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I am an education provider wanting to get involved...

With a wealth of cultural provisions available locally, Captivate aims to increase awareness of these offers and support schools, education providers and young peoples providers to use arts and culture to meet their wider objectives.

Please use the tool on the search page to help you find the right cultural partner for you.

I am a Cultural Organisation wanting to get involved...

Captivate partnership is made up of invited Cultural Organisations whose work aligns with the Cultural Education Challenge and Arts Council England quality principles. All the partners are not for profit and all work in the Ashfield and Mansfield area.

If you would like to get involved as a Cultural Organisation partner please contact us.

I am an Artist or small company wanting to get involved...

While artist can't currently be partners in Captivate, all the cultural organisation partners do work with artists and companies to deliver their programmes. Please use the search to see what is already on offer and contact the relevant partner or send a message through the contact page.

To discuss any other Captivate ideas, please contact: Helen Ackroyd, Coordinator.


Tel: 01623 722 404

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Job Opportunity

Captivate Partnership Manager

Location: Inspire HQ or Kirkby in Ashfield Library (to be agreed with the successful candidate)

Contract Type: Part-time, Fixed-term

Closing Date: 25 October 2019

Salary: £35,934 - £40,760 (pro-rata for part time employees)

Specific Hours: 15 hours per week, to be worked flexibly to meet service needs

This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in improving the lives of Nottinghamshire’s children and young people, giving them access to high quality arts, culture and creative learning.

Captivate is the Local Cultural Education Partnership for Nottinghamshire whose aim is to make it easier for schools to connect with arts, cultural and heritage organisations, to give children and young people and their families access to high-quality, inspiring cultural education opportunities.

The ideal candidate will be a passionate advocate for the power of the arts in education. We seek someone with recent experience of working in education or the cultural sector who will be able to demonstrate knowledge of issues currently facing schools and learning settings. Possessing excellent interpersonal skills, the successful candidate will have a proven track record of partnership working, successful bid writing and managing arts development and/or educational programmes, and effectively connecting and communicating within professional networks. Excellent time management and organisational skills are essential.

This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to develop their knowledge and understanding of innovation and best practice in cultural education, to work as part of a supportive and expert team and make a real difference to the lives of children and young people in Nottinghamshire.

The postholder will be an employee of Inspire: Culture, Learning and Libraries, the lead partner for Captivate. Inspire is a charitable community benefit society delivering cultural, library and learning services across Nottinghamshire. Inspire is a member of the Arts Council England National Portfolio.

The post involves working two days per week. The postholder will be based at either Kirkby in Ashfield Library or Inspire HQ, Nottingham, and will involve county wide travel and opportunities for homeworking.

The post is a fixed term contract until 31 March 2022.

For an informal discussion, please contact Helen Ackroyd tel. 0115 804 4464.

Selection will be by an interview and presentation. Interviews will take place on 8 November 2019 at Inspire HQ, Glaisdale Parkway, Nottingham, NG8 4GP

Find out more and apply online: Captivate Partnership Manager Application

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