working to increase the impact of our services and build a more diverse audience. The experiences we create range from personal to collaborative, with moments of ‘reflection’ ‘discovery’ and ‘surprise’. Based at Orleans House Gallery on Twickenham Riverside, the team is responsible for a range of creative programmes that have the public at the heart of the activity.

Richmond Arts Service are looking for Programmer in Artist Development. They deliver a number of high profile festivals including the Richmond Literature Festival that bring new art to the borough, alongside strategic projects to support artists and develop the local arts sector. They are especially interested in people who have brought significant change and improvements to places they have worked, and those who are willing to try new things and help us deliver unexpected and innovative new services for the public.


  • Deliver relevant public facing programmes and activities that encourage the development of artists and the arts sector within the borough
  • Manage activities such as the Richmond Literature Festival, RichDance, and Art House open studios, but also develop new programmes that include a range of art forms and new technologies
  • Manage partnerships and co-commissioning arrangements and build relationships with artists working and living in the borough
  • Ensure services are communicated well to the relevant audiences and influencers
  • Contribute to strategic initiatives and policies which increase the effectiveness of their services


  • Experience of developing and delivering public facing creative programmes with a focus on festivals and multidisciplinary programmes
  • Enjoy creating new innovative arts programmes
  • Able to forward plan and manage risk
  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide range of individuals
  • Happy to adapt to changing priorities, contexts and deadlines.
  • Able to manage and lead teams successfully in fast-moving dynamic environments

This opportunity is open to all candidates


Twickenham, UK

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