We are recruiting a Duty Manager (part time)


We are recruiting a new role within our team, a permanent part time Duty Manager, to oversee the day-to-day running and operation of our three venues and support an exciting year-round arts programme, a growing pool of members and volunteers, increasing and developing new income streams/commercial uses for its spaces.

The post includes pension and holiday allowance.

The Role

This role would suit someone with strong experience of working in a retail or catering environment, in particular with food, experience of running a venue or managing a building, excellent interpersonal skills and good written and verbal communication skills, experienced in producing budgets and reporting expenditure.

Devonshire Collective CIC is a creative and cultural hub in Devonshire Ward, Eastbourne with artist studios, makerspaces, workshops, gallery and café for the benefit of artists, community members and the wider public. We were established in October 2016.

Our venues include DC1 Cafe & Gallery (67-69 Seaside Rd), DC2 Artist Studios & Makerspaces (137-139 Seaside Rd) and DC3 Workshop Space (1-5 Seaside), plus two associate venues, Royal Hippodrome & Leaf Hall Community Arts Centre.

We support a thriving artist membership scheme, deliver a high quality arts programme and develop emerging, mid-career and established artists across the visual and performance spectrum. Through our work as an independent social enterprise, we provide opportunities for community engagement, nurturing social cohesion and supporting cultural and economic regeneration.

The Devonshire Collective’s guiding principles are to:

  • Become an artistic resource
  • Support and develop emerging, mid-career and established artists across the visual and performance spectrum
  • Promote socially engaged creative practice
  • Create opportunities for community engagement
  • Offer training and professional development
  • Encourage, promote and practice wider social benefits

Devonshire Collective is a registered Community Interest Company (10423887).

Apply for this post

To apply for this post, please send a completed application form and equal opportunity monitoring form to info@devonshirecollective.co.uk or by post to DC1 Cafe & Gallery, 67-69 Seaside Road, Eastbourne BN21 3PL.

Deadline: Thursday 10th October 2019 by 5pm

Interviews: Week commencing Mon 21st October 2019

If you have any questions about the post or would like to have an informal chat, please contact Harry Farmer, Programme Manager, on programmer@devonshirecollective.co.uk or 07809 443 027


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