Job opportunity – Handmade parade




Handmade Parade CIC General Manager/Fundraiser
Handmade Parade brings artists into communities to create parades, festivals and stunning celebrations. Based in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire we produce the annual Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade and the Todmorden Lamplighter Festival and have created bespoke parades and participatory events for Yorkshire Festival, Incredible Edible Todmorden, Skipton International Puppet Festival and the Rochdale Canal Festival. Please visit for more information.
We are in the process of growing from one major event a year to a year-round organisation and are seeking a general manager to help us establish and maintain a sustainable platform to facilitate that grow.
Job Description
We have an exciting opportunity for a creative, motivated and well-organised individual to take on the job of Handmade Parade General Manager. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, reliable, an excellent communicator and has a good understanding of arts management and fundraising.
The General Manager will work closely with the Artistic Director, Event Producer(s), Volunteer Coordinator and report to the Board of Directors.
Key Responsibilities include:
            • Working with Handmade Parade team to develop partnerships and income-generating opportunities
            • Help create and action a long-term plan to sustainably grow the organisation
            • Create and maintain budgets with Artistic Director and Event Producer(s)
           • Fundraising: researching, applying for and administrating grants and other income-generating opportunities
            • Banking and Accounting
            • Overseeing year-round running of the organisation
The applicant should be experienced in arts management and/or managing a creative business and have a proven track record of fundraising and revenue development. This position is part-time, 2 days per week.
This is initially a 3-month paid position to be reviewed with the possibility of becoming a permanent position.
Applications due: April 25, 2014 Interviews will be held on May 9 Position to start the week of June 16, 2014 
Please email for a complete Job Description.



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