Education Projects Manager (Maternity Cover)

12 month fixed-term contract from January 2018

We have a vacancy for an experienced projects manager to join our Education team on a fixed-term contract. You will be responsible for the creative development and management of a range of artistic initiatives including our Performances for Schools programme, Talks and Events, work experience placements and community projects. You will also be closely involved in the day to day running of the Department’s programme of work and its busy office.

You will work closely with all members of Glyndebourne’s education team and staff in other departments of the company, and will have line-management responsibility for our work experience programme. Other key contacts include members of Glyndebourne performing companies and freelance artists, learning providers, partner organisations, community groups, members of the general public and some funding bodies.

You will be provided with support from the Education Projects Coordinator and Education Administrator.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities


You will be responsible for the day to day management of a range of projects, ensuring their effective organisation. This will include:

  • Working with the Head of Education and Senior Education Projects Manager to develop existing, and create new projects which make imaginative use of the organisation’s resources and are in line with Glyndebourne’s artistic and strategic objectives
  • Identifying appropriate artistic teams for projects and supervising their work
  • Identifying and recruiting participant groups and working in collaboration with partner groups
  • Scheduling projects and organising the relevant staffing and resources
  • Collaborating with Glyndebourne Technical departments to ensure effective planning of technical support for education projects
  • Ensuring effective planning for Health & Safety for all projects and events, including undertaking risk assessments where required
  • Attending all project activity within the portfolio
  • Ensuring effective monitoring, evaluation and documentation of projects, including regular analysis of participation data
  • Current projects within the portfolio are: a national tour of Performances for Schools, Talks and Events, producing interactive digital resources, primary school backstage tours, and managing Arts Award. These are subject to change.

Finance & Contracting

  • Drawing up and managing project budgets as directed, ensuring strict financial control
  • Negotiating fees, contracting artists and other personnel involved in projects
  • Drawing up contracts between Glyndebourne and partner organisations
  • Ensuring that all projects within the portfolio reflect the company’s Safeguarding, Equal Opportunities and Data Protection policies


  • Ensuring the effective promotion and communication of project activity through external and internal communication channels
  • Ensuring the organisation’s website is regularly updated with content
  • Promoting the work of the department to artists, peer organisations, funders and opinion formers
  • Where appropriate, representing Glyndebourne in respect of its education programmes and initiatives
  • Overseeing management of education data in the Tessitura database

Other Duties

You will play an active role in other aspects of the department’s work and undertake other duties as required, including:

  • Collaborating in the general administration and management of the department in all aspects of its work, and in the efficient running of the office
  • Contributing to the strategic and artistic development of the department
  • Collaborating on or assisting with the management of other projects, as directed
  • Project management of other creative projects as they evolve
  • Managing and maintain relationships with partnership organisations

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Proven experience of producing high quality arts education or participatory arts projects
  • Understanding of and passion for arts education work across music, theatre and opera, and a commitment to enhancing its accessibility to a wide range of groups
  • Demonstrably excellent project management, administrative and organisational skills
  • Experience of developing and managing budgets
  • Experience of data management, and ideally knowledge of Tessitura
  • Knowledge of Further Education, Higher Education and training programmes in connection to the performing arts
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with an enthusiasm for communicating with a range of different groups
  • Good understanding of current issues within the context of arts education
  • Ability to present ideas and projects in formal and informal situations
  • Team player and experience of managing project teams
  • Ability to deal with a diverse workload, work under pressure and manage multiple priorities, both short and long-term
  • Availability to work during evenings and at weekends and to travel with the Glyndebourne Tour as required
  • Digitally literate with good knowledge of social media and digital learning
  • Full driving licence and own car

Special Requirements

An enhanced Disclosure will be requested in the event of a successful application in accordance with Glyndebourne’s Safeguarding Policy

Salary and Benefits

We can offer a salary of between £24-26,000 dependent on experience.

The contractual hours of work are 35 per week however you may be required to work additional hours to meet the demands of the role.

We offer 5.6 weeks holiday per year including bank holidays

We have excellent on site catering facilities, offer a beautiful working environment, the opportunity to see world class opera and for those without their own transport we have a free minibus service to and from Lewes railway station and a season ticket loan scheme.

How to Apply

Please apply by firstly clicking here to complete our online monitoring form and then e-mail your CV and covering letter to

The closing date for applications is Friday 3 November 2017

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer