What is the Campaign about?

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The Family Arts Campaign is a national Sector Support Organisation funded by Arts Council England to raise family engagement with arts and culture.

Since our beginnings in 2012, we have focused on three main areas of work:

  • Increasing the amount and range of artistic work available to families
  • Increasing the quality of experience for families
  • Improving marketing to reach more families


We are here to support National Portfolio Organisations, museums, libraries, community groups, individuals, and anyone else looking to better connect families with arts and culture.

You can take part by signing up to the free Family Arts Standards and Age-Friendly Standards quality-marks, by attending training and events, or accessing our online resources library. You can also promote all of your family and age-friendly events for free as part of our Fantastic for Families  campaign.

Who is running the Campaign?

We are a cross-sector and cross-artform initiative steered by a consortium of ten organisations and trade bodies. Our lead partner organisation is The Albany.

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The campaign is overseen by a Project Board:

Helen Featherstone  CEO, Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust
Cassie Chadderton Head of UK Theatre & Membership Development, UK Theatre
Charlotte Jones Chief Executive, Independent Theatre Council
Cath Hume Executive Director, Arts Marketing Association
Robert O’Dowd Chief Executive, Rose Theatre Kingston
Julian Bird Chief Executive, Society of London Theatre
Matthew Swann Chief Executive, City of London Sinfonia
Mark Pemberton Director, Association of British Orchestras
Katy Spicer Chief Executive & Artistic Director, efdss
Anne Torreggiani Executive Director, The Audience Agency
Karla Barnacle-Best CEO, Discover Children’s Story Centre
Lisa Mead Artistic Director, Apples and Snakes
Paula Graham-Gazzard National Coordinator, Contemporary Visual Arts Network
Gavin Barlow Chief Executive/Artistic Director, The Albany

Central co-ordination is led by a small team:

Anna Dever Campaign Manager
Clair Donnelly Project Manager


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Work with us: Family Arts Campaign Manager required

Managed by the Albany in Southeast London, the Family Arts Campaign is a national, collaborative audience development initiative to raise the level of families of all ages engaging with arts and culture. Supported by Arts Council England, and led by a consortium of 10 partner organisations, the Campaign works to:

  • Increase the amount and range of artistic work available for families
  • Improve the quality of experience for families of all ages engaging in cultural activities
  • Increase marketing to reach more, and a broader range of families

Family Arts Campaign Manager

This central role will manage all aspects of the Campaign’s delivery, ensuring every effort is made to meet KPIs set out in the Business Plan. It is an exciting time for the Campaign as it moves into a new period of its development as one of Arts Council England’s Sector Support Organisations from 2018-22. This will be an opportunity for the ideal candidate to gain experience delivering one of the UK’s largest and most successful audience development initiatives.

We are seeking a dynamic and resourceful individual, with a strong track record in project and budget management as well as project-based fundraising and income generation. Excellent communications skills and an ability to manage relationships with a wide range of stakeholders are essential to the role.

Contract                   12 months fixed term, with potential renewal
Hours                        Full time

Salary                        £32,000 per annum (plus work-related travel expenses and
homeworking contribution of £18 per month)

Closing date             Monday 12th February 2018, 9am   

Interview date          Week commencing 19th February 2018


Click here for more information and to apply


Feel free to contact us if you require the application pack in a different format.

Please note that CVs will not be accepted.

The Family Arts Campaign is managed by The Albany who aims to be an equal opportunities employer and embraces diversity in all its areas of activity. The Albany will offer an interview to anyone with a disability* who meets the criteria. Registered charity 1112521.

* a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on a person’s ability to do normal daily activities


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