Josef Herman Foundation Project Manager Required

The Josef Herman Art Foundation Cymru (JHAFC) is a registered charity. It was founded in 2002 to encourage, through exhibitions, the public appreciation of the visual arts by people of all ages, and to honour the artist Josef Herman and his legacy. In 2015 the JHAFC is entering into a one year funded programme supported by Arts Council England and is seeking a Project Manager to manage the programme.

An annual fee of £15,600 (estimated at £15.00 per hour to a maximum limit of 960 hours annually (approximately 20hours a week) is available over the term of the Contract to deliver the tasks as stated in the Contract.

The annual programme will include:
A new Friends subscription service enabling individuals/families to join the Foundation and increasing awareness of a range of activities through regular online newsletters.
A new 30-day Printmaking residency, offered to an emerging Welsh artist to support their professional development, offering a training space in a professional printmaking studio to develop a new range of work, resulting in an exhibition in spring 2016.
A new touring exhibition programme, utilising our collection and education pack.
A quarterly lecture programme engaging Welsh artists and creative professionals discussing their work and interests in relation to Josef Herman’s work, life and times.
A young person’s arts summer school, engaging 2 artists and offering 2 weeks of artist-led activities over 10 half-day workshops in Summer 2016 and aimed at children between the ages of 10 and 18.
Further development of our National Eisteddfod programme, with a display area and exhibition, incorporating our People’s Choice Award and a new Arts trail.
A range of artist-led community workshops, aimed at families and including activities leading up to May Day in 2016 and engaging 2 artists for a total of 10 days. Workshops will be based at The Welfare, Ystradgynlais.

The post-holder will manage the programme on a day-to-day basis. The position will be based at The Welfare, Ystradgynlais.

Duties and responsibilities:
The project manager’s duties will be to provide project management for the annual programme as defined above, and will also be supported by the appointment of an administrative assistant. Duties will include:
Management support for the annual programme including administrative and financial management
Liaison with local and regional partners as appropriate
Planning, promotion, marketing, development and animation of community programmes
Working with the Board to actively monitor and evaluate the programme
Staff and project contractor supervision
Administration of the budget

Duration of Contract
The Contract shall commence on 5th October 2015 and will finish on 30th September 2016.

Person Specification
The person should have the following skills and abilities:

Proven experience of managing the successful delivery of large-scale projects, based on recognised good practice.
Proven experience of managing extensive artist-led learning outreach projects.
An undergraduate degree or equivalent experience in arts which demonstrates good judgment, accuracy, attention to detail and the ability to manage figures
Experience of leading and motivating a project team
Ability to engage and gain commitment from people at all levels, especially external stakeholders.
Effective, energetic and articulate thinker, good at working with people to solve problems.
Experience of managing and monitoring budgets.
IT skills including Microsoft Word, Excel and Desk Top publishing
High level of personal effectiveness, ability to prioritise, to remain calm under pressure and deliver quality work to deadlines.
Excellent written and oral communication skills including proven ability to write formal reports and deliver presentations. PTO
Awareness of issues of equality and cultural diversity as they affect the work of our organisation and an ability to work well with people of all ages, in different formal and informal settings
An interest in and commitment to the work of our organisation.

Experience of working in the cultural heritage or education sector.
A good practical understanding of the production of online learning resources and content.
Knowledge of the Welsh language is desirable, but not essential.
Experience of flexible working arrangements

How to Apply
Please send a CV and a personal statement detailing how your skills and experience meet the person specification. The personal statement should be no more than 1500 words. Please email these to or post to the Josef Herman Art Foundation Cymru, Ystradgynlais Miners’ Welfare & Community Hall, Brecon Road, Ystradgynlais, Swansea SA9 1JJ

Deadline for applications:
Applications detailing relevant experience and skills and expertise should be received no later than Monday 10th August 2015. A shortlist will be then drawn up and shortlisted candidates will be informed and invited to interview on Wednesday 9th September at Ystradgynlais Miners’ Welfare & Community Hall, Brecon Road, Ystradgynlais, Swansea SA9 1JJ.