The House Development & Partnerships Manager

University of Plymouth - Faculty of Arts and Humanities

School of Humanities and Performing Arts

Salary: £29,301 to £32,004 pa pro rata - Grade 6

The House is University of Plymouth’s new state-of-the-art Performing Arts Building, providing contemporary and creative spaces for theatre, dance arts and music performances as well as corporate events and social functions. In June 2015, it was used by the BBC for their flagship political debating show Question Time and in July 2015 The House hosted workshops as part of the U Dance National Festival.

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Your primary responsibility will be to develop the profile of The House and to increase the commercial and externally funded use of its spaces. This will involve attracting, nurturing and developing relationships with potential commercial clients to secure bookings for high quality events and activities. You will also develop partnerships with arts and cultural organisations across Plymouth and beyond in order to identify opportunities to incorporate the use of The House within new projects and funding bids e.g. company tours, festivals, residencies, master classes etc.

This role requires a highly self-motivated and enterprising individual with experience of developing relationships with commercial clients and working in partnership with arts and cultural organisations. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, commercial acumen and the capability and determination to develop and pursue short and long-term strategies to maximise the success and impact of The House. You will have a first degree in an events, marketing, business or related discipline or equivalent professional experience within an arts or educational organisation demonstrating appropriate application of skills and knowledge. You will be an excellent team player, working in effect across two parts of the faculty: the School of Humanities and Performing Arts and Peninsula Arts, the University’s Public Arts organisation.

For an informal discussion please contact Ruth Way, Associate Head of School: Music and Performing Arts, on telephone 01752 585241 or via email

This is a part-time position working 11.1 hours (0.3fte) per week on a fixed-term basis for 1 year (initially). The contract will be for annualised hours to permit focus on events, where appropriate.

Closing date: 12 midnight, Monday 14 November 2016

Interviews are likely to take place on: 28 November 2016

Starting Date: 1st January 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter.

University of Plymouth is committed to an inclusive culture and respecting diversity, and welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is a Stonewall diversity champion.

The University holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award which recognises commitment to advancing women’s career in STEMM academia.

University of Plymouth has been recognised by Bloomberg as one of the 50 best UK employers for 2016.

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