Programme Director, Culture and Enterprise


Central Saint Martins
CSM - King's Cross, London UK
Full time
Art, Communication, Culture and Performance

20 May 2021 23:55

£53,011 - £64,032 per annum

We are looking for a Programme Director (1.0 FTE) for Culture & Enterprise to bring academic vision and leadership to the direction and development of this broad and ambitious programme. With five of the programme’s courses going through scheduled reapproval in 2021/22 there is an immediate and exciting opportunity for the new Programme Director to work with course teams to further develop the programme shape, positioning and identity.

You will oversee the day to day management of the Programme including learning, teaching and assessment, as well as resource management and staffing. You will bring a collegiate approach to leadership to enable and support Course Leaders to anticipate change and address current challenges, issues and debates surrounding racial justice, climate emergency and the post pandemic context.

University of the Arts London [UAL] is a vibrant world centre for innovation, drawing together six colleges with international reputations in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts.

Central Saint Martins’ world-leading reputation for arts and design education stems from the creative energy of its staff and students and the stellar achievements of its graduates nationally and internationally. The nine programmes at Central Saint Martins while challenging the boundaries of their discipline understand that what we do is always connected to others. Our community goes beyond building, beyond disciplines and beyond borders. From local neighbours to global partners, Central Saint Martins collaborates with others to build knowledge and transform objects, systems and lives for the better. We understand that good things happen when people work together.

The Culture & Enterprise programme is concerned with exploring the agency, contexts and functions of culture and creativity. The programme’s courses engage with critical, theoretical and historical discourses related to creative practice, leadership, innovation and enterprise, uniquely situated within the art school context. Currently comprising five postgraduate courses and one undergraduate course, this broad offer encompasses writing and curating, cultural critique and applications of creative practice and social innovation and entrepreneurship. With two flexible, blended learning courses (MA Arts and Cultural Enterprise and the MBA), the programme is exploring different types of access to education, testing ways of delivering teaching and learning across geographies, allowing students to balance education and employment/business.

Programme Directors at Central Saint Martins play a key role in shaping, leading and delivering the overall academic direction of their subject area. They have direct responsibility for the courses and staffing within their programme, as well as contributing to the wider academic strategy of the college. The Programme Director of Culture & Enterprise is responsible for the academic leadership and management of the programme and its courses – BA Culture, Criticism and Curation; MA Culture, Criticism and Curation; MA Applied Imagination; MA Innovation Management; MBA with Birkbeck; MA Arts and Cultural Enterprise – including the maintenance and enhancement of standards and overall responsibility for the development and delivery of the curriculum.

You are an experienced educator and leader with a profile and proven track record relating to your practice, research or other scholarly or professional activity broadly related to the areas of culture and enterprise. You should have experience of managing and motivating teams and dealing with complex institutional and/or professional contexts, including issues of finance, HR and the implementation of policies. You are a strong and effective communicator who is collaborative and empathetic in the way you engage with others.

You will be able to demonstrate engagement with current societal and environmental challenges and the post pandemic context and their implications for the development, direction and priorities of the programme and its courses.

In return, University of the Arts London offers generous leave, an attractive pension and a commitment to your continuing personal development and training in an environment that encourages excellence, creativity and diversity.  If you have any queries about this role please contact Kerli Kabur, CSM Staffing Manager:

UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early.

This opportunity is closed to applications.