Engagement Manager Vacancy

Permanent, full-time

We have an exciting new opportunity for an outstanding person to manage Wac Arts’ creative engagement and outreach activities.

We are seeking an experienced arts and community engagement professional to significantly grow Wac Arts’ reach, through delivery of activities beyond our base in Belsize Park, and to enable pathways into our Learning and Participation programme. Additionally, the Engagement Manager will support the production of innovative new work, co-created with communities and co-produced with partners.

Working closely with the Director of Programmes, you will co-design and manage the delivery of high-quality Engagement and Outreach activities for young people and communities. The role requires a high degree of cross-programme collaboration, to devise, manage and deliver an inclusive youth and community engagement plan, to enable ambitious growth in participation across Wac Arts’ entire creative programme.

This role is ideal for someone who relishes a challenge, is highly collaborative, extremely organised, creative, and flexible. You must be passionate about the importance of high-quality creative provision with the ability to connect with and engage young people, artists, and delivery partners.

The role is ideally suited to an individual with successful experience connecting across the arts, education, and voluntary sectors. The successful applicant will be someone with proven experience in reaching least engaged community groups, ideally with some experience as a producer.

The post requires occasional work at weekends and evenings. The role is offered on a permanent, full-time basis.


Wac Arts is a charity driven by the needs of young people and the community for over 40 years. We have a commitment to those who face barriers to opportunity, using the infinite power of the arts to unleash the extraordinary potential of young people.

Based in the Old Town Hall, Belsize Park, London NW3, Wac Arts is an inclusive creative hub where young people build confidence, artists connect, and other arts and cultural organisations thrive. Sharing our home with a variety of building partners allows for boundless collaboration, creativity and opportunity for our young people and the community.

Our home reflects the diversity of our world and celebrates our heritage of performance and participation. Our community is bound by people who will stop at nothing to inspire young people through lifelong learning and the arts.

As an equal opportunities employer, Wac Arts is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Wac Arts. We are looking for interest from people who reflect the diversity of London and the communities we serve.


To apply, please submit your CV and covering letter (no more than two pages) outlining your interest in the role and how your skills and experience meet the job description and person specification. Please also complete the Equality and Diversity Monitoring form.

Please submit the above required documents by email FAO Lindsey Pugh, Director of Programmes, to Admin@WacArts.co.uk by 9am on 20 September – referencing ‘Engagement Manager’ in the subject line. Interviews will take place on 27 September.

As a member of the Delivery Team, the Engagement Manager will need to be flexible and be prepared to adapt and manage their working hours according to the needs of the Charity. All roles come with 26 days of annual leave plus public holidays and any additional days granted over the Christmas period.