CAN is a collaborative and supportive place to work. We encourage the growth and development of everyone who works here.

You’ll find the latest vacancies for staff members, openings to join our volunteer Board of Directors, and paid opportunities for Artists and Project Managers here.

CAN is committed to equality across the communities we work with, our Board of Directors and Staff, Volunteers, and the Artists we work with.

This October, we have some exciting vacancies.  We’re building our team of Creative Producers / Project Managers and we’re recruiting for a new Chair of our Board of Directors.

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Community Arts North West wishes to recruit a new Chair of the Board

Community Arts North West (CAN) is excited to be advertising for a new Chair of the Board of Trustees. Our current Chair, Martin Hazlehurst, is stepping down at the end of 2021, after a long association with the company.

‘It has been a great privilege to be Chair of CAN and an absolute pleasure to be connected to an organisation that is so fundamentally value driven and produces such incredible creative work. Working side-by-side with the staff team and Board to develop the vision of the organisation has been a fascinating experience and representing the company at the many cultural events has always been a joy.’

We are now keen to identify someone with a passion for arts and creativity, an interest in social justice and the knowledge, skills and experience to work alongside CAN to maintain our resilience as we enter a new phase in our development, responding proactively to the social justice issues that have been highlighted during the pandemic.

For more information and how to apply please see the attached document.  The deadline for applications is 9am. Monday 1 November.  

CAN is recruiting for Creative Producers/Project Managers

Community Arts North West works with communities and artists in Greater Manchester, especially those who are new to the UK, to create exciting new work that is co-created through artistic dialogue.

Starting this autumn and winter, we’re beginning a new phase of exciting community focussed creative work in Manchester and we’re looking for passionate, creative and organised people to come and work with us and help us on this journey.

It’s been a tough time for our communities and the pandemic has shone the light on some serious social justice issues. This is an important time to really make sure the diverse communities of Manchester have a voice through the arts and have access to fantastic creative opportunities.

We need to build a team that will help us make this new work happen. If you have fantastic creative ideas, are highly organised, brilliant at relating to people, and are committed to social justice, you might be just the person we are looking for and we’d love to hear from you.

We know that people work in different ways and have different ambitions, so this could be a three or four-day week salaried role as a Creative Producer, developing new programmes over the next year, or maybe longer; or it could be a shorter-term freelance contract, managing an event or project.

We especially encourage people who live in the communities most affected by the pandemic, and/or people who have migrant heritage to get in touch.

Whoever you are, if this opportunity gets you excited and you think you have the right skills, please get in touch.

Send us your CV and a letter telling us:

1. Why you are interested in CAN.
2. What you’ve done before that shows you have the right experience, skills and qualities, especially your experience of working with a team of artists to produce excellent creative programmes and events.
3. How you would approach designing and managing projects with the communities CAN works with in Manchester.
4. How many days per week you’re available and when you’re available to start.

Please send your CV and letter to us by 9 am on Monday 11 October 2021 to recruitment@can.uk.com

Interviews will be held in the weeks beginning Monday 11 October and Monday 18 October 2021.

We can’t wait to hear from you!


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