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Public Art Project Manager

9 months maternity cover


Public Art Project Manager, Arts in Healthcare / Public art consultancy, Bristol. Full time (Part time considered) Up to £30k plus benefits, depending on experience


We are seeking a talented, enthusiastic and practised Project Manager who has experience of public art commissioning and running art and design projects on both large and small scales.


In a nutshell, we create positive, welcoming, and engaging healthcare environments by integrating art into the design of architecture, landscape and interiors.


Willis Newson is one of the UK’s leading arts and health consultancies. Established in 2001, we are based in Bristol and work across the UK. We are passionate about the power of art to improve health and wellbeing.


We manage projects from conception to installation, integrating art into the design of large capital developments as well as smaller refurbishment projects in hospitals, care homes and health centres.


We are seeking a skilled Project Manager who will be responsible for sensitively and creatively curating and managing a range of large-scale public art programmes and individual commissions in healthcare environments. This might include:


  • Public art strategies for large-scale new build hospitals
  • Smaller socially engaged programmes within healthcare settings such as care homes
  • Participatory or community engagement work linked to public art programmes


You will have a wide knowledge of artists and designers, and will be able to articulate and shape briefs appropriate to different contexts, from working with a sculptor to create a landmark installation for hospital gardens to developing a brief for illustrations to be used in a children’s ward.


Excellent communication and interpersonal skills will ensure that you are able to manage the needs and requirements of all stakeholders, to build and maintain strong relationships with key partners and to engage local communities with our work.


You will be an experienced project manager with excellent organisational skills and attention to detail who is able to manage complex scheduling of multiple projects, ensuring that all aspects of a project are delivered on time and in budget, while paying close attention to the quality and appropriateness of the work being delivered.


Sensitive, confident and articulate, you will use your excellent presentation, negotiation and facilitation skills to steer projects of the highest quality through to completion. 


Further information about our project portfolio can be found here – www.willisnewson.co.uk




Job Description:       Download a full job description at www.willisnewson.co.uk


Applications:           Send a CV and cover letter explaining why you are interested and how you are qualified and experienced to Jane@willisnewson.co.uk


Closing Date:           5pm, Monday 17th October 2016


Interviews:              1st November 2016