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May 17th, 2013 3:13 pm

The Drum is the UK’s premier arts centre dedicated to the development, presentation and celebration of African, Asian and Caribbean arts and cultural activities for the benefit of all is seeking motivated and skilled individuals to join its permanent and casual staff team to support an ambitious and exciting programme of activities:


Arts Programme Manager

£20,000 – £24,000 per annum

You will manage The Drum’s artistic programme including touring productions, commissions, arts participation projects and festivals ensuring that it delivers the departmental targets as well as contribute to departmental fundraising and income generation targets.

You will need a degree or an appropriate qualification in a relevant subject, e.g. Arts management, performing Arts, Visual Arts or Project Management, a minimum of 2 years’ experience working in the Arts or a related field, proven planning, Project Management, administration and organisational skills.


Arts Development & Outreach Manager P/T 221/2 £20,000 – £24,000 per annum

As Arts Development & Outreach Manager you will manage a range of existing arts development partnerships and produce a new distinctive high quality Arts Development programme that is accessible, wide reaching, engages artists and secures active participation and attendance from target communities.

You will also be required to raise additional project funding to support the programme.  You will need a professional qualification in project management or equivalent, have substantial experience of developing and delivering arts development / community arts initiatives, experience of developing participants / audiences through outreach strategy planning and have experience of working within the arts/cultural sector.

You will need to be educated to A level standard (including English) or equivalent, have good creative writing, proof­reading and print production skills, 2 years’ experience of working in a similar role in a commercial or arts marketing environment, have basic design skills, good computer literacy especially MS Office packages, databases and computerised ticketing systems. 

Bar & Hospitality Steward P/T 221/2

£6.19 per hour

To support the Head of Drum Commercial to deliver a high standard of customer care and deliver a professional Bar and Hospitality service at The Drum and in venues deemed appropriate. The role requires an individual with experience of working in a bar and catering / hospitality environment and have experience of handling cash and excellent customer service skills.


Casual Customer Service Co-ordinator

£7.50 per hour

This role requires a highly professional individual to provide high quality customer focused service, to act as a focal point of information for customers and users of the centre and to ensure the effective operation and management of The Drum’s customer service activities.

You will need experience of working in a customer care / duty management environment, excellent communication and self-presentation skills, experience of dealing with a wide variety of people in a busy and pressurized environment and be available to work evenings and weekends.


Artifax & Executive Officer

£16,000 — £19,000 per annum

You will take responsibility for the development and implementation of The Drum’s Artifax Event Management system which is used to ensure the effective operation of The Drum’s programme of activities, carry out a range of administrative duties as well as providing professional and efficient administrative support to the Chief Executive and Head of Executive and Operations. The successful candidate will need to have substantial experience of developing and implementing computerised systems, providing administrative / secretarial support, minute taking as well as excellent planning and communication skills.


Marketing & Press Officer

£16,000 – £19,000 per annum

This role requires you to provide effective marketing support for the Marketing and Promotions Manager, the Arts and Marketing and Drum Commercial teams as well as contribute to devising and implementing effective marketing, PR and advertising plans and strategies aimed at increasing attendance and participation.


Download an information pack and application form :

Artifax & Executive Officer PDF Pack

Arts & Development Manager PDF Pack

Arts Programme Manager PDF Pack

Bar & Hospitality Steward PDF pack

Casual Customer Service Co-ordinator PDF pack

Marketing & Press Officer PDF Pack


Closing date: 31 May 2013

Send applications to Esther Lisk-Carew at h.sharma@the-drum.org.uk.


The Drum is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.


The Drum receives on-going financial support from Arts Council England and Birmingham City Council.


Charity No 1042218