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Programme Director, Oxford Cultural Leaders

  • Organisation:Oxford University, Gardens, Libraries and Museums (GLAM)
  • Location:Oxford
  • Salary:£48,835 to £56,587 pro-rata
  • Contract type:Permanent

About the Programme Director role

Do you have a passion for the cultural sector and experience of creatively developing and facilitating development programmes?

We are looking for an experienced leader in arts and culture to join the Oxford University Gardens Libraries and Museums (GLAM) to oversee the strategic development of its acclaimed Oxford Cultural Leaders (OCL) suite of programmes. You will have the opportunity to build on the success of the programme and to expand the OCL brand internationally, working with the OCL Steering Committee, with partners across the cultural and creative sectors, and with the GLAM Marketing and Communications team. You will lead on the identification of new partnerships and networks which will support and develop OCL.

As Programme Director, you will lead and deliver OCL Residential and OCL Online including taking responsibility for creating each programme and designing its sessions to ensure programmes evolve and reflect current challenges facing leaders within the sector. You will be the key facilitator during the programmes ensuring that OCL challenges and redefines each participant’s identity as a leader in the arts and cultural sector and helps shape their vision at a time of great challenge.

You will also continue to build the growing life-long community of OCL alumni through managing the OCL Alumni Membership Network and delivering an annual programme of inspirational and thought provoking lectures, immersive workshops and reflective seminars to bring the network together.

The successful candidate will have proven experience of working with colleagues at a senior level, including the successful design and delivery of leadership or other executive development programmes, experience of facilitating conferences or large groups and have coached or mentored staff.

About Oxford Cultural Leaders

Oxford Cultural Leaders is a highly acclaimed leadership programme for British and global leaders in the cultural and creative sectors founded and run by Oxford University’s Gardens, Libraries and Museums since 2015 with colleagues at the Saïd Business School. The programme consists of a Residential Programme which takes place in Oxford every September and OCL Online, first piloted in 2021. These two programmes aim to challenge and redefine the identity of leaders in the arts and cultural sectors and to shape their vision at a time of challenge and complexity. The cohorts for OCL come from across the world, from over 120 organisations to date and create networks which are brought together as part of the OCL Alumni Membership Programme which is run annually.

The Divisional Office (Gardens, Libraries and Museums) values its staff and we are promoting and supporting equality and diversity across the team. We therefore welcome applications for this role from candidates whose own background and experience will bring diverse perspectives to enhance the Oxford Cultural Leaders programme.

All applications must be made online using the Oxford University E-Recruitment system, no later than 12 noon on Monday 20 June 2022. Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. Your supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience.

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Interviews are scheduled to take place on 7th July 2022.

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