Capsule job opportunity – Operations Manager

Operations Manager

Fixed Term Contract 12 months / 4 days a week

£25-£30k pro rata (dependent upon experience)

Preferred Start Date August 2012


This is a unique opportunity to join one of the UK’s most dynamic arts organisations.

Capsule are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic professional with a successful track record in project management. You must be proficient in all areas of logistics and financial management with specific experience of working within the cultural industries and have experience of advocacy, fundraising and networking at a national level.

With new projects on the horizon & 2012 being Supersonic Festival’s 10th Anniversary this is an extremely exciting time for a passionate individual to join Capsule’s team.

Salary will be within the range advertised, depending on skills and experience of the candidate. There will be a 6 month trial period, with a view to full time employment being offered at the end of the contract period.

Key areas of responsibility:

–       Daily operations management

–       Project management

–       Project logistics

–       Team management / recruitment

–       Fundraising

–       Finance management

–       Liaising with and managing project stakeholders

–       Report writing and project evaluation


Person Specifications


The successful candidate must;

Ÿ       Have demonstrable experience of project management /event co-ordination and managing staff  – at least 3 years experience but can be over freelance contracts.

Ÿ       Have experience of working on arts events or festivals

Ÿ       Have experience of financial management to include production and management of project budgets and cash flow, company accounts and bookkeeping procedure

Ÿ       Have experience of fundraising within the cultural sector

Ÿ       Proven ability to manage a range of personnel (freelance, employed, volunteers)

Ÿ       Knowledge of legislation, regulation and compliance in relation to HR, health and safety and governance.

Ÿ       Be computer and web-literate Have excellent communication skills – both spoken and written

Ÿ       Have imagination and the ability to work creatively

Ÿ       Be resourceful, level-headed and able to work under considerable pressure

Ÿ       Be passionate about creating exciting events which reach out to a range of audiences

Ÿ       Have the ability to work collaboratively with teams (internal and external)

Ÿ       Have the ability to be self motivated and also be able to motivate others

Ÿ       Must have the capacity to work long hours.


Ÿ       Driver with full / clean UK license and own car

Ÿ       Advanced IT skills including both creative and practical software applications

Ÿ       First aid trained


To apply please contact Capsule for an application pack:

Email: [email protected]

Or telephone 0121 248 2252

Applications must include current CV, completed application form and covering letter

Deadline: 5pm Thursday 14th June