Swansea University

Creativity Programme Officer

 

Closing Date

 26-11-2017

Salary

£33,518 to £38,833 per annum (pro-rata if part time) together with USS pension benefits.

 

Main Purpose of the Post

We seek a Creativity Programme Officer to stimulate and facilitate student, staff and community creativity in and around the newly configured ground-floor spaces of the Taliesin Arts Centre building on the Singleton Campus.

A university-wide programme of creativity is being initiated by the College of Arts and Humanities, capitalising on the achievements and expertise of the College’s public engagement and projects team (RIAH), and focused on empowering individuals and groups to be creative in diverse ways – artistically, culturally and intellectually. We hope to have built a thriving ‘creative community’ in our University by its Centenary in 2020. The programme lays particular emphasis on the interaction of Science and the Arts and the complementary roles of technology and individual craft. Our aim is to enrich the student and staff experience at Swansea and to connect with the Swansea Bay City Region in new and exciting ways.

The first step of this programme is the use of the Taliesin Arts Centre ground floor as a series of flexible spaces for student- or staff-led activities that are creative, hands-on, autonomous, and fun. Only the imagination of users should limit the way the space is used: it will host student-curated exhibitions and film festivals, pop-up performances, workshops, and digital art; it will celebrate our diversity and internationalism; students will learn from each other here and co-create with accessible technology; and this space will provide a shopfront for the work of the university with students, with the community, and with researchers.

Based in the Taliesin Arts Centre, the Creativity Programme Officer will be a key figure in creating a space that is welcoming, busy and exciting: the post holder will work with students and staff to try out ideas, shape the facilities to users’ needs, and connect activities here to what is going on in the Taliesin Theatre, the Egypt Centre, and in due course the adjacent Student Activity Centre. The Creativity Programme Officer will work with leaders, such as the Head of COAH and the Professor in Creativity, as well as students, academics, and external ‘stakeholders’ to forge a strategic vision and then a delivery plan.

For full details of the job and how to apply please go here