Monday, April 29, 2019 - 09:00

(Photo credit: Chris Paul Daniels)

Term: May-October 2019 (6 months)

Commitment: 1 day per week, 6 months at Living Wage (£9 per hour with potential to increase to 2 days funding pending)


Established in 2017, Paradise Works is a community of 36 artists working on the borders of Salford & Manchester. They believe that artists are an important asset to urban development, and that the process of art-making connects the people who live, work and visit our city.

This is why they aim to create a model of studio provision in Manchester that supports a unique artist community, champions the importance of artists in the city, and enables individual artists to develop the professional connections essential to a sustainable artistic career in the city they choose to call home.

In addition to supporting studio artists in developing their practice, Paradise Works established a dynamic public programme of Open Studios, Artist Residencies, exhibitions, screenings, off-site activities, studio visits and networking events. They have great partnerships & projects with Urban Splash, University of Salford, Manchester School of Art, and Manchester International Festival.

2019 is an exciting year for Paradise Works. With support from Arts Council England, they are able to take some time to explore how they make the organisation more sustainable by visiting other studios, working with consultants to review the business and income model, and pilot a brand-new Affiliates membership programme to grow our artist network.

The Studio Manager will develop and lead the administration and co-ordination of Paradise Works facilities. They are looking for a dynamic individual who can get involved in future-proofing one of the most exciting artist studio collectives in Manchester today. So, if you’re passionate about artist-led activity, with a strong sense of initiative and the capacity to support them with essential administration and coordination, apply for this role. Paradise want the organisation to represent the rich diversity of the city and would like to hear from people of all backgrounds, including BAME and/or people with disabilities.

For full details on this role and how to apply, download the project role description here.

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