Work with us: Culture and Heritage Programmer 

We are seeking a Culture and Heritage Programmer to join us on a fixed-term, 12 month, contract to work within the Arts and Culture Service on the Wandsworth Heritage Collection.

The post requires an experienced cultural and heritage programme developer, with knowledge of caring for museum collections and developing/managing public programmes focused around making the collection accessible. The role requires the post holder to have a flair for heritage programming and a passion to reach out to wide audiences.  The post holder will need to be a proactive and hands-on with a track record of working closely with organisations and community groups to develop and deliver innovative and inspirational programmes.

The Wandsworth Heritage Collection transferred back to Council in June 2021 have previously been part of the BAC Moving Museum and before that in the Wandsworth Museum. The postholder will have responsibility for coordinating the safe storage and management of the Wandsworth Heritage Collection and developing programmes that will make the Collection available to the public (either physically or digitally).

The postholder will be responsible for weaving heritage into the wider objectives of the Council’s ten year Arts and Culture Strategy 2021-31, in particular regarding community engagement, placemaking, economic opportunities and improving health and wellbeing, as well as working closely with the Council’s Library and Heritage Service delivered by GLL. 

The successful candidate will join a proactive and award-winning Arts and Culture Service, within a borough that prides itself on delivering a wide range of creative opportunities for everyone living, working and visiting the borough. For more details on the work already happening in the borough visit Wandsworth Council’s Arts sectionWandsworth Arts Fringe and Wandsworth Art.

We are open to hybrid working and particularly welcome applications from sections of the community who are currently under-represented within our teams, including Global Majority communities. We understand the value of what a diverse workforce brings to our local authority and therefore strongly encourage candidates from these backgrounds to apply for this position.

In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include flexible working (dependent on service need) and a generous holiday allowance of 40 days including bank holidays. In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities is also offered.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline:

  • Closing Date: 20th August 2023
  • Shortlisting Date: W/C 21st August 2023
  • Interview Date: W/C 4th September 2023