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Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, Glasgow, G41 2PE
£31,578.25 - £36,678.29 per year
Contract Type:
Permanent, Temporary
Position Type:
Part Time
28 hours per week

Job Description

Glasgow International (GI), Scotland's Biennial Festival of Contemporary Art is looking for an Open Programme Convenor to join us on a part time, fixed term contract for a period up to August 2024.  As Open Programme Convenor, you will be joining us in a new role to support GI’s open programme, working towards the next edition of the festival in June 2024. 

More about our Arts and Music teams
As Open Programme Convenor for GI, you’ll be joining Glasgow Life’s Arts & Music team. This team provides people with valuable and meaningful experiences through arts and music. Our high-quality services, world-class events and festivals benefit the people of Glasgow. We help people experience the benefits of taking part in cultural programmes and events. These contribute to Glasgow's visitor economy. We make sure everyone gets the most out of Glasgow Life and use culture to promote inclusion and happiness. Read more on our website. 

About Glasgow Life 
Glasgow Life is the charity which inspires people to lead richer, more active lives through culture and sport. Simply put, we believe that everyone deserves a great Glasgow life. We do this by delivering innovative cultural and sporting programmes and events which improve the mental, physical, and economic well-being of Glasgow. Glasgow Life also creates unforgettable experiences for tourists, strengthening the city’s visitor economy. We help put on world-class events, conferences and festivals which enhance Glasgow’s international reputation. Glasgow is the first city to be named European Capital of Sport twice sport and was also the first place in the UK to be named a UNESCO City of Music. 

The role 
As Open Programme Convenor - Glasgow International, you will be an integral part of the GI team by working to develop strategies of engagement for the communities of artistic practice that GI is currently, or is seeking, to work with, informed by the specific concerns and lived experiences of those communities. In particular, you will support festival projects that are part of GI’s Open Programme - taking place across different Glasgow venues, developed and organised by independent artists, curators, and organisations - ensuring projects organisers are supported throughout the application, development, production and presentation process as part of GI 2024.  You will report to GI Festival Director, and work alongside the GI team. 

The candidate 
If you are interested in joining us as Open Programme Convenor, you will need: 
- Educated to degree level or equivalent relevant professional experience
- Experience of working in festivals or contemporary arts spaces and/or arts in education/community settings
- Demonstrated knowledge of Glasgow’s visual art community
- Demonstrated experience of project management 
- Ability to innovate, solve problems and develop new ideas collaboratively, and work as part of a team
- Demonstrated understanding of best practice in community engagement in a visual art context 

You can read the full person specification for this role under the ‘Job Attachments’ section.
GI is based at Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, Glasgow, G41 2PE. 

This role is working 28 hours, however as the festival approaches the hours will increase to 35 hours to support the festival development period which begins in January 2024. More information on this will be provided at interview. We are open to applications from people who would like to discuss flexible working patterns, remote working options and job share proposals.   

Important Dates: Closing date 7th May and interviews are provisionally scheduled for w/c 22nd May. Prior to the application deadline, if you have questions about the role or would like to have an informal conversation about it with a member of the GI team, please contact Please note that we can only respond to these enquiries prior to the application deadline. 

Benefits at Glasgow Life 
•    A holiday allowance of 30 days plus 6.5 public holidays (for full-time roles). This will rise to 35 days after 5 years
•    Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme – which pays 19.3% in employer contributions 
•    Discounted Glasgow Club membership and money off in our museum shops and online store
•    Option to buy extra annual leave
•    Cycle-to-work scheme
•    Flexible retirement
•    Family-friendly policies 

If offer is made to internal (Glasgow Life or Council Family) for Fixed Term roles, at the end of the temporary period, eligible employees, if agreed will have a right to return to a role at their substanstive grade within the council family.

Diversity matters at Glasgow Life
We're determined to reflect the extraordinary diversity of Glasgow in our workforce. Glasgow Life is on a journey to develop a workplace that reflects the communities we serve. Where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. We're a Disability Confident and Carer Positive employer and invite candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Read more about our commitment to equality and diversity on our website. 

Application Packs

Alternative Application Packs can be requested in other formats for example, Large Print, Braille, Audio and other languages. To request an alternative Application Pack please phone 0141 287 1054. Packs will be posted out to you within 3 working days of receiving your telephone request. Please note the closing date of the job advert to ensure that you give yourself plenty of time to complete your application form and return it to us.

Further Information

For further information about working for us please refer to our website Working for us

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